The Flat Rock boys had a nice mini-streak in the late 1930s. The years of the two District Championship
teams are listed below. Unfortunately team records and coach's names are not available.
We are told that before the gymnasium was built in 1939, the Flat Rock High School boys played in a place referred to
as a "sheep barn". We don't think it was a nickname either, it was probably a real sheep barn, as many schools in the
early 1900s played in!
The Wildcats of 1933-34 also had a special team. The boys won the Crawford County Championship under
the leadership of Coach Mayo L. Magill. The team was presented the Daily News Championship trophy
and given a big banquet dinner sponsored by the Business and Professional Women's Club of Flat Rock. An article written about
the event stated:
"Flat Rock turned out in style last night to honor their 1933-34 edition of the Flat Rock Wildcats,
winners of the Daily News Championship trophy for Crawford County, which was presented to them last night at a banquet sponsored
by the Business and Professional Women's Club of Flat Rock.
One hundred and thirteen plates were set around the banquet table with all the county
teams being represented. The Lawrenceville Indians with the coach were also present at the celebration.
The principal speech of the evening was made by Pete Ellis, Sports Editor of the
Vincennes Sun-Commercial. Ellis compared basketball in Indiana with the brand of Illinois ball, saying, "Indiana has
always claimed to play a better brand of ball but I do not believe this to be true at present. The style of ball now
played in Illinois is equal to Indiana." In closing he stated, that he "would like to see the basketball champions
of each state meeting in a post season affair."
Several scores involving Flat Rock High School
were found on a website titled "Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores." These scores are posted below.
District Tournament Coach's name & record needed
Rd lost to Bellmont 16-14
lost in 2nd Rd.
beat Sumner in title game
1922-23 Postseason scores, record, and coach's name needed
1923-24 Postseason scores & record needed Coach Paul
1924-25 Postseason scores & record needed Coach Albert
1925-26 Postseason scores & record needed Coach
1926-27 Postseason scores & record needed Coach
1927-28 Postseason scores & record needed Coach
1928-29 Postseason scores & record needed Coach
Postseason scores, record, and coach's name needed.
1930-31 Postseason scores,
record, and coach's name needed.
1931-32 Postseason scores, record, and coach's
1932-33 Lawrenceville District
Runner-Up Coach's name & record needed
1st Rd Beat Sumner 22-6
Rd Beat West Salem 38-14
Semi-final Beat Bridgeport 22-14
Title Game lost to Lawrenceville 31-9
1933-34 Crawford County Champions
Coach Mayo L. Magill
Robinson District Tournament
1st Rd Beat Dundas 30-28
2nd Rd lost to Palestine 21-17