The 1966 basketball team under the tutelege of Rex Davis was 24-2, losing to Galesburg
(the eventual state runner-up to Harvey Thornton, led by future NBA player Jim Ard) at the Bushnell-Prairie
City Regional, 78-66. Larry Woods and Jim Kemmer were two stars from the Friar team that
County Tourney Champs Coach Rex Davis
1965-66 24 - 2
Coach Rex Davis
The Costa boys athletic program offered football too. Two of the better seasons are listed below. This
includes Costa's last football team, the boys of 1970-71, who yielded the program's best record to close out their history.
Thank you to Tom Sikorski for this information.
1964 5-4 Coach Bill Flanagan
1970 7-2 Coach Fred Jamroz
**From Deb Worden:
"I attended Costa High School in 9th & 10th grade from 1969-1971. At end of 10th grade at Costa
High School the 3 parish priests (from Corpus Christi Catholic Church, St. Patrick’s Church, & Immaculate Heart
of Mary Church) decided to close Costa High School---quite a devastating decision, one which the entire Catholic community
was against. We had sufficient funds to continue operating thru 1973-the year my class would’ve graduated from
Costa High School. Our parents, extended family, friends, alumni, & community were pledging & working diligently
raising money to keep Costa High School ‘alive & well’ for future generations, but the 3 priest’s decision
Costa also has an alumnus among the sports broadcasting world...Pete Weber, who currently
does play-by-play of the Nashville Predators of the NHL.