Watch Canton High’s football practice in 1950

The Canton High Greenies hit the field for football practice in this 1950 video. Shared by Richard Gray, the footage is narrated by his uncle Dale “Tank” Gray, a player who was on the team (#44). The practice field is where current Heritage Park is now (behind the YMCA).

Coached by D.T. Smith, the 1950 Greenies team tallied a 3-6 season record. See who they played that season and how they fared in the chart below the video. Stats courtesy the Georgia High School Football Historians Association.

Canton High School’s 1950 record

Date
H/A
Opponent
WLT
PF
PA
  09-15-1950 (Fri)
H
LaFayette
   W
12
7
  09-22-1950 (Fri)
H
College Park
   L
0
14
  09-29-1950 (Fri)
A
Rockmart
   L
7
58
  10-06-1950 (Fri)
H
Fulton
   L
13
24
  10-13-1950 (Fri)
A
McHenry
   W
20
13
  10-20-1950 (Fri)
H
Hapeville
   L
13
32
  10-27-1950 (Fri)
A
Marietta
   L
7
31
  11-03-1950 (Fri)
A
Dalton
   L
7
33
  11-10-1950 (Fri)
H
Cedartown
   W
19
7

Courtesy the Georgia High School Football Historians Association

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4 comments on “Watch Canton High’s football practice in 1950
  1. Christy White Roper says:

    Thank you so much for posting this video of the 1950 football practice. My dad, Harry White, is in the video & it meant so much to him to be able to see this! It was incredible to see video of my dad from his high school years. What a treasure!!!

  2. Canton Rewind says:

    Thank you for reading, Christy (And thank you to the Gray family for sharing!). It’s amazing what treasures we all have to share.

  3. Louise LOWERY HUFSTETLER says:

    I would love hear stories about olden tines. If anyone remembers my parents JESS WILLARD LOWERY AND RUBY LEE CHASTAIN LOWERY.

  4. Miranda loggins Williams says:

    hi my name is Miranda loggins Williams my daddy was tommy lee loggins. He played basketball and football for canton in 1950 to 1953. He played with red Martin seeing this video was incredible. I would love to know if there are any videos like this of my father tommy. If you know him or anyone knows how I could get any copies of videos of my dad playing football or basketball please let me know. He was a true athlete and seeing this video made my night!!! My father passed away in 2010 and we talked a lot about his canto high days which now loved dearly!!! My number is 678-986-8075 or email me at mirandaw@lgeccu. I would love to see any pictures or videos of my dad he meant do much to me and our family!!!!

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