(2-14-22) 111 years ago Rockford High won the 1911 Illinois High Athletic Association (IHSA) state championship, beating beat Mt. Carroll 60-15.

Rockford placed four players of five on the all-tournament team.

1911 IHSA State Basketball Championship courtesy IHSA web site

Box Scores of All Games
Quarterfinals
Rockford (H.S.) 39, Jacksonville (H.S.) 23
Paris 42, Washington 21
Semifinals
Rockford (H.S.) 44, Granite City 30
Mt. Carroll 58, Paris 30
Third Place
Granite City 44, Paris 35
Final
Rockford (H.S.) 60, Mt. Carroll 15


Rockford (H.S.) 60, Mt. Carroll 15
Final Game at Peoria [Bradley U., Old Gym]
Saturday, March 11, 1911

ROCKFORD (H.S.)
Player                  FG-FGA  FT-FTA Pts PF
Roy Collentine           2       0       4   
Frank Johnson           10       0      20   
Casson Squire            4       0       8   
Frank Thomas             7       4      18   
Roger Welsh              5       0      10   
TOTAL                   28       4      60   

MT. CARROLL
Player                  FG-FGA  FT-FTA Pts PF
Dwight Bennett           1       0       2   
Ralph Eskelson           0       0       0   
Lloyd Fox                1       0       2   
Harry Ross               0       0       0   
Walter Smith             2       7      11   
TOTAL                    4       7      15   

Summary of State Finalists

   School                      Coach                     W-L Enroll
1  Rockford (H.S.)             Ralph Vennum             19-1    980
2  Mt. Carroll                 (unknown)                13-6     83
3  Granite City                Robertson                        140
4  Paris                       2:Pinckney/Jones         20-5    256
   Jacksonville (H.S.)         Harry Boland             12-1    317
   Washington                  Harry Streiback          18-5    100

Top Scorers

Scoring Totals of All Teams

Player and School                               G  FG  3P  FT Pts
Arbuckle, Paris                                 3  26       7  59
Frank Thomas, Rockford (H.S.)                   3  20      11  51
Frank Johnson, Rockford (H.S.)                  3  23       0  46
Walter Smith, Mt. Carroll                       2  13       8  34
Schellenberger, Paris                           3  15       0  30
Gratt Taff, Granite City                        2   8       8  24
William Evans, Granite City                     2  11       0  22
Roger Welsh, Rockford (H.S.)                    3  11       0  22
Casson Squire, Rockford (H.S.)                  3  10       0  20
Harry Branding, Granite City                    2   8       0  16

All-Tournament Team

Player & School                              Ht.    Yr.  
Frank Johnson, Rockford (H.S.)                      
Walter Smith, Mt. Carroll                           
Casson Squire, Rockford (H.S.)                      
Frank Thomas, Rockford (H.S.)                       
Roger Welsh, Rockford (H.S.)