Tuesday, January 02, 2007

MHS FOOTBALL!


This picture of the Monroe Rebels Football Team was taken in the stadium at Walter Bickett High School.

  • Do you know the year? – the players? – the coaches?
  • Do you notice anything unusual about this picture?

PHOTOGRAPH BY JOHN GULLEDGE

12 Comments:

At 3:41 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Mary Eda said...

What fun! I always love "contests"!
So, even though I don't know much at all about MHS football history.........

Recognizing some of the players on the back row, probably freshmen(?)....would make this photo about school year '56-'57?

Seems unusual that photo was made on the "VISITOR's Bleachers/side", instead of HOME side, like later years.
Not sure if that's what you meant.

Nicely ordered jersey numbers (hey, I'm a math major......I notice things like that), which wasn't always done.
But maybe your questions have something to do with "just 4" helmets on the ground in front??

OK, that's all.
.........Waiting to hear what others think! You are very clever, Mystery Blogger.

 
At 5:39 PM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous NKW said...

The year is probably 1957 because the varsity is made up mainly of the Class of 1958 (wouldn't their picture have been taken in the fall of their senior year?).
Front Row L to R: Joe Gordon, Tom Presson, Bobby Beaty, Bobby Booth (?), Alton Russell, ?, Craven Williams, Johnny Hybarger, Billy Dellinger, Bruce Griffin, Butch Shoemaker. Second Row L to R: Jack Presson, Mike Pope, no. 63 is Maurice (Lou) Walters. Third Row L to R: all I recognize is no. 25 Dick Worley

 
At 6:16 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Mary Warshaw said...

In the third row.....I think
#27 is the _____Mitchum
#35 is Eura Gaskins
#40 looks like Jim Wellborn (Susan can tell us for sure).

 
At 6:36 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Margaret Broome said...

This is definitely the fall of 1957...my Junior year!
1st row:
Joe Gordon, Tom Presson, Bobby Beaty, Bobby Booth, Alton Russell, Farrell Richardson, Craven Williams, Johnny Hybarger, Bill Dellinger, Bruce Griffin, Butch Shoemaker

2nd row:
Jack Presson, Mike Pope, Henry Browning, Amon Funderburk, Larry Trull, Ronnie Keziah, John Hoyle Williams, Harry Gossett, Maurice Walters, Charles King, Micky Herrin

3rd row:
David Hedrick, Dick Worley, ??, Jerry Mitchum, ??, Mimmy Marsh, Eura Gaskins, David McGuirt, ??, Louie Sell, Jim Wellborn, Robert Reese

I think what you think is odd is that the picture was taken on the visitor's side of the field. This was probably because the camera could get closer without the rail in the way. Everything else looks so normal to me that I have no idea what could be unusual to anyone! :o)

 
At 6:37 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Margaret Broome said...

On the 3rd row, Mimmy Marsh is actually Jimmy Marsh!!

 
At 6:41 PM, January 02, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The coaches were Harry Jaynes and Harold (Froggy) Funderburk

 
At 6:55 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Mystery Blogger said...

Magnificent participation!

The year was 1957. Actually, three unusual things caught my eye: #1. the players were in numerical order. #2. the picture was taken on the visitor's side of the field.

So, what's the third thing?

 
At 7:31 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Margaret Broome said...

Only 1 helmet has a face guard??

 
At 7:42 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Mystery Blogger said...

No, that's #4. I missed that.

My #3 was the fact that no coaches (staff) are present in the picture.

 
At 11:47 PM, January 02, 2007, Blogger Marizell Thompson said...

The back row of numbers are not in numberical order. Number 31 is out of place on the end of the 2nd row...

 
At 6:29 PM, January 07, 2007, Blogger Susan Wellborn said...

Is that Jimmy Rabon and Donald House whom no one yet has identified on the 3rd row?

 
At 7:21 PM, January 12, 2007, Blogger Margaret Broome said...

Yes, Susan, in both instances. Maybe I should put on my reading glasses next time!!

 

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