Delphos St. John's Blue Jay Basketball
1952-53 Season

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Overall Record 28-4 Team Stats
    Opponent Result Notes
    Cridersville
W
71-50
    Ft. Jennings OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 3 Losses: 15
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Hilary Wannemacher

W
75-49
    Toledo Central Catholic OIOpponent Info:
League: Toledo City League

W
80-56
    Kalida OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 13 Losses: 9
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Joe White

W
78-52
    Beaverdam
W
90-55
    Celina ICHS
W
77-45
    Dayton Dunbar OIOpponent Info:
League: Dayton City League

W
71-70
    Cincinnati St. Xavier OIOpponent Info:
League: Greater Catholic League

W
67-62
    Lima St. Rose
W
56-39
    Marion St. Mary OIOpponent Info:
League: Central Catholic League

W
75-55
    Fremont St. Joe
W
86-61
    St. Henry
L
53-61
    Ottoville OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 17 Losses: 4
League: Putnam County League Champs
Coach: Jerome Moenter

W
73-63
    Ada
W
85-53
    Dayton Chaminade
W
47-44
    St. Marys OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 12 Losses: 6
League: Western Buckeye League
Coach: John Stuckey

L
52-66
    Minster
W
77-73
    Delphos Jefferson OIOpponent Info:
League: Northwest Conference

W
71-53
    Wapakoneta St. Joe
W
74-44
    Lima St. John
W
60-48
    Bluffton OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
90-51
    Lockland Wayne
L
61-66 LW: defending State Champs
    Wapakoneta St. Joe+
W
71-56 (Exempted Village)
    Lima St. Rose+
W
71-46 (Exempted Village)
    Delphos Jefferson+ OIOpponent Info:
League: Northwest Conference

W
64-44 (Exempted Village)
    Coldwater+ OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 13 Losses: 7
Coach: Paul Ponzuric

W
69-39 (Exempted Village)
  Celina New Knoxville+ OIOpponent Info:
Coach: Roger Stauffer

W
80-56 (District)
  Celina Minster+
W
76-71 (District)
  Celina Alger+
W
84-64 (District)
  Celina St. Henry+
W
53-40 (District Final)
  Toledo Sycamore+ TOpponent Info:
Tournament: Class Regional Participant

W
53-52 (Regional)
  Toledo Holgate+(OT) TOpponent Info:
Class B
Coach: Dick Krauss
Tournament: Class B State Semi-Finalist

L
64-67 (Regional Final)

Head Coach: Bob Arnzen
Total Points: Delphos St. John's 2,254 (Avg. 70.4) Opponents 1,751 (Avg. 54.7)

Notes: Home games played at Jefferson Middle School

Roster

PosNumNameHtGrade 
F  Barney Altman      
F  Roger Geise      
C  Red Elwer      
G  Whiz Youngpeter      
G  Don Birkmeier      
   Bob Kill      
   Rudy Grothouse      
   Bob Holden      
   Buddy Mueller      

Individual Honors

All-Ohio
Roger Geise - 2nd Team All-State
Whiz Youngpeter - 2nd Team All-State
Red Elwer - 3rd Team All-State

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