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.
For forty-one years, Bert Sanders has been promoting and volunteering at sporting and outdoor events in the Peoria area. An enthusiastic individual in the community, he has been foremost at the front in many aspects of area sporting events. Bert has actively been a hands-on person. Peoria Journal Star sports writer, Jack Ehresman said, "With the help of Bert, Don Wolland and the Isaac Walton Legion, they started what was called National Hunting and Fishing Days." This involved thirty-two outdoor clubs. Bert and Don served for 3 years (1971-1974) as co-chairmen of the event.