PACE — On a cool, crisp evening the Pace Patriots hosted Pensacola Catholic for their 2018 homecoming and beat them 54 to 24. Pace High also crowned the 2018 Homecoming king and queen; Jonah Cleveland and Shelia Burnett.
At halftime nine new members were inducted into the 2018 Bennett C. Russell Hall of Fame.
Seth Cumbie - 2000
Cumbie was 1st team All-State, playing in two All-Star football games. Cumbie holds the Pace 200-meter record in track. Cumbie played four bowl games and a conference championship at the USM in football. Cumbie was captain his senior year at USM. Vance Smith - 2008
Smith's football teams of 2005 and 2007 had a 14-win season. Smith received a football scholarship to Auburn University and was a member of the 2010 National Championship team. Smith was a graduate assistant in football at Auburn. Drew Cumberland - 2007
Cumberland was 2005 1st Team All-State in football. He was 1st Team All-State in 2006 - 2007. Cumberland won a 2006 state baseball championship at Pace . Cumberland was on the Baseball All American Team 2007. He played in the Professional Baseball 2010 Futures Game prior to the All-Star Game. Caleb Gindl - 2007
Gindl was Baseball All-American 2006-2007. He was the Pensacola News Journal hitter and pitcher of the year in 2006 - 2007. He played on the 2007 Baseball State Championship team. Gindl was drafted in the 5th round by the Milwaukee Brewers, making the 2007 Baseball America Rookie All-Star Team. Gindl was the first Brewer in franchise history to hit a walk off home run. Gindl currently plays for the San Francisco Giants. Riley Hawkins - 2008
Hawkins was a Three-time 1st team all area wide receiver, 2-time 1st team All-State and PNJ Offensive Player of the Year He holds the 100-meter and triple-jump records. Hawkins was the three-time all-conference wide receiver and All-American return specialist at Samford. Haley Millsap Italia - 2008
Italia was a Pace Setter winner. Italia was a state runner-up in golf 2006 - 2007. She was the USGA Jr. Golf Champion in 2005 - 2007. She received a golf scholarship to the University of Mississippi. She earned her LPGA Professional Tour card in 2013 and participated in the 2015 USGA U.S. Woman’s Open Championship in 2015. Chris Sorce - 2006
Sorce was a two-time Louisville Slugger All-American, leading Pace to the 2006 state championship. Sorce was 2nd team All-State in football. He made the first team All-Sun Belt Conference at Troy. He was a 26th round draft pick in the Major League draft. Salina Parham - 1995
Parham received an honorable mention All-State and 2nd team All-Northwest Florida in volleyball. In basketball Parham was 2nd team All-State and played in the North/South All Star Game. In softball, she was 1st team All Northwest Florida, PNJ 2nd Team and Best Offensive and Defensive Player. Parham received a softball scholarship to Tallahassee Community College earning 1st Team All Panhandle Conferences Honors. Rachel Overstreet Wade - 2002
Wade is Pace's all-time scorer in soccer and member of four PNJ all-area teams. She is a two-time member of the PNJ all-area track team. She was the PSA Golfer of the Year, 4-time PNJ 1st team, 3-time district champion and 2-time regional champion. She lettered in golf at LSU. She was an Academic All-American for four years at UCF.