Thursday, November 8, 2012
Jack Harris could use a little help preserving Green Wave history.
Harris has spent the last few years transferring old 8 mm film of Summerville High School football games onto DVDs.
“That way, some of the fellows who played back in the 50s, 60s, 70s and early 80s, before they videotaped the games, could get a copy of at least part of a game,” Harris told the Journal Scene during a 2008 interview. “It could give them something they could hold and use to go back and relive a moment that before they only had in their head.”
He has recreated memories for several former Green Wave players as well as Summerville fans. But since some of the old 8 mm footage cannot be found, he can’t recreate what might be considered by some to be the best moments in SHS football history.
Which is why Harris is asking anyone who knows where any old footage is to contact him.
“I would love to transfer the original film from the 1984 state championship game onto DVD,” he said. “No one seems to know where much of the film from the late 70s, 80s or late 50s has gone either. I ask anyone who has access to any of that film to please contact me. I’d be glad to make them a digital copy for themselves if they could just get that film to me.”
And it seems Harris isn’t the only one interested in the lost footage. Harris says documentarian Stephen C. Mitchell indicated he might be able to use some of the old film for his project.
Mitchell has spent the last few months working on a documentary on Green Wave coach John McKissick and his journey to earning the 600th victory of his coaching career.
Another thing Mitchell is widely known for is his documentary on the band Kings of Leon, which was turned into the feature film Talihina Sky: The Story of Kings of Leon.
Anyone knowing the whereabouts of any of the old film can contact Harris at 860-4140.?
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