Hard Times for former Western Guilford High School athletes in recent weeks(Eastern Guilford and Ragsdale HS hit hard last week)/WG Coach and AD Chris Causey Reflects back on WG Athletes

Posted by Andy Durham on June 29, 2020 at 1:54 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

It was a terrible time, a week ago today, when the car accident on Highway 85 claimed the lives of three Eastern Guilford High School students, and one Ragsdale High School student……

Western Guilford High School has seen similar bad fortunes for the their former WG Hornet athletes in recent weeks, with the WG Athletic Family losing five Hornets in the past month….

Here is a list of those former WG Hornet Athletes and they remain in our thoughts and prayers, as we begin to leave the month of June and go into July….

List of Western Guilford HS Athletes that have been lost in the last month….

Kirk Powers-with the Soccer and Football Team…School record-holder for longest field goal for the football team…

Jeannie Teague-Basketball, Volleyball, Golf and Track at Western Guilford and she was also a four-sport female athlete in college, at Appalachian State University…

Luther Gilmer-football player at Western Guilford

Aaron Jones-football player at Western Guilford HS, and college football player at Coastal Carolina University…At Western Guilford, Jones had a six-touchdown game as a running back and he once scored 26 TD’s on the season….

Katelyn Joy Beardsley-former Captain of the Women’s Lacrosse team…

**********Former Western Guilford football coach and current WG Athletic Director Chris Causey told us today, that the words that best describe the recent happenings with the former Western Guilford HS athletes, are Hurt, Sadness and Pain…**********

That is what the Western Guilford High School community has been feeling and these are his true feelings too, Hurt, Sadness and Pain….

Those are the feelings on the loss of WG Hornets….

WG Coach/AD Chris Causey reflects back on his former football player Aaron Jones…Coach Causey coached Aaron Jones, back when Coach Causey was the head football coach at Western Guilford High School…

Coach Causey told us today that Aaron Jones always had a big smile on his face, both on and off of the football field…“Aaron Jones could light up a room with his smile”, said Coach Chris Causey

Aaron Jones was just a big lineman when Jones was a freshman at Western Guilford, but Aaron kept bugging Coach Causey to give him a chance to run the football, and by Aaron Jones’ sophomore year, he was the starting WG Hornets’ Y-back and then by his senior season at Western, Aaron Jones was the Hornets’ starting tailback, and he was rushing for 26 touchdowns, with a high-game of 6 TD’s, and Jones was named to the News and Record’s First Team All-County team….

Per word of most of the opposing coaches that faced WG with Aaron Jones at TB, the opposing coaches were all in agreement, that Aaron Jones(6’3/230) was a very hard man to bring down, and the opposing coaches said they sure wouldn’t want to try and be the ones tackling Aaron Jones, that would be a two-man job…Aaron Jones, a very hard young man to tackle, and he just wouldn’t go down….

On Katelyn Beardsley, Athletic Director Chris Causey said Katelyn was deep in her faith and she would be remembered for always wanting to help others…AD Causey told us that Katelyn Beardsley was just a nice person and her smile personified who she was and it made others be drawn to her, and the sincere friendship that she exhibited…Per AD Chris Causey, Western Guilford women’s lacrosse coach, Coach Hazlip, told him that Katelyn Beardsley always put others first….

Coach/AD Chris Causey said there really was a void, with all of the Western Guilford athletes passing away in recent weeks…You can feel it, and it is obvious that something very important is missing, with the loss of these Western Guilford High School athletes….


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