|1950 Annual Classic with Brevard High School Blue Devils and Tryon Tigers Cheerleaders|
This exuberant photo depicts Brevard High School
cheerleaders on October 20, 1950 at the Annual Classic “Parent’s Night”. The
BHS cheerleaders are wearing their white home jerseys with lettering that
spells out Brevard, with a couple of back-up B’s. The cheerleaders in the
slightly different shade and T’s on their jerseys are from the opposing team –
the Tryon Tigers. This team came from the now-defunct Tryon High School, which
was absorbed into the consolidated Polk County High School in the late 1990s.
Parent’s Night was sponsored by the Monogram Club, which
provided free admission for all parents of football players and cheerleaders.
At half-time, each team member and their parent(s) walked onto the field and
were announced over loudspeakers. Alumni were also honored at these games and
given a special ribbon to wear. The Brevard Blue Devils beat the Tryon Tigers
14 – 6, though the camaraderie between the cheerleaders of both teams indicates
that there were no hard feelings.
|1950 Brevard High School Cheerleaders, from the Transylvania Times|
Cheerleaders included Georgia Ann Reid, Billy Gardner,
unknown Tryon cheerleader (UTC), UTC, Joanne Newland, UTC, Donald Lee Green,
UTC, UTC, Shirley Wilde, UTC, Marylyn Brewer, Virginia Osborne (chief), Shirley
Gaither, and Billie Hart. Other cheerleaders not pictured included Patsy Ann
Parrish and Betty Wheeler. The mascot is William Arnette.
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