Roy Birdwell, 2017
A 1961 graduate of GHS, Roy was an outstanding member of both the football team and the basketball team.
In football, he played on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball. His junior year, the starting defensive team was referred to as "The Iron Dukes." That season they went 6-3 and won the Strawberry Bowl. His senior year, he was part of the 1960 team that was undefeated. That team allowed only 2 touchdowns to be scored against it. The 1960 team went 9-0, allowing only 14 points to be scored against them, and won the Red River Valley Conference Championship.
Also a starter in basketball, Roy helped lead his team to a 17-4 record his senior year.