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2014 HOF Inducties

February 7, 2014
Hoke County High School

Terrell Carpenter: A 1986 graduate of Hoke County High School , Terrell was a two sport athlete in football and track excelling in track and winning a state championship in in the long jump in 1985 and 1986. He was the MVP of his track team in for three years 1984-1986 and was All Conference for those three years. He currently holds the Hoke County high school records in the Long Jump (25' 2”) and in the 100 meter at 10.02. In 1985 he was named Honorable Mention National All American selected by the High School Coaches Association of America. In 1985 at the East Coast invitational track meet, Terrell broke Carl Lewis's record of 24' 5” with his own jump of 25' 1”. He also was the Junior Olympics State Champion in the Long Jump and 100 meter dash. He received a full scholarship to St.Augustine University where he was the MVP of his college track team.


Russell Davis: A 1972 graduate of Hoke County High School. Russell was a two sport athlete who excelled in both football and basketball. Russell was the MVP of his basketball team for two straight years leading the team in scoring and rebounding. Russell was name All-Conference 3 years in a row in basketball. He set the school basketball scoring record with 1,325 points, a record held by inaugural inductee Gilbert McGregor. He was also the Most Outstanding Player of the football team for two straight years as a receiver. He was named to the All-East football team in 1972 and played in the East-West All-Star game. He went on Louisburg Jr. College to play basketball where he was inducted in the Hall of Fame and Virginia Tech where he was athlete of the year in 1975. He was drafted by the Detroit Pistons and played professional basketball in Europe.


Lonnie Hendrix: Lonnie Hendrix is a community member that has supported all athletic programs at Hoke High since 1955. He first volunteered as one of the chain crew for football game from freshman all the way to varsity on Friday nights. His contributions to the baseball team were invaluable with his main support in the concession stands and with fund raising. He participated in the booster club whenever they needed support. There were times when Lonnie would be there 2 hours before games and was there cleaning up after every game.


George Maynor: A 1975 graduate of Hoke County High School, George was a two sport athlete in Basketball and Baseball in which he excelled in basketball. During his time at Hoke, he set the scoring record with 50 points in one game (before the institution of the three point basket). He was the MVP in 1975 and was All Conference for two years. He also won All Conference honors in baseball. The last two years of his participation, his team reached the State Championships “semi-finals”. He was the leading scorer   for his team for two years. George went on to Louisburg Junior College and then East Carolina University. He was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1979 as the 79th pick overall.


Alexander McMillan: A 1973 graduate of Hoke County High School, Alexander was a three sport athlete in football, wrestling, and track. He set the school record in the 100 yard dash with a time of 9.9 seconds 1973. He qualified for the NCHSAA state track meet in four events. In 1971, he broke the football rushing record as a half back with 75 rushed for 1,365 yards. In one game he scored six touchdowns and his way to being the MVP of the football team. During his time on the wrestling team, he was the top scorer on the wrestling team. He was recognized and an All-Conference performer and 2nd team All Region. He was awarded a full scholarship to attend Elon University and received his Masters form Duke University.  


Vernon Morrison: A 1977 graduate of Hoke County High School, Vernon was a three sport athletewho set the school record in track in 1977 with a 100 yard dash of 9.7 seconds. He also set the school record in track in the 880 yard relay and made to the NCHSAA State finals. In one season in football he rushed for 1260 yards and scored 56 points. He is a 1976 Antler Award winner and he lettered in all three sports and was team captain on the football team. He was MVP football and track his senior year.  Vernon went to Chowan Jr. College then to Elon University where they were NAIA National Champions in football.  Vernon returned to Hoke High as an assistant football & track from 1991 to 1997.


Harold Thompson: A 1980 graduate of Hoke County High School, Harold was a two sport athlete in track and basketball. Harold was name North Carolina High School Player of the Year in 1980. In addition to his player of the year award, Harold was nominated as a McDonald's All American, was named a Converse High School All American and voted onto the All Decade Team  for the Raleigh Times Holiday Festival. His team set the highest scoring total between two teams with a 104 to 102 loss in seven overtimes in the 1978 Holiday Tournament. He set the holiday tournament record with 21 field goals and set the Track high jump record in 1978. He was named All Conference and All State in 1980 and played in the East/West All Star Game in 1980. Harold went on to play for NC State University where in helped the team win the National Championship in 1983.


David Wood: A 1972 graduate of Hoke County High School, David was a three sports athlete in football, basketball and track. He was the quarterback on the football team that won the 1970 Southeastern Conference championship and was the first team at Hoke High to go undefeated in a season. He was the Most Valuable offensive back and named to the First Team All-Conference in 1970 and honorable mention All East Team. He was Co-MVP of the football team in 1971 and named Southeastern Conference Athlete of the Year in 1972. In 1969 he helped the JV Basketball team to an 18-5 record. David went on to play football for nationally ranked teams at Elon University where he was a starting defensive back while serving as team co-captain during his senior year.  He is currently the Provost at Wofford College in South Carolina.



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