Monday, March 25, 2013 —
When the three consolidated county high schools opened in 1962, each school had to assume the responsibility for organizing and funding its own football program and stadium. The South Stanly area, of course, had a big head start in this undertaking. With Kermit Young once again leading the way, the South Stanly community built not only a football stadium, but the nicest football stadium in the county at that time, complete with its own track for springtime track meets.
During the 1960s, Kermit Young joined forces with well-known golfer Robert Isenhour to organize and raise funds for building a golf course in the Norwood area. Through many hours of work and with the assistance of loans and grants, their dream became a reality as construction on the Piney Point Golf Course began in the fall of 1963. Within two years Piney Point was a fully functional golf club, complete with a swimming pool and tennis courts.
When Kermit Young passed away in 1971, the South Stanly Sports Council petitioned the Stanly County School Board to name the high school stadium after him. The school board approved this request and on September 29, 1972, the South Stanly football field was officially named K.L. Young Stadium.
The price of tickets for this year’s Sports Hall of Fame ceremony and reception is $35. To purchase tickets or for more information, please call the Chamber at (704) 982-8116 or email to email@example.com.