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The ECHO Yearbook (Spring 1983)



Troy Myers

Varsity Wins Region for First Time Since 1978

From The ECHO (Spring 1983):

"The Varsity Football Team returned to its old form during the 1982 season.  They were 5-AAAA Champions for the first time since 1978.  The Jackets were 8-2 during the Regular Season and 10-3 Overall.  Coach John Paty commented, 'We had a great year.'   The Jackets were loaded with Seniors, and they provided good leadership.

Troy Myers had an excellent season for the Jackets.  Overall, he had 1,615 yards rushing [during the Regular Season, and 1,895 yards rushing Overall, along with a 6.7-yard per rush average and 15 TDs].  He seemed to carry the whole team, but Coach Paty pointed out, the Jackets were definitely not a one-man team.

Junior running back Darryl Holladay also played very well.  Quarterback Hal Bradford started shakily, but he quickly became an outstanding player.  The offensive line was very helpful to the backs. 

The Jackets also had an extremely strong defense.  It was led by Billy Durham, John Jennings, Skip Johnston, Rodney Smull, and Craig Watson.

The 1982 Varsity Football season will be difficult to forget.  Not only did they win their Region for the first time since 1978, their 10 wins broke a school record.  The season also helped to revive school pride and spirit.  Next year will be a rebuilding year because of the loss of so many Seniors."

1982 Football Season




Billy Durham

Skip Johnston