Delphos St. John's Blue Jay Basketball
1953-54 Season

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Overall Record 28-5 Team StatsTeam Picture
    Opponent Result Notes
    Celina ICHS
W
75-37
    New Knoxville OIOpponent Info:
Coach: John Musser

W
70-54
    Toledo Central Catholic OIOpponent Info:
League: Toledo City League

W
57-51
    St. Marys OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 11 Losses: 7
League: Western Buckeye League
Coach: John Stuckey

W
91-51
    Lima St. John
W
63-60
    Dayton Dunbar OIOpponent Info:
League: Dayton City League

W
68-50
    Van Wert OIOpponent Info:
League: Western Buckeye League

W
65-64
    Newport Catholic (KY) OIOpponent Info:
League: Greater Catholic League

W
60-51
    Coldwater OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 10 Losses: 7
Coach: Clarence Gueth

W
73-47
    Minster
W
70-48
    Lima St. Rose
W
60-45
    Ft. Jennings OIOpponent Info:
Wins: 2 Losses: 16
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Hilary Wannemacher

W
68-43
    Ottoville TOpponent Info:
Wins: 23 Losses: 3 Class B
League: Putnam County League Champs
Coach: Jerome Moenter
Tournament: Class B District Champs

L
68-72
    Ada
W
84-34
    St. Henry
W
73-57
    Marion St. Mary
W
64-47
    Delphos Jefferson OIOpponent Info:
League: Northwest Conference

W
58-37
    Cincinnati DePorres
W
69-51
    Wapakoneta St. Joe
W
66-54
    Lockland Wayne(OT)
L
47-48
    New Bremen OIOpponent Info:
Coach: Carl Watkins

L
43-50
  Celina Paulding+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B

W
79-36 (Exempted Village)
  Celina Bluffton+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B
League: Western Buckeye League
2nd League: Northwest Conference

W
59-38 (Exempted Village)
  Celina Lima St. Rose+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B

W
74-54 (Exempted Village)
  Celina Delphos Jefferson+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B
League: Northwest Conference

L
44-49 (Exempted Village)
  Celina Harrod+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B

W
70-49 (District)
  Celina Mendon+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B

W
88-49 (District)
  Celina St. Henry+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B

W
87-76 (District)
  Celina Delphos Jefferson+ OIOpponent Info:
Class B
League: Northwest Conference

W
50-49 (District Final)
  Toledo Leipsic+ TOpponent Info:
Wins: 22 Losses: 4 Class B
League: Putnam County League
Coach: Willis Hartman
Tournament: Class B District Champs

W
61-53 (Regional)
  Toledo Ottoville+ TOpponent Info:
Wins: 23 Losses: 3 Class B
League: Putnam County League Champs
Coach: Jerome Moenter
Tournament: Class B District Champs

W
74-68 (Regional Final)
  Cleveland Arena Copely+ TOpponent Info:
Class B
Coach: Ken Batman
Tournament: Class B State Semi-Finalist

W
73-65 (State Semi-Final)
  Cleveland Arena New Lexington St. Aloysius+ TOpponent Info:
Wins: 24 Losses: 4 Class B
Coach: Rob Fowle
Tournament: Class B State Champs

L
63-65 (State Championship) starting point guard Chuck Geise breaks his ankle in the first quarter

Head Coach: Bob Arnzen | Class B
Total Points: Delphos St. John's 2,214 (Avg. 67.1) Opponents 1,702 (Avg. 51.6)

Notes: Home games played at Jefferson Middle School

Roster

PosNumNameHtGrade 
F  Bob Kill      
F  Gilbert Pohlman      
C  Red Elwer      
G  Chuck Geise      
G  Barney Altman      
F  Rudy Grothouse      
   Mike Wulfhorst      
   Francis Nomina      
   Whitey Wannemacher      

Individual Honors

All-Ohio
Red Elwer - 1st Team All-State
Barney Altman - 2nd Team All-State

State Tournament Team
Barney Altman - 1st Team State Tournament
Gip Pohlman - 1st Team State Tournament

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