Legendary 1963 Lodi Flames to be honored before tonight’s game
A plaque shows the undefeated 1963 Lodi High School Flames, along with coach John Giannoni and their record for the season.
- Bob Bittner, tackle on 1963 team
There was nothing special about us. We were just in good shape, worked hard and had a ton of confidence.”
- Dan Flores, linebacker on 1963 team
It wasn’t about us. It was about coming together as a team.”
Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am
Bill Yurong played four years of football at California State University, Sacramento and two with a semi-professional club — but no game, he says, has matched the buzz at the Grape Bowl on Nov. 15, 1963.
About 10,000 fans were expected at that season-ending clash between longtime rivals Lodi and Stagg, a contest that would crown the Central California Conference champion.
Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am.