Former Blackcats honor Coach Powell

Century Blackcats gather to pay tribute to Coach Powell

Former Century Blackcat players for Melvin 'Buck' Powell gathered Saturday to pay tribute to the man they said not only instilled Blackcat Pride in them, but helped mold them into citizens long after their football career ended.

Bubba Hammac said Tony Simpson, Tony Brown and Doodle Langhorne, who all played for Powell at Century in Powell's last year in 1975, said they got together and decided they needed to do something to honor their old coach.

"We needed to do something for Coach Powell to honor his time in Century," Hammac said.

So they began reaching out to former Blackcats who played for...

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