Results of the 1937 football team: Fleming 0, Norton, Va. 12; Fleming 28, Belfry 0; Fleming 26, Van Lear 0; Fleming 12, Pennington Gap 0; Fleming 25, St. Charles, Va. 0; Fleming 24, Jenkins 0; Fleming 1, Whitesburg (Forfeit).
Some of the members of the senior class were:
John J. Bryant “Hoss”: Co-Captain of Football 4; Basketball 4; Football 3, 4. His quiet disposition and nice ways have won him many friends in Fleming High School.
Irene Hall “Irene”: Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Treasurer of Freshman Class. “Intelligence with courtesy not always is combined, but just the proper mixture of the two in her we find.”
Bill Cecil Addington: Football 1, 2, 3; Basketball 1, 2, 3; Glee Club 2, 3; Cheer Leader 3; Secretary 1; Vice President 2; President 3. “A real sport at all times; has a good sense of humor, and never complains.”
Mary Elovitz “Blondie”: Glee Club 1, 2, 3; Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Cheer Leader 2, 3, 4; Girls’ Reserve 1, 2, 3. “Cheerful and dependable. Enthusiastic, kind, genial and good natured and sensible in mind.”
Norman W. Hudgins “Buddy”: Basketball 1; Glee Club 1. “Small quiet and wise. These three qualities make ‘Buddy’ one of our favorites.”
Lucille Gibson “Lucilla”: Girls’ Reserve 1, 2, 3; Pep Club 1, 2, 3, 4; Glee Club 1, 2. “She speaks and acts just as she should.”
James Sexton “Jim”: Hi-Y 1, 2, 3. “None but himself can be his parallel.”
Ina Lou Gooch “Ina”: Glee Club 3; Pep Club 4. “She is an excellent student, Quiet and very deep, Unassuming, studious, Success she’ll surely reap.”
Fleming High School to play grid games beneath arcs
The introduction of night football in Fleming is something new to a certain extent — the closer schools with such equipment being Coeburn, Va., and Harlan. Nevertheless, Letcher County will soon boast the same thing.
The Fleming-Neon High School Athletic Association has undergone a strain the past three years in trying to finance athletics for Fleming High School but have come to the conclusion that if floodlights are installed at the Fleming Athletic Field the athletics of Fleming High School will for once be on a self-supporting basis. Not only will the lights be used for night football in the fall, but will be used for night softball in the summer months. It has been rumored that a league will be formed in Letcher County next summer and a large percentage of the games will be played at night, this will be done, of course, in view of accommodating those people who do not have an opportunity to attend day games.
This project is a very expensive one and the citizens of Fleming and the adjoining towns can well be proud of it. In the past there have been numerous occasions that could have been conducted under floodlights such as this — had they only been available.
Efforts are being made to have the lights ready to play the opening game with Norton High School, Sept. 25.
The athletic association has asked that every citizen patronize the following firms for their courtesy and cooperation in making night playing possible: C.I.O. Local, No. 73; Jordon Motor Co.; Nehi Beverage Co.; Craft’s Café; Tucker’s Café; Music Bar; Dawahare’s Dept. Stores; Norton Hardware Co.; Norton Grocery Co.; Sam Hush Dept. Store; Stumble Inn; Wye Service Station; Neon Drug Company; Sterling Hardware Co.; Standard Oil Company; Johnson Funeral Home; Public Square Service Station; Collier Furniture Co.; Burke and Craft Funeral Home; Pikeville Bakery.
(The above articles from the 1938 Fleming Yearbook and Mountain Eagles)