Posted in Central Athletics, Distinguished Graduates, In Memory

In Memory of Bob McCoy, “The Wauhatchie Express”

Class of 1947
Class of 1947
Senior 1946
Senior 1946
Against City at Engel Stadium
Against City at Engel Stadium
Boxing 1946
Boxing 1946
1946 State Champions
1946 State Champions

Research Information Provided by Charlie Sedman

In his first game as a freshman in 1944, he scored 4 touchdowns and kicked extra point in 31-7 win over Stevenson, AL.  In his second game, he scored on 56-yard punt return and on a 33-yard run against Red Bank.  Later in season, he scored 3 touchdowns against Rome, GA , 3 against Tyner & threw a touchdown pass against Baylor.  He ended freshman year with at least 13 touchdowns and was selected All-City.  He also played basketball and was selected All-City in baseball.

In the Fall of 1945 (not listed as a sophomore or junior), in his first game against Asheville NC, he returned an interception for 60-yard touchdown.  In his second game against Rhea County he returned 2 interceptions for 69 yards and 71 yards.  Went on to score 2 touchdowns against Shelbyville, an 80-yard touchdown against Kingsport,  2 touchdowns against Red Bank and Columbia Military Academy, a touchdown against MBAQ, 3 touchdowns against Soddy Daisy,  a 99-yard touchdown against Birmingham Ensley, a touchdown against Baylor, 3 touchdowns against Tyner, and 4 touchdowns against City.  His season total was 24 touchdowns and 6 extra points–150 points was an all-time record locally.  He was also on the baseball and boxing team that year.

In his 3rd year in Fall 1946 (listed as Senior), in his first game he scored 2 touchdowns against Asheville and 5 touchdowns in the second against Spring City (4, 40, 45, 52, and 80 yards).  Against Louisville Male, he scored a touchdown, and against Kingsport on September 27th, he injured ribs in the 1st quarter.  He missed the next 3 games against Red Bank, CMA, and MBA.  After returning on October 26th, he scored twice against Soddy-Daisy and once against Ensley.  Injured again, he played sparingly the rest of the season, finishing the season with 11 touchdowns.  He did not box or play basketball due to injury, but was All-City again in baseball.

Charlie Sedman’s research indicates he ended his career at Central with 48 touchdowns and was All-City in football and baseball 3 times.

 

Author:

Graduated from Central in 1965. Had the honor of being Mr. Central 1965. Started on the Central Basketball Team for three years and was a member of the Track Team in my senior year. Shared command with Bryant Millsaps of the Central JROTC unit in my senior year. Other activites at Central are documented in the 1963 -1965 Champions. Received an athletic scholarship and played Division I College Basketball for four years. When I graduated from Auburn in 1969, I was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Adjutant General Corps and served 25 years on active duty, retiring in 1994. Some of the military awards I earned include the Legion of Merit, one Meritorious Service Medal for Achievement, six Meritorious Service Medals for Service, Joint Service Medal for Achievement, two Army Commendations Medals, and Viet Nam Service Medal. After retirement in 1994, I became a Real Estate Broker until my second retirement in 2010. I am passionate about Central History and am pleased to be Administrator of this Blog/Site.

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