Watseka's Athletic Inspiration Awards to be presented this Saturday

Homecoming Week in Watseka and the annual Athletic Inspiration Awards will be presented this weekend.  The 2021 Awards are part of the WCHS Alumni Reunion & Banquet. 

The recipients this year include the dominant 1974 Watseka Warriors Football Team and the 95-76 Warriors Basketball Team.  Both squads were among the best in the Wauseca Conference.   Several individuals earned post-season honors.

The Warriors football team qualified for the post-seaosn playoffs as undefeated conference champions (6-0).  The team outscored the league 204-81.  Six Warriors were touted as First team All-Conference position players.  The defense was so dominant, not a single point was allowed during 3rd quarter action all season.  The Warriors were under the direction of Hall of Fame Coach Gordon McKenzie.

The 75-76 basketball Warriors, under the guidance of Coach Keith Baldwin, put together another outstanding season following up on a 1974-75 season that finished 3rd in the State of Illinois Class A tournament.  The 75-76 team became the third consecutive Baldwin-coached team to reach the Sweet 16.  The team finished 27-4. 

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