Monument to Honor 1966 State Champions
Bridge City Cardinal Head Coach H.W. “Chief” Wilson and star fullback Steve Worster moments after winning the 1966 Class 3-A State Football Championship in Waco.
The Bridge City ISD Athletic Department is pleased to announce that Larry Ward Stadium will soon be home to a monument honoring the school’s 1966 State championship football team. This gift to the district and community has been made possible by a donor working in collaboration with the school district.
Athletic Director Richard Briggs, stated, “We have been working together for the past several years as a district, campus, and community to celebrate the rich tradition and diversity of success of BCHS. Several months ago, an individual contacted BCISD about donating a monument in recognition of the ’66 State Championship. This individual has not only donated funds, but has also contributed time to the design, construction, and delivery of this monument. We are extremely grateful to this individual and proud to receive this gift on behalf of the school, the community, and especially those members of the 1966 team. We would also like to thank our Maintenenace Director, Mr. John Scales, and his crew for their efforts in preparing the foundation for this display. The 1966 State Championship came at an important time in the history of BCHS and put Bridge City “on the map” not only in athletics, but also as a district and a community.”
A ceremony unveiling the monument will be held at the stadium on Friday September 25, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. In addition to the ocmmunity, all members of the 1966 team and their families are especially invited to attend. The 2015 Cardinal football team opens their district schedule at home that evening versus Cleveland with kick off scheduled for 7:30.