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2012 Hall of Fame: Eddie West and Bill Churm

October 6, 2012

From Tuscola High School- Eddie West:

Eddie played in this football rivalry game in 1977, ’78, ’79, which Tuscola won all 3 years. Thanks to him and many others Eddie was probably remembered for his game winning catches and his miraculous one handed receptions that wowed the fans. Eddie was selected all-conference as well as all-western North Carolina. In those years Tuscola amassed an amazing 25-6-1 record. Eddie was twice elected all-Southern Conference tight end, 2nd team All-American and played for the National Championship in 1983. Eddie currently works at the North Carolina Judicial System as the Civil Courts Judge.
Presenting the award is Marine Staff Sergeant Herrera. Congratulations Eddie!!!

From Pisgah High School- Bill Churm:

Bill is best known throughout as Coach Bill Churm. He coached football at Canton and Pisgah High Schools for over 45 years. At Pisgah, he was part of four state championship teams in ’66, ’71, ’75 and ’76. In 1996 Bill was enshrined in the inaugural class of Pisgah Athletic Hall of Fame. The Mountain Amateur Athletic Club bestowed him with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2003 for his more than 45 years of coaching football. Coach Churm also coached senior Little League Baseball for over 15 years. Tonight his recognition and award will be accepted by his wife, Anita.
Presenting the award is Marine Staff Sergeant Lowe. Congratulations Bill!!!!

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