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.
Born in Pontiac, Illinois on January 17, 1878, Harry Bay became an outstanding prep sprinter for Peoria High during the closing years of the 19th century. While records of that era are not totally reliable, IHSA track records indicate that Bay led Peoria High to a 2nd place finish in the 1897 state meet. He finished 2nd in the 50 yard dash, 3rd in the 100 and 2nd in the high jump. Peoria High records show he also won the 220 low hurdles in a state record time of 29 seconds fiat at that meet. Records agree that Bay also medaled at the `96 meet.