Update: Due to the inclement weather closure of Greenville County Schools, the Travelers Rest High School Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been rescheduled to Fri., Feb. 2 between the basketball games with Eastside.
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — The 2018 Travelers Rest High School Hall of Fame inductees were announced Wednesday.
Henry Carson and Brian Duncan will be inducted on Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, in a ceremony to be held between the Devildog girls and boys basketball games against Pickens High School.
Henry Carson (Class of 1978) was a three-sport standout athlete earning multiple awards in football, basketball and baseball. In football, he earned 2 Varsity letters as a Running Back / Tailback for the Devildogs. In 1976, as a junior, Henry received the prestigious “Billy Joe Batson Memorial Award”, named for the current Travelers Rest High School Athletic Hall of Fame member, and former Travelers Rest Youth Association coach and board member, the late Billy Joe Batson. Henry was a key member of the 1977 Devildog football team that won the Class 3A Region II Conference Championship while rushing for over 1,300 yards. He was selected a Greenville News Piedmont Player of the Week also in 1977. In the game vs. Conference foe, JL Mann High School, Henry had a stellar performance as he rushed for 153 yards on 11 carries. The Devildogs finished the 1977 regular season with a 9-1 record while going 8-0 in Conference play to earn a birth in the Class 3A Playoffs. This was the first playoff appearance for the Devildog football team since 1969. The Devildogs finished the 1977 season with an overall 10-2 record including a first-round playoff win over C.A. Johnson High School by a score of 34-20. Henry was selected by his teammates as the Most Valuable Offensive Back after the 1977 season. He was also a Region II All-Conference Selection in 1977. Henry also earned a Varsity letter in basketball while playing for Coach Joe Small, and baseball while playing for the Devildogs. After graduation, Henry attended Mars Hill College where he played football for two years. He is a graduate of Rutledge Business College.
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Brian Duncan (Class of 2001) was a talented and gifted athlete earning Varsity letters in golf. He was a six-time All-Region and a three-time All-State player for the Devildog golf team. His play helped the Devildogs to Region Championships in 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. In 1999, the Devildogs won the prestigious Joe Wyatt Invitational Tournament, in the process breaking the tournament scoring record, and finished 2nd in the South Carolina State Golf Tournament. In 2000, the Devildogs also won the Southern Cross Invitational Tournament and again were the Runner-Up in the South Carolina State Golf Tournament. Brian’s outstanding play also helped the Devildogs make history by winning two South Carolina State Team Golf Championships in 1998 and 2001. Brian also won the 3A Individual State Golf Championship in 2001. After graduation, Brian received a golf scholarship to Clemson University where he was a member of the Men’s Golf Team. He was a Clemson Golf Letterman in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. He was a member of the Clemson Men’s Golf Team that won the 2003 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship, the 2003 NCAA East Regional Championship, and the 2003 NCAA Men’s Golf National Championship for Clemson University. The 2003 National Champions also won the Frank Howard Award. In 2004, the Tigers repeated as Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Champions. Brian’s individual Clemson University collegiate awards are being a member of the 2006 All-ACC Team, the 2006 Lightsey MVP Award, the 2006 Larry Wallace-Dyar Captain’s Award, and being named a 3rd Team Collegiate All-American in 2006. Brian is a 2006 graduate of Clemson University. Brian went on to a successful Professional golf career. He was a member of the Web.com Tour in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013.
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