Panthers News · ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 18 ANNOUNCED


The Jackson County High School Athletic Department is excited to announce that FOUR inductees will be added to our Athletics Hall of Fame this April.  The Hall of Fame committee feels that each is truly worthy of being honored with this distinction and each in their own way, makes us “ProudtobeJC”.

 

The Class of 2018 for the JCCHS Athletic Hall of Fame:

DAVID SAVADGE–CLASS OF 1997
 
David was the first state wrestling champion at JCCHS in 1997.  He was dominant on the mat, winning 29 matches in a single season.  David was a 4 year letter winner in Wrestling.  He also lettered in Baseball, Track, and Cross Country at JCCHS.  David wrestled at Anderson College and now officiates wrestling matches in our area.
JASON BLALOCK–CLASS OF 1997
 
Jason was the second state wrestling champion at JCCHS (only because of the order of the matches).  He was named the Georgia High School Coaches Associations wrestler of the year in 1997.  Jason lettered 4 years in wrestling and also lettered in football.  He went on to be a Dekalb County Fire Fighter until he tragically passed away in 2016.
 
GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM 1981-1982
 
The Lady Panthers of 81-82 went 25-4, the best record by any girls basketball team in school history.  The went 23-1 in the regular season and made it to the  Sweet Sixteen of the state tournament.  The team also held a top 10 ranking for most of the 81-82 season.
CHRIS BENNETT–CLASS OF 1983
 
Chris was a 5 time letter winner in Baseball.  He played varsity in the 8th grade!  At pitcher and shortstop,  Chris is known to be one of the greatest baseball players in Jackson County history.  One statistic that stands out is that Chris went 111 straight at bats without striking out.  On the basketball court, Chris, a guard, is believed to be first or second all time in scoring (records are being verified).  He DOES hold the record for most scored in a game with a 44 point performance (this was before there was a three point line)  Chris went on to play baseball at Piedmont College.  He currently resides in Jackson County.
Again, we are very excited about this year’s class.  The Hall of Fame Banquet will be held on April 28th at 6:30pm at JCCHS.  A dinner, silent auction, and a $10,000 reverse raffle will be held at the induction ceremony.  Tickets are $100 and include a dinner for two and entry into the raffle.  All proceeds will be used to help the Jackson County Athletic Department provide for our student athletes needs.