when Mike was in HS, his team played against a Joe Moore led HS squad?
In those days, teams did not go to the locker rooms at half-time. The teams would congregate away from the field and crowds where there was relative privacy. About 100 feet away was Joe Moore and his team.
Mike could see Moore pacing and talking to his team, all the while puffing on a cigarette. Mike's team won that game by a 7-6 or 6-0 score (it was either a 1-point win or a 1-score win). To this day, Mike swears that was the toughest team/game he had ever faced in HS. He considered Joe Moore one of the meanest, toughest coach he had ever faced.