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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Gavin Palumbo and Dr. Shawn Ricker

November 4, 2017

From Fort Hill High School, Gavin Palumbo

Gavin was Player of the Year in 1993 and led Fort Hill to a 12-7 homecoming victory with a drive down the field in the final minute of play. Gavin has been called the “Most prolific passer in school history”. He led the area in passing with 65% completion percentage- 84 completions on 135 attempts. Gavin has been a coach in the Rivalry game since 2000. He has servers as the offensive coordinator and has helped lead the Sentinels to 4 straight State championships.

From Allegany High School, Dr. Shawn Ricker

Shawn played in the Allegany VS Fort Hill Homecoming game his Sophomore, Junior and Senior years. As captain of the 1988 team to a decisive 20-0 win over Fort Hill and an undefeated 13-0 class 2A State Championship. During the 1988 game, Shawn led his team on both sides of the ball and ended the game with an interception. Shawn went on the start at West Virginia Wesleyan where he was a 4 year starting tight end. After college graduation, he received a doctorate in Optometry from The Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN.

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