yesterday's tennessee

Yesterday's Tennessee

Scotts Hill High School Hill Billets 1932



Gene Helms and Fount Milam





Gene: The captain and a real guard. He could manage the team and play ball at the same time. Gene's successor will have to be a mighty good man.

Fount: His last year with this team was his best. A sure shot and as fast as the fastest. He was also sub-captain of the team. Let us trust that his future will be as good as his past.

Troy: A third year pupil and for a. long shot was our surest. We look for him to be our fastest player during his fourth year.

George: A center with which any team would be glad to play. He always backed up the players and was a good shot.






Arbon: He played his first game in the middle of the season and made good all the way through. A good man for the team next year.

Bill: He was first sub, passed well and is "rarin" to go next year.

John: His first year at Scotts Hill High School, a senior and favorite of the team and his class.

Ray: His reach and jump assure him as future center. Good for two or three more years.




Coach Milam


Noah: He started the season and played almost half of it, The team and school was very sorry that twenty-one years came too soon for Noah to finish the season with the team his senior year.

Coach Milam: He has been coach here for six years and that speaks for itself. There was no basketball team when he came and in those six years he has turned out some stellar teams as well as those not quite so bright but the teams on the whole have been well above the average. Our team this past year has been goad and a great deal of the credit for the showing of the team has been due the coach.



As basketball is the major sport of our school, a great deal of interest attaches to it. The-school has had teams above the average for several years due to the fact that much time and interest is given the game.

Practice for both boys arid girls began in early fall. The girls were fortunate in having as a nucleus four players of the year previous - Rubye and Johnnie Helms, Reba Morris, and Irene Powers. The boys were almost as fortunate as veterans of the old team to return numbered three - Eugene Helms, George Teague, and Fount Milam.

The teams began from the first to show real ability. The girls defeated in succession Michie, Bethel Springs, Parsons, Morris Chapel, Decaturville, and Henderson, and I say that is sufficient for those who know West Tennessee basketball. Our girls were defeated, however, in the District Tournament by Michie.

The boys began by defeating Ramer, Michie, Bethel Springs, Parsons, Morris Chapel, and Decaturville, and were defeated by the winners of the fourth and fifth district tournaments only. In the tournament our boys were defeated by Ramer, the state champions, which team we had previously defeated.

The season's climax, locally, was the Decatur County High Tournament, in which both our boys and girls fought through to championship and beautiful trophies.


*Note: photographs of Troy and George were loose and out of place. They were matched comparing them with the junior class photograph of George Teague.


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