The Ford Central Cougars also had success on the hardwood court. The boys won two Regional titles and had
several successful seasons as well. The best are listed below.
1976-77 16 - 10 Regional Champions
Coach Randy Feller
1977-78 12 - 10 Coach
1978-79 19 - 9 Regional
Champions Coach Randy Feller
1979-80 22 - 5 Coach
1980-81 18 - 9
Coach Randy Feller
1981-82 13 - 11
Coach Larry Clones
1983-84 13 - 13
Coach Dale Cupples
1984-85 15 - 10 Coach
Coach Randy Feller would go on to have 300+ coaching wins in his career with
a stop at Hoopeston East Lynn included. Records and coach's names for 1986-87 to 1991-92 not available.
1970s - Doug Johnson
The Ford Central Cougars of the grid iron had at least two seasons where they excelled. The
Cougars made the Class 1A playoffs once and the Class 2A playoffs once during their existence, advancing to the
Class 1A Sweet 16 in 1985.
for IHSA Class 1A Playoffs Coach Vic Jennings
Beat Flanagan 28 - 8 in the 1st Round
Lost to Bloomington Central Cath. 21 - 0
for IHSA Class 2A Playoffs Coach Duane Hitchens
Lost to Seneca 14 - 12 in the 1st Round
Girls Track & Field
One name defines the State Meet success for girl's track program at Ford Central High. The
Delap girls, Lisa and Lori, led the Cougars to a seventh place finish in the 1976-77 state track meet.
Remember, this was a one class system, making their accomplishments even more incredible. In 1977 Lori was the
1 Mile run Champion and Lisa finished 2nd in the 880 Yard Run.
1975-76 Individual Medalist
Lori Delap 1 Mile Run 2ND Place
1976-77 Team Finished SEVENTH in STATE MEET Competition
Delap 1 Mile Run STATE CHAMPION!!
Delap 880 Yard Run 2ND Place
PIPER CITY FORD CENTRAL - 10
7.) Galesburg 10
9.) Bartonville Limestone 9
10.) Chicago U-High
Boys Track & Field
One Cougar male athlete brought home a medal from the State Track Meet. His accomplishment is
1988-89 Individual Medalist
Lee 200 Meter Dash
The lady netters at Ford Central also won a couple of trophies. The teams of 1978-79
and 1979-80 won District titles. Unfortunately the records of these and other great FCHS volleyball
teams are not available.
1978-79 District Champions
1979-80 District Champions
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