Woodhull High School offered boy’s basketball, track and field, baseball, football and even girls basketball for a short time during the turn of the century. There are several accomplishments listed for the Alwood HS kids. If you have any information regarding the athletic program at Woodhull HS please send us a note.
The excellent 1946 season for Woodhull High School was researched and provided to us by our own Tom Sikorski! The Cardinal grid-iron greats of 1947 followed up the 1946 season with yet another Corn Belt Conference Championship. The photo below was sent to us fron Kent Nelson who scanned the photo from his father’s 1948 Woodhull HS yearbook. Kent’s dad, Art Nelson, is in the front row (#26) and was an all-conference selection in this, his junior year.
1946 5-0-1 Corn Belt Conference Champs Coach Elner Lundeen
1947 6-1 Corn Belt Conference Champs Coach Elner Lundeen
Woodhull HS Football Conf. Champs 1947-48
Submitted by Kent Nelson
The 1940-41 Woodhull team posted a respectable record of 16-11 and were led by the Johnson brothers, George and Junior. George led that team in scoring with 312 points and Junior put up 283 points. The boys of 1947-48 could also “shoot the rock”. The Cardinals finished the season with a 16 – 6 record which included winning the Con Belt Conference Championship. The photo below was submitted by Kent Nelson. Art Nelson (Kent’s father) is pictured in the back row in the center and was named to all-conference team that year as well.
Several scores involving the Woodhull HS Cardinals were located on a website titled “Illinois Postseason Basketball Scores.” These scores are posted below.
1921-22 Macomb District Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
Unknown what Round, only score listed
Macomb Normal 30, Woodhull 9
1922-23 through 1932-33 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s names needed.
1933-34 Galva District Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
1st Rd lost to Galva 21-16
Galva lost to Kewanee in semi-final
Kewanee lost to Cambridge in title game
1934-35 Galva District Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
1st Rd lost to Annawan 25-21
Annawan lost to Alpha in 2nd Rd
Alpha lost to Kewanee in title game
1935-36 Galva District Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
1st Rd lost to Galva 28-17
Galva lost to Lafayette in title game
1936-37 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s name needed.
1937-38 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s name needed.
1938-39 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s name needed.
1939-40 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s name needed.
1940-41 16-11 Postseason scores needed Coach’s name needed
1941-42 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s name needed.
1942-43 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s name needed.
1943-44 18-10 Postseason scores needed. Coach Rex Pruitt
1944-45 Postseason scores, record, and coach’s name needed.
1945-46 Galesburg Regional Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
1st Rd lost to Galesburg Corpus Christi 45-36
Corpus Christi lost to Galesburg HS in title game
1946-47 Oneida District Tournament Coach’s name & record needed
Unknown what Round – only score posted
Oneida 63, Woodhull 40
1947-48 16-6 Corn Belt Conf. Champs Coach Elner Lundeen
Postseason scores needed
1947-48 was the final season for the Woodhull “Cardinals”. Woodhull consolidated with Alpha in the summer of 1948 to form the Alwood School District.
Woodhull HS Basketball Conf. Champs of 1947-48
The Last Team of Woodhull High School “Cardinals” – Submitted by Kent Nelson
The Cardinals competed on the baseball diamond as well. So far we have located only one season record supplied to us b Dean Bentley. If you have any further information to add please contact us via the means below.
1943-44 8-4 Coach Rex Pruitt
We know athletics could not have been all of the functions offered at Woodhull High School. It is probable that chorus, band, dances, clubs, plays, and other extra-curricular activities were offered as well.
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