|I was in awe. As the game started, I didn't know a lot about football,
but I knew that we were supposed to beat the crap out of Cordova....Which
we did that year.
That stadium was packed and I recall seeing people in trees outside the
fence. Times were tough then and even though it only cost a quarter (I
think), there were those who could not afford admission.
The event was like a carnival and it instilled a love for Dora High School
Football and indeed football in general. But as I stood in front of Watkins
Field this week shooting this photo, the stadium looks so small. The field
is now being used as a soccer stadium......I had never even heard of soccer
until the Olympics in Atlanta.
One of our out of state alumni sent me a note last week asking if the
Watkins Field was still there. I will say that yes, it's there, but not
as big as I remembered.
Ms. Sandra Strickland, a retired Dora High
School Teacher has joined our Web community. Please welcome her.