'Saye's Boys' remember beloved coach

  • Sunshot by Grayson Williams Members of “Saye’s Boys” pictured are, from left to right, back row, Randall Harris, Jackie Whiting, Tony Haynie, Alvin Sewell, Billy Kidd, Barry Harris, James Moore, Ronnie Turner, Van Skelton, Mike Leard, Charlie Thornton, Melvin Osley, Roy Crocker, front row, Woody Matthews, Lenford Smith, Jerry Mauldin, Mike Cleveland, John McCurley, Dick Treadwell, Bruce Eaves, Earl Johnson, Bill Leard and Joe Martin Brown.
    Sunshot by Grayson Williams Members of “Saye’s Boys” pictured are, from left to right, back row, Randall Harris, Jackie Whiting, Tony Haynie, Alvin Sewell, Billy Kidd, Barry Harris, James Moore, Ronnie Turner, Van Skelton, Mike Leard, Charlie Thornton, Melvin Osley, Roy Crocker, front row, Woody Matthews, Lenford Smith, Jerry Mauldin, Mike Cleveland, John McCurley, Dick Treadwell, Bruce Eaves, Earl Johnson, Bill Leard and Joe Martin Brown.
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Legendary Hart County coach and University of Georgia football player William Albert “Bill” Saye died on Sept. 10, having touched the lives of many people along his life’s journey.
Several months prior to his death, some former football and baseball players of the late coach took it upon themselves to start a sort of breakfast club, consisting of Hart County athletes from the 1960’s who played for Saye and named their club in honor of him.
“Saye’s Boys” was formed by former football player Louie Skelton earlier this year, and has grown from just a handful of attendees to 33 registered for the club. Many of the men can still hear Saye’s favorite phrases, one in particular, “How sweet it is,” former player and current Hart County Sheriff Mike Cleveland said.

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