The 1951-52 Max Schott Climax Blue Devils, coached by Eyer Cosseboom Jr., capped a highly successful basketball season with the Colorado High School Class C Basketball State Championship Trophy.
The West Central League Champions finished the season with an impressive 20-0 record. Climax won the State Crown with a convincing 58-47 win over the Wellington Eagles.
They earned their berth to the Championship game with a quarter final win over Otis (51-41), and a semi finals victory over Weldona (46-35). A highlight of the undefeated season for the “Moly” players was two victories against the Leadville Panthers.
Three members of the team were named to the Denver Post All-State Team in guard Keith Klussman, guard Waldo Gordon, and forward Bill Jones.