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Willard Schuldt

Inducted 1984

Elgin High School Class of 1951

Biography

Schuldt was in the Class of 1951 at Elgin High, earning All-State recognition in both football and basketball. Willard led the basketball team in scoring in both 49-50 and 50-51. The 1949-1950 team finished 3rd in the state (ranked 7th in the state) and was John Krafft's final year as coach. The team had a 23-5 record for the season, and Willard scored 374 points, including 69 in four state tournament games, which set a record for Elgin High (he still stands as the 3rd all-time leading scorer in Elgin High state basketball, ranking behind Mark Baugh and Gary Smith (54-55). In Bill Chesbrough's first season as coach (1950-1951), the team had a 19-8 record. Willard again led the team in scoring, with 412 points.