1979 All county and All region quarterback
1980 Class 1A All-state football team at quarterback
1980 Set Gaylesville season passing record with 158 completions in 264 attempts
1980 Set school record with 2,124 passing yards and 24 touchdowns
1980-81 All-area basketball while averaging 22 points per game
Steve Ray was the most prolific passer ever to don the purple and white at Gaylesville High School. Under the guidance of legendary Coach Jack Jones, Ray would chalk up a school single-season record 2,124 yards passing while leading Gaylesville to a 9-1-1 record and an area championship in 1980. Ray completed 60 percent of his passes, including 24 touchdowns with only five interceptions. Ray’s efforts would earn him all-state accolades on the gridiron. Ray was also a dominate force on the hardcourt. The sharpshooting guard logged 22 points per contest prior to the advent of the 3-poing line during the 1980-81 season. The Trojans’ season would come to a close in a 50-49 semifinal loss to Sand Rock. Gaylesville posted an 18-9 mark. A consummate team player, Ray led by example. Coaches applauded his work ethic, determination and ability to involve his teammates. Ray’s teammates respected his drive and cool demeanor under pressure. Fans will never forget the purple passion Ray brought to every game he played for the Trojans.