Victoria High School Football Team 1946/1947

Page updated February 10, 2006

Gathering names of players for submission to
VHSCLASSMATES hosted by John Underwood

Contact Jo Lee Gregory Spears with name of team members and any corrections.

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VHS 1946 Football Team

Note: In the fall of 1946, a number of World War II veterans (previous VHS graduates) returned to VHS to pick up subject(s) needed for college entrance. "Veteran" is placed by their names.  Year of graduation was not determined in some cases. - Jo Lee Spears

Another extant photo labeled "Football Squad of '46" names and is signed by:
Linemen: Rudy White, Willie Barnes, Ralph Porterfield, Charles Powell, Alfred Clark, Woodie Slayton, John Abbitt.
Q-back: L. S. Bowden
Backs: Glenn (Spec) Booth, C. C. White, Jackie O'Brien
NAME
CLASS
 
NAME
CLASS
 
NAME
CLASS
 1. Charles Powell, deceased (1929-1996)
1947
  11. Sonny Gallion
 1950
  21. Everette Seay, deceased
Year? 
 2. Jimmy Waddill
1950 
  12. James Leonard Williams "Jimmy"
1950 
  22. L.S. Bowden, deceased
 Year?
Veteran
 3. Willie Barnes, deceased
1942 
Veteran
  13. Weldon "Nick" Nichols, deceased
Year? 
  23. Shorty Moss
Year? 
 4. Woody Slayton
Year?
Veteran  
  14. James Gay, deceased
Year? 
  24. "Moose" Faris
Coach 
 5. C.C. White, Jr. , deceased
Year? 
  15. Alfred Clark
1949 
  25. Kenneth Roach
1943 
 6. Rudolph "Rudy" White, deceased (1929-2004)
1947
  16. Ralph Porterfield
1948
  26. Eddie Billmeyer, deceased
Year? 
 7. Bobby Carter, deceased
(1929-1996)
Year? 
  17. Spec Booth, deceased
1943 
Veteran
  27. __?__ Whitaker?
Year? 
 8. Bobby Tyler
1947
  18. Jackie Obrian
(signed "Obie")
1945
Veteran
  28. Edwin Burnette, deceased (1932-2002?)
1950 
 9. John Abbitt
1946 
  19. Boyd Glover 
(signed "Little Joe")
1947
  29. Garland Hawkes
Year? 
10. Epes Nelson, deceased
(1926-1999)
Veteran
  20. Walter Douglas
1950 
   
 

Scores

Victoria 0 - Hopewell 25
Victoria 7 - Crewe 0
Victoria 51 - Kenbridge 0
Victoria 49 - Emporia 0
Victoria 25 - Farmville 0
Victoria 20 - Blackstone 6
Victoria vs R. Henry
Victoria vs Crewe