1950 Pearland Oilers – Bi-District Champions
Top row (l-r): Glen Stone, Doyle Raney, Bill Stone, John Pitts, Luther Cunningham, Bobby Watson, Charles Nichols, Billy Edgar Griffin, Nolen West
Middle row: Robert Bristow, John Yost, Milton Garner, Tunney Johnston, Edwin Long, Frederick Ellis, Orville Rozell, Jimmy Peel, A. C. Garner
Front row: Coach W. H. “Jug” Backhaus, J. C. Nichols, Buddy Rozell, Herbert Alexander, Milton Warner, Doug Baggett, Jack Burton, Lupe Flores, William Purdue, head coach Buck Brooks
|PHS 25||Santa Fe 6|
|PHS 7||East Bernard 0|
|PHS 28||Katy 13|
|PHS 31||Orchard 6|
|PHS 25||Missouri City 0|
|PHS 34||Hempstead 6|
|PHS 13||Needville 12|
|PHS 39||Needville 14 *|
|PHS 6||Angleton 0|
|PHS 14||Magnolia 7 *|
|PHS 39||Deer Park 19|
|PHS 13||Columbus 21*|
- Denotes Play-off games
In only their second year of playing 11-man football, the Pearland Oilers recorded a perfect 10-0 regular season record while competing in Class B. The Oilers faced Magnolia in the bi-district contest and outlasted Magnolia 14-7 to earn the right to face Columbus in the next and final round of the playoffs. Teams didn’t have a drawn out playoff format as it is designed today.
It would be 50 years (2000) before Pearland would win their next playoff game and 51 years before the Oilers would register a perfect 10-0 regular season mark in 2001.
Led by running back Anthony Evans in 2000, the Oilers beat Deer Park 35-13 in the Astrodome for the monumental playoff win. The 2001 team went 13-1 and advanced to the 5A Division I state semifinals while setting a new school win mark in a single season.
The 13-1 record would stand until 2010 when the Oilers went 16-0 and won the 2010 Class 5A Division I state championship.