Aldine “Legends Night” honors coach Bill Smith & 1990 team

Congressman Gene Green presents Award Proclamation to Coach Bill Smith

On Saturday night, Sept. 12, Aldine High School held a “Legends Night” to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the rich tradition of Aldine High School football.

Presentations were made to former Aldine Coach Bill Smith, and the Aldine football team by Congressman Gene Green, and the Aldine Athletic Department’s Richard Delgado, and present Aldine Coach James Kowalewski.

Twenty-five years ago, Bill Smith led the Aldine Mustangs to the Class 5A state title with a 27-10 victory over Arlington Lamar.

The state championship game capped a 15-0 season for Smith’s Mustangs and ESPN also named them the No. 1 high school team in the country after they rolled through their 1990 schedule.

Mustangs of every generation (former administrators, faculty, staff, students and fans) attended the celebration, which began at 4 p.m. with a tailgate in the West Parking Lot of Thorne Stadium, prior to the 6 p.m. kickoff of the Mustang’s game against Conroe High School.

Aldine ISD Director of Athletics Richard Delgado planned special festivities for Aldine High alums during the game as well as a special recognition at halftime.