Frost soccer team 1927
Patricia Bussard, of Frost, provided this photo of the 1927 Frost soccer team. The back of the photo reads: Frost soccer team 1927, Back row: Mitch Sharp, Clyde Buzzard, Henderson Sharp, Park McNeil. 2nd row: Luther Shrader, Emmons Moore, Cliff Sharp, Meade Curry. Front row: Austin Sharp, Letch Sharp, Jesse Reed and Merve Sharp. Despite the presence of five players in the front row, only four are named. Anyone with information on the missing name or the color of the jerseys is asked to call The Pocahontas Times at 304-799-2637. Photo courtesy Patricia Bussard.
UPDATE: Kenneth Kelley, of Frost, brought in two articles from The Pocahontas Times from 1929, which shed light on the Frost soccer team photo. The names of the players in the front row should read Austin Sharp, Letch Sharp, E,G. Sharp, Jesse Reed and Merve Sharp.
The Frost soccer team were the state champions in 1929 and were undefeated for four straight years, 1925-1929. The Frost Club played the undefeated Newport News Shipbuilders for the interstate championship in 1929 and lost, 4-1. See next week's edition for a reprint of the two newspaper articles from 1929.