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2010 Hall of Fame: Homer Jordan and Milton Gresham

August 31, 2010

Homer Jordan played in the Cedar-Clarke rivalry for three years. In his senior season with Cedar shoals in 1978, he led the Jaguars to a 12-3 victory. Homer went on to star at quarterback for Clemson, where he garnered All-ACC honors during the 1980 & 1981 seasons. He was named to the All-American team in 1981 and led Clemson to its only national championship in football with a 22-15 victory over Nebraska. He was named MVP of the 1981 Orange Bowl. He currently serves as quarterbacks coach for the Jaguars.

Milton Gresham played in the Clarke-Cedar rivalry all four seasons of his high school career at Clarke Central. He played as a defensive back-up in the Gladiators’ 45-0 victory and 37-8 victory in his freshman and sophomore years. As a starting linebacker, he helped lead the Gladiators to a thrilling 7-6 victory his junior year and 17-7 victory his senior year. Milton went on to play football at Valdosta State University. Currently, he serves as a teacher at Clarke Middle School and coaches for the Gladiators.

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