BCHS Basketball History Through the Years/ Quick Facts
This is the first in a series of articles dedicated to all the young men who coached and played high school basketball for Butler County High School.
First, a thank you to David Clark, a long-time statistician of BCHS sports, for logging and preserving these little-known facts that time would have forgotten; had not been for David's years of volunteer service to BCHS sports.
Quick Facts: BCHS Boys Basketball /Teams, Games, Scores, Events in history.
1952-53 Morgantown High School and; new Gym.
Nov. 17, 1952, Gym's first game- final score Morgantown High School 64, Centertown 28
1953-54 Butler County High School, opening the first year known as BCHS.
1953-54 Butler County High School Boys Basketball roster-Seniors: Bobby Green, Max VanFleet, David Dotson, Jim Holman, Jimmy Hampton, Tom Hampton Juniors: Hugh Evans, David Miller, James VanFleet, Sophomores: Johnny Dalton, Wally Johnson, Alan Shields, Gary Douglas, Wallace McCoy, Alan Romans, Tommy Jones, Rayden Hammers, Thomas Harper, Freshman: Larry Forgy, Royce Martin, Johnnie Martin, Jimmie Willis, Bill Forsythe, Richard Wand, Vick Cardwell, Kenneth Johnson.
1953-54 Bill Warren, first boys head basketball coach BCHS.
Bill Warren, the winningest Head Boys Basketball coach in school history; 279 Wins/ 159 losses. *14 years served as 1953-1967.
Butler Co. High School -from 1953-54 till 1989-90
Butler Co. High School played in Region 4.
Butler Co. High School –The KHSAA moved BCHS to Region 3 and; from 1991- to present.
BCHS Boys Basketball -Individual single game highest point totals through the years.
1956-57 season, Bob Burden (45) points vs. Auburn High School
1973-74 season, Randy Burden (50) points vs Chandlers Chapel High School
1978-79 season, Mark Reeves (45) points vs. Hughes Kirk High School.
1990-91 season, Chris Bratcher
(52) points vs. Bowling Green HS
(46) points vs. Dawson Springs HS
(45) points vs. Logan Co. HS
(45) points vs. Gallatin HS, Tn.
(43) points vs. Whitesville HS
(42) points vs. Cloverport HS
2022-23 season, Ty Price (40) points vs. Grayson Co.HS.
To be continued weekly for more stats, records, teams & individual standouts for BCHS Boys Basketball. History comes alive.
By: Mark Allen