State Champion Football Team of 1939.

The Hastings Gazette, November 17, 1939

Three championships in succession don’t just happen. What’s more, they aren’t a common thing. Yet by defeating Cannon Falls Friday, the Hastings high school football eleven garnered its third consecutive Mississippi Valley title with the ease of child’s play.

Art Kranz, Jim McNamara, and Jim Moore earned  merited places on the all state high school eleven for their performances of the season.

Left to right- back row: Co-captain Les Wilke at halfback; Amos Welshons at fullback; Jim Moore at Halfback, James “Buss” Monty at halfback; John Hankes at quarterback. Front row, left to right: Co-captain Art Kranz at right end; Bernard Wildes at right tackle; Jim McNamara at right guard; Charles Welch at center; Clarence “Bud” Zeien at left guard, Donald Sanford at left tackle, Paul Berge at left end.

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