Inductees Veteran coach Walter Grebe produced his fourth unbeaten team in six seasons when he led Farmington to an 8-0-1 record and another Illio Conference championship in 1950.
Over the six seasons Grebe's teams went 52-2-2, one of the most successful runs of any team in the state.
The Farmers outscored their opponents 179 to 54 and shutout Canton 13-0 to end the season. The only blemish on the year came in a 14-14 tie with Chillicothe.
Halfback Geno Muzzarelli was named to the Little All-State team and the Illio all-conference team. Fullback Les Franks and end Ray Fatheree also earned all-conference honors.
THE 1950 SEASON
Farmington 25, Tremont 13
Farmington 14, Lewistown 0
Farmington 13, Washington 7
Farmington 14, Cuba 7
Farmington 23, Morton 6
Farmington 54, Dunlap 0
Farmington 7, Lewistown 0
Farmington 13, Canton 0
Veteran coach Walter Grebe produced his fourth unbeaten team in six seasons when he led Farmington to an 8-0-1 record and another Illio Conference championship in 1950.
|W.D. "Darby" O'Brien|
This native Peorian was born September 1, 1863. He played baseball for New York in 1887 when he hit .301 in 127 games. An outfielder, he was traded to Brooklyn where he played the 1888 through 1892 seasons, compiling 805 hits and 394 RBIs to go with a .282 career batting average.