’71 Fairbury boys basketball champs honored for golden anniversary

LINCOLN - One special Fairbury Jeffs basketball team is being honored for its success.

The 1971 Fairbury boys basketball team was honored Sunday by the Nebraska High School Sports Hall of Fame for reaching the golden anniversary of the team's state championship. The Jeffs won Class B with a 22-3 record, defeating Waverly, Aurora, and Cozad in the state tournament.

Fairbury was coached by Chuck Moore, who is already in the Hall of Fame. Moore coached more teams to boys basketball championships in 1973 and 1978.

The 2020 Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were postponed to this year because of the pandemic. Here is the full list of inductees. The 1970 Laurel football team was also honored for its golden anniversary.