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The ECHO Yearbook (Spring 1960)


#11 Jimmy Wall sprints past opposing defenders in 1959 action (click to enlarge)


#21 Tommy Arnold turns upfield in 1959 action (click to enlarge)


Sprayberry Yellow Jackets 1959 action (click to enlarge)

Sprayberry Football 1959

From The ECHO (Spring 1960):

"Football was very exciting and fun, although we were unfortunate to be defeated in all of our games except one.  We may have been personally defeated, but our principles never!  We always kept in mind that there are some defeats more triumphant than victories.  At all times our hopes and drive were ever livelier than despair.  We all had fun and we would like to give thanks to all the people that backed us all the way, right up to the last game of the season."

From left, Team Captain Jimmy Wall, Coach Joe Penney, Coach Jack Wade, Coach Jim Frazier, and Team Managers Carter, McGrath, and Vines (click to enlarge)


Sprayberry's starting offense in 1959 (click to enlarge)

Jack Wade, New Head Coach

Coach Jack Wade (1959)

From The ECHO (Spring 1960):

"Jack Wade, Sprayberry Football Head Coach and Athletic Director, step[ped] into the spotlight 100 yards long and [53] yards wide on August 31, 1959.  Every Friday night during football season, he was seen in that spotlight, walking up and down the sideline.  Coach Wade is a native of Clinton, Tennessee, graduate of Carson-Newman and Peabody Colleges.

He made the high school football team as a fullback, and on the same team, one of his brothers was a quarterback.

On graduation, Mr. Wade began his coaching career at Madisonville, Tennessee; Jefferson City, Tennessee; and later Lake View High School, Rossville, Georgia.  From there he came to Sprayberry.

Coach Wade has never gone at his job giving all his attention to just winning ballgames.  He has made it his business, as a coach, to develop youngsters as men as well as athletes.  Sprayberry is proud and fortunate to have Jack Wade as coach and teacher at Sprayberry."

1959 Football Season



Coach Jack Wade talks with #73 Howard Hicks in 1959 (click to enlarge)


Sue Tinsley attends to Sprayberry's mascot in 1959 (click to enlarge)