Inductees Farmington High School and football coach Walter Grebe produced a second straight unbeaten season in 1946 when the Farmers raced through a 10-game schedule unstopped.
With Bill Tuttle, later to be a major league baseball standout for 11 years with three American League teams, at quarterback, Farmington used a torrid attack and a rugged defense to produce a truly momentous season.
A 13-0 win over Chillicothe was the closest game of the season and long-time rival Canton was blitzed 26-0 in the annual season-ending game between these two old rivals.
For the season Farmington scored 295 points, allowed just 19 and produced an amazing eight shutouts.
THE 1946 SEASON
Farmington 25, Abingdon 0
Farmington 40, Lewistown 0
Farmington 38, Macomb Western 0
Farmington 21, Dunlap 0
Farmington 38, Washington 12
Farmington 33, Eureka 0
Farmington 40, Morton 7
Farmington 21 , Cuba 0
Farmington 13, Chillicothe 0
Farmington 26, Canton 0
Farmington High School and football coach Walter Grebe produced a second straight unbeaten season in 1946 when the Farmers raced through a 10-game schedule unstopped.
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Manual coached by first year head coach, Wayne McClain (GPSHOF class of 2015) successfully defended its state title with a 65-53 victory over Thornton of Harvey in the finals. Thornton was also led by a 1st year coach, Rocky Hill. Following up their solid contributions at the previous year’s tournament, Ivan Watson and Willie Coleman provided stellar play and were both named the All-Tournament 1st Team. The duo combined for 43 points in the championship game. Coleman was selected to the All-State Team and Watson received honorable mention All-State recognition. The Rams finished the season with a 32-2 record. After 1994-1995 season, the tournament moved from Champaign to Peoria, but the site change could not stop the Rams amazing streak of successful title defenses.