Ram Tracking with Jerry Hamilton returns to the Mineral Wells Index’s pages this week. As a former sports editor for the Index and founder of the Mineral Wells High School Hall of Fame, Jerry has a unique insight into the Rams and Lady Rams. Welcome back, Mr. Hamilton!


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I just can’t stay away from Mineral Wells High School sports. It’s been with me since 1956 and maybe a couple of years before. I remember almost every play in the Rams’ 40-10 win over Weatherford in 1959.

MWHS Hall of Fame members Jackie Ingley, Charles “Tubby” Daves and David Visentine, played a big part in the victory. 

In 1972, I began writing sports for the Index, which was also the same year Coach Jackie Harvey showed as a first-year coach at Mineral Wells. That was 48 years ago.

I have penned Ram Tracking off and on for almost half a century. During that time, there have been some great years in all sports and some not so great, but the ride has been a lot of fun. I’ve enjoyed every moment.

Ram Trivia

Who are the two Rams who have scored points in the Super Bowl? (Answer at bottom)

Judge Hart records hole-in-one

Judge Bobby Hart hit the perfect shot last week at Canyon West Golf Course when he made a hole-in-one. Hart aced the 17th hole from 151 yards. The long-time Ram fan’s solo shot was witnessed by Dr. Ty Gore, Rodney Henderson and Richard Stuarat.

Hulin’s record is one for the ages

In 1994, Talton Hulin Jr. picked up a Granbury Pirate fumble and returned it 100 yards for a Ram touchdown. The Pirates were about to put the game away when Hulin picked the ball up off the turf and turned the tide for a Mineral Wells’ victory.

Ram Trivia Answer

Alvin Garrett (1974) and Curt Knight (1962).

Garrett caught a touchdown pass from Joe Theisman in the Redskins Super Bowl XVII win over Miami, and Knight kicked an extra-point in the Redskins’ 14-7 loss to Miami in Super Bowl VII. 

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