Dinner to honor 1951 quot;Famous Fivequot;

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 4, 2000

Now, this is what you call a homecoming.

Tuesday, January 04, 2000

Now, this is what you call a homecoming. Every year during football or basketball season, high schools and colleges schedule a homecoming game that is for alumni to return and watch their alma mater.

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St. Joseph Central Catholic High School is adding a twist to this year’s homecoming by inviting the most successful basketball team in school history as its guests.

The Flyers will host South Gallia at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Ironton Middle School in its homecoming game.

The 1951 "Famous Five" team which set a school record with 21 wins and advanced to the only regional appearance in school history will be on hand.

A dinner by reservation only will be held in the St. Joseph Church basement to commemorate the event. Social hour is 3 p.m. and dinner begins at 4 p.m.

Cost is $15 per person and includes admission to the basketball game. Reservations must be made by Thursday, Jan. 6, by calling Sissy Clyse or Cathy McKnight at (740) 532-0712 or 533-0762.

The public is invited.

The menu includes: Coq A Vin (chicken with wine sauce), mixed vegetables, salad, rolls, dessert.

The 1951 team was coached by James J. "Bear" Mains. Team members were Don Miller, Tim Rolph, Fred Lavender, Larry Dunworth, Joe Gleichauf, Clarence Walker, Jim Carey, Bill Lawless, Jim "Meat" Compliment, Bob Fisher, Ed Fields, Joe Swarts, and Charles "Buddy" Lawless.

The Flyers were 21-5 during the 1951 season and followed the next year with a 17-5 record.