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.
|1985 Outstanding Tri-County Sports Figure|
After long years of promoting and supporting sports projects and activities in the Peoria area, Pete Vonachen took on a leadership role in late 1983 as owner of the Peoria Chiefs, Class A professional baseball team. He returned pro baseball to Peoria in a most successful way. Under his direction Meinen Baseball Field was completely modernized to create comfort for the fans. An electronic scoreboard was installed, and adequate parking was provided. He made fun at the ballpark a reality.