Brickyard Boys get downtown bench Posted in: SportsLifestyle A new bench commemorating a piece of Elgin history was unveiled on Main Street on Wednesday, May 18.The bench is dedicated to the Brickyard Boys, a group of Elgin High School students who overcame all odds to form a golf team and make it all the way to state in 1959 and 1960.It all started when Buddy Prewitt, a member of the family that owned what is now Acme Brick, put a nine-hole golf course at the brickyard. Some of the kids living at the nearby employee housing began playing golf at the golf course with sticks. Prewitt bought them ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!