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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
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.