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Fall 2019: Last Glance


51 Autumns

This is where I have spent the last 51 autumns of my life.

As I look around this stadium, I see where my dad and I sat at my first game on September 20, 1969. I see where Will and Ginny Hays and Barney and Fran Hollett sat at every game. I see President Thad Seymour stepping out in front of the home crowd to yell, “Give me a W!” I see President Lewis Salter playing drums in the pep band. I see Rem Johnston, “The Big Cookie,” with camera in hand, taking hundreds of photos at each game.

We all share a common bond; we are Little Giants.

—MIKE PERKINS ’80, on the eve of the final game played in Hollett Little Giant Stadium. A new stadium on the same site will be ready for the 2020 football season.