Inductees After producing unbeaten seasons in 1945 and 1946, coach Walter Grebe's Farmington squad went 10-1 in 1947 and 8-1 in 1948 before returning to the unbeaten ranks in 1949.
Again Illio conference champions for the fourth straight season, the 1949 Farmers produced four shutouts and outscored its foes 239 to 59.
The sternest team faced by Farmington came at the end of the year when the annual season-ending game with Canton was won 18-14.
THE 1949 SEASON
Farmington 26, Tremont 0
Farmington 19, Eureka 0
Farmington 24, Washington 13
Farmington 37, Cuba 6
Farmington 24, Morton 0
Farmington 38, Dunlap 12
Farmington 33, Chillicothe 13
Faarmington 18, Canton 14
Farmington 20, Lewistown 0
After producing unbeaten seasons in 1945 and 1946, coach Walter Grebe's Farmington squad went 10-1 in 1947 and 8-1 in 1948 before returning to the unbeaten ranks in 1949.
A 1974 Bradley University graduate and longtime financial consultant for MassMutual Financial Group, Paul Herzog has served as the public address "Voice of the Braves" for nearly 600 Bradley men's basketball games for the past 39 seasons, including every game the Braves have played at Carver Arena and Renaissance Coliseum. In addition to his volunteer service for Bradley, Herzog has served as the volunteer public address announcer for every game the Peoria Civic Center has hosted in the IHSA Boys Basketball State Tournament during its 20-year run in the River City.
While "PA" Paul is well-known for his role with Bradley Basketball and the IHSA, his community service extends far beyond Carver Arena. A Braves Club Board of Directors member for 20 years and a past president (1992-94) of the organization, Herzog also served as president of the Central Illinois Bradley Alumni Chapter (1983-85) and the Bradley University National Alumni Association (1990-91). He also has began emceeing the IHSA State Cross Country Championships awards ceremony in 1996.
Closer to his home in Germantown Hills, Herzog has coached in youth baseball and basketball house leagues and from 2006-13 he was a member of the Germantown Hills Athletic Association Board of Directors. He served as a committe co-chair in the effort to acquire land for the expansion of youth sports in Germantown Hills, which led to the addition of 20 acres to school district property. Herzog also brought a little of the Bradley Basketball experience to the Germantown Hills Grade School Boys Basketball program by serving as the public address announcer from 2008-12.
Herzog is the recipient of numerous service awards, including the Bradley Varsity Club Billy Stone Service Award, the Bradley University Lydia Moss Bradley Award, the IHSA March Madness Volunteer of the Year and the IHSA Distinguished Service Award. He was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame in 2011.