Four entering Boyle Hall of Fame

October 21, 2004|MARTY WARREN

Four new members will be inducted into the Boyle County Football Hall of Fame Friday during halftime of Boyle's game against Taylor County.

Former players Robert Allen Yankey, Terry Webb and Paul Orberson will be honored along with Bobby Tucker, who has been involved with Boyle sporting events since 1970.

Yankey: Yankey led the Rebels to a 4-1 record in 1970 before drowning in a farm pond on his family's farm. Yankey scored two touchdowns and passed for a two-point conversion in a 35-8 win over Mercer County in his final game.

During his senior season, Yankey, a quarterback-defensive back, rushed 44 times for 260 yards, completed 15 of 40 passes and also grabbed two interceptions for coach John Buchanan's team.


Before his death, Yankey led Boyle to a No. 10 ranking in the Associated Press poll.

Webb: Another one of the players who helped lay the foundation of the Boyle football program, Webb played for three coaches - Jim Farley, Willard Davis and Dennis Sexton - and was a versatile player that played wherever was best for the team. He wasn't blessed with the quickness some players now have, but he more than made up for that with desire, attitude and effort.

Webb went on to play baseball and basketball at Georgia Southern College and recently retired as a coach in the Savannah, Ga., school system.

Orberson: Orberson, who also played for Buchanan, was one of the quickest players to ever put on a Boyle uniform. He had the school record for the longest touchdown catch (85 yards) until Matt MIller broke the record during the 1999 season with an 88-yard touchdown reception. Orberson also played on the 1974 baseball regional championship team and went on to play baseball at Western Kentucky University. He coached basketball at Casey County, Kentucky School for the Deaf and Boyle County before entering into private business.

Tucker: Tucker started helping Richard Glasscock and Jerry Galloway keep statistics in the 1970s and now keeps the scorebook during basketball games and the time clock during football games. Rarely a day goes by that Tucker isn't at the school watching a sporting event.

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