Ray Skerrett

[Reynold (Ray) James Skerrett]

Ray Skerrett played juvenile, highschool abd junior* football in Montreal.  Skerrett was a speedy halfback and moved up to senior ball with the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1949.  A pre-season ankle injury had Skerrett in and out of the Ottawa line-up, playing just two games, but scoring a touchdown.  In 1950, Skerrett returned home to Montreal to play 5 games with the Alouettes. Ray Skerrett has passed away.

The following was taken from an article on the 1948 junor football season (full article).

Fashions Drill Nightly For Rotary Game, Sept. 17 By Chuck Rountree
Coach George Elson is busy these days preparing his New York Fashions junior gridders for the Rotary Bowl game a week tomorrow night at Molson's Stadium against the Toronto Argo Juniors. After the loss suffered by Lou Hayman's Alouettes at the hands of the older brothers of the junior Argos, Fashions will be out to bring back the honour of Montreal footballdom. Two coloured lads will spark the '48 Fashion backfield this year. They are Ritchie Lord and Ray “Smiley' Skerret. Lord was with Westmount High Senior `A' Interscholastic team last year. He weighs in at 155 pounds and is very fast. Skerret outweighs his former rival by 30 pounds and stands two inches taller. Ray played last year with Fashion juveniles and with Montreal High. With the latter, he was chosen to the Interscholastic Senior `A' All-Star backfield and well he deserved it, running 85 yards to a touchdown on one occasion

* Some of the articles below refer to Skerrett playing intermediate football in Montreal, but this may not be correct.  As noted above, Skerrett played juvenile and high school ball in 1947 and was playing junor ball in 1948.  Skerrett then joined the Ottawa Rough Riders in 1949.

Ray Skerrett at Montreal High School - October 11, 1947

Skerrett Out With Injured Ankle, Replace by Karpuk - August 26, 1949

Skerrett Returns to Ottawa Line-Up After Pre-Season Injury - September 14, 1949.

Skerrett Definitely Out of Lineup - September 23, 1949

Skerrett Going West With Alouettes for Exhibition Games - August 14, 1950

Obituary for Lillian Skerret (wife of Ray Skerrett)

GP and Points
Year Team GP TotTD Good ConvG TotS PTS
1949 OTT 2 1 0 0 0 5
1950 MON 5 0 0 0 0 0

Note: touchdowns were worth 5 points in those years.



Ray Skerrett

Ray Skerrett
Ray Skerrett
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