PSJHS inducts six into Athletics Hall of Fame

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

Dave Maddox, son of Fred and Zola Maddox – pioneer residents of this area - was raised here when we were still a part of Calhoun County.  He played football 74 seasons ago wearing a leather helmet.  He would letter in football and basketball in 1938 and 1939 and go on to graduate from Port St. Joe High School in 1940.

During World War II he served his country in both the Merchant Marine and the U. S. Navy in the South Pacific.  He would return home to serve as harbor pilot for Port St. Joe for over 41 years.   He married Sara Duke, the love of his life, and they raised 4 children, Charlotte, David, Donnie and Eva – all SHARKS themselves.

After his - and many others - return from the War, Maddox became the ramrod that sparked the building of Shark Field into reality … the same field we enjoy here tonight!

In September 1955, the first game was played on this field against the Walton County Braves. Since then, given Friday nights each fall are reserved for uniting our community to root on its Sharks to victory.


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