A fearsome gridiron gang

1958 Canton Elementary football

The 1958 Canton Elementary School football team was made up of this fearsome gridiron gang of 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Because there were so few youth teams back then, the school’s team divided itself into “red” and “yellow” teams to play against each other.

Front row, left to right: Richard Gray, Bobby Conkell, Unknown Leonard Dunn, Gary Haynes, Tommy Cullens, Butch Looper.

Second row: Sammy Tatum, J.H. Cantrell, David Cagle, Danny Quarles, David Donley, Unknown, Jimmy Conkell, Unknown, Lesley Cox.

Third row: Coach Norman Sosebee, Eddie Watkins, Unknown, Lynn Sewell, Charles Andrews, Brent Burton, Jimmy Stephens.

Back row: Coach Kenneth Wynn, Avery Wofford, Larry Young, Charles Wynn, Loman Cain, Mike Hunt, David Free, Coach Clayton Hawkins.

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2 comments on “A fearsome gridiron gang
  1. Kathy Dunn says:

    The unknown on the first row between Bobby Conkell and Gary Haynes is my own hubby, Leonard Dunn.

  2. Canton Rewind says:

    Thank you, Kathy! I’ve made the update in the text.

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