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‘Glory Days’ Book Debuts in Berryville

26 September 2019 Clarke County Community News


September 26, 2019

BERRYVILLE – Clarke County High School football will be immortalized in Glory Days,  which covers several teams from the 1960s that contributed to the school’s 38 game win streak.

Glory Days author and CCHS (’73) graduate Robert “Bobby” Moore will be at the Berryville VFW on Sept. 27 at 3 p.m. for the official debut of the book. Moore and editor Martha Sullivan will present an overview of the project that resulted in the publication of Glory Days.

“Those teams defined the community,” Moore said. “Friday nights in the Fall were for CCHS football. It didn’t matter if the games were home or away.”

The book covers 6 years of Eagles football. Clarke County High School football went undefeated from the beginning of the 1961 season to the last game of 1964. But according to Moore it was the 1960 and ’65 teams that set up the legacy.

“Initially I did not intend to cover the ’60 and ’65 teams,” Moore said. “But my research showed that the 1960 team won the first championship in the history of the high school, serving as a prelude to what followed. After the streak ended [in 1964], I discovered that the 1965 team followed up that devastating defeat by going undefeated the following year. The reaction to the defeat may be the most compelling aspect of the story.”

Books will be sold and signed at the event. Glory Days costs $30, and all proceeds from book sales will be donated to the Moore Family Scholarship with the Clarke County Education Foundation. The event is open to the public.

 

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