Hall of Fame

Paul Watson, Class of 1930

Induction Class of 2003
Baseball & Football

Watson played halfback on the SJC football team. In 1929 the Aggies, as they were called in the years before assuming the Trojans moniker, went 3-3-1 and 1: the final “one” being a forfeit to Copiah-Lincoln Junior College in what was claimed would have been the game for the State Championship. The SJC bus carrying the football team overturned on the way to the game in Wesson, thus causing a forfeit. Watson also played outfield for the SJC Aggies baseball team. The 1928 team won all but one game and tied one. The 1929 team went undefeated during the regular season before losing the State Championship to Copiah-Lincoln.

Paul Watson married shortly after graduating from SJC and in 1936 went to work for Farmers Tractor & Implement, the John Deere dealership in Greenville. In 1944 he bought into the dealership; and before long, he was the owner of the dealership then known as Farmers Tractor Company. He retired in 1975 when his son Paul Watson Jr. took over the dealership, but he continued to go to work everyday until his death in 1993.

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