Four new members of the Mantachie High School football Hall of Fame will be enshrined Friday night at Mustang Stadium. Mitch Grissom, George Poteet, Kim Glissen and Billy Eads will be recognized on the field prior to the Mustangs' home opener against Ashland.
Mitch Grissom was the first head coach in program history. Grissom guided the Mustangs during their first four seasons from 1958-1961 and built a solid foundation for the team to grow.
George Poteet, a member of the class of 1966, was a two-time Highland Conference All-Conference selection.
Kim Glissen was an offensive lineman for the Mustangs who graduated in 1978. As members of the Waterway Conference, Voted the conference's Most Valuable Lineman, Glissen helped Mantachie to a 5-3-1 record in 1975 and a 5-4-1 record in 1977.
Billy Eads graduated from Mantachie in 1996. The senior was the Daily Journal Player of the Year in 1995. He rushed for 1,236 yards and 16 touchdowns. In the process, he recorded six games with 100 or more rushing yards. On defense, Eads made 55 tackles and three interceptions.