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Craig Lewis (left) and Jody Hargis on awards night at GCHS in the spring of 1987.

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Craig Lewis

Craig Donovan Lewis was once touted as the greatest athlete to ever grow up on the mountain. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound talent was unstoppable on the football field and basketball court as a freshman, but the rising star’s life was tragically cut short in 1987 by a house fire that claimed his life just six days before his 16th birthday.

Now, one day before what would have been his 51st birthday, Lewis will be posthumously inducted into the Grundy County High School Sports Hall of Fame.