St. Clairsville to enshrine Hall of Famers tonight
St. Clairsville High School will induct its ninth class of hall of famers this evening when the Red Devils host Indian Creek with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
A three member class will take their place in Red Devils’ athletic history. Induction festivities are slated for halftime.
Here’s a capsule look at the inductees:
JIM KERR (Class of 1957) – This Red Devil legend excelled on the football field and went on to play professionally.
Kerr was the Ohio Valley’s leading scorer as a senior and went on to play at Penn State, where he was a starter for three years. He then latched on with the Washington Redskins and played for them for two years at safety.
His claim to professional fame came when he intercepted Johnny Unitas three times in the same game.
MEGAN SACCO-BAILEY (Class of 1999) – This Red Devil standout shined in volleyball, basketball and tennis during her four years at St. C.
As a volleyball player, Sacco-Bailey was all-OVAC and named team MVP. She went on to play volleyball for four years at Wheeling Jesuit University. There, she received the WJU Cardinal Spirit Award.
Before embarking fully on volleyball, Sacco-Bailey was a standout in tennis, winning the OVAC singles title. She was also an all-OVAC performer in basketball.
SHAWN VINCENT (Class of 1987) – There wasn’t much this Red Devils’ legend couldn’t do in athletics.
Vincent helped lead the Red Devils to the state semifinals, which prior to last season, was the school’s last trip that deep in the tounament. During that 1986 season, Vincent played quarterback and ran for 1,360 yards. He was named all-Ohio first team.
On the track, Vincent was a standout in the long jump. He was the Division II state runnerup with a leap of 22-ft-8 1/2, which still stands at St. Clairsville’s school record.
After his high school career, Vincent accepted a scholarship to the University of Akron where he was a three-year starter in the secondary. He was named the team’s defensive player of the year.
He was then signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers. He intercepted Pro Football Hall of Famer Warren Moon twice in the same game.
Vincent was inducted to the OVAC Hall of Fame in 2012.