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Dexter class of 1964 remembers the glory years

The Dexter High School graduating class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion. The Dexter High School graduating class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion.
DEXTER, MO (KFVS) -

The Dexter High School graduating class of 1964 celebrated their 50th class reunion Friday night during the school's homecoming game against Kennett.

According to Deloris Wamble, the year 1964 was quite the special one for Dexter because the football team made history going undefeated.

That was thee first time the team had ever won all of its games.

They went 10-0 beating all the bigger city teams like Sikeston, Poplar Bluff and Jackson.

Back then there were no state titles, but the team won their conference.

Dennis Cook, who played as a senior on that winning team, can't believe it has been 50 years since they were out on the field.

"Don't know where the years have gone," Cook said. "We're getting older but that's okay, we're still young at heart."

He said not much has changed at Dexter since then.

"The last year, our championship year the stands were filled just like this," Dennis Cook said. "We didn't have all the stuff in the parking lot like they had today but it was still memorable."

"It's new and it's old," 1964 head football coach Tom Thrower said. "It's new in that the faces are different and the athletes are different and the play is different, but the old part is the same enthusiasm is here that was 50 years ago and that's the main thing."

Wamble said it was so exciting to put together the 50th class reunion.

"You think you went to school with them 12 years and then they go away and you don't know who is going to be coming back to see," Wamble said. "So it is very very nice to see everybody and there are smiles everywhere."

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