Big Stone Gap High School Championship Football Squad, 1937
Front row, seated on ground Preston Wolfe, Sam Willis, Jack Camblos, Eddie Kilbourne, Edgar Calahan, Harold Giles, Hoyt Moore. Second row, seated A. C. "Alf" Morton, Tom Cochran, Robert Kilburne, Woody Tucker, Captain, Willie Hale Hamblin, Bert Gillespie, David Sproules. Top row, Coach Bill Kaylor, Curtis Beverley, Gene Wheeler, Caudell, Ed Stone, Harold Nichols, Sonny Ramsey & Harold Pennington, Manager.
The Big Stone Gap High School football team defeated the Radford High School team to win the Virginia Half State Championship game in Big Stone Gap at Bullit Park in 1937 by a score of 32 to 7. The captain and star player of the Big Stone Gap team was Woody Tucker, the son of John B. & Cornelia Gilliam Tucker of Big Stone Gap.
Contributed by Randy Tucker (born in Wise County in 1950, Woody's second of four sons.)
Also contributing James L. Tucker, JD (born on Jerome Street in Big Stone Gap in 1941.) James is a writer of history. His books can be ordered from the history page on the Blue Moon web site and he may be contacted at email@example.com
Submitted to the Town of Big Stone Gap web site with the permission of the subject on 04/15/01.