March 17 - 18 would see Bill Haley and his Comets return to the Roosevelt Theater in the sequel to his “Rock Around the Clock” movie entitled “Don’t Knock the Rock.”
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Doc Berryman ~ End.
Columbus Williamson ~ Center.
Edwin McClure ~ End.
Benny Tompkins ~ Fullback.
Billy Ricks ~ Halfback.
Tompkins and Ricks ~ A joy to watch play football in 1956.
Ricks scores against Commerce.
Front Row ~ Left to Right; G. Langford, D. Skelton, C. Murphy, M. F. McNeal, J. Porter, Second Row ~ Left to Right; R. Ricks, D. Gaines, B. Eberhart, E. L. Murphy, A. Roberts. Third Row ~ Left to Right; M. N. Davis, J. Davis, D. garrison, B. Wilson and L. Meade.
Dragonettes playing hard.
Reba Ricks ~ Dragonette forward in 1956.
Dragonette schedule and results in 1956 - 57.
Fron Row ~ Left to Right; Johnny Melvin, Benny Tompkins, Edwin McClure, Lewis Gailey, Jerry Adams and Billy Ricks. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Gary Duke, Bobby Potter, Leroy Williamson, Daniel Gasaway and Roy Evans.
Billy Ricks scores for Jefferson.
Benny Tompkins goes high for a rebound.
Dragons schedule and results of the 56 - 57 season.
Lewis Gailey was Captain and leading scorer for the 1956 - 57 Jefferson Dragon cagers.
1956 Football award winners ~ Charles Anglin, Best Blocker; Benny Tompkins, Best Defensive Player; Billy Ricks, Most Valuable Player.
Leroy Williamson runs the high hurdles versus Commerce in 1957.