Mystery of the 1954 WCHS football season


 White County High School principal Greg Wilson received a mysterious package in the mail recently that now has him looking for more information.

“Over my career, I have received many things in the mail that had no return address and a variety of items enclosed,” Wilson said. “I received one of those letters this week with no address and no correspondence enclosed.”

According to Wilson, the contents were items related to the 11-0 Midstate Champions, 1954 WCHS Warriors, and he admitted that he found it intriguing to look through the information that had been sent and see the honors that the young men had received during, and following, that 1954 season.

Wilson went on to say that one of the pieces of Warrior memorabilia that was included in the package highlighted Bobby Price, a name he had seen before, but that he did not know much about his playing days at White County High School. The memorabilia, in the form of a newspaper blurb, stated Price had run for 2,000 yards during the 1954 season, but Wilson said that statistic was not included in the information in the latest WCHS archives that had been put together in the last several years.

“I immediately realized what the information collection was stating; there had been another 2,000-yard rusher in WCHS history,” Wilson said, indicating that the collection included in the envelope seems to point in that direction. “To the anonymous sender, I apologize; 1954 was before my birth.”

 Wilson said the high school would like to reach out to the community for more information related to school records and accomplishments that anyone may have.

“Please share them with us if you have provable facts about WCHS students over the years,” Wilson said.

Wilson said the facts would be added to the wealth of information provided to the school by the work that Tammy “Pistole” Wilhite had done before her untimely death.

“Facts such as the number of yards Mr. Bobby Price rushed for in the ’54 season, individuals who were the valedictorian, salutatorian, or set a record for WCHS, please share them with us,” Wilson said.

Information about former students, athletes, or faculty of White County High School can be sent directly to the White County High School at 267 Allen Drive or can be emailed to the principal at


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