LHS Class of 1954

1953-1954 Basketball Champs

Relaxed and confident, the LaFollette High Owls are pictured before they met West High of Nashville in the State High School Basketball championship game last night in Nashville. They lost this game 42-40 and were runnersup in the State.
Front Row L - R: Johnny Howe, David Baker, Kenneth (Smiley) Miller, Carl Roberts, and Charles Webb.
Back Row L - R:& Charles Whaley, James Davis, Harold Orick, Coach John R. W. Brown, Gene Carr, Edward Trowbridge, and Bill Ed Davis (who was injured in the Regional Tournament the previous week in Knoxville).

Team with Governor Frank Clements

Back Row L - R: Roger Webb, Edward Trowbridge, Johnny Howe, Chuck Webb, Gene Carr, Jimmy Davis, Harold Orick, Carl Roberts, Billy Dossett (Team Manager), David Baker, Smiley Miller, Wm. L. "Red" Sharp (Billie Ann Sharp's father).

L - R: Coach John R. W. Brown, Governor Frank Clements, Bill Ed Davis

Cheerleaders L - R: Anne Sharp, Mary Lynn Ayers, Hollins McCarty, Lynn Alexander, Dorothy Graham, Billie Ann Sharp.

Coach Brown, Charles Webb, Johnny Howe.

Coach John R. W. Brown was the basketball coach who led LHS OWLS to four state tournaments compiling a career total of 204 wins and 24 losses.

State Champs Return

--State Champions arriving in LaFollette (ca 1954). Thanks Carol (Trowbridge)Roy for all the new photos added 1/14/00

Thanks to Glenn Ridenour for identifying these photos and to Coach Brown for letting me copy these photos.

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