Posted 30 July 2007 - 09:02 AM
Beaumont Hebert had a long history dating back to the late 1800's as one of the two segregated all-black high schools in Beaumont along with Charlton-Pollard. In the 1950's and 1960's Hebert had much success in football competing in the PVIL prior to merging into the UIL in 1967 and that success continued in the UIL as Hebert became the first all-black high school in UIL history to win a state title in football when they won the 3A championship in 1976. To this day, the '76 Hebert squad is the only team in Beaumont history to finish a season unbeaten and untied, and the only team out of Beaumont ever to win 15 games in a season. Due to a federal judge essentially forcing Hebert to desegregate, the school merged with predominately white Beaumont Forest Park in 1982 and became Beaumont West Brook. Over the 15 years that Hebert competed in the UIL it had a final overall winning percentage above 80% which is higher than any current program in the state maintains today. Hebert head coach Alex Durley, who had already lead Hebert to the 1976 3A State Title became head coach at West Brook and subsequently lead them to the 5A State Championship in 1982 making West Brook only the second school in UIL history to win a state title in it's first year of existence (Lubbock Estacado was the first in 1968).
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Edited by WOS87, 24 January 2008 - 11:31 PM.