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Stanley Holtkamp
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1990 Individual Award Winner


Holtkamp gained honors as a 211 lb. lineman for Centralia High School in 1946 and 1947. 

He received Honorable Mention All Southern Illinois from the Southern Illinois Coaches and gained second team All-State Center recognition from the Chicago Daily News. The 1947 Orphans finished 7-1-1, losing only to Joliet the first game of the season. They scored 117 points while allowing only 33 and held 5 opponents scoreless they were also the South Six Champions with a record of 4-0-1.

Stan received a scholarship to Northwestern where he played one season and then marriage and family cut his playing days short.

While he was a player fans may not have heard the Holtkamp name all that often.  However,  two decades later a string of outstanding players named Holtkamp dominated the local scene. 

"Big Stan" was a member of the chain gang for all the Orphans home games for nearly 18 years.




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