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WHS 1955-56 Basketball, Football: 'Almost Perfect, Twice'

In early December of 1955, excitement was building in the halls of Williamsburg High School and in the borough of Williamsburg as the new basketball season was rapidly approaching.

There were two primary reasons for all the positive anticipation. First, the football squad of Coach William “Bill” Rhodes had just posted the school’s only undefeated, untied regular season (10-0) in Blue Pirate history. Since football’s beginning in 1926, only one other squad had been undefeated. The Blue Pirate team (then “Little Giants) of 1939 had no losses but tied Bedford 13-13, preventing a perfect regular s...


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