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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Jerry Phillips & Shannon Trimble

November 7, 2016


Jerry Phillips

In the 30th Annual “Turkey Day Game, Jerry had one the best games of this rivalry series. Accounting for 16 of the camper 22 points, Jerry led his team to a 22-7 win over Fort Hill before a full house crowd of over 6500 fans. Jerry amassed 97 yards of pass receiving and rushing, scoring 2 Camper Touchdowns and a record setting 39-yard field goal. The Campers completed their season with a 7-3 record under the tutelage of Coach Ed Schwarz. Jerry was named to the All-City squad in 1965 and the leading scorer with 62 points.




Shannon Trimble

Shannon played in the Fort Hill – Allegany rivalry his sophomore, junior and senior year and Fort Hill was victorious in all three. Never was Trimble’s brilliant play more evident than during the homecoming rivalry game in his senior season. Trimble intercepted a pass for the second straight year to ice a victory for the Sentinels. He also rushed for 167 yards and scored 2 touchdowns one being a 98 yard punt return and was named MVP of the game.

His game accomplishments were remarkable in hi senior season:

* 29 Touchdowns and 182 points.

* 1470 yards on 112 carries

* Caught 31 passes for 669 yards

* And the all purpose yardage leader with 2847 yards averaging 219 yards per game.


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