Burl Dunlap was born in Madison County and attended Butler High School where he became an all-county, all-Tennessee Valley Conference and all-district basketball player. He is still remembered as the guy who scored 102 points in a single basketball game. It happened on Feb. 19, 1957, at the McCormick YMCA gym. The feat came a year after Dunlaps graduation from Butler High School. After one year at Athens State College he joined the Gaught All-Stars, who competed against a number of traveling professional teams, including the Harlem Globetrotters, the Arkansas Travelers and the House of David. In 1963, Dunlap joined the Alabama High School Basketball Officials Association and went on to become one of the best officials in the state. He also officiated high school softball and baseball for twenty years. One of the men that has had a great influence on his life is the late John Thompson who was sports editor of the Huntsville Times in the 1950s and early I960s. Thompson wrote work hard and always do your best, and youll be satisfied with the results. Dunlap has tried to live by those words not only in sports but all aspects of his life.