Central Gwinnett to induct latest Ring of Honor class at Friday’s football game

A general view of the castle-like press box at Central Gwinnett High School prior to Jonathan Massaquoi's visit to his alma mater to speak to the varsity football team on Tuesday in Lawrenceville. (Staff Photo: David Welker)

Central Gwinnett’s 60th anniversary Friday will feature a number of special events, including the induction of new members into the high school’s Ring of Honor.

The official Ring of Honor induction ceremony is planned for 7:30 p.m., typically the start time for the varsity football game. The school has delayed the kickoff until 8 p.m. Friday — when Central hosts Berkmar — to allow for the pre-game festivities.

The 2017 individual inductees are cross country and track and field athlete Clinton Womack, basketball player Brian Williams, longtime booster Keith Allen, basketball coach David Allen, baseball player Mickey Westphal, longtime announcer Bob McGarity, football player Derrick Germaine and Lawrenceville mayor Judy Jordan Johnson.

Central also plans to induct some of its most successful teams in this year’s class. That group features 1980 football, 2000-01 girls basketball, 2001 softball and 2010 boys basketball.

The newly redesigned Ring of Honor display is located inside the high school.

Other events planned for Friday are Ring of Honor viewing and campus tours beginning at 4 p.m., an alumni tailgate outside the old gym at 5 p.m. and a homecoming parade at 6 p.m. that begins at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center.

Alumni can RSVP for the events at https://tinyurl.com/CGHSalumni. Game tickets can be purchased through a link at www.centralgwinnettathletics.com.

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