A Century of Ashland Arrow Football
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1907 - 1918
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1919-1944
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1945-1959
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1960 - 1986
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1987 - 2002
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2003 - 2017


1978
Record 4 - 5 - 1
Cardinal Conference 1 - 4 - 1
6th Place


Back row: G.Kiplinger, R.Gallaway, T.Mowry, K.Capen, mgrs: B.Edmundson, & D.McBurney, R.McClester, M.Hammond, T.McVey, J.Garrett, D.Crecelius.
5th row: A.McQuate, B.Grindle, T.Carter, B.Bisesi, B.Fast, M.Daugherty, M.Maneese, S.Valentine, Dan Acuna, M.Goshinski.
4th: B.Bragg, S.Oxley, D.Boucher, D.Hardesty, B.Wylie, R.Ramage, M.Drushel, D.Back, M.Pyles,
3rd row: M.Sale, B.Hanson, B.Farver, R.Back, K.Markle, J.Tolliver, M.Walters, D.Yochheim,
Doug Swaisgood, J.McClain, B.Thompson.
2nd row: Trainer K.Creasy, Dr.B.Emery, Coach C.White, K.Norris, M.Bush, B.Remington, M.Tolliver, E.Smeltzer, K.Jewett, Dave Swaisgood, R.Johnson, A.Mason.
Coaches R.Hirst & Jim Minnich, AD Ev DeVaul.
Front: Head Coach Dave Gray, R.Simmons, D.Smith, M.Harpster, M.Fitz, G.Brelsford, B.Long, B.Brewer, R.Lantz, D.Edwrads, Dave Acuna, Coach J.Saccomen.
         
SCORES       LINE UP
          Offense   Defense:
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
0
14
7
8
0
6
6
0
0
8
Port Clinton
Mansfield Senior
Shelby
Coshocton
Mansfield Madison
Mansfield Malabar
New Philadelphia
Wooster
Dover
Toledo DeVilbiss
9
7
6
14
7
0
6
21
3
7
LE
LE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
RE
RE
QB
FB
TB
FK
Brian Hanson
Ken Norris
Doug Swaisgood
Bob Remington
Bill Brewer
Mark Harpster
Dave Swaisgood
Dave Edwards
Rod Johnson
Scott Oxley
Brian Long
Dave Acuna
Ed Smeltzer
LE
LT
MG
RT
RE
LB
MB
LB
HB
HB
HB
S
Dave Edwards
Mark Bush
Dave Crecelius
Scott Valentine
Bob Wylie
Mike Goschinski
Mike Fitz
Dan Smith
Ken Jewett
Kevin Markle
Ron Lantz
Dave Yochheim
 
The 19th head coach Dave Gray brought a new enthusiasm with the Broken Arrow Club, the Players of the Week, and a stout 5-3 defense. David Acuna had three-fourths of the rushing offense and three 100-yard games. It was a season of dramatic plays: Acuna's opening 62-yard TD in the Homecoming win against Malabar, Scott Oxley's last minute TD pass to Country Edwards to tie New Philly, and Acuna's touchdown in the final 39-seconds of the season to defeat DeVilbiss. Arrow fans were treated to three thrilling wins at Community Stadium. Even the defeats, a blocked punt by Madison and a Dover field goal, were nearly home victories. Doug Swaisgood and Mark Bush were the top linemen, while MVP Dan Smith and Mike Fitz were the top defensive backs.

 



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