IT HAS BEEN FORTY YEARS SINCE THE VALLEY VIEW EAGLES, UNDER HEAD COACH JOHN  KASSEN, LANDED A  STATE FOOTBALL TITLE IN COOKE COUNTY.  THE FEAT WAS UNIQUE IN A VARIETY OF WAYS.  


IT WAS THE FIRST UNIVERSITY INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE (UIL) FOOTBALL STATE TITLE OF ANY KIND IN COOKE COUNTY. APPEARANCES AT STATE TITLE CONTESTS BY THE GAINESVILLE LEOPARDS  UNDER THE DIRECTION OF JIM THOMASON IN 1974, 1976, AND 1978, AND THE MUENSTER SACRED HEART TIGERS APPEARANCE IN THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF PRIVATE AND PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS (TAPPS) STATE FINALS IN 1978, UNDER THE TUTELAGE OF HEAD COACH EDDIE STOCK, HAD COME CLOSE,  BUT  IT WAS THE VALLEY VIEW EAGLES STANDING ALONE AMONG THE CROWD AS A STATE TITLIST IN  1980.


JOHN KASSEN'S 1980 EAGLES  WERE LATER  JOINED BY SACRED HEART OF MUENSTER, WHO WON TWO STATE TITLES IN TAPPS.  THE FIRST UNDER HEAD COACH JOHN NASCHE AND LATER UNDER HEAD COACH CHARLES BOLES.  IN 2003  GAINESVILLE, WON THE 3A DIV 1 STATE TITLE UNDER HEAD COACH JEFF CORDELL, AND MOST RECENTLY THE MUENSTER HORNETS UNDER HEAD COACH  BRADY CARNEY WHO CAPTURED THE STATE'S TOUGH CLASS 2A DIV 2 TITLE IN 2017.


WHILE JOHN KASSEN'S TITLE WAS A FIRST FOR VALLEY VIEW AND COOKE COUNTY, IT ALSO WAS A FIRST  FOR TEXAS.   THE LAST "CLASS B"  FOOTBALL TITLE IN THE LONE STAR STATE OCCURED IN 1979. THE ENROLLMENT DESIGNATION WAS CHANGED TO ''1A" THE FOLLOWING YEAR.  THE DESIGNATION SYSTEM TODAY RUNS FROM IA DIV II, WHICH INCLUDES THE LOHN EAGLES, WITH AN AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE (A.D.A.) OF 21 STUDENTS,  TO PLANO WEST, WHICH REPORTS AN ESTIMATED A.D.A. OF 5,579 TO RANK AS THE BIGGEST OF THE 6A SCHOOLS. 


VALLEY VIEW TODAY KICKS OFF IN DISTRICT 6 - 3A DIV II AGAINST THE LIKES OF WICHITA FALLS CITY VIEW AND HOLLIDAY, BUT FORTY YEARS AGO THE STATE TITLE RAN THROUGH STOPS LIKE  TENAHA, COLMESNEIL, FALLS CITY AND FINALLY ENDED UP IN A 7-6 WIN OVER THE RANKIN RED DEVILS.


IN 1980,  JOHN WAS IN HIS THIRD YEAR AT VALLEY VIEW, A POST HE HAD COME TO AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TENURE WITH THE ERA HORNETS.   IT WAS WITH THE STINGING BEES THAT KASSEN'S REPUTATION AS A COACH BEGAN TO GROW WITH ANNUAL SECOND  OR THIRD ROUND PLAY OFF TRIPS. 


AT THE TIME THE OFFENSIVE ATTACK WAS THE RUN BASED HOUSTON VEER ASSAULT, LED BY THE BY THE POTENT LIKES OF JACKIE BEWLEY, RONNIE MILLER AND JOHN ERWIN.  THE OFFENSE COMBINED WITH THE TENACITY OF THE HORNETS DEFENSE WITH PLAYERS LIKE MIKE SELBY, BUDDY KASSEN, COY MUELLER AND PAUL BENTLEY, MADE  ERA  A TEAM TO BE RECKONED WITH IN AN AGE WHEN ONLY ONE TEAM FROM EACH DISTRICT MADE IT TO THE PLAYOFFS.   

 
THIS WRITER WAS FINSHING HIS SECOND  SEMESTER AS A STUDENT TEACHER AT VALLEY VIEW IN THE FALL OF 1977 AND REMEMBERS SCOFFING AT THE IDEA THAT JOHN KASSEN WOULD LEAVE ERA FOR A JOB AS HEAD COACH AND ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AT VALLEY VIEW.  AS A FAN OF THE HORNETS  AND A SEASONAL SPORTS WRITER WITH THE GAINESVILLE REGISTER, I HAD FORGOTTEN THE OLD ADAGE OF A COACH RECKONIZNG AND DEVELOPING ATHLETIC TALENT.  IN THIS CASE KASSEN SAW THE HEFTY JUNIOR VARISITY AND JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL RANKS THAT WERE COMING UP IN VALLEY VIEW.   


THE 1977 SEASON HAD BEEN HARD ON THE EAGLES.   FUMBLES, OFFSIDES PENALTIES,  BUSTED PLAYS, AND MISSED BLOCKS HAD ALL CONTRIBUED TO A NINE LOSS STINT. IT BEGAN TO DAWN ON ME THAT IT WAS THE PARENTS NOT THE KIDS WHO WERE CONCERNED ABOUT THE RECORD.  I CAN REMEMBER WATCHING IN AMAZEMENT AS THE LITTLE HANDS FLEW UP AND THE COINS CAME OUT TO PURCHASE THOSE PIN ON,  STENCILED  STRIPS OF RIBBON BEARING A WEEKLY SLOGAN APPROPRIATE FOR THE EVENT,   ie "EAGLES DE-STING THE HORNETS".  A FURTHER BEWILDERMENT CAME WHEN MY THIRD GRADE CLASS, IN DECEMBER,  WAS ASK TO WRITE DOWN - WHAT THEY WANTED TO BE WHEN THEY GREW UP.  SURPRISINGLY, THE MAJORITY OF THE BOYS, LIKE STUDENTS PHIL CLARK, JOHN COPE AND STEVE SPARKMAN RESPONDED  - A VALLEY VIEW EAGLE.  NOT A DOCTOR, OR A LAWYER, OR  AN INDIAN CHIEF, BUT A VALLEY VIEW EAGLE.  THIS WAS IN 1977. THE WINTER OF THE 1-9 TEAM AND THIS GROUP OF EIGHT YEAR OLDS STILL WANTED TO BE EAGLES. 


WHATEVER THE REASON, AT THIS COOKE COUNTY BASTION OF FOOTBALL ARRIVED JOHN KASSEN WHO BEGAN DRILLING THE  OFFENSE TO HIS RECENTLY OBTAINED PLAYERS.  JOHN WAS A DEVOTED DISCIPLE OF HIS CRAFT.  A FAMILY MEMBER RECALLED THAT THE COACH WOULD OCCASIONALLY DRIFT OFF DURING A FAMILY MEAL, LINING UP SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS WITH FORKS AND SPOONS, OR WHATEVER WAS AVAILABLE, TO VISUALIZE A NEW FORMATION FOR FRIDAY NIGHT.   


HE WAS A COACH WITH HIS OWN SUPERSTITIONS.  FOR INSTANCE, A HAIR CUT WOULD HAVE TO WAIT EACH YEAR UNTIL THE TEAM LOST IT'S FIRST GAME.  CONSEQUENTLY,  IT WAS A LONG TIME BETWEEN  TRIMS IN 1980.  FORTUNATELY, JOHN SHARED THE SAME CONDITION WITH MANY OF US - HE WAS CRANIALLY DEPRIVED OF HAIR FOLLICLES . 


AFTER A 1979 TRIP TO THE SEMIFINALS FELL SHORT,  JOHN STEERED THE '80 EAGLES TO AN 11-0 REGULAR SEASON RECORD INCLUDING A WIN OVER DISTRICT FAVORITE PROSPER.  CHANGES THAT FALL  HAD INCLUDED THE MOVEMENT FROM SPLINT END  TO QUARTERBACK OF JUNIOR  ALAN KASSEN,  JOHN'S TALENTED SON.  SUDDENLY THE EAGLES BECAME KNOWN AS A PASSING TEAM.


IN THE 1980 BI-DISTRICT GAME AT MT VERNON VS TENEHA , THE EAGLES DOMINATED THE TIGERS 54 - 26,  WITH THE EAGLES TALLYING MORE THAN 300 YARDS RUSHING FROM THE YOUNGER KASSEN AND FULLBACK PAUL NEHIB.  ADDITIONAL YARDAGE CAME FROM HALFBACK TRACY MOSES  AND ANOTHER 132 YARDS AND TWO TOUCHDOWNS VIA THE AIR TO DANNY WINDLE AND JERRY WELLS.


 THE FOLLOWING WEEK COACH KASSEN'S TROOP HIT THE ROAD TO MALAKOFF TO TAKE ON THE COLMESNEIL ELEVEN AND THEN PREVAILED 29-13 IN A HARD FOUGHT GAME THAT WITNESSED THE EAGLES TANDEM OF KASSEN AND NEHIB RUSHED FOR ROUGHLY 200 YARDS AND AGAIN THE TEAM WAS AIDED BY THE AIR GAME GOOD FOR 138  YARDS AND TWO TDS. 


NEXT CAME THE NUMBER ONE RANKED TEAM IN THE STATE, THE FALLS CITY BATTLING BEAVERS. A PLAYOFF CONTENDER THE PREVIOUS YEAR, THE BEAVERS RECEIVED A BOOST BY DROPPING DOWN FROM CLASS 2A TO JOIN THE RANKS OF THE NEWLY CREATED CLASS 1A IN 1980.  FROM WEEK O THEY HAD BEEN RANKED AS THE NUMBER ONE TEAM IN THE STATE IN CLASS A FOOTBALL.  


IN SHORT,  NO TEAM HAD SCORED WITHIN TWENTY POINTS OF THE BEAVERS IN 1980 AND THE HARRIS RATING SYSTEM, THE TOP COMPUTOR AIDED RANKING SYSTEM IN THE STATE AT THE TIME, HAD PICKED THE BEAVERS BY 18 OVER THE EAGLES.   

      
ON THE TRIP TO THE PLAYOFF GAME IN MT VERNON COACH KASSEN PROMPTLY HAD THE SCHOOL BUS TURN AROUND AND RETURN TO THE SCHOOL SO A PLASTIC PICKLE, WHICH HAD BECOME A MASCOT OF SORTS, COULD BE RETREIVED FOR THE TRIP.  AFTER ALL  "MR. PICKLE " HAD MADE EVERY TRIP THAT SEASON ON THE BUS WITH THE EAGLES AND FOR HIM TO MISS THE FINAL JOURNEY WOULD HAVE BEEN BAD LUCK.


LUCK SEEMED TO BE RUNNING LOW THAT EVENING AT BELTON WHEN THE EAGLES POWERED THEIR WAY TO THE FALLS CITY FIVE ONLY TO TOSS AN INTERCEPTION IN THE END ZONE.  AT THE HALF THE EAGLES WERE TRAILING 7-0.  A SECOND HALF TOUCHDOWN WITH A TIGHT ROPE WALK DOWN THE SIDELINE BY SPLIT END JERRY WELLS AND PAUL NEHIB'S POINT AFTER KICK TIED IT UP AT SEVEN, BUT TIME WAS RUNNING OUT.


IN 1980 WHEN TWO TEAMS WERE TIED ON THE SCOREBOARD AT THE END OF REGULATION, THE TEAM WITH THE LARGER NUMBER OF PENETRATIONS  (TIMES YOU CROSSED THE OPPONENT'S TWENTY YARD LINE 0FFENSIVELY) TOOK THE WIN.  IF THIS STANDARD WAS TIED, THEN THE TEAM WITH THE HIGHER NUMBER OF FIRST DOWNS CARRIED THE DAY.  IF STILL TIED YARDAGE GAINED CAME INTO PLAY. 


THAT NIGHT, WITH TIME RUNNING OUT, THE TEAMS WERE TIED AT SEVEN POINTS APIECE, TWO PENETRATIONS EACH, WITH VALLEY VIEW LEADING  IN FIRST DOWNS 16 - 12.  


BEGINNING IN HIS OWN TERRITORY,  FALLS CITY HEAD COACH TIM BRANIFF CALLED RUNNING PLAY AFTER RUNNING PLAY.  THE CALLS WERE MECHANCAL - FOUR YARDS HERE, FIVE THERE, THREE YARDS THERE - AS THE BEAVERS EDGED CLOSER TO THE EAGLE TWENTY YARD LINE AND A PENETRATION WHICH WOULD WIN THE GAME. 


 EAGLE ASSISTANT COACH  MARK DAVIDSON, THE EAGLES DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR, SAID FOLLOWING THE GAME THAT BOTH TEAMS  SHOWED THE KIND OF HEART IT TOOK TO WIN, BUT THE  EAGLES WERE ABLE TO REACHED A BIT DEEPER.   SCARCELY A MINUTE AND A HALF SHOWED ON THE CLOCK AS THE FALLS CITY QB BARKED THE FIRST DOWN SIGNALS FROM THE VALLEY VIEW 26 YARD LINE. 
IN A MOVE EXPECTED BY NO ONE, THE QUARTERBACK DROPPED BACK  AND LOFTED THE BALL DIRECTLY INTO THE AWAITING ARMS OF VALLEY YIEW DEFENSIVE BACK ALAN KASSEN.  DESPITE GETTING THE FOOTBALL BACK WITH UNDER A MINUTE IN THE GAME FOLLOWING A NEHIB PUNT UNDER PRESSURE ,  FALLS CITY  WAS UNABLE TO OVERCOME DAVIDSON'S DEFENSE AND A LACK OF TIME OUTS.  ON THE LAST PLAY OF THE GAME KASSEN AGAIN PICKED OFF A PASS. 


AFTER THE GAME AN OBVIOUSLY PUZZLED COACH BRANIFF NEVOUSLY PULLED ON A CIGARETTE AND RESPONDED TO THE QUESTION HE WOULD BE ASK MANY TIMES IN THE FUTURE -"WHY ?"  "THE PLAY WAS THERE ALL NIGHT.  IT WAS OPEN ALL NIGHT "  HE SAID,  AGAIN DEFENDING HIS DECISION TO PASS AT THE TWENTY SIX  WHEN HIS TEAM ONLY NEEDED SIX YARDS AND THE PENETRATION TO WIN. 

           
THE NEXT WEEK IT WAS THE NEWEST ''NUMBER ONE''  IN THE STATE, RANKIN ON THE AGENDA.  IT WAS 1980, A TIME BEFORE THE FINALS WERE ALL PLAYED AT TEXAS STADIUM OR AT "JERRY'S WORLD,"  THAT MEANT FINDING A STADIUM , OR LARGER FOOTBALL FIELD,  SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN THE TWO LOCATIONS. THE FINAL LOCATION WAS  BROWNWOOD, HOME OF LEGENGARY COACH GORDON WOOD,  AT THAT TIME THE WINNINGEST HIGH SCHOOL COACH IN TEXAS.  


THE RED DEVILS OF RANKIN WERE A FORMIDABLE FOE.  THE YEAR BEFORE THEY HAD GONE 12-0 BEFORE BEING KNOCKED FROM THE PLAYOFFS.  THE WEEK OF THE GAME THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS GAVE THE DEVILS A 10 POINT NOD BUT THE HARRIS SYSTEM, WHICH THAT LAST WEEK OF THE SEASON HAD THE DEVILS RANKED 1 AND THE EAGLES RANKED 2  IN THE STATE, PICKED  IT  A TOSS UP. 


THE GAME WAS A DEFENSIVE STRUGGLE PITTING COACH  DAVIDSON'S SCRAPPY. DISCIPLINED, UNDER-SIZED  CORE AGAINST THE ODDS.  ALL THE WAY ALONG THE LINE IT WAS A WRESTLING MATCH AS PHILLIP KASSEN, RONNIE JONES,  CLAY MONTGOMERY, AND PAUL NEHIB  STRUGGLED TO HANG TOUGH.  IN ANOTHER KEY  MATCH UP,  SENIOR EAGLE LINEBACKER SCOTTY SOUTHARD PLACED HIS 150 POUND PHYSIQUE AGAINST RANKIN'S  6-6  235 POUND KEVIN PAWELEK  IN THE TRENCHES ALL NIGHT AND HELD HIS OWN.  


LATE IN THE FOURTH QUARTER, TRAILING BY SIX, THE EAGLES HAD DRIVEN TO THE RANKIN 26 YARD LINE WHEN COACH KASSEN MADE THE CALL.  A TWENTY YARD PASS TO FLANKER DANNY WINDLE.  THE GIFTED RECEIVER  HAD NOT YET MADE HIS CUT BEFORE  QUARTERBACK KASSEN MADE HIS THROW AND IN A FLASH THE SCOREBOARD LIT UP.  A NEHIB TOE IN MADE THE SCORE 7-6.  


AGAIN THE DEFENSE SHOWED UP FOR THE EAGLES.  LINEBACKERS WILLIAM HOGAN, JOHNNY HINCHEY, SOUTHARD AND RONNIE JONES, THE ONLY SOPHOMORE STARTER ON THE TEAM, FILLED THE GAPS AS THEY  CHOKED OUT  A RED DEVIL DRIVE.  
WITH TIME ECLIPING AND FACING A SECOND DOWN AT THEIR OWN 30 YARD LINE,  ALAN KASSEN CONNECTED WITH A PASS TO TIGHT END JOHNNY HINCHEY  WHO CARRIED TO THE RANKIN FIFTEEN.  FROM THERE THE EAGLES SHOWED SOME CLASS  AND BURNED UP THE CLOCK AS THEY CONSECUTIVELY RAN THE VICTORY FORMATION.   


AFTER THE HOOPLA OF THE STATE WIN OVER THE RANKIN RED DEVILS BEGAN TO SINK IN,  AFTER THE PARENTS HAD STORMED THE FOOTBALL FIELD IN A RUSH OF PRIDE AND TRIUMPH,  AFTER THE KISSES FROM MOM AND SWEETHEARTS,  AFTER THE OBLIGATORY HUGS ALL AROUND,  THE LIGHTS BEGAN TO GO OUT AND THE LONG RIDE HOME BEGAN.  FOR COACH KASSEN IT WAS A RIDE WHICH HAD BEGUN 22 YEARS EARLIER. 


A HUMEROUS STORY WAS RELATED TO ME ONCE BY ALL STAR LINE BACKER AND  STAND OUT TIGHT END JOHNNY HINCHEY WHO WAS ABOARD THAT BUS THAT DECEMBER NIGHT.  IT WAS A TIME BEFORE CELL PHONES AND EVEN "TOM TOMS" TO CALCULATE YOUR PATHS, SO WHEN THE  FUEL LIGHT BEGAN TO NERVOUSLY FLICKER ON THE DASHBOARD OF THE YELLOW HOUND SCHOOL BUS, IT MEANT BIG TROUBLE.


 IT WAS 1980.  A TIME BEFORE ALL NIGHT CONVEINENCE STORES AND ALL NIGHT FILLING STATIONS DOTTED THE TRAIL.  IN THE EXCITEMENT FOLLOWING THE GAME, COACH KASSEN HAD FORGOTTEN TO FILL UP THE TANK AND NOW THE STATE CHAMPION VALLEY VIEW EAGLES WERE LOOKING AT THE REAL POSSIBILTY OF RUNNING OUT OF GAS AT ONE O'CLOCK IN THE MORNING SOMEWHERE ON THE BACKROADS BETWEEN BROWNWOOD AND VALLEY VIEW. ON THE STURDY BUS LABORED UNTIL IT MADE IT TO A MOM AND POP STATION WHICH WAS CLOSED FOR THE NIGHT.  FORTUNATLY THE OWNER, WHO LIVED IN THE HOUSE NEXT DOOR TO THE STATION,  WAS A FOOTBALL FAN.  SO ON CAME THE LIGHTS AND THE PUMPS AND THE HEROES WERE SAVED.   


YEARS LATER I SPOKE WITH THE COACH  WHEN I CHANCED UPON HE AND HIS EVER  CHEERFUL WIFE, VONCILLE , ON A SHOPPING  TRIP IN GAINESVILLE.  OF COARSE, THE TOPIC OF THE STATE TITLE JOURNEY CAME UP AND I POSED THE ETERNAL QUESTION, "WHY  DID THE FALLS CITY COACH CALL FOR THAT PASS WHEN HE DID."  COACH KASSEN QUICKLY REPLIED WITH A GRIN  "I DON'T KNOW.  WHY DID I CALL FOR THAT PASS TO DANNY WINDLE WHEN I DID.''


JOHN PASSED AWAY SUDDENLY WHILE STILL COACHING AT VALLEY VIEW IN 2000.  MANY OF THOSE THIRD GRADE STUDENTS I TAUGHT  LIKE JOHN,  PHIL, AND STEVE WERE ON HIS 1985 NUMBER ONE RANKED VALLEY VIEW EAGLE SQUAD WHO FELL TO EVENTUAL CHAMPION  BURKEVILLE .


THE KASSEN LEGACY LIVES ON TODAY WITH A BEAUTIFUL STATE OF THE ART ARTIFICIAL TURF FIELD  WHICH BOLDLY DECLARES "JOHN KASSEN FIELD," IN LARGE LETTERS ACROSS IT'S CENTER. THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE FANS OF VALLEY VIEW ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR THEIR PRIDE IN THE PAST AND THE FUTURE.


AT A SPECIAL TWENTY FIFTH ANNIVERSARY EVENT AT EAGLE STADIUM THE TEAM, THE DRILL TEAM AND THE CHEERLEADERS WERE AMONG THOSE RECOGNIZED  AT CENTER FIELD.  ALSO RECOGNIZED WAS FORMER DEFENSIVE COACH, MARK DAVIDSON WHO TOOK OVER THE REINS OF THE EAGLES FOLLOWING JOHN'S DEATH AND MANY TIMES LED THEM INTO THE PLAYOFFS. 


 CURTIS KING, THE CURRENT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH FOR THE EAGLES IS BEGINNING HIS THIRD SEASON WITH THE EAGLES.  HIS FIRST YEAR HE DIRECTED HIS SQUAD TO THE SEMIFINALS IN DIVISION 1 OF CLASS 2A.  A MOVE UP A DIVISION TO CLASS 3A MEANT A REBUILDING YEAR FOR THE BIRDS OF PREY IN 2020 , BUT AS ALWAYS THEY'LL BE READY FRIDAY NIGHT.


 ALAN KASSEN, THE RECORD SETTING QUARTERBACK  OF THE STATE CHAMPION TEAM ,  RETURNED  YEARS LATER AS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND HEAD COACH FOOTBALL COACH, TAKING THE GREEN AND WHITE MANY TIMES TO THE PLAYOFFS.  HIS SON, CALE WAS A HIGH CALIBER VARSITY FOOTBALL PLAYER AND ALL STATE HIGH JUMPER AND HURDLER,  ATTENDING TEXAS TECH ON A TRACK SCHOLARSHIP.  


WE FONDLY REMEMBER MANY "CATCH UP" CONVERSATIONS WITH MRS. KASSEN OVER THE YEARS AND WERE GREATLY SADDENED BY VONCILLE'S DEATH DURING THE COVID CALAMITY OF 2020.  HER HEART FELT THANKS FOR ANY MENTION OF HER FAMILY AND VALLEY VIEW ARE MISSED. TO THE KASSEN CHILDREN, ANGELA, LISA, BUDDY, PHILLIP AND ALAN WE SAY THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR PARENTS WITH US. 


THE 1980 VALLEY VIEW EAGLES STATE CHAMPIONS OF 1A.


OFFENSE 
JUNIOR JERRY WELLS 130 SE 
SENIOR JOHNNY HINCHEY 177 TE 
JUNIOR RONNIE JONES 175 LT 
JUNIOR CLAY MONTGOMERY 190 LG 
SENIOR PHILLIP KASSEN 200 C 
JUNIOR WILLIAM HOGAN 216 RG 
SENIOR SCOTTY SOUTHARD 150 RT 
JUNIOR ALAN KASSEN 160 QB 
SENIOR PAUL NEHIB 180 FB 
JUNIOR TRACY MOSES 147 HB 
SENIOR DANNY WINDLE 172 FL-HB 
SENIORS CALVIN WILLIAMS AND ALTON DOUGHTY

DEFENSE

SENIOR PHILLIP KASSEN 200 LT

JUNIOR RONNIE JONES 175 LE

JUNIOR CLAY MONTGOMERY 190 RT

SENIOR PAUL NEHIB 180 RE

SENIOR JOHNNY HINCHEY 177 LB

SOPHOMORE TONY JONES 154 LB

JUNIOR WILIAM HOGAN 210 LB

SENIOR SCOTTY SOUTHARD 150 LB

SENIOR DANNY WINDLE 172 CB

JUNIOR TRACY MOSES 147 CB

JUNIOR ALAN KASSEN 160 S

GO EAGLES!



BY TOM CARSON 
  
 

THE VOICE OF NORTH TEXAS

A Tribute To 1980 State Championship Valley View Eagles  

​By Tom Carson