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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Jay Gray & Pete and Brandon Sarver

August 27, 2016

Graham

Jay Gray

Jay played in the Graham-Beaver rivalry for 4 years. As one of the senior captains of the 1993 team, Jay led the G-Men to a 24-14 victory over the Beavers. That ’93 Graham team went on to win the Region IV championship. In the Bluefield game, Jay led the G-Men back from a 14-0 deficit and connected with Mike Gregory for the game winning touchdown with 8 seconds remaining in the game. Jay went on to play basketball at Bluefield State College where he earned all-WVIAC honors as a jr and sr. Upon graduating from BSC, Jay began teaching and coaching for Tazewell County Schools before relocating to Charlotte, NC where he obtained a Master’s Degree in Educational Management and School Administration. He is currently working as the new Athletic Director for Phillip O. Berry Academy of Technology in Charlotte.

Bluefield

Pete and Brandon Sarver

From the time Pete first walked onto the practice field in 1966, his dedication to BHS excellence has never wavered until this day. As a starting QB for the Beavers, a role he assumed as a Jr in ’67, Pete never lost a football game while being a starting QB for the Beavers. While a student at BHS he also played basketball, was Jr. Class Vice President and a very active member of FCA, an organization he is still very active in today. During his playing days, the Beavers amassed a 26 game winning streak, two undefeated seasons, and a ’67 AAA State Championship. He was also a very vital member of the coaching staff of the ’04, 07, & ’09 AA State Championship teams. Pete’s son, Brandon, played as the starting QB and Defensive Back his jr. and sr. years in the Beaver-Graham rivalry game. Brandon beat the G-Men both years he started QB, serving as a captain of the ’97 squad. That year Brandon led the Beavers to an undefeated season and the West Virginia AA State Championship. This was all coming of a gruesome knee injury he suffered in the 1996 season. After an offseason of the toughest rehab, Brandon led the Beavers all the way. After graduation, Brandon went on to play at UGA as a Bulldog. After graduation, Brandon served as a Graduate Assistant at Wake Forest University. Brandon coached at Presbyterian College in South Carolina, and is currently coaching at Paul M. Dorman High School in South Carolina. Under his coaching and guidance, Paul M. Dorman finished runners-up for the AAAA Division 1 State Championship last football season.

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