1970 Classmates in
8th Grade Champs - Members of the 8th grade football
team that finished the season with a
6-0-0 record are: Left to right, first row, Tommy Donnely ('67), Boyd Hicks
(?), Boyd Arrington ('69),
Craig Ensley ('68), Brain Brizendine, and Tommy Jackson ('69). Second row,
Dee Clanton ('69),
Johnny Kellum (?), Donnie McLamb, Mike Suggs ('68), Jimmy Hall ('69),
Maroney Williams ('69),
and Tommy May (?). Third row, Lewis Suggs, John Williamson ('71), Elwyn
Marion Parris ('69), Jimmy Gibbs, Steve Warren, and Ricky Matsen ('65).
Fourth row, Fred Ballew
('69), Gary Duncan ('71), Randy Caines, Tommy Nance ('69), Jimmy Miller
('69), Larry Triplett ('69),
and Herbert White ('69).
5 years later, some of these football players went on a plane ride to
Kentucky, as featured on three North Carolinian pages starting with
These same players in the 1968 football team were named
National Football Champions of Schools for the Deaf.
40 years later,
the 1968 football team, coaches, athletic director, cheerleaders,
and sponsors of cheerleaders had a National Football Champions
Reunion Banquet after the 2008 Homecoming game.
article about the 1968 banquet can be viewed
and halfway down this same page you can see some pictures of
the 2008 banquet.