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Perry Local Schools
4325 Manchester Road
Perry, OH. 44081
Phone: 440.259.9200
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1997 Alumni Hall of Fame Inductees

William Meredith, Class of 1985, Athletic Hall of Fame

In football, Bill was selected to the First Team All League, All County and Lake County Touchdown Club in 1982, 1983, and 1984. He was All-Ohio in 1983 and 1984. He scored 52 touchdowns and rushed for over 4,000 yards. In track, he holds records in shotput and discus and also records in the 400 and 800 meter relay teams. He is Ohio’s only four-time State qualifier.

Fred Colburn, Class of 1955, Athletic Hall of Fame
Fred was chosen WRL Second Team in 1953 and First Team in 1954 in football. In basketball, he earned Honorable Mention in 1954 and Second Team in 1955. He was also All-County First Team in basketball in 1955. Fred spent 31 years coaching and teaching, and wrote a book on defensive football strategies entitled, “Multiple Front-Pressure Defense-Simplified.”

Lee Katona, Class of 1976, Athletic Hall of Fame
Lee earned All-GRC honors in football in 1974 and 1975. He was listed in “Who’s Who of Football” in both years. His senior year he was All-County Tailback and Second Team All-State Tailback. In 1976 he rushed for over 1,000 yards and scored 100 points. In wrestling, Lee was All-GRC in 1975 and 1976.

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