CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – George Wilson recalls it was his 8th grade year at Caryville Elementary, 1956. The Cardinals were headed to Valley View to play the Bobcats in basketball.

“Our coach in those days was Clarence Childress. He said, boys, we won’t have any trouble winning this game if we just guard one guy. His name is Howard St. John,” said Wilson.

Sure enough. Caryville won. It was 35 to 30 and St. John scored 28 points that night. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/22/2021-7:30AM)