A Century of Ashland Arrow Football
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1933
Record 6 - 2 - 1
NCO Record 2 - 1 - 1
3rd Place


Top row: Coach Rosey Starn, Dick Keffer, Harold Strine, Paul Parker, Ray Sloan, Grant Clark, Bud Plank, W.D.Miller, Floyd Smith, Clarence Risser, Oliver Chorpening, Frank Bordanaro, Vernon Morgan, assist coach Tony Lonero
4th row: William Shannon, George Conklin, Mike Embreus, Gene Melvin, Larry Clark, Virg Scobey, Ellwood Koehler, John Pastor, Jack Lacey, Paul Hazen, Olen Fulmer, James Mazzochi.
3rd row: Bob Sprague, Joe Lacey, Joe Glasser, Gene Beekley, Bill Kirsh, Gene Puglisi, Bill Glasener, Harold Andrews, Ken Semple, Ray Sponsler, Werner,Gerlach, Gordon Fliegal, Jim McDowell.
2nd row: Junior Suittor, Bob Emerson, Bob McPherson, Pete Hathaway, Don Heter, Paul Wagner,
John Depler, Gib Clark, Frank Zercher, Bricker Ganyard, Dick Shively, Harley Freer.
Front: Jack Emminger, Paul Shaffstall, Wayne Newell, Bob Strine, Clay Donges, Jake Glasser, Chas Hockensmith, Glenn Morrison, Joe Harvath, Gerry Burcaw.
         
SCORES       LINE UP
         
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
6
6
20
7
27
2
26
33
31
Tiffin Calvert
Akron East
Norwalk
Mansfield
Galion
Akron South
Shelby
Marion
Wooster
2
16
6
6
0
14
0
0
6
LE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
RE
QB
LH
FB
RH
Paul Parker
Don Heter
Dick Keffer
Jack Lacey
Eugene Puglisi
Harold Strine
Gibbons Clark
Charles Hockensmith
Harley Freer
Duane Hathaway
Joe Harvath
 

John Depler

John Depler, the first All-Ohio football player, ended perhaps the best 4-year career of any Ashland lineman. The A's held NCO champion Shelby to a scoreless tie on a great goal line stand which began first and one-inch and ended at the 25-yard line after four downs. Bricker Ganyard and Harley Freer led an offense that totaled 2,513 yards for the season including 458 against Marion and 489 against Wooster.

 

John DeplerAshland's famous "Iron Man" started at the center and linebacker four years from 1930-1933. John made 35 starts and was a sub in one game his freshman year when coach Starn started the 2nd team against Mt. Gilead. The 1932 Shelby game was the only game he did not play because of a twisted ankle from a non football injury. John Depler at 5'10 1/2" and 165 pounds was a middle linebacker and was noted for his phenominal ability in diagnosing plays on defense. The 1933 Norwalk game was his greatest performance. The 1933 captain was selected on the All Ohio Scholastic Football Team. Most longtime AHS football viewers rate John Depler as the greatest lineman to ever play for the Orange and Black.

From the 1973 publication, "History of Ashland Arrows Football."

 

 

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