Jimmy Booe Football Scholarship
Jimmy Booe was a son that loved and respected his parents. He was a brother that not only took up for his brother and sister but lived as an example to them. To many, Jimmy was a friend that rivaled a brother which they never had. At the time of his passing he was engaged to be married. Jimmy was preparing himself to be a husband, father and a rock for his future family to lean on.
Jimmy made a tremendous impact on the Davie County football program through his work ethic, drive and heart. Jimmy played offensive line for the War Eagles from 1995-1998. His senior year he stood a towering five foot seven inches and weighed in at a whopping 165 pounds. For most, trying to play offensive guard at his size would nearly be an impossible task however, Jimmy wasn’t like most. He was Special.
His work ethic off the field directly contributed to his success on the field. Jimmy spent countless hours in the weight-room and running drills purely because he loved the game of football. During each game of his final season, he left every ounce of energy on the turf. He played the offensive line like someone twice his size should have. Jimmy Booe set high standards for all of his teammates. He challenged himself to lead by example. If there has ever been a young man to put on a Davie County football helmet and play above his athletic ability with nothing more than pure heart and determination, it was Jimmy Booe.
After his senior season ended he stood as tall and proud as his five foot frame would allow. When his name was announced at the awards banquet, that whopping 165 pounds walked up on stage and accepted his First Team All CPC honors and a plaque that read “War Eagles Best Offensive Lineman.” Awards he earned because he was Special.
The Jimmy Booe Football Scholarship was established from memorial gifts made after Jimmy’s death and the generosity of his best friend Forrest Breedlove.
Players will not apply for the Jimmy Booe Football Scholarship; they will simply make their case through the work ethic and heart they show on and off the field.