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1938-39 Centralia High School Basketball Team
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
2001 Team Award Winner

Back Row: Head Coach A.L. Trout , John Bolin, Ben Mooney, Joe Weber, Marvin Corzine, Bill Wham;  Front Row: Sam Mooney, Wayne Harper, Dwight Eddleman, Bob Michael, Charles Farris, and Charles Orr.

After finishing fourth in their final year in the North Egypt Conference, Coach Arthur Troutís Redbirds, as they were called at the time, placed fourth at state with a record of 29-14 on the year. In their four games at state, they downed Bradley 37-31, and Champaign 41-35 then fell to Paris in the semi-finals 39-30 and lost to Wood River in the third place game 34-28. 

A Freshman by the name of Dwight Eddleman scored 24 points in the Champaign game to set a new state tournament single game record. He finished with 328 points for the season. Onlookers were amazed that the five starters, (Eddleman, Sam Mooney, Wayne Harper, Charles Farris, and Charles Orr) played every minute of all four final games. 

COACH: A.L. Trout 



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