Written by Irv Long
Harry West is responsible for sending this information along on Irv Long's self-published book and adds the following:
"This is an informal publication of more information than you would ever want to know about football back home. One of the most interesting facts I found in the book was the captain of the 1924 Rockingham High School State Champion football team was Jessie Phifer. 35 years later, when the Rockets won their next
State Championship, the co-captain was Pat Phifer, Jessie's eldest son.
In those days when families were not as mobile as today, there were more sons that also played for Dear Ol' RHS: my Dad was the quarterback on the '24 Championship team - Harry A. West, Sr. - I played for Bill Eutsler from '55-'56; Ammie Webb (on the cover of the book) played in 1923; his son Alden Webb played in the early '60's. Others - Olen Smith Sr, & Jr., Pickett Ellerbe Sr. & Jr.; and, of course, there must be others that I am not familiar with."