PHOTO TRIBUTE: Stephenville’s greatest moments under Joe Gillespie

Photos by RUSSELL HUFFMAN

Joe Gillespie is leaving Stephenville for the University of Tulsa. He was 72-23 in seven seasons and guided the Yellow Jackets to the 2012 3A Division I championship. Russell Huffman was a photographer of record at as many Stephenville games during Gillespie’s head coaching tenure as anyone. Here are some of Huffman’s personally selected favorites from a great era in Stephenville Yellow Jacket football:

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Above: Gillespie with his family after winning the 2012 3A Division I championship.

Below: Gillespie dances the night away shortly after defeating El Campo 70-35 for the school’s fifth football title.

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joe gillespie 6Above: Gillespie addresses his team with passion moments after their 2012 state title.

Below: Gillespie took a victory lap with the Yellow Jacket flag after his team beat rival Aledo early in the 2012 season.

joe gillespie 8joe gillespie 1Above: Gillespie celebrates with assistant coaches following his first victory as a head coach at Brownwood in 2008.

Below: A collage of Huffman’s photos from Stephenville’s 2012 bi-district playoff victory.

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