Special Recongition

Given to the 1937 Midway High School boys’ basketball team, which won the state championship. Coach G.L. “Bobby” Burns and his Blue Jays squad of Jack Penn, Ernest Jefferson, Armon Portwood, Carl Thomas, brothers Raymond and Harold Sanderson, James Murphy, cousins Sherman and Quentin Columbia, and Karl Jefferson used their natural abilities and athleticism to play against their taller competition. They averaged 5 feet 8 inches tall, the smallest team ever two win the tournament.


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