The newest members of the Trojan Athletic Hall of Fame, Joshua Barge, Bess Glanton, Jonathan Jones, Elizabeth Sanders, Clifford C. “Rip” Sewell, and Matt Street were honored April 22 during an induction banquet held at the Carrollton High School Whitley Morris Field House Hall of Fame room.
Barge, Class of 2012, was recognized as a three-sport letterman in football, basketball and track, earning numerous All-Region and All-Area honors and All-State recognition in basketball during his four years of high school. He went on to play football at Jacksonville State University, earning All-American honors.
Glanton, valedictorian of the Class of 2012, was a varsity football and competitive cheerleader who helped the competitive team earn a state championship her senior year and a runner-up finish the year before. She was also named Georgia Cheerleader of the Year in 2011 by the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association.
Jonathan Jones, also a member of the Class of 2012, was a high school track standout who helped the Trojans capture three consecutive track state championships in 2010, 2011, and 2012. His speed was also an asset for the football team and earned attention at the collegiate level, with Jones ultimately landing at Auburn University. Following graduation from Auburn, Jones joined the New England Patriots and has played in two Super Bowls to date.
Elizabeth Sanders, Class of 2008, was recognized for her contributions as a high school athlete as well as a coach. She was a competitive cheerleader and member of the track and gymnastics teams while a student at CHS. Her greatest success came in cheerleading, where she helped propel the competitive team to a state championship in 2004, followed by two state runner-up finishes. She then cheered for the University of West Georgia, earning three national titles there. Sanders, who is now a teacher at CHS, has earned two more state titles under her watch as head cheerleading coach for Carrollton. In March, she was honored as the 2018 Georgia Coach of the Year by the Georgia Cheerleading Coaches Association.
Matt Street, Class of 1988, was an exceptional golfer for the Trojans, helping the golf team region titles and qualify for the state tournament, finishing sixth in Class AAA. He also played in national tournaments and was named to the All-State golf team by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He earned a golf scholarship to the University of Georgia where he was a three-year letterman. Following college, he competed in the second-tier professional circuit for one year.
Clifford C. “Rip” Sewell, Class of 1954, was four-sport athlete for the Trojans, lettering in football, baseball, track, and basketball. He started in all but two football games during high school, pitched and played right field in baseball, and ran hurdles in track. After graduating from CHS, was named to an Army Division Championship Team (composed primarily of former professional and college players).