Do you know what year(s) these patches were used?
Were they used by type of sport? Who would have used these patches?
Have you ever owned one?
If you have any information about these patches, please share with us in the comments section!
American football. Although I don’t remember if it represented other sports as well. The teams were part of the Department of Defense schools system. Teams included the green devils, bulldogs, and sadly I have forgotten the others. I can see the uniforms… But not remember the other team names
I should have added some color. Since you only had two main high schools, but plenty of kids willing to play sports…. You had a high school/community with multiple teams. If the sport was popular enough then the main teams would have been the green devils, red machine and the bull dogs.
Balboa High School had so many students that it was able to have 2 football teams, The Balboa Bulldogs and The Red Machine. If i remember correctly, last names starting with “A” thru “L” could play for the Bulldogs, and “M” thru “Z” could play for the Red Machine. The Red Machine used to practice behind the Diablo Elementary School, while the Bulldogs got to practice in Balboa Stadium behind the high school.
I owned one. Played for Red Machine in 89 and our Coach was Dahlstrom. We were undefeated champions that year. Coach Dahlstrom was a very cool guy. I think he is in Italy. I also paddled in the Ocean to Ocean with him and Coach Sweeney that year and I also have that patch. 89 Track and Field mile champ and if I got anything for that I gave it together with the patches to my dear mom Blanche. Hi MOM!
What was Mr. Dahlstrom’s first name? Those team names were also applicable to the Basketball teams as well.
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