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.
Bud Ruff, a U.S. Navy veteran, retired in 1990 after 43 years as an electrician and electrical contractor. The last 26 years he was co-owner of Bud Ruff Electric with his wife Dorothy. Since his retirement, he has been a dynamo in the world of volunteerism, especially in those areas pertaining to young people. Recent youth-oriented activities include the newly lighted Woodruff Park Baseball Field, the Pioneer Homestead program for youth at Sommer Park, the Park District Youth Baseball Advisory Committee, the Tri-County Sports Board, Bradley Chiefs Club and the Old Timers Baseball Association.