George S. Homiak
- Post by: mcalibrary
- December 20, 2023
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George Homiak was a member of the 1927 State Championship Football Team. His play as a tackle on that squad drew the attention of the legendary Lou Little, who at that time coached for Georgetown University. Little later became famous as coach of Columbia University which ended a long win streak of the US Military Academy in what was considered one of college football’s all tie upsets.
Homiak attended Georgetown on a football scholarship and lettered twice as football player and a boxer. But like in so many other instances, George was needed at home by his family and so he left Georgetown after his sophomore season.
He was a fun-loving guy who loved sports and a good time. His family bar became legendary and a Mt. Carmel landmark. People who had merely driven through Mt. Carmel would remember the town for “Homiak’s Bar.”
George Homiak loved Mount Carmel and its sports heroes. It’s a nice thing to have him included among the best athletes we’ve ever had.