1944 Bobcat Football Team




1st  Row, Left to Right

20 - Franklin Seabern Thomas,  10 - Harold Cumby,  11 - Joe
Rooker,  12 - Charles Kennedy,  Coach Foy Hammons,  13 - Clarence
Garrett,  14 - Wilton Garrett,  15 - Johnny Brannon, 16- Jack Wells,
17 - Houston Schooley (?)


2nd Row

37 - William Duckett,  19 - Howard Cobb,  25 - Dwayne Gresham,  23
- James Henry Moore,
21 - Perry Campbell,  18 - Cecil Weaver,   27 - Unknown,  24 -
Delwin Ross,  Raymond Beyers.  
22 - Bill Morton,  34 - Billy Arnold


3rd Row

Lee Merryweather,  Douglas Mullins,  46 - Blake Schooley,  48 -
Unknown,  77 - Unknown,  
87 - Billy Ruggles,  Charles Reed,  Joe Keith Cassidy,  49 - Jack Ray


4th Row

92 - Bill Beard  (?),  36 - Jimmy Walters,  45 - unknown,  38 -
Charles Hyatt,  Billy Milam,  
89 - Coral Huddleston,  Robert McCullough
34 is Billy Arnold,
87 is Billy Ruggles,
15 is Sonny Brannon,
14 is Wilton Garrett
13 is Clarence Garrett
49 is Jack Ray
22 is Bill Morton
21 is Perry Campbell
16 is Jack Wells

A Byers boy  for sure is behind No.s 24-22
Douglas Mullins is next to Jack Ray  &

I think no. 23 is Buster Rogers

I was told

24 is Delwin Ross
25 is a Middlebrooks
26 is Lee Merryweather
no # is Billy Milam
Charles Reed ( married to Frances W. is in there somewhere)
10 is Harold Cumby,
11 is Joe Rooker,

Others who should be there are:

Zimmerly,   McCullough,   Basye,   Chessher,   C. Crawford,   S A Westbrook,
89 is (?) Huddleston

Any additional information or corrections to the players names should be sent to :   
perry75048@yahoo.com
Top Photo:  Coach Lawrence Martin (far right), assistant football coach,
baseball coach and  social science teacher;Mrs. Lawrence Martin, English, Latin,
journalism teacher
Bottom Photo:  Mr. and Mrs. John Pierce - Coach Pierce served  HHS in
thesepositions: Physical Education Director,  Junior High School Coach,
andAssistant Line Coach to the Bobcats.
In 1958 Head Coach Pierce had an undefeated team!
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L-R - Joe Barrentine, Van Wiggins, Donald Ray Neal, Bill Gunter, Louis Sutton, Billy Ray Tabor,
Thomas Guilliams and back L-R - Reeder Huddleston, Charles Crumpler, Gordon Beasley and
Wayne England.
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