Class of 2022

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Roy Mccormack

Inductee

Roy was a graduate of Colbert County High School in Leighton where he was a three-sport athlete. He was outstanding in football, basketball and baseball as evidenced by his selection to the 1967-68 All-Area Basketball Team, playing the 1967-1968 East-West Shrine All Star Baseball Game and signing a football scholarship with Harding College following high school. Roy lettered in all three sports during 1966, 1967 and 1968 seasons and played in the North-South All-Star football game in 1968.

Roy was a member of the 1967 Indian football squad coached by legendary Colbert County coach C,T. Manley that finished the season undefeated with only a 20-20 tie with Russellville to blemish their record. Both teams had identical 10-0-1 records as they squared off in the first year of the state playoffs with the championship having been picked by the sportswriters in the state in previous years. Russellville had been chosen state champs the year before as picked by the writers and came into the game riding a twenty-game winning streak. The title game was played before nearly 7,000 fans that packed Braly Stadium in Florence and Roy had to step in to play quarterback for Colbert County's injured signal caller Dempsey Dickerson. Showing his versatility, Roy move to the QB position from his usual halfback slot and did a good job leading the Indians on two drives in the fourth quarter to the Russellville 23 and 10 yard lines before the Golden Tigers held them on downs. Russellville had taken a 13-6 lead on a returned punt late in the third quarter and held the Indians out of the end zone in the fourth quarter to capture a second straight state championship title.