Lash's Place- Downey High News!

Subject: Memories of our 50th Anniversary Reunion Party

To everyone who participated in the 50th anniversary of the 1956 Big Game, thanks for making it a wonderful experience.

Special thanks to:

Gabe Carrello - Downey High's football booster and president
Tom Houts - Downey's Principal
John Baker - Downey's assistant principal
Scott Pomrelrn - Downey City Manager
Trish Coppell - Downey City Manager Office
Laura Mendoza - Embassey Suites Sales Director
Scott Cobos - Downey Patriot Sports Writer
Eric Pierce - Downey Patriot Sports Writer
Jeff Miller - Orange County Register

A message from the 1956 Downey Viking football team:

We were here fifty years ago. Things have changed. But, we still feel that "Viking Spirit".

In 1956, some of us had the opportunity to play for the Southern California CIF football championship in the Los Angeles Coliseum. There were 41,383 people there to watch Downey and Anaheim play to a 13-13 tie. We will never forget that experience.

You will never be able to duplicate this time in your life so take advantage of it. Make as many friends as possible and get involved on campus. Then you will always have great memories as a Downey Viking. 

We think back on our memories from high school and the "Big Game" and that gives us the excuse to get together more often.

We hope that all of you "Vikings" will have fond memories of your time at Downey High School.

Thank you. We will always have good memories!

Lash Stevenson

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