Someone help me with these athletes and others.
Jerry Lamar Castleberry Class of 1965
Beyond those individual athletes you mentioned were some good athletic families: Freddy, Mary Helen, Doug, Curtis and Dot Young.
Raymond and Robin Hudson.
Larry and Oscar Ivory.
Mickey, Robert Lee, Carlton, Gene and Linda Jo Brown (track).
Odell and James Wimpye.
Tuck, Larry and
Let us not forget those athletes of long ago, but then it’s been long ago for all of us.
Heyward Clyde, Cleo "Shot Bug" Sadler, Robin Hudson, Raymond Hudson, Robert Cantrell, Doyle Butts, Tuck Turner (I have a story to tell about Tuck), William Johnson, Leroy "Bear" Williams, Clifford Stephens, Arthur "Doodle Bug" Moss, Eddie "Fanny" Strickland, Doug Morrow, John Keith, Cluster Smith, Grady "Rip" Thomas, Ellis Cantrell, Odell Wimpye, Larry Ivory, Oscar Ivory, Fred "Dinky" Stovall, Curtis Wright, Douglas and Curtis Young, Ollis Williams (there is a song about Ollis), Charles Clark (could kick a ball a mile), and of course Eugene Carrithers. There is a legend a blind man used to come to the games to hear John Keith hit somebody (smile). More names to come from other participants. Keep it going. Go Tigers.
We can’t forget the quarterback of those great championship teams, Cecil Young!
Larry I remember Mrs. Demps. If I remember correctly (don’t hold me to this) she was a home economics teacher either before or after Mrs. Moore and she lived with Raymond Roper’s family for awhile.
Well, it really was a poem rather than a song. Ollis played quaterback and one of if not his best friend was Curt Young. In fact, their nicknames were Source #1 and Source #2. I will leave it to your imagination to figure out # 1. The poem goes: I threw a pass into the air, where it landed I know not where, that is why I sat and dream on the bench with the third string team. Ollis was a good guy that spent time with
We should try and list all the Gainesville area older athletes so it will help the younger generations know what happen in the sport arenas before their time…again Thanks Jerry
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