Texas UIL History

Texas University Interscholastic League:

In the first 19 years of Texas UIL Basketball competition ALL schools, small and large competed against each other for ONE Texas State Basketball Championship.   Now they compete in six classes based on enrollment.

Check out the List of the FIRST 19 State Basketball Champions at https://www.uiltexas.org/basketball/archives-boys/P504

Petrolia School Sports

Regional Track and Field Team

At the 1963 Class B Regional Track and Field Meet in Denton, Texas. These young Pirates won and went to the State Meet in Austin.

L to R:

  • Joe Kirk, senior

  • Paul Cannedy, senior

  • Butch Trent, sophomore

  • Ronny Adams, senior

Photo taken by Shirley Trent Wilson.

Sadly, Grady "Butch" and Ronny are no longer with us.

1939 Boys Basketball Team

Left to Right: Roy Patterson, Morris Holloway, Jack Sircy, Broyles Hall, Jack Caddell, Melvin King, A.C. Gee, “Peanut” Black, C.A. Jolly, Coach.

The 1939 Texas State Championship Basketball team was Livingston, which defeated San Antonio, Lanier 37 to 35.

The Texas UIL State Boys Basketball Tournament Champions Web site lists all the Boys basketball champions since the UIL began sanctioning titles (PVIL included 1940-70).   Note from 1921 through 1939 all schools competed in a single bracket, with no regard for the number of students.  View the Texas UIL Records online.

1936 Boys Basketball Team

Third from left is Clarence Mathews (tallest, also), far right is Thurmand G. "Hank" Mayo.

Please help identify the other four players. Thanks.

1921 Pirate Baskeball Team

Can you provide names for any of these players or the coach?

What would the men in this photo say if they saw a modern day High School Basketball game?   The sport has progressed greatly in the 101 years since 1921.

Share your photos of Petrolia Sports Teams for all to see.

Send us your photos of Petrolia Sports Teams and Reunions so we can post them on this Web Site. Submit in JPG format please  kenneth@ibitz.net