Fri Jun 5, 2020

Cerro Gordo High School wins first title

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Seated: James Carter, Paul Bullard, Jerry Nance, Mickey Nance, Wayne Benton, Jimmy Martin. Standing: Coach Leo Nance, Jimmy Strickland, Albert Floyd, Henry Meares, Dan Harrelson, Sonny Hammond, Donald Nance, Gail Hammond, James Powers, Batboy Lee Fipps. Photo courtesy of Henry Meares.
By Franklin Davis franklindavis@nrcolumbus.com

Revised on: 05.19.2020 at 09:15 a.m.

Posted on: 05.19.2020 at 09:15 a.m. |

The  Cerro Gordo Yellow Jackets ended their 1954 season with a 27-5 win over Acme-Delco on May 17. Cerro Gordo scored 19 runs in the sixth inning to pull away from the invading Trojans squad. The 19 runs in one inning was a league record at that time.

Cerro Gordo’s Sonny Hammond had

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