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Roger Westbrook
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1996 Individual Award Winner


As Captain of the Centralia High School basketball team in 1967, Westbrook broke Bobby Joe Masonís 48 point single game scoring record by scoring 57 in a game at Herrin. While that record still stands, it is only one of many accomplishments for the versatile Westbrook. He also scored 44 and 41 points in games that season, and totaled 626 (23.1 avg.), and was named to the Chicago American All-State team. He compiled 1,094 career points as a C.H.S. basketball player and was named to the All-Southern Illinois team in 1966 and 1967.

He received three varsity letters in basketball, four in baseball, three in track, and two in football. 

As a Junior (1965), the football team was 7-1-1. His Senior football season saw a record of 8-2, and a second undefeated South Seven Conference title. Westbrook rushed for 963 yards and passed for 513 yards, as quarterback of that team. He scored 14 TDís and was named to the All-Southern Illinois Team.

From high school, he moved on to the basketball court at S.I.U. As a Sophomore in 1969, he was a starter, along with fellow Centralian Dick Garrett, as the Salukis qualified for a trip to N.I.T.


quoted from the CHS yearbook:

"Roger Westbrook was Centralia's starting quarterback and the Big Red's leading scorer with 16 touchdowns. "Brook" also passed for another six TDs and covered about 900 yards from the line of scrimmage. A two-way performer, Roger stood out at defensive safety." 



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