G. Willard Shear took this studio photograph of the 1896 DeFuniak Springs Football Team. Unfortunately, the history of this team and the names of its players remain a mystery, but it may have been the Florida State Normal School team. The team played Pensacola on February 22, 1896, and won with a score of 16 to 0.
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Most of the members of the 1937 Walton High School football team have been identified, but we need help with a few. Please let us know if you can identify any of these players.
(front row) All are unknown.
(middle row, left to right) 34. Buford Toole; 27. Dub Anderson; 73. Johnny Wright; 50. Clyde Moretz; 52. Angus Douglass; 51. S. L. Sims; 56. Earl Wesley (holding football); ?. Roy Cawthon; 64. Bob Hatcher; 61. Clotez Gillis; ?. Davis; 28. Unknown
(back row, left to right) Assistant Coach Grey Wilson; 55. A. D. Cosson; 53. Unknown; 60. McLeod; 70. Unknown; Assistant Coach Kenny; 63. Vernon Cosson; 72. William Anderson; Head Coach Ox Clark; 71. Hudie Bell; 66. Kenneth Sconiers; 62. “Big Red” Cawthon; 68. Buddy Lowery; 54, Dawson Cawthon
The photograph above shows some of the players in action near the school:
(left to right) 66. Slick Sconiers; 54. Dawson Cawthon; 72. William Anderson; 55. A. D. Cosson; 64. Bob Hatcher; 56. Earl Wesley; 63. Vernon Cosson (center); 6. Herman “Buddy” Lowery; 51. Clotez Gillis; 62. “Big Red” Cawthon; 50. Clyde Moretz
(front row, left to right) Ed Taylor, Dawson Cawthon, Gerdon Tappon, John Rutan, Jeb Stewart Gaston
(middle row, left to right) Woody Wesley, Bob Hatcher, Frank Mzwreck, Earl Wesley, Kenneth Sconiers, Charles Taylor
(back row, left to right) Buddy Lowery, Shorty Waites, Grey Wilson, Ox Clarke
The members of the Walton High School football team are identified, but we are uncertain which year this team played. Jack Little (No. 63 in the middle) graduated from Walton High School in 1944, so this team probably played in the fall of 1940, 1941, 1942, or 1943. Please contact us if you know. The players are:
(front row, left to right) 64. P. Anderson; 27. Hugh Hill; 65. A. Hinger; 56/36. George M; 11. T. H. Pullmen; 72. Louis F. Cawthon; 55. Walter Jackson
(middle row, left to right) 52. Bill Sharpe; 73. Devon Whitehead; 21. H. Henderson; 17. Wilmen Neil; 63. Jack Little; 60. Wilbur Heart; 59. Casey Jones; 68. John Sims; 69. Harold Tilley
(back row, left to right) 67. Wilmer Sutton; 54. Bill Cawthon; 58. Buford Toole; 70. A. Opry; 61. Windy Neil; 71. James Sharpe; 57. Edgar Evans; 62. Stanford Toole; 56. Edward Sutton
Others in the photograph include Coach Bob Glen, Manager Frank Weeks, Assistant Coach Fred Hacket, and Manager Sonny Woodall.
[Contributed by Sonny Yates]