Sports History

Down through the years Adkin had many winning teams. During the fifties the football teams were coached by Hall of Fame Coach William "Bill" Grice, and the Adkin basketball coach was Thomas E. Hornburger. The girls' basketball teams were coached by Alice R. Roberts.

Some of the outstanding accomplishments were:

1948/49 Girls' basketball team won the Eastern Division Championship.

1952/53 Football team went undefeated and only allowed a two-point safety. Team went on to win the State Championship.

1953/54 Football team lost only one game, the Eastern Regional Championship.

1954/55 Football team lost only one game -- winning the Eastern regional, but losing the State Championship.

1954/55 Basketball team won the District Championship.

1956/57 Basketball team won the Eastern Division Championship.

1956/57 Football team members Cleveland Banks and Theodore Bradshaw were nominated to play football in the Shriners Bowl.

1957/58 Football team members Robert Evans, Otis Clark and Lewis Roland were chosen to play with the East football team in the Shriners Youth Bowl.

1957/58 Basketball team won the State Championship.

1958/59 Basketball team won the State Championship.

1959/60 Submitted by Sam Dove, Class of 1960