Two good friends and deserving candidates, Bobby Poss and Bob Lewis, were named as honorees.
Poss is no stranger to Cumberland County. He won a pair of state titles in football at Seventy-First and then moved over to South View and won a third with the Tigers. He went on to win two more championships at Asheville Reynolds.
I’ve heard some people wonder aloud why Poss and Lewis weren’t in the NCHSAA Hall of Fame already.
The form for nominating someone is available on the NCHSAA web page, NCHSAA.org. Go to the home page and scroll down to special programs. There is a link there for the Hall of Fame that will take you to the form.
The unbelievable story coming out of the University of Maryland regarding the tragic death of one of their football players was told graphically in a press conference last week, where school officials accepted complete responsibility for the death of one of their football players during an off-season conditioning session.
For those who don’t know Walters, he was a student athletic trainer at Terry Sanford High School during the Len Maness years in the late 1970s. He graduated Appalachian State in 1980 and went on to be the athletic trainer at Lenoir-Rhyne, Appalachian State and the University of South Carolina.
He has gained national prominence for his work as an athletic trainer and was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers Association Hall of Fame in 2005.
Walters’ report on the Maryland situation is scheduled to be released Sept. 15.