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Braves grid team enjoyed banner 1968 season

While searching for photo albums and scrapbooks prior to a recent family reunion, former Pleasant Ridge residents Jim and Kay Frey came across an unexpected gem.

It was a plain, parcel-sized envelope filled with yellowed news clippings.

Not just any clippings, mind you.

These were from more than a half-century ago, dating to the fall of 1968.

That was among the best of times for the Freys, who now reside in Mount Vernon. Then Jim coached football and taught at La Conner High School.

That Braves’ team, which went undefeated with one tie in eight games, set the standard for a program that would...


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