The Enfield High School Trojans enjoyed many years of great success and turned out many great athletes. The Trojan
boys basketball and boys track programs had some very rewarding seasons. Unfortunately, they garner the
only mention on the IHSA web site (www.ihsa.org
). Enfield HS probably also offered baseball for the boys as well as volleyball, track, and basketball for the girls
in the later years. If you have any information you can share regarding teams, coaches, and players of Enfield High
School, please take the time to share it with us.
The Enfield High School Trojans won a total of EIGHT District Titles!!! One incredibly successful
streak came from 1964 to 1970 when the Trojans won titles in five of the seven years! The years of the titles won
at Enfield High are listed below. The records and coaches names are not listed on the IHSA web site. We are looking
for these and the records and accomplishments of other great Enfield teams as well.
One great basketball player for the Enfield Trojans was Ken Mitchell (Class of 1953). Ken's
basketball abilities were remembered by former Allendale great Franklin Pemberton:
"I was a freshman in the fall of 1952 and my first experince in high school basketball was to guard Ken Mitchell.
He was a senior and had played for Enfield for four years. Ken was the best ball handler and scorer that I ever
saw in Southern Illinois (or at least that
I had the difficulty in guarding). That senior "took the freshman to town" that night. He scored 38 points. I was later
informed that Ken had averaged 30+ the year before. (By the way, Allendale did win the game.)"
**The Enfield Trojans of 1972-73 are remembered for what they did in their season opener that year. The Trojans defeated
Ridgway handing the Eagles their only loss during their state championship run!
1927-28 District Champions
1941-42 District Champions
1956-57 District Champions
1963-64 District Champions
1964-65 District Champions
1966-67 District Champions
1968-69 District Champions
1969-70 District Champions
1971-72 25- 1 (great record!)
Enfield could sure hang with the big boys of Illinois Boys Track! In the 1927-28 school year, the Enfield Trojans
took fifth place overall in the state tournament!
1 - Chicago Tilden
2 - Urbana
3 - Evanston
4 - West Frankfort
5 - Carbondale
5 - ENFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 9
- Chicago Hyde Park 8
- Oak Park-River Forest 8
9 - Lostant
One throwing power for the Enfield Trojans was an athlete by the name of P. Thompson. In 1927, Thompson placed
second in the shot put, an event that he would win the following year in 1928! Thompson also placed second in the
discus throw in 1928. What an effort!
From Tony Cox (Class of 1973):
"I am especially proud of the overall accomplishments of the student body while I was a student (class of 1973).
During school year 1971-72, we sent a team to the Evansville TV program 'Klassroom Kwiz', and had the first (and
as far as I know) undefeated team, retiring after seven consecutive wins. On this team were Cindy Birk, Brian
Lewis & Tony Cox.
Also, the 1971-72 Trojan Basketball team was the Little Ten Conference champs
We also had a great jazz band that went on tour in the area and our marching band, though small, was
very talented and produced some extremely talented musicians."
Seeking Further Information
If you have ANY further information on the many great accomplishments achieved at Enfield High School please
drop us a line. All information is welcome. We are especially interested in adding a photo some of the great
Enfield High School teams to this page. You can e-mail your items to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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