Blessed with size, talent and ability, the 1967 Coyotes were not only among the best in South Texas that season, they were in the same level as the finest teams in Texas that fall.

That group was honored at halftime of Friday's Alice game by being inducted into the Alice Coyote Athletic Hall of Honor.

Under the direction of head coach John Linville, the Coyotes went 9-0 in the regular season, and they only reason they didn't go 10-0 was because of a hurricane which canceled a regular-season against Austin.

The Coyotes won the District 14-AAAA championship that season, beating out Rio Grande Valley powers like Edinburg, San Benito, Brownsville, Harlingen, McAllen and Pharr at a time when each of those cities had only one high school. They beat Victoria 34-0 in the playoffs and earned a shot at Austin Reagan. It was a tough one, but when the dust had finally settled, Alice was on the short end of a 7-0 decision. It was the only time that season that the Coyotes were held under 19 points.

Austin Reagan went on to beat Abilene Cooper, 20-19, in the 4A state championship game.

Alice finished the season outscoring opponents, 294-48. They averaged 340 yards of offense a game, while they limited opposing teams to an average of 178 yards.

Alice's team captains that season were Pete Weakly, Aaron Bonds and John Bedgood.

Linville's coaching staff that season included Gerald Pargmann, John Cornett, Jim Javins, Max Martin, Jack Leigh, Ramodn Ruiz, Jow Howard, George Riddell, Lorenzo Sanchez, Ray Contreras, Al Lopez, Dom Cummings, Harry Voges, Jack Price and Joe Green.

The team's varsity trainers that season were Donald Davis, Jimmy Costello, Stanley Laskowski and Gary Lambert.

Alice Coyotes 1967 Roster

14 Fred Meyer QB 170

15 Mitch Spillar QB 130

16 Ronnie Moore QB 134

21 Bill Conner WB 165

22 Collin Carlisle WB 164

23 Henry Villarreal WB 181

24 Bill Burton TB 145

30 Kenny Owens TB 168

31 Ronnie Klatt G 150

32 Phil Bonds TB 147

33 Kenneth O'Neill TB 177

34 Dennis Lee FB 145

44 Aaron Bonds FB 177

45 Ronnie Cauley C 183

50 James Seago C 175

51 Ronnie McCandless C 208

52 Stacy Waltrip C 158

55 Duane Drake C 166

60 Al Woods G 168

61 Bobby Slinkard G 162

62 John Bedgood G 176

63 Ronnie Blount G 190

64 James Stegall G 170

65 Pete Weakley G 184

66 Carl Bedgood G 157

67 Arnold Garcia G 190

68 Omar Garza G 200

70 Milton Rennert T 201

71 Billy Keliehor T 207

72 Scott McGill T 191

73 Teo Gomez T 210

74 Marcos Villarreal T 185

75 Larry Burnett T 177

76 Luis Bernal T 182

77 Gilbert Lewis C 201

80 Joe Korenek E 171

81 Bobby Pope E 172

82 John Terrell E 160

83 Armando Lopez E 150

84 Bruce Franks E 148

85 Ralph Peterson E 147

86 Fred Terrell E 140

87 Gary Conner E 180

90 Joe Claus T 235

1967 Season

Alice 19, Beeville 0

Alice 28, Kingsville 0

Austin game (Canceled)

Alice 47, Edinburg 12

Alice 17, San Bentio 0

Alice 45, Brownsville 8

Alice 20, Richfield (Waco) 0

Alice 12, Harlingen 7

Alice 41, McAllen 7

Alice 31, Pharr 7

Alice 34, Victoria 0

Austin Reagan 7, Alice 0