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Bryan County ensures itself of first winning season since 1991

POSTED: October 25, 2011 7:29 p.m.

Bryan County High School assured itself of its first winning season in football since 1991 with Friday's 13-12 win over Claxton at the Pecan Grove

.Since nobody on the Redskins' roster was even alive in 1991, I thought I'd offer a quick look back.


1991 was ...
- The year of Desert Storm, when we learned once again to appreciate the military. (Before that, not so much. I can recall a certain reference to a nearby military base as Fort Stupid. I was in the Army at the time, a field artillery surveyor stationed with a Lance missle battalion in Germany. I did my time ... good times.)

- The year the Atlanta Braves went from worst to first and the Tomahawk Chop (at least the ATL version) was born. The Braves got all the way to the World Series, where they lost a classic seven-game series to the Minnesota Twins.Still, a dynasty was born.

- Seattle band Nirvana released the classic album "Nevermind."

- "Dances With Wolves" won best picture. Brittany Spears appears on Star Search and the world is forever changed.

- Dr. Suess died. So did Leo Durocher, the legendary Cubs manager, and Miles Davis, the jazz great. All three were American icons, but none moreso that Dr. Suess. I quote from the good doc himself: " “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You're on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who'll decide where to go...” ... from "Oh, the Places You'll Go!"

- The Warsaw Pact was dissolved. The Soviet Union breaks up. George Bush (not W.) is in the White House. A thousand points of light. Dana Carvey impressions.

- Burt Reynolds got the Emmy for best lead actor in a comedy series for his role as former pro football star turned high school coach Wood Newton in "Evening Shade."

The first internet browser is introduced. It wasn't Al Gore's. It wasn't Google. I quote from the internet site WWW FAQs -- What was the first browser? Tim Berners-Lee, who invented the World Wide Web together with Robert Cailliau, built the first working prototype in late 1990 and early 1991. That first prototype consisted of a web browser for the NeXTStep operating system. This first web browser, which was named "WorldWideWeb," had a graphical user interface and would be recognizable to most people today as a web browser. However, WorldWideWeb did not support graphics embedded in pages when it was first released."

Note: The Sports Blog is an online opinion column written by Bryan County News sports writer Jeff Whitten.  You can reach him at


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