The Chardon football team doesn't talk about being the top-ranked Division III football team in Ohio. The Hilltoppers let their play on the field do the talking for them. Powered by three interceptions and a smothering defense that shut down Riverside's high-powered offense,
From what can be found in available documents, Ray had little formal education and perhaps the opportunity to attend Sherman gave him a chance to learn to read and write or pick up a trade. Sherman was forming a cross country team at that time and maybe Ray was recruited for his running ability.