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Centennial Quiz - September 21, 2008

1.Avenue G in Lubbock, of which a portion in the downtown area is now called Crickets Avenue, was originally known as what?
a. Main Street
b. Maple Avenue
c. Chestnut Street
d. Grand Avenue

2. True or false?
Basketball was the only high school sport in Lubbock at first. A girls’ team was playing games against surrounding towns as early as 1909.

3. One coach left Lubbock High School and took the head coaching job at Tulsa. Later, another head coach at Tulsa left that university to become head coach at Lubbock High. Who were they?
a. Fred Akers and James Odom
b. Henry Frnka and Buddy Brothers
c. Wayne Wilsher and David McWilliams
d. Pat Pattison and E.J. Lowrey

4.True or false?
Two of the three men involved in designing the famed “fullback draw play” would later become residents of Lubbock.

Answers:

1. Avenue G in Lubbock, of which a portion in the downtown area is now called Crickets Avenue, was originally known as what?

c. Chestnut Street

2. Basketball was the only high school sport in Lubbock at first. A girls’ team was playing games against surrounding towns as early as 1909.

True

3. One coach left Lubbock High School and took the head coaching job at Tulsa. Later, another head coach at Tulsa left that university to become head coach at Lubbock High. Who were they?

b. Henry Frnka and Buddy Brothers, respectively.

4. Two of the three men involved in designing the famed “fullback draw play” would later become residents of Lubbock.

True. University of Texas head coach Blair Cherry and his quarterback Bobby Layne both later lived in Lubbock. The fullback went on to become the longtime head coach of the Dallas Cowboys — Tom Landry.


Do you know of a little-known or fun fact about Lubbock that we can feature in our centennial quiz? If so, send them to Dave Daniel, A-J news editor, at david.daniel@lubbockonline.com.

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