1917 – WWI
After a two-week renovation, the Manhattan Cafe reopens for public inspection as “the best equipped and most sanitary cafe and restaurant in the South.”
The Randolph Ro-Hawks lose in the Class 2A state semifinals to Sealy, 42-18. Sealy halfback (and future NFL star) Eric Dickerson runs for 132 yards on 15 carries.
The Alamo Heights Mules claim the Class 4A state title with a 40-28 win over Copperas Cove in the Alamodome. Copperas Cove features future Heisman trophy winning quarterback, Robert Griffin III.