MOUNT VERNON — There were no cell phones. There were no players to follow on Twitter. No one knew what instant messaging was.
There wasn’t an Internet. No one watched a DVD or put a tape in their VCR. You weren’t distracted by video games. Very few people were wired for cable.
It was a different world in 1963. It was a time when life went at a slower pace and there were fewer distractions. It was also the last time the Mount Vernon High School football team went undefeated.
On Friday, that team will be honored before Mount Vernon’s game at Yellow Jacket Stadium against Franklin Heights as well as during halftime.
“I think it’s great that they would take time to celebrate a very good time for Mount Vernon High School,” said Rod Beckett, a junior guard on the ’63 team. “I think it can be an inspiration for future Yellow Jackets.”
The Jacket Boosters helped organize the tribute, which starts with a banquet at a tent near the stadium Friday afternoon. Several former players are expected to be on hand to show off memorabilia from the season and to share stories of the days when the Jackets could not be beat.
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