1969-70 Lincoln(IL) High School Boys’ Team

Year Inducted: 2001

Category: Teams

Schools / Organizations: Lincoln(IL) High School

Biography: The 1970 Lincoln High School Railsplitters finished 30-1 and won IHSA Regional and Sectional titles under legendary IBCA Hall of Fame coach Duncan Reid. Three-year varsity starter Seymour Reed, who later went on to star at Bradley University, Billy Hoagland and Mark Humbert were the nucleus who propelled the Railsplitters to a 26-0 regular season with Lincoln Thanksgiving Tournament, Pekin Holiday Tournament and Big 12 Conference titles. They were ranked second in the final Associated Press poll to unbeaten and eventual champion Lyons Township of LaGrange. Their 30-game unbeaten streak came to an end 41-37 to (Peoria Spalding) High School before a capacity crowd in the Bradley University Supersectional at Robertson Memorial Fieldhouse in Peoria.

Team Members in the Picture:

Back Row (L to R): Manager Bruce Williamson, Assistant Coach Stan Girdler, Assistant Coach Bill Anderson, Brad Bushell, John Brackney, Head Coach Duncan Reid, Bob McElhaney, Bill Hoagland, Bob Berg, Manager Steve Decker.

Middle Row (L to R):  Manager Wayne Ackerman, Pat Kirk, Terry Harsha, Seymour Reed, Mark Humbert and Jerry Klockengaa.

Front Row (L to R): Team mascots Mike Reid and Steve Reid.