TFS inducts Members into Athletic Legends Hall of Honor
Tallulah Falls School (TFS) officially inducted two individuals and a team into the Athletic Legends Hall of Honor on January 14, 2023, reports TFS Athletics. A special private ceremony was well-attended by Tim Crenshaw (’71), Chuck Nunn (’78), and the 1968 Football Team. Those alum are part of the Class of 2022 Hall of Honor for TFS. Following the ceremony, which included the members and their families and friends, the inductees were recognized at mid-court between the varsity girls and boys basketball games against Prince Avenue Christian. Crenshaw was a standout TFS football player and multiple All-State lineman who went on to play at the University of Georgia. He was also a standout in basketball and track and field, and a leader on and off the athletic field while at Tallulah Falls. Crenshaw was a pivotal part of the 1968 football team as well. Nunn was a multi-sport star in his time at Tallulah Falls, including being the team MVP in both tennis and basketball all four years. He brought TFS three region titles in tennis, and was ranked 23rd in the nation in the junior circuit. He played college tennis at Gainesville Junior College and then Southwest Texas State University, where he was a 3-time All-American and 3-time National Champion. He went on to compete professionally in the ATP, where he was a multiple qualifier at Wimbledon, the French Open, US Open, and Canadian Open. He won some 262 professional matches and had a top-300 world ranking. The 1968 TFS Indians was the best team in school history in football. TFS went 9-1 that season while outscoring opponents 365-31, and were ranked #1 in the state during that time. The team finished as runner-up in Region 3C, which kept them out of the playoffs in a time when only the region champions advanced. The lone loss was to a much larger Georgia Industrial Institute, who was granted special court approval to play in the same classification as schools like Tallulah Falls. The 1968 team shut out the final five teams on the schedule, including a season-ending 61-0 win over Buford. Crenshaw was an All-State member of that team, while star captain Mike Kemp set then-GHSA state records in receiving yards and receiving TDs while earning All-State status as well. Kemp also made state history by having a game in which he scored 5 touchdowns in five different ways, still a state record. Quarterback Tommy Oppenheim was a standout player on the team, as was co-captain George Rosser.