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Boys’ basketball team

Judy A. was kind enough to send 20 or so photos our way that relate to early Vermillion. These will broken up over several posts, so be sure to check back. This is the first of them.

Boysâ?? Basketball team, 1940

Back Row: John Carlson (soph), Francis Johnson (jr), Roy Isaman (jr), Coach Grover Eddy, Jay Herring (sr), Jim Marcy (did not finish at Vermillion)
Front Row: Ernie Evans (sr), Ernie Florence (jr), Bob Cooke (soph), Byron Isaman (soph), Byron Knipp (sr)

From the size of the trophy it must be a first or second place Marshall County League Trophy. The plaque is the 3rd place Kansas District Trophy.

Grover Eddy coached and taught shorthand, typing, and commerce courses at Vermillion two different times. Grover was elected to the Kansas State High School Activities Association Hall of Fame. He never coached at large high schools but did coach at Havensville, Vermillion, and Wheaton.

Boysâ?? basketball team, 1941

Back Row: Robert Knipp or Barney Knipp (soph), Rex Johnson (sr), Roy Isaman (sr), Marvin Knipp (sr), Rob Isaman (soph)
Front Row: Coach Grover Eddy, Byron “Doc” Isaman (jr), Ernie Florence (sr), Francis Johnson (sr), John Carlson (jr), Bob Cooke (jr)

Boysâ?? basketball team

Back Row: Doc Isaman, Rex Johnson, Roy Isaman, Coach Eddy, Marvin Knipp, Robert Isaman
Front Row: Ernie Florence, John Carlson, Francis Johnson, Bob Cooke

Trophy – Little white one must be for the Marshall County League. Brown trophy is for 3rd place in the County Tournament