In 1972, the National Sports News Service awarded the High School Football National Championship to Bristol Tennessee High School and Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. This was Bristol's only national championship season, while Permian went on to win a second national championship in 1989.Continue Reading
The 1972 Bristol team was coached by John Cropp, who later became an athletic department administrator at the University of Kentucky. Bristol's quarterback was David Bibee; he later became an assistant coach at several Southeastern Conference universities. Bristol linebacker Greg Jones was an impact player for the University of Tennessee.
The 1972 Permian team was led by quarterback Tommy Campbell, who also played cornerback for the team. He later played for the University of Texas. Daryl "Moose" Hunt was Permian's tight end and linebacker. He went on to play linebacker for the University of Oklahoma and the Houston Oilers professional team.Learn more about American Football