On Friday, October 6, 2017, shortly after the performance of the SCA Marching Band's pregame show, a re-dedication ceremony of the "Raker Memorial" will be held. The memorial, built to honor 1972 Southern graduate, Brian Raker, was originally dedicated on October 7, 1972.  In June 1972, shortly after graduation, Brian was part of a Valley Chemical Fire Company rescue team that attempted to reach a family trapped in their cabin by ravaging flood waters caused by Hurricane Agnes. Tragically, Brian was swept away by the flood water and died during this rescue attempt. Brian died a hero.

Brian quarterbacked the Tigers during the 1969, 1970, and 1971 seasons. He is remembered by his teammates and coaches as a quiet, shy, young man with a drive to succeed in sports. He was considered a very tough, coachable player, “with an arm like you wouldn’t believe.” Perhaps, most importantly, he was viewed and is remembered, as a gentleman and as a person to respect.

 

 

 

 

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