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November 22, 2012 at 8:00 PM

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Postcards from the past: Thanksgiving Day playoff, 1966


RICHARD S. HEYZA / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

In the mid-1960s, the Roosevelt Roughriders ruled prep football here. These are photos from the 1966 Turkey Day championship game at muddy Memorial Stadium, when they beat Chief Sealth 10-7.

RICHARD S. HEYZA / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

Attendance at Memorial Stadium for the annual Thanksgiving Day playoff game was 11,138.

RICHARD S. HEYZA / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

Cheerleaders root for Roosevelt.

RICHARD S. HEYZA / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

Sealth's Willie Wilson (16), off balance center, looked as if he was doing a ballet step. George Pearson (71), and Hugh Klopfenstein (8), right, of Roosevelt, tangled up the act after a seven-yard gain.

RICHARD S. HEYZA / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

Roosevelt pupils whooped it up as the Teds drove for a winning touchdown.

RICHARD S. HEYZA / THE SEATTLE TIMES ARCHIVE

Bob Vynne (12) racked up yardage for Roosevelt in the first quarter as he eluded Sealth's Doug Bush (67), Pat Wheat (57) and Clay Roberts (68).

Postcards from the past is an occasional feature, highlighting images from The Seattle Times historical archive.

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