West Point football book goes to print

 A teaser of what will be in store for WPHS football fans when the coffee table book "History of West Point High School Football: 1906 - 2018" comes out.
Staff Writer

"History of West Point High School Football: 1906 - 2018" has officially gone to the printers, as of Monday.

The highly-anticipated coffee table book should be arriving in late May or early June.

The 168-page homage to West Point High School Football will range from the years 1906-2018, featuring the championship years and the coaches, players, cheerleaders, managers and bands that were all part of the history.

Beverly Luttrell, one of the creators of the book, said over 150 community members donated pictures, newspaper clippings, memories and information to make the book something that will appeal to everyone.

"This book could not exist without the help of so many people,” Luttrell said. "I cannot thank everyone enough who helped us along the way. Bubba Davis and Chris Chambless had so much knowledge and information on the championship teams."

When the book is finished, there will be a reception to celebrate at the Bryan Public Library. There will be people there to sign the books, light refreshments and the book will be for sale. The final price hasn't been decided on but the books will be affordable, according to Luttrell.

"All proceeds are going to the Bryan Public Library and the West Point High School Athletic Department," Luttrell said. "We aren't making any money from it but are putting it back into the athletic program and the library. We are having 1,000 books printed."

The book will contain information about the three fields that the Green Wave have played on, the field house and the rooms that have been dedicated to some outstanding citizens, such as Henry Brown, who was known and loved by faculty and students, who passed away due to complications from Down Syndrome.

"If there were mistakes in the original rosters, there are mistakes in the book," Luttrell said. "We used all original materials and didn't change anything. We got a lot of information from the Daily Times Leader. It was a labor of love all around. My mother, Caroline Harrell wanted to do this for my dad, Robert. They talked about it for years."

More information will follow about the reception for the book in future editions of the Daily Times Leader.