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.
|1987 Outstanding Tri-County Sports Figure|
Mike Dunne, an outstanding baseball pitcher with Limestone High School and Bradley University, made his major league debut this past June. In his first game he was on the mound for the Pittsburgh Pirates and gave a good account of himself against the Mets All-Star Dwight Gooden. He then went on to finish with a 13-6 record and an ERA of 3.03, second in the National League to Nolan Ryan. Mike was named Rookie Pitcher of the Year by the Sporting News and was runner-up to San Diego catcher Benito Santiago as National League Rookie of the Year. He had a great day against his former ball club, the St. Louis Cardinals, beating them 3-1 on a 4-hitter, and then later repeated his control over the Cardinals by a 1-0 victory.