Inductees Under the direction of legendary coach Walter Grebe, Farmington High School's football team began an amazing six year run of success starting in 1945.
The 1945 team went unbeaten, a scoreless tie with Dunlap in the next to last game of the season the only blemish.
The Farmers posted three other shutouts and only Canton, a 21-19 victim of Farmington in the annual meeting between these two bitter rivals, scored more than one touchdown against Grebe's team.
THE 1945 SEASON
Farmington 26, Kewanee Wethersfield 0
Farmington 13, Lewistown 0
Farmington 12, Abingdon 7
Farmington 19, Cuba 14
Farmington 32, Havana 7
Farmington 0, Dunlap 0
Farmington 28, Eureka 6
Farmington 21, Canton 19
Farmington 24, Rushville 0
Under the direction of legendary coach Walter Grebe, Farmington High School's football team began an amazing six year run of success starting in 1945.
|Tony Van Dyke|
Tony Van Dyke moved to Peoria from Westville in 1935, becoming head football coach at Spalding. He joined District 150 the following year, spent five years at the old Columbia Junior High, and then 22 more at Roosevelt Junior High before becoming a grade school counselor.