For the 20-year anniversary of a three-year dominating run, the Denison ISD will recognize and honor the Yellow Jacket football teams from 1995-97 who were the Class 4A state runner-up in each of those seasons.
Members of those squads, who compiled a 44-4 record with three of those losses coming against La Marque in the title game, will be feted before the District 5-5A opener against Wichita Falls — a program those teams beat by a combined score of 149-9 in three match-ups — on September 29.
Activities include a pep rally at 3 p.m. at the High School, walking with the current team through Touchdown Alley, a 5:30 reception at Munson Stadium and a recognition on the field before the game.
The 1995 and 1997 squads were 15-1 while the 1996 team went 14-2. The 1997 team shares the school record for touchdowns in a game (10) for a 71-9 win against Denton, which was the highest scoring game in school history until a 75-37 win against McKinney in 2009 while the 1995 team held the school record for yards in a game (577) until the mark was surpassed in 2003 and now sits 11th on the list.