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Thursday, December 29, 2011

Effingham vs. Galesburg 1968

In 1968 Galesburg defeated #1 rated and undefeated Effingham in the Elite 8 game at the Assembly Hall.

In scouting for Effingham, John Thiel had the luxury of flying to Effingham to scout. Chauncy Kenney (a physics teacher at GHS & my cousin), had a pilots license and flew Thiel after practice to Effingham to scout.

Thiel's report to the players, according to player, Dave Wood- "They are big and slow and it will not be close."

He was correct. Galesburg blew out the #1rated Effingham team and went on to take second in state.

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