Emmerson Dexter

Emmerson Dexter

 

 

Emmerson Dexter (1930)

Emmerson Dexter earned seven varsity letters at Champaign High, three in football and two each in basketball and baseball. Dexter was Captain of the football team during his senior year and led the Maroons to an undefeated, 7-0, season while playing both sides of the football, including a 12-6 victory over Louisville Male, one of the strongest teams in the south. Dexter was known for his offensive line play, opening gaping holes for Hall of Famer, Tyke Vriner. He was also a leader on defense, a unit that allowed 44 points in two years, including 11 shutouts. In basketball, Dexter helped the Maroons win 53 games in two seasons and advance to the state finals during his junior season, finishing 28-4. The Maroons lost to Johnston City, 30-21, in the championship game. Dexter earned post season recognition as he was named 2nd-team All-Conference, 1st-team All-Sectional, and 2nd-team All-State. He also led CHS to consecutive conference titles.