PSJHS inducts six into Athletics Hall of Fame

Published: Monday, October 1, 2012 at 03:57 PM.

During halftime of last week’s contest against Blountstown, Port St. Joe High School inducted six new members into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame, which already features greats such as Adrian Gant, David Langston and Vernon Eppinette.

The six run the gamut, from a player on the school’s first state championship football team – when the game was played six a side – to a long-time announcer, two of the great coaches to ever walk the halls of Port St. Joe High and one of the great female athletes in school history.

The six were:

Billy Fleming                               

Named “Most Athletic” in 1949, Fleming became the voice of the Port St. Joe Sharks shortly after graduating high school.

During a span of four decades, Fleming’s voice, described as a steady baritone, announced every Port St. Joe game from 1952-1987.  Fleming was known to his accuracy and for his naming players and numbers, no matter the talent level.

On those rare occasions he missed the play, Fleming was known to simply say, “A host of Sharks in on the play” and leave it at.

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