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November 6, 2013

Ada-Douglass take four Friday

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Ada —

Black and White No. 1

In 1955 Douglass was on a 46-game winning streak until Nov. 3, when the Trojans faced the Capitol Hill Redskins, a prep kingpin in its own right in those days. In the last minute, Capitol Hill eked out a 13-6 victory.

That game played at Capitol Hill was the first time black and white football players played on the same field in Oklahoma. Oklahoma football legend Prentice Gautt played in the game.

Ironically, a year later Ada integrated with Napier High and several starters teamed up with Elvan George’s already state champ Cougars. They would win two more in ‘56 and ‘57.

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