Robert L. Cousins High School
Douglasville, Douglas County, GA
Colors: Maroon & White
Year opened: 1957
Year closed: 1971
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R. L. Cousins was a 12-grade school on Malone St. in Douglasville, Georgia. It was opened in 1957 under principal John W. Stewart. (I believe it was a replacement school for the former Hutchinson High School.) The high school portion closed in 1971 and the buildings became Douglas County Junior High School. The next year the school was renamed Stewart Middle School. John W. Stewart remained the principal until 1977.
The Douglas County Museum of History and Art houses some artifacts & memorabilia from R. L. Cousins. The museum is located inside the old courthouse on W. Broad St.
Visit your fellow R. L. Cousins alumni on Facebook.
Here’s an article about the recent
restoration of Wolverine Gym.
R. L. Cousins was the Class B State Basketball Champion in back-to-back seasons, 1961 & 1962.
[from DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL, March 16, 1961. Click for story and photo.]
Georgia State Champions
This group of basketball players of the R. L. Cousins Negro school in Douglasville has won the State Class B basketball championship, winning their final victory at the tournament in Waycross. The team had the unusual distinction of playing the entire season without a loss. They breezed through the regular season, the district, regional and state tournaments and were never seriously threatened. Holding the trophy in front is Billy Cook, team trainer, and left to right in front row are Charlie Bowens, Lee Edward Bowens, Melvin Welch, James Jones and Harvey Jones. Back row left to right, are Benny Smith, Floyd Parker, Alton Caldwell, J. C. Smith and Charlie Helton. The team was coached by E. L. Pinkston.
This article references Douglasville. Were they referring to Cousins High School?
[excerpt from Fitzgerald Herald, March 10, 1960. Click for story and photo.]
Eagles End Season 2nd in State
The Monitor High basketball Eagles have wound up the season as the second strongest Class B team in the state. [. . . ] Friday night the Eagles came through against Douglasville 55-61 to earn the right to compete in the championship game on Saturday.
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