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Greatest on the Gridiron: ’70 Temple vs. ’93 Vicksburg

The 1970 Temple Buccaneers finished a 39-game unbeaten streak — it included two ties — with a 6-0 victory over New Orleans powerhouse St. Augustine in the Red Carpet Bowl. They started their run in the Greatest on the Gridiron tournament with a much more comfortable 83-34 victory over 2016 Warren Central.

Led by quarterback William Wooley (1,784 yards and 28 touchdown passes in 1970), the Buccaneers are a formidable opponent for any era — which is appropriate, since their next one in the Greatest tournament comes from 23 years later.

(1) 1970 Temple vs. (5) 1993 Vicksburg

  • 1970 Temple (75%, 107 Votes)
  • 1993 Vicksburg (25%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 142

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The 1993 Vicksburg Gators outlasted 2014 St. Aloysius 136-112 in one of the highest-scoring first round matchups of the Greatest on the Gridiron tournament.

Led by defensive lineman Michael Myers, a future NFL star, the Gators got off to a 10-0 start back in 1993 and advanced to the second round of the MHSAA Class 5A playoffs. Can they get past the second round in this bracket? Your vote will decide.

Voting for the second round of the Greatest on the Gridiron tournament is open until noon on Thursday, July 16.