Yates High: 1985 State Champs and 'Team of the Decade' Celebrates 25-Year Anniversary
Yates High '85: the debate continues over whether it was the greatest Texas team ever.
Photo by Chasen Marshall
Twenty-five years ago, Houston was home to, arguably, the greatest high school football team ever to take the field in Texas. During that season, Yates High was unstoppable on offense and impenetrable on defense. The team finished a perfect 16-0, racking up a still-record 659 points along the way. In the 5A state championship, in a game the media said Yates could not win, the team dominated the defending champs from Odessa Permian, 37-0.
Members of the 1985 team, and the "First Lady," the coaches wife, Clairence Booker (center).
Photos by Chasen Marshall
The program cover from the 1985 state championship.
Two generations of Yates football, 25 years apart.
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