Three Generations Share Same Jersey Number
Three local men are celebrating three generations of Valley High School football, featuring the same jersey number.
Timothy L. Wilcox, from Pine Grove, played middle guard under Tom West, and graduated in 1978. Timothy C. Wilcox, from Reader, then played linebacker/tight end under Tom West. Timothy C. was one of the last bad boys, graduating in 1999, and playing in three West Virginia Class A State Championship games and semi-final in 1997.
Tristen I. Wilcox, of Reader, is now carrying on the family tradition. Tristen, class of 2021, played safety on defense and is now a runningback under VHS Head Coach Logan Miller. Tristen plans on joining his previous generations’ legacy and continuing more than four decades of Valley Lumberjack football in the Wilcox family.
Notably, Tristen’s father and grandfather have also been members of Pine Grove VFD for nearly 20 years.