Ron Gervase played 4 years of Varsity Football, Basketball, and Baseball at Mt. Morris from 1959 to 1963. In 1962, he was the co-captain, and starting half-back of the Livingston County Champion undefeated Football team. He finished that season with 7 touchdowns, a total of 47 points, and was named to the Livingston County All-Star team. In 1961, he was an instrumental member of the football team who finished 2nd in the league with a 5-2 record. He scored 6 touchdowns that season which was tied for the team lead. One of those touchdowns was a 95-yeard kickoff return to open the game against Avon on October 19th. Ron was also the co-captain of the varsity basketball team in 1962-63 that finished with a 12-6 record. In that season Ron led the team in scoring with 17.59 points per game. His biggest game came against Avon where he scored 35. In baseball, he helped lead the team to 3 consecutive Livingston County titles in 1961, 1962, and 1963. He also helped lead the team to a Section Five Class C Championship in 1961. His outstanding pitching also led MMCS to the sectional finals in baseball in 1963. In this championship game, Ron struck out 11 hitters, but lost a very tough game to Marion 3-1. Just prior to that game, he pitched a gem in the semi-finals with 15 strikeouts and only allowed 4 hits in a 13-3 win over Ovid. He also hit a homerun in the quarter-final game against Gorham which helped lead the team to a 7-6 victory in 8 innings. He had some huge games during the 1963 season as well with a 11 strikeout performance in a 4-3 win against York and a 13 strikeout, 2-hit shutout of Geneseo. The 1963 baseball team finished with a record of 11-2. Ron went on to play football at Cornell University where he was elected to the All East football team as well as to the All Ivy League team during his senior year at Cornell. During that senior year, he led the Ivy League in receiving yards. He was invited to try outs by both the Buffalo Bills and the San Diego Chargers. It has been said by this man’s close friends that he was the type of kid who would run an extra 50 laps on a Saturday just to tune up his game, and would even play pick-up basketball games all afternoon prior to a night basketball game at school.