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Bob Hails
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1995 Individual Award Winner


Hails became Centralia High Schoolís first All-State football player in 1927. As a halfback, he was the leading scorer on CHSís only back to back undefeated football teams in 1926 (7-0) and 1927 (7-0-1).

He scored 60 and 102 points respectively those years and his career total of 162 points is still eighth best in CHS history. He is also ninth best in single season points and eighth best in career TDís (27).

In conjunction with winning four varsity letters (football, basketball, track, tennis), he participated in the class play, the debate team, and was on the yearbook staff.

Hails graduated from Northwestern where he played on their 1930 Big Ten championship football team.  He practiced law in Springfield, Illinois until his passing in 1958.



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