Mahomet High School “Bulldogs”

The History of Mahomet High School

Mahomet (population 4,877) is located in eastern Illinois about 10 miles northwest of Champaign.  Mahomet was established in 1832 in western Champaign County.  It was originally named Middletown because it was halfway between Bloomington and Danville.  There was already a Middletown in Illinois (also on this website) however and in 1871 the town’s name was changed to Mahomet.

The Sangamon River is a main waterway in Illinois and helped to draw people to Mahomet to settle in the early years.  Railroad tracks were built all over Illinois in the mid to late 1800s and tracks made their way through Mahomet.  Today it is Conrail Railroad who owns the tracks.  Illinois Route 47 runs north and south through town and U.S. Route 150 runs to the east and west through Mahomet. Further growth has occurred since Interstate Highway 74 was built just north of town.  Mahomet has seen great growth in the past 50 years.

It is believed, but in need of research, that Mahomet began a high school program for their school-aged kids in the mid to late 1800s.  It is known that Mahomet supported its own high school for over five decades.  In the late 1940s consolidation talks between Mahomet and Seymour took place. In 1950 the two school districts merged to create the Mahomet-Seymour School District.

Sandy (Davis) Roberts tells us the original Mahomet High School building was used as Mahomet-Seymour High School until 1961, when a new building was erected.  When Mahomet-Seymour School District was formed, the high school was established in Mahomet. The original Mahomet High School continued in use as the Mahomet-Seymour Grade School for several years until this use was discontinued. If you know the fate of the original Mahomet High School building, and/or can provide a photo, please e-mail us at

Mohamet High School Quick Facts

Year opened:                               late 1800s

Year consolidated with Seymour:  1950

Mahomet HS nickname:               “Bulldogs”

School colors:                             Orange & Blue

School Newspaper:                      The Bulldog Journal

School Yearbook:                        The Retro

School Fight Song:                      unavailable


Mahomet High School offered the boy’s sports of basketball and track.  This is evidenced by the IHSA hardware won in each sport ( It is probable that baseball and possibly football were also offered.  Conference affiliation and the above “Quick Facts” information are being sought.

Boys Basketball

One excellent run defined the early success of the boys basketball program at Mahomet High School.  The team of 1932-33 made a run all the way into the Elite 8 in the old one-class IHSA basketball playoffs.  It took the team that would eventually win it all, Harvey Thornton, to knock them out of the playoffs.  The MHS boys would later bring home two District titles before their merger with Seymour.  Only the record of the 1932-33 squad is available.  If you have the records and coaches names of the other great Mahomet teams please share the information with us.

1932-33    29 – 4      District / Sectional Champions                     Coach Roy Johnson

                              Elite 8 Finalist

Lost to eventual State Champ Harvey Thornton

1933-34                  District Champions

1938-39                  District Champions

Boys Track & Field

Two male ahtletes from Mahomet High School brought home a total of four medals from the IHSA State Track Meet.  Paul Blue was the State Champ in the High Jump in 1937.  Roy Hinton medaled in three different events in the 1925 “B” Meet.  The excellent accomplishments are listed below.

1924-25       Individual Medalist

                   Roy Hinton               120 Yard High Hurdles          3RD Place

                                                   220 Yard Hurdles                   5TH Place

                                                   High Jump                            5TH Place

1936-37       Individual Medalist 

                   Paul Blue                 High Jump                            STATE CHAMPION!!

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We are always searching for more information on schools listed on this site.  If you have information about Mahomet or any other school on this site please drop us an e-mail.  We are especially interested in a photo of the original Mohamet High School building.  You can e-mail items to us at  You can also write to us at:

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