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A reminder to all that when tidying things up, and cleaning at home if you find old sports related items, don’t throw them out. Donate to the Larry Bruno Foundation. Most items are acceptable and even though it may not be displayed, we strive to build our archives up and provide historical information that helps tell the story of our community.
We recently accepted a BF junior high letter, which are scarce, and new Inductee Van Golmont made a generous gift of some old pieces from his illustrious career. What might seem insignificant to you, could go a long way in educating others of our past.
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A reminder to all that when tidying things up, and cleaning at home if you find old sports related items, don’t throw them out. Donate to the Larry Bruno Foundation.  Most items are acceptable and even though it may not be displayed, we strive to build our archives up and provide historical information that helps tell the story of our community. 
We recently accepted a BF junior high letter, which are scarce, and new Inductee Van Golmont made a generous gift of some old pieces from his illustrious career. What might seem insignificant to you, could go a long way in educating others of our past. 
We’re a non- profit organization and donations are tax deductible.Image attachment

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I remember when the Jr. High’s colors were blue and white

South won the regular season but Central beat them in the Championship Game. South was defending champs with line up , best player in the league Bill Walker, Dennis Cleckley, Alex Pugh, Zack Gibbs, Mark Witt. Central had perhaps the best line up in grade school history. Guards Larry ‘Lum’ Dreher, Tommy Wooley, forwards Kevin Burton, Mark Purviance, center Brod Hauser. They had a great backcourt game and much height. South managed to beat them early in season but Central jelled in playoffs.
Was a really good league. Great memories. Will miss you Kevin
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South won the regular season but Central beat them in the Championship Game. South was defending champs with line up , best player in the league Bill Walker, Dennis Cleckley, Alex Pugh, Zack Gibbs, Mark Witt. Central had perhaps the best line up in grade school history.  Guards Larry β€˜Lum’ Dreher, Tommy Wooley, forwards Kevin Burton, Mark Purviance,  center Brod Hauser. They had a great backcourt game and much height. South managed to beat them early in season but Central jelled in playoffs.
Was a really good league.  Great memories. Will miss you Kevin

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Yes Lawrence, you guys were good too. Wanted to mention Pat Keeley did great job coaching Central that year. Gene Coffini coached South. My coach at 5 th Avenue was Joe Ursida.

Sweet, I was apart of the championship team before this one ijs At South school

Go Central!

A sad day in Tiger town. The best Jr High running back of all time Kevin Burton has passed away from an infection. Kevin led the 1971 Tiger Freshnan team to undefeated status as a eight grader with many many long runs that season . He continued as starter in high school to excel. As a youth basketball star at Central he along with his great team were legendary in the city as Champions of the competitive grade school league.
Above all he was a great teammate and friend to many at BFHS. Always smiling and positive.
He was a great one
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A sad day in Tiger town. The best Jr High running back of all time Kevin Burton has passed away from an infection. Kevin led the 1971 Tiger Freshnan team to undefeated status as a eight grader with many many long runs that season . He continued as starter in high school to excel. As a youth basketball star at Central he along with his great team were legendary in the city as Champions of the competitive grade school league.
Above all he was a great teammate and friend to many at BFHS. Always smiling and positive. 
He was a great one

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That is very sad news. I haven’t seen Kevin since competing against him in high school. He was a good guy. Always a very respectful competitor. Funny, I can still picture in my mind the first play of the BF vs Highland football game with me at DB and Kevin coming around end. I did get one hand on him… πŸ˜‚

He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Was just talking to him back in July..was such a great athlete

Kevin was a Sincere Friend to ALL and a MOST Devout Life-Long Christian! He will be Missed!!!

So sad to hear about Kevin, I remember him as a special person with a sweet soul, kind heart and warm smile. My sympathies and prayers for the family.

Kevin was kind and notorious for that great smile. πŸ™πŸ»

I remember him too, always smiling, great athlete! So sad, my sympathies to the Burton family. RIP Kevin! πŸ₯²πŸ™

Great athlete that always had a friendly smile on his face. I remember the Jr Hi vs JV scrimmages when he played.

RIP Kevin you were a great athlete and even better person. You will be missed.

So sad. I remember him well. Always smiling. My sympathy to the Burton family.

My Sympathy to his family. RIP BF Tiger.

RIP Kevin, he was always smiling and had a kind heart πŸ™πŸ»β€οΈ

RIP! My condolences to his family!

RIP Kevin. We were teammates on that undefeated ‘71 team. He was unstoppable!

I am so sorry to hear this. My condolences to his family😞😞

RIP Kevin Burton, always a Tiger.✌

Sorry for your loss remember Kevin back in the day living on 2nd Ave. rest in peace

RIH Kevin, you will be missed.

Sorry for your loss, Sending Prayers to the family.

Love your passion for those you grew up with! Great memories!

I am so sorry. My prayers are with the family

Rest In Peace !

My deepest sympathies to his family.

R.I.P. Kevin πŸ™πŸ˜’

RIP

Having been a teammate on that undefeated Jr. High team, I agree that he was probably the best Jr. High running back in school history. When we ran that sweep to either side, it was like we could score at will. He could run like the wind and will be sorely missed.

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