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There has been one state championship football team at Fairmont High School – the 1949 team shown above. Coached by Cameron West, Bill Brown and Bob Laudermilk, they defeated Walnut Cove for the North Carolina Class B state title. Many of these men remained in the area to live and raise families.

Please help us name each of these players by completing the contact form below. List the player’s number, then his name. Don’t guess. It will only confuse us more than we are already!

Here are those whom we can identify:

31  John Fulton Floyd
23  Edgar (Tiny) Johnson
40  Walter Perry w/ football
33  Bobby Jones
21  Shot Griffin
44  Michael Finnegan
25  David Musselwhite
47  James (Rusty) Perry
49  Jimmy Oliver
46  Alton Parker
30  Hayes Lewis

The success of the 2009 Fairmont High School baseball team brings back memories of FHS’s run during the 1967 NCHSAA 2A Baseball playoffs. Pictured above is that team prior to a game.

Members are (kneeling, l/r) Ben Brady, Kenneth Barnes, Mike Davis, Braxton Freeman, Tommy Purvis, Bob Capps; (standing, l/r) Mike Walters (scorekeeper), Wesley Freeman, Joe Frye, Johnny Bare, Charles Adams, Bill Brady, Jay Capps, Roger Ivey, Terry Grier, Larry Walters, Coach LeRoy Vaughn, Gene Ivey.

This team lost in the state finals to North Davidson after winning the first game of that series. Joe Frye went on to play college baseball at NC State and Larry Walters played at East Carolina, then played several years professionally.

1945-46 FHS Football Team

This photo was contributed by Bill Lewis who played on this team. We believe that this was the first organized interscholastic football team at Fairmont High School.

The photograph was made by Cecil Ashley, longtime Fairmont resident and “character.”