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Vergil Fletcher
The 1950-51 season proved to be a rebuilding year for the 1951-52 season, as Coach Fletcher used mainly underclassmen. The result was that the 1952 team probably had more experience to start a season than any other previous Kahok team. This 1952 team was able to defeat the State's number two rated team, Mt. Vernon, and also defeated St. Louis University High, a team that went on to win the Missouri State Championship. The Kahoks also won the Conference with a record of fourteen wins and no losses. The Kahoks were upset by a hot-shooting Madison team 71-70 in the Regional Tournament.

The 1952-53 team also proved to be a winner as they compiled a record of twenty-four wins and four losses. They only finished third in the Conference but were able to win the Collinsville Regional Tournament. In the Sectional Tournament, they defeated Valmeyer in the opener but lost to Highland, a team that wasn't supposed to have a chance, in the second game.

During the next two seasons, the Southwestern Conference did not exist, as the members voted to disband due to an eligibility problem with one of the schools. During this time, the Kahoks had a thirteen and twelve record in 1954 and twenty-two and six record in 1955.

In 1955-56, the Conference was reorganized and the Kahoks placed third. They also placed third in the Centralia Holiday Tournament and for the second straight year lost to Edwardsville in the Regional Tournament.

Many records were set by the 1956-57 team and several still remain today. Without doubt this was the best Collinsville team to date. A record of thirty-four wins and one loss was compiled, going through the regular season undefeated, winning the Conference undefeated, winning the Centralia Tournament, won their own invitational tournament and breezed through the Regional, Sectional and Super-Sectional tournaments before advancing to Champaign.

In Champaign, they defeated a rough Galesburg team, so rough was the game that several Collinsville players never did fully recover physically and mentally for the remaining games. In the second game they defeated Ottawa but did not look sharp in doing it. The championship game was played against Herrin, a team they had defeated in the Centralia Tournament. Early foul trouble weakened the Kahok punch, and they fell short losing 45-42, for second place.

With the graduation of most of the key players from the 1957 team, only an average season was expected during the 1957-58 season. But like many of the Collinsville teams of the past, they developed into a top team in the area and won another Conference championship and compiled a record of twenty-five wins and three losses.

The 1958-59 team won the Collinsville Invitational Tournament, but were only fourth in the Conference, with five victories and seven defeats. At Wood River Regional, Collinsville was paired against Lincoln of Venice in the first game. The Kahoks won, 69-64, as Bogie Redmon scored twenty-four points. The second game was played against Wood River. Terry Dearden played at his peak as he scored twenty-nine points, but Wood River won, 73-72.

The 1959-1960 team also proved to be a very successful team, as they won their own tournament, the East St. Louis Holiday Tournament, and the Southwestern Conference. Granite City upset the Kahoks in the finals of the Regional Tournament. The final record for the season was twenty-five wins and three losses.
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