Inaugural Class Inducted in Carthage Athletics Hall of Honor
CARTHAGE -- Eleven people were inducted into the Carthage High School Athletics Hall of Honor in a late Friday afternoon ceremony at the high school prior to the Bulldogs' home football game against Whitehouse.
The inaugural class includes athletes, coaches, and program supporters from several decades. Carthage officials plan to induct a new class every fall.
Here are the first 11 members in the Carthage Athletics Hall of Honor (in alphabetical order):
- Jacke Davis -- played for the Philadelphia Phillies in the 1960's and homered off Sandy Koufax; longtime baseball coach and athletic director at Panola College
- David East (posthumous induction) -- played quarterback for Tulane University in the 1960's before being drafted by the Houston Oilers
- Philip Humber -- Major League Baseball pitcher for the Chicago White Sox; pitched MLB's 21st perfect game earlier this season; also won a College World Series with Rice University; led Carthage to the 2001 Class 4A state championship game; 4A Player of the Year as a senior
- Ted Leach (posthumous induction) -- covered Carthage athletics as a sports writer for almost four decades from the 1970's into the 2000's
- Bud Marshall (posthumous induction) -- played for the Green Bay Packers' 1965 NFL champion team; also played for Atlanta, Washington, and Houston
- Audray McMillian -- former all-pro defensive back for the Minnesota Vikings; led the NFL in interceptions in 1992
- P.L. Milam (posthumous induction) -- played football for Kilgore College in the "Little Rose Bowl" in 1946
- Everett "Sleepy" Reynolds -- Carthage head football coach from 1973-99, going 188-94-10 and leading the Bulldogs to the 1978 Class 3A state quarterfinals (11-1), the 1983 Class 4A state semifinals (11-3), and the 1991 4A state championship game (15-1).
- Dr. W.C. Smith -- team doctor from 1950-89
- Charlotte Shell Soape -- Lady Dawgs basketball standout in the 1960's
- Sandra Walker -- Carthage girls basketball coach from 1961-78; led Lady Dawgs to four state tournaments