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A sports book from a backup

‘No one is an idol to his valet.” Historian/writer Thomas Carlyle so contended two centuries ago. In one case dating back 60+ years, Carlyle would have been “dead wrong” about a couple of Brownwood High School athletes. Lawrence Elkins – the “idol” – re-wrote dozens of records in four sports, dazzled at Baylor in football and might have re-written National Football League stats if injuries hadn’t “done him in.” His “valet” – a year behind him – subbed for Elkins on the 1960 AAA State Championship football team. Ron Davis, also 76, is best known for church music ministry. Now, he’s also ...

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