Chase High inducts two into Hall of Fame
Chase High School honored two former Trojans Friday night in a halftime ceremony at Allen Stadium
Bruce Morrow and Randy Page were honored inducted in front of those in attendance of the Chase/North Gaston contest and are now placed in the Chase High School Hall of Fame.
Morrow is a graduate of Chase High School and Gardner-Webb University. While at Chase High School he was a participant in basketball, football and baseball.
He grew to love basketball where he was voted by his peers as the Most Valuable Player his junior and senior seasons. As a co-captain of the basketball team he led the Trojans to a Regional final and a 20-win season that still holds today as the most wins in a season by a men's basketball team at Chase High School.
Bruce then continued his basketball career at Gardner-webb college in 1965-1966. He then went to the Army in 1967 and played basketball for the 4th Army Team at Fort Bliss, El Paso Texas in 1969-1970. His influence is still seen today through his grandchildren that love and play the game of basketball.
Page is a 1976 graduate of Chase High School and a Gardner-Webb University graduate. As a student-athlete for the Trojans, Page was a member of the 1975 regular season undefeated team. He was the first recipient of the Marty Robbins defensive back award and first recipient of the Kenny Burgess “Team Before Self” award.
Page was a three-time member of the Spartanburg Herald All area team and All-County Rutherford team. Rutherford County recognized him as a member of the All-Decade team for the 70's.
After his playing days for the Chase Trojans he was a four-year letter winner for the Gardner-Webb Bulldogs football team. Page was very active in the school community as he served as the Student Council President.
He was also a member of the track and basketball teams where he lettered in both sports. As a track member he was a four time all-conference winner and two-year All Western North Carolina High School Athletic Association winner. In basketball Randy was a three-year varsity player with All Conference honors his senior season.
Page served as a coach at Chase High School for 25 years in which he was active in different sports. Page served as Athletic Director for four years, 25 years as a football coach (14 years as the head coach), 11 years as basketball coach, 16 years as the track coach and nine years as the golf coach. In 1990 his basketball team was the sectional runner-up.
Fifteen out of his 16 years as the track coach his teams competed in the state championships. Eight out of the nine years he coached golf his teams qualified for the regionals. In 1999 he was the Golf Coach of the Year for the conference. His head coaching football record was 84-68. His football teams made the playoffs 10 out of his 14 seasons with 2 sectional runner-ups.
Thirty-four football players advanced to play football in college that played under Page. Page has since retired this year from teaching and coaching. His influence can still be seen today through his son that played football at Chase and at Brevard College.
Along with Robert Teague, Page helped to start the first Chase High All-Sports Boosters.