Gregory Mohs

by Randy Olson, Bonanza Valley Voice

7-10-1948 to 1-2-1966

From early on it was clear that Greg Mohs was an extraordinary athlete. He was much taller than all of his friends growing up, and he was physically gifted. A classmate of his said that he was always the first picked when various sandlot teams were put together.

As Greg and his boyhood friends continued playing together into junior high school, it was clear that Greg was a man among boys. His superior talents, both as a player and as a leader, had many Redmen fans excited about the future.

Greg did not disappoint, and with the support of his teammates there were numerous individual athletic awards displayed at his home in Belgrade. During his senior football season in 1965, Greg earned All-West Lake Conference recognition to the only undefeated season in the school’s history.

Greg was a four-sport athlete competing in football, basketball, baseball and track and field. While he excelled at all four, basketball was where he shined the brightest. 

When his senior season started, Greg immediately took the area by storm averaging nearly 30 points and 20 rebounds per game leading into the holiday break. Greg and his supporting cast had the Redmen on the map, receiving state-wide recognition with a perfect won-loss record and a state-best per-game scoring average of nearly 93 points.

Greg’s life ended abruptly during that holiday break in 1966 in an auto accident. Without Greg, the Redmen finished with a regular-season record of 14 wins and four losses. They advanced all the way to the District 20 finals where they lost out to Dassel-Cokato.

Greg’s leadership and dominant ability made everyone around him better, and that was evident in the play of his teammates in his absence. 

The legacy of Gregory Mohs lives on even today at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa high school in the form of the Gregory Mohs Outstanding Senior Athlete Award given each spring.

Gregory was born to Leo and Evelyn Mohs on July 10, 1948. Greg preceded his parents in death. His sister, Eloise, lives in California with her family.

God Bless the memory of Gregory Mohs. May his legacy of hard work and fair play never be forgotten.

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