THE GOLDEN AGE OF JHS ~ 1960 ~ Page II

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In late February, the Bryan High School Panthers, Class B defending state champions stopped A. R. Johnson High of Augusta, Georgia, by a score of 73 to 69. It was the Panthers 19th victory without a defeat. The Panthers had lost only one game over the last three years. The Panthers averaged 75 points per game and were the most feared team in North East Georgia. Red Davenport scored 42 points in a 116 - 46 win over Watkinsville High. He averaged over 20 points per game. Another prominent team member was Aaron Shaney, who averaged around 18 points per game. Carroll Newton, Charles Colbert and C.D. Kidd completed their starting lineup. The Panthers were coached by Fred Mathis.

The Bryan High Lady Panthers won 10 of their last 15 regular season games. They were led by Margie Vernon who averaged 22 points per game. They were coached by Miss Lynda Glenn and Mr. Eldridge Jay.

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1960 Jeffersonian Opening Page.

Senior Class Officers ~ President, Talmadge Perry; Vice-Presidents. Harold Butler, John Kesler; Secretary, Wilma Watson, Treasurer, Hillyer Duke; Reporter, Ruby Shumake.

Jennie Lou Porter and Jerry Elder.

Barbara Hanson and Jerry Elder.

Jennie Lou Porter and Walter Tonge.

Polly Berryman and Buddy Tolbert.

First Row ~ Left to Right; Betty Jo Sosebee, Burton Riddle, Betty Parks, Jerry Middlebrooks, Norman Botelho. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Jeff Davis, Herbert Wilson, Polly Berryman, Gary Gilbert, Franklin Nichols. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Richard Langford, Jerry Elder, Buddy Tolbert, Tom Venable and Larry Wood.

Fron Row ~ Left to Right; Jennnie Wilson and Judy Whechel. Second Row ~ Left to right; Judy Whitmire, Sara Frances Ellington, Alice Gilbert. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Brenda Gooch and Linda Gooch. Fourth Row ~ Left to Right; Jeff Davis, Donald Dalton and Tommy Elrod.

Top Row ~ Left to Right; Larry Alexander, Carl Anderson, James Arnold, Michael Arnold. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Carol Barnes, Jim Bell, Jane Blackstock. Bottom Row ~ Left to Right; Carolyn Boswell, Jan Bradberry, Sandra Breazeale, Bonnie Sue Brown.

Top Row ~ Left to Right; Diane Garrison, Ellen Garrison, Randall Gee, Ellen Hall. Second Row ~ Left to Right; Judy Ingram, Roger Jackson, Pat Jones, Janie Kinsey. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Oscar Lee, James Ledford, Jerry Legg, Frances McDonald. Bottom Row ~ Left to Right; Martha Martin, Jean Massey, Elizabeth Massey, Ann Melvin.

Left to Right; Julia Stovall, John Davis, Dan Cagle and Posy Storey.

Left to Right; Saralyn Foster, Jimmy Williams, Posy Storey, Dan Cagle and Vicki Ray.

First Row ~ Left to Right; J. Davis, J. Pethel, S. Baker, P. Smith, R. Thurmond, C. Pittman, second Row ~ Left to right; R. Cochran, G. D. Parks, B. J. Nash, J. Fawcett, V. Fields, P. Beatty, B. Edwards. Third Row ~ Left to Right; J. Venable, J. Bryan, D. Glenn, E. Wofford, A. Hollis, J. Gearin, B. McClure, Fourth Row ~ Left to Right; C. Wills, B. Knight, J. Stovall, S. Massey, F. Craig, B. Scoggins and L. Amos.

First Row ~ Left to Right; H. Mauldin, J. Pethel, B. Tolbert, R. Gearin, J. D. Hollis, J. Tate. Second Row ~ Left to Right; M. Anglin, D. Sears, P. Strickland, B. Wilson, N. J. Farr, M. Venable, M. Bellamy. Third Row ~ Left to Right; J. Patterson, E. J. Edwards, L. Marlow, T. Fleeman, C. Buffington, Johny Pruitt. Fourth Row ~ Left to Right; G. Langford, C. Hall, B. Neese, J. Parks, J. Wilbanks, J. Williams, B. McCreery, G. Spence.

First Row ~ Left to Right; R. Pharris, S. Foster, D. Cagle, C. Crowe, J. McEver, K. Langford, S. Dill. Second Row ~ Left to right; J. Nelms, D. Wilson, J. W. Holloway, W. Strickland, D. Watson, E. Gilstrape, F. Arnold, T. Patrick. Third Row ~ Left to Right; D. Hay, B. Colvard, T. Marlow, A. Potter, M. Sanders, T. Bolton and V. Ray.

60s football at Memorial Stadium.

First Row ~ Left to Right; P Head, W. Compton, B. Gilbert, R. Dixon, B. Bond. Second Row ~ Left to Right; V. Standridge, J. Mize, D. Campbell, C. Wilkes, B. Bruce, A. Glosson, A. R. Martin. Third Row ~ Left to Right; S. Gable, W. Tolbert, W. Whisnant, H. Beatty, A. Holmes, F. Baerne, Fourth Row ~ Left to Right; D. Ayers, J. Wilson, D. West, L. Pressley, R. Reeves, J. L. Ledford, B. Stringer.

Game Captains Herbert Wilson and Damon Gause.

1959 Jefferson Dragons. First Row ~ Left to Right; B. Porter, R. Jackson, R. Kinsey, D. Gause, L. Wood, J. Sexton. Second Row ~ Left to Right; E. Marlow, T. Venable, R. Langford, D. Tompkins, L Cooper, J. Davis, D. Wise. Third Row ~ Left to Right; Manager Richard Gearin, J. Waddell, B. Riddle and H. Wilson.

1959 Football Cheerleaders. Left to Right, Kneeling; Lollie Ann Huff, Ellen Hall, Jane Blackstock, Brenda Ricks. Standing; Brenda Samples, Judy Burch, Alice Gilbert, Betty Lou Berryman.

Jeff Davis score touchdown versus Washington-Wilkes. In what many believe to eb the greatest game ever played in old memorial Field, Washington-Wilkes beat Jefferson 14-13 on an 80-yard touchdown run by Johnny Gresham in the last two minutes of the game.

Tom Venable. End.

Franklin Nichols. Fullback.

Herbert Wilson. Center.

Buddy Tolbert. Halfback.

1959 - 60 Dragonettes. Left to Right; L. Scoggins, B. Samples, E. O'Kelly, B. Ricks, N. Botelho. Second Row; E. Hall, Betty Parks, A. Melvin, J. Blackstock, S. F. Ellington, J. Pethel. Third Row; Standing; M. Sexton, Manager; R. Sosebee, B. J. Sosebee, P. Silman, E. Craven, P. Berryman, Sara Massey, Manager.

Richard Langford. Halfback.

Betty Parks scores for Jefferson.

Dragonette co-captains ~ Polly Berryman and Betty Jo Sosebee.

1959 - 60 Girls Schedule and Results.

Dragonette action.

1959 Dragon football award wnners - L-R - Herbert Wilson, Tom Venable, Damon Gause and Jeff Davis.