55th Reunion Trivia Game


  1. What was the name of the school mascot?  Stevie
  1. Who was the “head”? Leighton Turner.
  2. Who was the “tail”? Jay Powell.
  1. What were the names all 6 cheerleaders?  Girls: Denise Elkins, Marla Hoppe, Nancy Uhler.

Boys: Kirk Michael, Johnny McCraw, Bruce James

  1. Name the football stadiums where our team often played.  Jeppesen, Butler & Delmar.
  2. Which football coach was also the head baseball coach? Coach Ted Watson.
  3. What was the name of the Austin Drill Team?  The Scottish Brigade.
  1. Who was the teacher who sponsored the team? Miss Betty Blakely.
  2. What unusual musical instrument was played?  Bagpipes.  (Also, drums & bugles).
  3. Where did Miss Blakely stand to watch the Brigade on the practice field?  Top of the Roof.
  4. What was the mascot of the Scottish Brigade? Scottie Dog
  5. Brigade was formed in 1937; what year did it end?  1977, 40 years later.
  1. Who was the band director? Devon Floyd. In 1968, the name of the band was, “The Mustang Band”.   What is it called now?  The Sonic Boom
  2. Who was the Varsity basketball coach in 1967-1968?  Coach Milburn Gant.
  3. Where were basketball games played? Jeppesen Fieldhouse and Delmar
  4. What was Larry McClain’s nickname?  Reddog
  1. Name some of the classmates who received sports scholarships to play in college?
  1. Martin Mathis—football scholarship to Baylor in Waco, TX.
  2. Mike Kelly—football scholarship to Lamar Tech, now Lamar University in Beaumont, TX.
  3. Don Hill—baseball scholarship to UH.
  4. Johnny Freeze—basketball scholarship to Houston Baptist University where he played for 3 years, then, transferred to Sam Houston State University with a double major in law enforcement and criminal justice.
  1. What was the name of the Yearbook? Corral
  2. What was the name of the school newspaper? The Round-Up
  3. What company sold us our senior rings? Balfour
  4. What was the name of the ice cream parlor on Telephone Rd?  Rettig’s
  5. PROM, May 17, 1968:
  1. Where was it? The Sheraton Lincoln Hotel
  2. What band played? The Traits
  1.  “AFTER-PROM” party:
  1. Where was it? Regal Ranch in Stafford, TX
  2. What was the band? TSU Toronados
  3. How much did it cost? $8.50 per person.
  1. Where was our graduation ceremony held?  The Music Hall which is now called The Hobby Center.
  2. What were the 3 movie theatres in downtown Houston (Hint: 2 start with the letter, “M”.)

Metropolitan, Majestic, & Lowes.

  1. What male actor became famous in 1968 when he starred in “The Graduate”?  Dustin Hoffman

What was the title song? “Mrs. Robinson”.  Who sung it?  Simon & Garfunkel

  1. Who were the 2 Hollywood legends who starred in “Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid? Paul Newman and Robert Redford.  

What was the title song?  Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head

Who sung it?   B. J. Thomas.   

Who was the famous composer who made that song famous? Burt Bacharach.

  1. What were some of the local shopping centers? Gulfgate, Palm Center, Almeda Mall, Fed-Mart, Globe,
  2. Think back to the intersection of Lawndale & Wayside.
  1. What was the name of the cafeteria at the corner? The Dinner Bell
  2. What was the name of the golf course at that corner when we were in high school? The Houston Executive Club (privately owned), but now is the Gus Wortham Golf Park (owned by the City of Houston).
  3. What was the name of the Catholic Convent on this corner? Villa de Matel aka Sisters of Charity of the Sacred Heart.
  4. Who will admit to going “parking” on that dark street behind the convent? (We know who you are😊).
  1. Austin is located at 1700 Dumble Street.  Name the other 3 streets that surround the campus.

           Lockwood, Jefferson, & Diez.

  1. What was that tiny piece of material or loop on the back of a button-down shirt called? Fruit Loop
  2. What brand of toilet paper wrapped houses best?  The cheap kind. (others were Scotts, Northern & “Don’t Squeeze the Charmin”)
  3. What did we buy on Fridays to wear at football games?  Football ribbons sold by the Booster Club.
  4. What dance did the Booster Club sponsor every Fall to honor the football team & coaches?


  1. Where was it held in 1967?  Ramada Inn on Allen Parkway
  2. Who was the band?  The Coastliners
  3. How much did it cost?  $5.00
  1. What were the gatherings on Friday afternoons in the auditorium called?  Pep Rallies
  2. What does FFA stand for? Future Farmers of America

What did FTA stand for? Future Teachers of America

What did ROTC stand for? Reserve Officer Training Corps