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· The first practices conducted by Coach Bill Chappell and Coach Earl Marshall
during the 1953 – 54 school year

· The first 27 players that participated in the first practices during 1953 – 54
* These players were on the first team in 1954
C. J. Story * G. H. Duckworth Jack Riddle
Spiegel Pitzer Gordon Conley * Gene Ford
* Earl Lewis * Kenson Vance * Jim Malone
Clarence Flournoy Mike Petrovich Ted Duncan
Paul Morrow Julian Kersey Marcus Anderson
* James Lasseter * Roy Henson (manager) Wayne McCormick
* Fred Langston * Raymond Howard * Francis Arnold
* Ronnie Hall * Jerre Hartley Jimmy McCommon
Edward Peed * Charles Davis * Kay Murphy

· First Head Coach Herb St. John April 1, 1954

· First Assistant Coach Bill Chappell 1954 season

· First Football Schedule April 22, 1954
9-10 Hawkinsville 10-21 Fitzgerald JV
9-24 @ Jones Co. 10-29 @ Warner Robins
10-1 @ Dudley Hughes 11-4 Americus JV
10-8 Eastman 11-12 Cochran
10-14 @ Cordele JV 11-19 @ Mount Vernon

· First Spring Roster April 22, 1954 37 players
*These players were on the first team in 1954
Marcus Anderson *Jerre Hartley *Kay Murphy
*Francis Arnold *Bobby Horton *Virgil Peavy
Robert Chesney *Raymond Howard Spiegel Pitzer
Milton Culpepper Julian Kersey William Price
*Charles Davis Hamp Kicklighter Jack Riddle
Kemp Dorsett *Fred Langston James Stewart
Ralph Dorsett *James Lasseter Donald Simmons
*G. H. Duckworth *Earl Lewis C. J. Story
Ted Dungan *Jim Malone Ted Thames
Clarence Flournoy Wayne McCormick *Trent Turner
*Gene Ford James Mealer *Jimmy Wilson
*Ronnie Hall Franklin Middlebrooks
*William Harrison *David Moulder

· First Spring Practice May 1954

· First Summer Camp West Georgia (Warm Springs) August 15, 1954


· First Booster Club was the Perry Touchdown Club September 1954

· First Officers of the Booster Club September 1954
Hugh Beatty – President
Cooper Etheridge – Vice President
Buck Tolleson – Secretary / Treasurer
Julian Cawthon – Membership Commissioner
Sgt. C. D. Leverette – Head of the motorcades

· First Team Roster 1954 27 players
Rudolph Adams Danny Hughes
Francis Arnold Fred Langston
Jimmy Beatty James Lasseter
Ed Beckham Earl Lewis
Charles Davis Jim Malone
G. H. Duckworth Johnny Mobley
Gene Ford David Moulder
Joe Griffin Kay Murphy
Ronnie Hall Virgil Peavy
Percy Hardy Robert Pitzer
William Harrison Trent Turner
Jerre Hartley Kenson Vance
Bobby Horton Jimmy Wilson
Raymond Howard

· First Seniors to Play for Perry High 1954
William Harrison
Jim Malone

· First Juniors to Play for Perry High 1954
Francis Arnold Charles Davis
G. H. Duckworth Ronnie Hall
Percy Hardy Jerre Hartley
Raymond Howard Danny Hughes
Fred Langston Earl Lewis
Kay Murphy Virgil Peavy
Kenson Vance

· First Sophomores to Play for Perry High 1954
Jimmy Beatty Ed Beckham
Gene Ford Joe Griffin
Bobby Horton James Lasseter
David Moulder Trent Turner

· First Freshmen to Play for Perry High 1954
Rudolph Adams
Johnny Mobley
Robert Pitzer
Jimmy Wilson

· First Starting Line-up vs. Hawkinsville September 10, 1954
Ends – Ronnie Hall, Jerre Hartley
Tackles – Virgil Peavy, Earl Lewis
Guards – James Lasseter, Fred Langston
Center – Jim Malone
Quarterback – Jimmy Beatty
Halfbacks – William Harrison, Percy Hardy
Fullback – Raymond Howard

· First Game, First Home Game, and First Loss vs. Hawkinsville 6-32
September 10, 1954

· First Kickoff Return Percy Hardy for 11 yards vs. Hawkinsville
September 10, 1954

· First Carry (Rush) Percy Hardy for 23 yards vs. Hawkinsville
September 10, 1954

· First Punt Jimmy Beatty vs. Hawkinsville September 10, 1954
· First Pass Jimmy Beatty vs. Hawkinsville September 10, 1954

· First TD by Rushing Jimmy Beatty vs. Hawkinsville
September 10, 1954

· First Bye Week September 17, 1954

· First Away Game vs. Jones County in Gray September 24, 1954

· First Loss by Shutout vs. Jones County 0-13 September 24, 1954

· First Win and First Shutout vs. Dudley Hughes 14-0 October 1, 1954

· First PAT by Run Raymond Howard vs. Dudley Hughes October 1, 1954

· First TD by Passing Ronnie Hall from Jimmy Beatty vs. Dudley Hughes
October 1, 1954

· First Team to Score 40 or more points 1954 vs. Fitzgerald JV 40-6
October 21, 1954

· First Running Back to Lead in Scoring William Harrison 1954 31 points

· First PAT by Passing Ed Beckham from Percy Hardy vs. Hawkinsville
September 9, 1955

· First Punt Return for TD Julian Kersey vs. Warner Robins
September 16, 1955

· First Safety by Individual Players Virgil Peavy and James Lasseter
vs. Dudley Hughes September 30, 1955

· First Interception Returned for TD Percy Hardy vs. Eastman
October 7, 1955

· First Team to Win 8 Games 1955 Team

· First Player to Receive a Scholarship Virgil Peavy Spring 1956 Georgia

· First Kickoff Return for TD Jimmy Beatty vs. Manchester
September 14, 1956

· First Playoff Game vs. Lyons November 30, 1956

· First Players to Play Three (3) years in a Row 1954 – 1956
Jimmy Beatty, Ed Beckham,
Gene Ford, David Moulder,
Jimmy Wilson

· First Team to Win Their First 3 games 1957 Team

· First Team to be Ranked During the Season 1957 Team
5th in Class B by Atlanta Journal
9th in Class B by Atlanta Constitution

· First Team to be Ranked in the Final Polls 1957 Team
9th in Class B by Atlanta Journal

· First Player named Middle Georgia Player of the Year 1957
Stewart Bloodworth

· First Team to be Ranked in Pre-Season 1958 Team
8th in Class B by Atlanta Constitution
9th in Class B by Atlanta Journal

· First Tie Game Hawkinsville 14 – 14 September 5, 1958
· First Team to give up 40 or more points 1958 vs. Sandersville 47 points
October 24, 1958

· First Quarterback to Lead in Scoring Boot Hunt 1958 100 points

· First All State Player and First Back – 1st Team (AJC) Boot Hunt 1958

· First Team to Win Their First 5 games 1959 Team

· First Win After End of Regulation on Penetration (3 points) vs. Vidalia 10-7
(First downs, Total yards, Penetration inside opponent’s 20 yard line)
November 12, 1959

· First Sub – Region Playoff Win vs. Vidalia 10-7 November 12, 1959
· First Region Playoff Win Emmanuel County Institute 28-27
November 20, 1959

· First Team to Play in December 1959 Team vs. Brooks County
December 4, 1959

· First Team to Play for the South Georgia Championship 1959 Team
vs. Brooks County 6-26 December 4, 1959

· First Team to Win 9 Games 1959 Team

· First Player to Play 4 Years Pierce Staples 1956 – 1959

· First Player to Play in a College Game Larry Giles Troy State 1961

· First Team to Score 60 points or more 1961 vs. Wilkinson County 67-0
September 22, 1961

· First Team to Play in August 1962 Team August 31, 1962 vs. Hawkinsville

· First Player to Start in a College Game Larry Giles Troy State 1962

· First Fumble Returned for TD Harry Pritchett vs. Statesboro
November 2, 1962

· First PAT Try by Kick Alton Ellis vs. Screven County October 4, 1963

· First Field Goal Made by an Opponent Screven County October 4, 1963


· First Successful PAT by Kick Alton Ellis vs. Manchester
October 11, 1963

· First All State Players – Honorable Mention 1964
Dick Gayle
John McNeill
Joe Norman

· First Black Player to Play Against Perry vs. Brooks County
September 16, 1966


· First Team to be Ranked 1st During the Season 1967
Atlanta Journal poll

· First Player to be named First Team All State for 2 years (AJC)
Lee St. John 1966-67

· First All Black Team to Play Against Perry vs. Center – Waycross
October 18, 1968

· First Team to have at least 50 players 1969 70 players

· First PAT by Pass to Count 2 Points Curtis Booney from Bert Richards
vs. Fitzgerald November 7, 1969

· First PAT by Run to Count 2 Points Joel Ferguson vs. Wilkinson County
September 4, 1970

· First Team to Win Their First 6 games 1970 Team

· First Field Goal Danny Hamsley vs. Dodge County November 13, 1970

· First Soccer Style PAT Kick J. B. Goheen vs. Wilkinson County
September 3, 1971

· First Team Safety Peach County September 28, 1973

· First Win by Forfeit Central – Thomasville August 30, 1974

· First Overtime Game Dublin November 1, 1974

· First Blocked Punt Returned for TD Ronnie Clarington August 29, 1975
vs. Central – Thomasville

· First Team to be Ranked 1st in a Pre-Season Poll 1978
Atlanta Journal

· First Blocked Punt Returned for a TD Rodney Bridges September 25, 1981
vs. Peach County

· First Blocked Field Goal Returned for TD Rodney Norwood
vs. Crisp County October 2, 1981

· First Team to be Ranked Tied for 1st During the Season 1982
Associated Press

· First Senior Class (1982) to Make the Region Playoffs Two Years in a Row
(1981 – 1982)

· First Soccer Style PAT Kick by an Exchange Student Pen Hansen (Denmark)
vs. Dublin November 11, 1983

· First Senior Class (1983) to Make the Region Playoffs Three Years in a Row
(1981 – 1983)

· First Loss by Forfeit vs. Greenville August 30, 1985 0 – 10 record
Had to forfeit all 6 games that were won

· First Soccer Style Field Goal by an American Student Shawn Thrift
vs. Peach County September 1, 1989

· First Soccer Style PAT Kick by an American Student Shawn Thrift
vs. Crisp County September 15, 1989

· First Team to Win Their First 7 Games 1989 Team

· First Full-Time Kicker to Lead in Scoring Jason Brett 1993 38 points

· First Overtime Win (one point) vs. Jackson October 1, 1999

· First Team to have at least 75 players 2001 80 players

· First Team to give up 50 or more points 2001 vs. Fitzgerald 56 points
September 28, 2001

· Earliest First Game 2005 Team vs. Stephens County August 19, 2005

· First Team (2005) to Advance to the Second Round of the State Playoffs
vs. Shaw November 11, 2005

· First All State Lineman First Team (AP, AJC) Ben Harden 2005

· First Team to have at least 100 players 2006 100 players

· First Team (2006) to Record Two Safeties in a Game and for the Season
vs. Dougherty September 8, 2006
· First Senior Class (2006) to Make the State Playoffs Four Years in a Row
(2003 – 2006)
· First Team (2007) to Host the First Two Rounds of the State Playoffs
vs. LaGrange November 16, 2007
vs. Worth County November 23, 2007

· First Team (2007) to Advance to the Third Round of State Playoffs
vs. North Hall November 30, 2007

· First GACA South All Star Team Players Casey Hayward 2007
Kanorris Davis

· First AJC Super 11 Player Johnnie Farms 2008

· First Team (2010) to have to occupy the visitor sideline of our stadium
vs. Veterans (their home game) September 17, 2010