Optimist Bowl
All-American Bowl
(Post-Season Football Game)

Optimist Bowl
Houston, Texas
Optimist Bowl 1 1946  North Texas College (W 14-13) Pacific College,   (12/21)
Tucson, Arizona
Optimist Bowl 1 1958  College All-Stars (W 56-28) Tucson Cowboys (WPFL),   (1/4)
Optimist Bowl 2 1959  Major College All-Americans (NCAA) (W 14-12) Small College All-Americans (NAIA),   (1/4)
Optimist Bowl 3 1960  Major College All_Americans (W 53-0) Small College All-Americans,   (1/2)
All-American Bowl 4 1961  Major College All_Americans (W 31-0) Small College All-Americans,   (12/30)
All-American Bowl 5 1962  Small College All_Americans (W 14-13) Major College All-Americans,   (12/29)
 Notes:
  The WPFL was the Western Professional Football League. The Tucson Cowboys were a semi-pro football team.
  The Optimist Bowl was also known as the All-American Optimist Bowl 1959 & 60, and just the All-American Bowl from 1961..
  There was an Optimist Bowl football game at Asheville, North Carolina, between Western and Eastern N.C. high school All-Stars, 1947-1950.
  There was an Optimist Bowl football game at Sweetwater, Tennessee between the best state high school teams, from 1959.
  There was an Optimist Bowl football game at Knoxville, Tennessee, between high school teams, in 1964.
  There was an Optimist Bowl football game at Pensacola, Florida, between the best state high school teams, from 1977 on.

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