A November 8, 1951, photo that appeared in The Vicksburg Evening Post showed five members of the St. Aloysius High School football team that their coach, Joe Balzi, called the "little backs." The boys were second string when this photo was taken, but they went on to be quite the winning team during their senior year. "We were invited to a bowl game, but Brother Mark declined, saying it was time for us to get back to the books," said Joe Durst, who submitted the photo. The "little backs" are: from front, Howard Madison, Johnny Wood and Joe Durst. Back left is John Wilson Ellis, and Freddy Groome is at right. Balzli, for whom the St. Aloysius field was named in 1995, was the football coach at the Catholic High School from 1936 until 1961.
Class of 1959
We, the Class of 1959, celebrated our 50th class reunion on April 24 and 25, 2009. This blog is about sharing memories of our class reunions and a long ago life at our Alma Mater's, S.F.X.A. and S.A.H.S. Good memories of days gone by but not forgotten! A gift to my classmates. ~Marian Love Phillips ~
Monday, January 26, 2009
St. Aloysius Flashes "Little Backs"
The picture below was taken from Sunday, January 4, 2009, The Vicksburg Post, from an article, A View From The Top. This is a collection of historic photos taken in and around Vicksburg and are featured on Sundays only. Many of the photos are from the J. Mack Moore Collection at the Old Court House Museum. Though not all photos were taken by Mr. Moore, they are part of the collection given to the museum by longtime Vicksburg Post managing editor Charles J. Faulk. Appropriate photos from the public will also be accepted and published. To submit a photo, contact Karen Gamble at 601-636-4545.