Delphos St. John's Blue Jay Basketball
1947-48 Season

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Overall Record 24-6 Team Picture
    Opponent Result Notes
Fri
11/7
A Decatur Catholic (IN)
W
47-41
Sun
11/16
A Lancaster St. Mary
W
52-35
Sun
11/30
A Celina ICHS
W
56-40
Fri
12/5
H New Knoxville OIOpponent Info:
Coach: Roger Stauffer

L
40-57
Sun
12/7
A Toledo Central Catholic OIOpponent Info:
League: Toledo City League

L
52-59
Tue
12/9
A Lima St. John
W
61-47
Fri
12/12
H Lima St. Rose TOpponent Info:
Wins: 28 Losses: 3 Class B
Coach: Fred George
Tournament: Class B State Runner-up

L
28-39
Tue
12/16
A St. Henry
W
54-39
Fri
12/19
H Delphos Jefferson OIOpponent Info:
League: Northwest Conference

W
70-14
Fri
1/2
H Toledo Scott OIOpponent Info:
League: Toledo City League

W
49-20
Tue
1/6
H Bluffton OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
66-24
Sun
1/11
A Ft. Jennings OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 14 Losses: 9
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Eugene Reilly

W
58-27
Tue
1/13
H Ottoville OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 8 Losses: 11
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Louis Heckman

W
74-27
Fri
1/16
H Elida OIOpponent Info:
League: Northwest Conference

W
59-37
Tue
1/20
H Delphos Jefferson OIOpponent Info:
League: Northwest Conference

W
85-37
Fri
1/23
A Ada
W
56-41
Tue
1/27
A Lima St. Gerard
W
44-27
Fri
1/30
H Van Wert OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
62-28 Dave Schmelzer 24 pts.
Sun
2/1
H Sandusky St. Mary
W
61-32 Dave Schmelzer 25 pts.
Tue
2/3
A Ottoville OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 8 Losses: 11
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Louis Heckman

W
59-40
Fri
2/6
H Lima St. John
W
52-45
Tue
2/10
H Ft. Jennings OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 14 Losses: 9
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Eugene Reilly

W
43-30
Fri
2/13
A Lima St. Rose TOpponent Info:
Wins: 28 Losses: 3 Class B
Coach: Fred George
Tournament: Class B State Runner-up

L
42-43
Tue
2/17
Celina Delphos Jefferson+ OIOpponent Info:
League: Northwest Conference

W
72-24 (Exempted Village)
Sat
2/21
Celina Lima St. Gerard+
W
60-26 (Exempted Village)
Tue
2/24
Celina Lima St. Rose+ TOpponent Info:
Wins: 28 Losses: 3 Class B
Coach: Fred George
Tournament: Class B State Runner-up

L
40-41 (Exempted Village) LSR: Johnny Mulcahy hits winning free throw with under a minute to go.
Mon
3/1
Celina Hicksville+
W
51-35 (Exempted Village)
Thu
3/4
Celina Middlepoint+
W
44-39 (District) Middlepoint was only undefeated team in District Tournament
Tue
3/9
Celina New Knoxville+ OIOpponent Info:
Coach: Roger Stauffer

W
45-39 (District)
Fri
3/12
Celina Lima St. Rose+ TOpponent Info:
Wins: 28 Losses: 3 Class B
Coach: Fred George
Tournament: Class B State Runner-up

L
35-49 (District)

Head Coach: Dick Bechtel
Total Points: Delphos St. John's 1,617 (Avg. 53.9) Opponents 1,082 (Avg. 36.1)

Roster

PosNumNameHtGrade 
   Noodles Nolte      
   Bob Hotz      
   Dave Schmelzer      
   Dan Clark      
   Mike Ricker      
   Dick Honigford      
   Ralph Wagner      
   Tom Brennan      

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