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Greatest on the Gridiron: ’79 Warren Central vs. ’55 St. Aloysius

The second of two back-to-back undefeated Warren Central teams from the late 1970s, the 1979 squad is certainly in the discussion for best ever in the Greatest on the Gridiron tournament.

With running back Carl Blue (2,168 yards and a single-season county record 33 touchdowns) leading the way, the Vikings steamrolled nearly every opponent they faced. The defense posted eight shutouts in 12 games and only one game was decided by less than 27 points.

(2) 1979 Warren Central vs. (7) 1955 St. Aloysius

  • 1979 Warren Central (68%, 62 Votes)
  • 1955 St. Aloysius (32%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 91

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The ‘79 Vikings are a tough draw for the 1955 St. Aloysius Flashes, who were the first of four undefeated teams from the school in a four-year span from 1955-58. The ‘55 Flashes outscored opponents 271-39 and finished a perfect 8-0.

About Ernest Bowker

Ernest Bowker is The Vicksburg Post's sports editor. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post's sports staff since 1998, making him one of the longest-tenured sports reporters in the paper's 137-year history. The New Jersey native is a graduate of LSU. In his career, he has won more than 50 awards from the Mississippi Press Association and Associated Press for his coverage of local sports in Vicksburg.

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