LHS ALMA MATER
Our strong bonds can ne'er be broken,
Formed in Lyons High,
Far surpassing wealth unspoken,
Sealed by friendship ties.
Alma Mater, Alma Mater,
Deep graven on each heart,
Shall be found unwavering true,
When we from Lyons shall part.
High school days at best are passing,
Gliding swiftly by,
Let us pledge in word and deed,
Our love for Lyons High.
Bill Alexander, QB, 1951
Fred Alexander, QB, 1957
1927 Lyons High School Bulldogs
Jack Alexander, QB, 1960
Jimmy Alexander, QB, 1963
TOP: James Powell, Junior Toole, Jimmy Alexander. BOTTOM: Regy Morrison, George Gorgon, Rusty Randall, Larry Williams
Jimmy Alexander hands off to James Powell. Notice the old press box and bleachers in the background. This photo taken about two years before the construction of the "Pit".
1955 Homecoming Court - Jimmy Price, Pat Beecher, Vernon Kennedy, Betty Page
George Fant, HB, 1957
Nov 8, 1963...the night Lyons' QB, Jimmy "Spook" Alexander kicked a FG with less than a minute to go in the game to knock Vidalia and Hawkinsville out of a deadlocked rematch for the region championship.
1958-59 Cheerleaders: (L-R) Olivia Dismuke, Barbara Stephens, Sherrie Thompson, Mary Sue Page, Miriam Smith, Jean Phillips, Ronnie Smith, Becky Yarbrough
1964 Fottball Cheerleaders: (Top) Evelle Gibbs, Nancy Truax, Betty George, Jan James, Delores Thompson. (Bottom) Brenda Helms, Joan Wilkes, Cherry Boatright, Fran Pughsley
Bobby Holland, F, 1961-62
1956-57 Lady Dogs: (Top) Coach James Roberts, Dorothy McCumber, Elaine George, Audrey Williams, June Mosley, Margy Brown, Aloma Lamb. (Bottom) Mary Sue Page, Miriam Smith, Peggy Rollins, Ronnie Smith
Miriam Smith, F, 1956-57
Charles Outler, C, 1959
1964 Region Champs: (Standing) JTootle, BMerritt, DAnderson, DGray, WGrimes, Coach JJones, TSmith, EMiller, LWilkes, LWilliams, JPatterson (baseball sweetheart) (Kneeling) JGrimm, RRandall, GGordon, JAmerson , JToole, GWilkes, RBrown, JAlexander
1957-58 Basketballers: (kneeling) W. McClain, B. Carter, B. Jones, F. Alexander, F. Brogdon. (standing) R. Moody, G. Fant, D. Moore, R. Landrum, G. George
1956 Region Champs: (Front row) Coach Grizzard, HWilson, BBenton, LThompson, BKemp, FAlexander, Coach McClendon. 2nd row: FBrogdon, NShepherd, JScott, JAlexander, LLowrey, GSmith, HBrown, BJones Top row: KNeeSmith, JTodd, RLandrum, GFant, BBurnette, AJames, SGraham, AJordan, JCollins, GMoody
Ronnie Yawn, Class of '66
Lyons' High most dedicated and faithful fan.
1960-61 Lady Dogs: (1st ROW) BSmith, MMeeks, JKitchens, KMiller, NBryson, SEdenfield, JDismuke. (2nd row) PWilson, EBlaxton, LKavakos, JFountain, PGorgon, CoachMcLendon. (3rd ROW) ECampbell, PWilkes, PTyson, PWilliamson, MSikes, WKight, RMeeks.
1959-60 Basketball Cheerleaders: Laurita Jarriel, Yvonne Meadows, Camille Holland, Betty Jean Collins, Catherine Stanley, Janice Blaxton, Carol Ann Davis, Mary Grace Wilkes.
Billy Merritt, G, 1961-62
1961 Football Cheerleaders: Janice Blaxton, Dianne Fallen, Linda Keen, Catherine Stanley, Susan Brown, Betty Jean Collins, Linda Kemp, Carol Ann Davis
1961-62 Basketball: (front row) JAlexander, BHolland, JO'Neal, TJordan, RGrimm, BMerritt, LWilliams (2nd row) JSchunch, LClark, EMiller, RMorrison, JGrimm, TMerritt, (back row) GGordon, Coach LCraft, DCarter
Charles "Spec" Nobles, FB, 1961
1959 Baseball: (front row) JScott, FBrogdon, BJones, KCalhoun (middle row) MGaney, DLanier, BCarter, DMoore (back row) ???, MPatterson, ECollins, Coach HClifton
1964-65 Basketball: BGeorge, Coach JJones, MJMeadows
February 1965: Henrietta Burke grabs a defensive rebound as Marijon Meadows and Toombs Central's Linda Parker look on. Lyons beat state ranked and heavily favored TC that night, 43-42 in double overtime.