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1940-41 Centralia High School Basketball Team
The Centralia Sports Hall of Fame
1982 Team Award Winner


 
Top Row:  Harold Wesner, Bill Castleman, Dwight Eddleman, Jack Klosterman, Bob Michael;
Bottom Row:  Farrel Robinson, John Weber, Ray Owensby, Bill Davies, Fred Pearson;
Center:  top left - Harry Lutz: bottom left - Blair Brazel; top right - Harry Fortney; bottom right - James Tucker; 
Center insert:  Coach A. L. Trout
Not pictured: Paul Lockwood, Farrell Benefiel, Virgil Krutsinger.

Known as the Wonder Five, the 1940-41 Centralia High School Basketball Team won 42 straight games; averaged 50 points per game, and 28 points per game more than their opponents; finished third in state. This was the best team NEVER to win a state title, final record 44-2.

This team was a charter inductee into the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 1973. 

COACH: A.L. Trout


 

 

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