Stamford won the battle of the Bulldogs on Dec. 21, 1956, beating Brady 26-13 for their 32nd victory in a row and second straight Class 2A state championship.

Forty-two year old Gordon Lenear Wood had accomplished what most high-school football coaches achieve only in their dreams. But he would prowl the sidelines for 29 more seasons and collect a record nine state titles.

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