Class of 2004
Ray Quinn was a scoring machine. When he was in the Ardmore backfield - things happened!
"Ray was one of the best running backs in high school that I have ever seen. I played in the backfield with him and he could really go," said teammate and now Ardmore resident Raymond "Frog" McLemmore.
Quinn, who now makes his home in Hazel Green, set a state scoring record his senior year including five touchdowns in one game.
"Ray was one of the best, if not the best, football payer to ever come out of Ardmore," said Ardmore graduate John Witt. "I remember seeing him play and he was great. He could fly!"
As a freshman in high school, Quinn and teammates were undefeated. He ran the 50, 100, 220, and 440-yard races. He also won the shot-put in District. In 1958, Quinn played in every quarter on the varsity foot team for legendary Hall of Fame Coach Eugene Cooper as a middle linebacker. That was ardmore's first state championship team that went 8-0.
As sophomore, he played halfback and defensive end and cornerback and led the Tigers to a 6-2 season. As a junior, Quinn played halfback and scored five touchdowns. He was an All-County and All-Conference selection as the team went 8-0-1.
As a senior, Quinn set a state scoring record with 26 touchdowns and 24 extra points. He was selected All-County, All-Conference and All-State that year.
"In the four years he played football at Ardmore High School they lost only two games," Witt said. "They were an awesome football team."