Tracy High Football: THS HISTORY

INTRODUCTION - THE HISTORY OF TRACY HIGH FOOTBALL

PART I - TRACY FOOTBALL: HISTORICAL RESEARCH PAPER 1921-1988

Saturday, August 27
PART II - NICK EDDY , A BULLDOG FOOTBALL HERO

Tuesday, August 30
PART III - THE GLORY YEARS WITH WAYNE SCHNEIDER

Sunday, September 11
PART III A. WAYNE SCHNEIDER FEATURED IN 1958 FILM

Check out our very own Wayne Schneider featured at the 30 second mark of this You Tube Video from Colorado State Football in 1958.  I'll add this to our newly released historical section



Hughes Stadium Mural
A Mural Hanging at Hughes Stadium
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Tuesday, August 30
PART IV - A TWO SCHOOL TOWN - A TIME OF REBUILDING UNDER MARK STROUP

APPENDIX A - HISTORICAL WIN LOSS RECORDS - COACHES

APPENDIX B - EXCEL SPREADSHEET OF HISTORICAL WIN AND LOSS DATA

APPENDIX C - PETER B. KYNE AWARD WINNERS

APPENDIX D: NEWS VIDEOS AND HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 1982 AND 1987 SECTIONAL TEAMS

APPENDIX E: THE BOYS OF AUTUMN. KRON TV STORY ON BULLDOG FOOTBALL

APPENDIX F CAL HI STATE COACHES OF THE YEAR

Thursday, September 8
APPENDIX G MORE PHOTOS AND NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS
1987 Championship Paper Clip1

1972 Picture

Friday, November 4
TRACY PRESS PROVIDES HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE END OF THE STADIUM

A nice article written by Sam Matthews appears in todays edition of the Tracy Press here.  Below is the timeline they presented:

1921 - Football begins at Tracy High

1925— Football returns to Tracy High School.

1927— Citizen volunteers build fence around football field, which is named Peter B. Kyne Field for San Francisco author. Bleachers erected.

1936— Lights installed atop eight wooden utility poles to begin night games. Track constructed around field. (photos available on this website).

1948— Wooden bleachers from U.S. Navy Fleet City reconstructed on home side of field.

1979— Home-side bleachers found to be fire and structural hazards, ruled unsafe for use. Temporary bleachers used.

1980— Save Our Stadium (SOS) citizens’ group leads project, by raising funds and completing construction, to build new home-side metal bleachers and install new lights. Contributed and district funds finance project.

1993— Press box on east side reconstructed a year after arson fire destroys citizen-built press box.

1997— New natural turf is installed on a field leveled and prepared by citizen volunteers, who raised funds for project.

2008— Stadium is named Wayne Schneider Stadium to honor longtime coach of championship teams.

2011 — Final football game is played Nov. 4 on field. Demolition scheduled to begin in July.

2012 - Tracy plays home games at West High for 2012 season while construction begins at Tracy High on new stadium

2013 - Stadium is completed on June 13, 2013.  Field grand opening for Fall 2013 season



Monday, November 7
SAYING GOODBYE FROM ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE
Tracy Press photographer Glenn Moore graduated in the THS stadium in 1982.  He was on hand Friday night to document the game and shares his thoughts on his snapshots blog which you can view here.


Wednesday, October 5
APPENDIX H: PHOTOS FROM THE FIELD IN 1936
Shown below are photos from the Tracy High field in 1936.  The lower photo is likely the first night practice to take place under the new lights that had just been installed.

1936 Pictures

Thursday, August 9
CROSSTOWN CLASSIC WIN-LOSS

Tracy has 12 wins to West 10

1996 - Tracy defeates West 14-10

1997 - West defeats Tracy 25-12

1998 - West defeats Tracy 28-7 

1999 - West defeats Tracy 17-14 

2000 - Tracy defeats West 35-21 

2001 - Tracy defeats West 34-28 

2002 - West defeats Tracy 40-8 

2003 - West defeats Tracy 28-14 

2004 - West defeats Tracy 24-21 

2005 - West defeats Tracy 18-0 @ Tracy

2006 - West defeats Tracy 27-0 @ West

2007 - Tracy defeats West 30-21 @ Tracy

2008 - West defeats Tracy 20-13 @ West

2009 - Tracy defeats West 42-21 @ Tracy

2010 - Tracy defeats West 42-33 @ West

2011 - West defeats Tracy 41-33 @ Tracy

2012- Tracy defeats West 29-7 @ West

2013 - Tracy defeats West 60-0 @ Tracy

2014 - Tracy defeats West 48-14 @ West

2015 - Tracy defeats West 21-20 @ Tracy in the 20th annual matchup

2016 - Tracy defeats West 62-20 @ West

2017 - Tracy defeats West 40-0 @ Tracy

2018