CHS Hall of Fame welcomes 22 members (photo gallery)

Published: Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at 05:09 PM.

Sieron said members of the Bolles football team, which played Crestview in last year's Hall of Fame game, shared with him that Jack Foster Stadium was the best place they had ever played and they loved playing at Crestview.

Each inductee, whether player or coach, had similar stories about love for their school and hometown and how Crestview has been so instrumental in shaping their lives and careers.

Linda Parker, Powell's daughter, who was on the first Bulldog teams from 1927-1930, said she was accepting the award not only for her father, but also for all original Bulldogs.

Harris, who went on to play college football at Liberty University and on the practice squads of the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs, credited his old coaches for pushing him.

"The coaching really set the foundation of ‘never quit, never give up and to keep pushing harder and harder,’" he said.

Bale, who played Major League Baseball for several years, credited his success to the start he got a Crestview.

"It's definitely a huge honor to come back to where it all started," he said."There are a lot of great memories here at Crestview High School. I wouldn’t be where I am today without coming through here and meeting the people I did and the coaches I did.

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