Junior quarterback Eric Sweet engineered a 90-yard touchdown drive late in the fourth quarter for another 22-21 comeback victory.
In the season finale, Sweet tossed a TD pass to Flowers on the “Kokomo special” play with less than 2 minutes left for the winning score to wrap up the title with a 5-2 league mark and 8-2 overall.
Jones, who now lives in Michigan after spending more than 30 years in Texas and Arizona, said everyone wanted to win for Baldini.
“I owe a lot to coach Baldini,” Flowers added.
Sweet would go on and star at the University of San Diego. Defensive end Dave Jones, Lozier and Harris, also a state champion in the discus, all earned scholarships.
Baldini often wonders what if today’s playoff format had been in place in ‘77.
“They could’ve went somewhere because we had enough talent to do that,” he said.