1965-66 Benton High School Boy’s Team

Year Inducted: 1987

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: Benton High School

Biography: One of the best teams to come from southern Illinois was the 1965-66 Benton High School Rangers.  They were undefeated into the IHSA Elite Eight before losing to eventual state runner-up, Galesburg High School 73-71.  The Rangers were coached by IBCA Hall of Fame Coach Rich Herrin (1983 inductee).

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Coach Rich Herrin, Mike McGuire, Rich  Tennant, Jim Hill, John Burlison, Mark McCutcheon, Harry Stewart and Maurice Phillips.

Front Row (L to R): Jerry Hoover, Dave Woodland, Jim Adkins, Rich Yunkus, Bill Lowery, Kenny Payne, and Terry Heard.