There was very limited information regarding the Bushnell High School Braves athletic program available
to us on the internet. We are sure that Bushnell High School offered boys basketball. Baseball and track
were likely offered as well as football. If you know of other successes and sports offered by Bushnell High School please
send us a note.
Our own Beau Spencer provided the following infomration on the BHS grid iron history:
"In 1931, the Braves beat Lewistown 109-0 and Industry 114-0 under Head Coach Golden Babcook.
In the early 1940's they played a couple NIGHT games under LIGHTS (imagine that, small school football games at night 50!!!
years before night baseball at Wrigley Field!!!), but had to travel to Galesburg and Abingdon (yes, Abingdon was one of the
first schools in western Illinois to get lights). Coach Babcook coached from 1925 (1st year) to 1931
(maybe later, don't have '32 records), and compiled a 16-0 record in the 1930 &'31 seasons. The trashing of Industry
occurred on October 30th 1931, the Lewistown lashing on November 20th. In 1931, the Braves outscored their opponents
506-6. Farmington was the only team that scored against them in a 52-6 game. Another high score that season was
71-0 win at Colchester. The football program at BHS started sometime between 1916 and 1924."
Seeking Further Information
We are hopeful someone from Bushnell or a BHS alumnus will be willing to share more information with us
regarding the school. If you have ANY information regarding Bushnell High School or the town of Bushnell please complete
a School Submission Form or a Guest Commentary Form. You may also write us via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or write to us via mail at:
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