Eugene Foster graduated in 1940, and was another early pioneer who actually played four sports during his high school career – soccer, basketball, baseball, and tennis. He played on one of the very first soccer teams in school history and during his senior year in 1939, helped lead the team to the Section V, Class A finals. In the semi-final game that year, he scored one of the team’s three goals in a 3-1 win over Wolcott to propel them to the finals. In basketball, Eugene was the top player on the team and was the leading scorer during his senior year. In baseball, he helped Mount Morris to consecutive Livingston County titles. In the 1940 season, Eugene finished with a batting average of .429 in route to the title. In tennis, Eugene was partners with Hall of Famer and legendary Coach Donald Chichester. Together they captured the Livingston County doubles title in their senior season. After high school, Eugene went on to the University of Illinois, but he left school after his junior year to enter the military. While in the service, Eugene became a lieutenant and flight navigator. He flew 28 missions in World War II and unfortunately was killed when his plane crashed over the Adriatic Sea in 1944. To date, he is the only star athlete from Mount Morris, that we are aware of, who lost his life while in service for our country. This is truly a credit to the type of man he was.