Recognized as one of the top football teams in SCHS history, the 1946 Wildcats inducted in 1993 compiled an 8-1 record, outscored their opponents 216-25 and rolled up 2,594 yards from scrimmage. The Wildcats finished second in the North Egypt Conference, losing to Flora, 12-0, in the third game of the season. The only other scores against the Wildcats were in the 13-6 opening win at Lawrenceville and in the closing 20-7 win over Mt. Vernon.

With a strong line of Bud Alderson and Arlin Wade at tackle; Bill Chance and Richard Laney at guard; and Glenn Holler at center, the Wildcats had the protection to unleash the speed of Bill Hooks who scored 22 touchdowns, and the power of Gay Thomason and Carle Blackwell to dominate their opponents.

In the opener, Hooks scored on a 35-yard run and Alderson intercepted a Lawrenceville pass and raced 90 yards for the other touchdown. Hooks scored all four touchdowns in the 25-0 win over Bridgeport, prior to the lone loss to Flora.

After a 19-0 win over Fairfield, nine of the 11 starters scored in a 73-0 romp over Mt. Carmel In the 7-0 win over Centralia, the Wildcats out gained the Orphans 192-49, with the lone touchdown coming on a 29-yard run by Hooks who carried 25 times for 136 yards in the game.

After a 52-0 romp over Olney, the Wildcats blanked Benton 7-0, and won the Armistice Day finale over Mt. Vernon 20-7, giving them a 3-0 record over South Seven Conference teams.