A Century of Ashland Arrow Football
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1940
Record 3 - 5 - 1
NCO Record 2 - 3 - 0
4th Place

Top Row: Bob Howell, Jim Puglisi, Tom Beer, Lester Hesson, Harold LaRue
Bottom: Bob Brownson, Dean Duffey, Shirley "Pete" Risser, Eugene Beymer, Jim Shull.
         
SCORES       LINE UP
         
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
AHS
0
7
6
6
0
25
14
7
14
Willard
Norwalk
Shelby
Marion
Wooster
Galion
Mt. Vernon
Mansfield
Bucyrus
6
7
7
12
13
0
12
6
20
LE
LT
LG
C
RG
RT
RE
QB
LH
FB
RH
S. R. "Pete" Risser
Eugene Beymer
Harold LaRue
Bob Brownson
Ralph Hurst
Tom Bear
Ed McQuate
Bob Howell
Jim Shull
Bob Puglisi
Lester Hesson
 
An end to the storied Mansfield rivalry with five victories in 27 meetings. Bill McKee wrote, "Out-manned!" But it was the most memorable upset in AHS grid history. Lester Hesson's 58-yard pass interception return for a 4th quarter touchdown, and his momentous PAT (on the homepage) gave the A's a classic 7-6 win. The marching band led an ecstatic parade from Redwood Stadium to downtown. Every member of the team signed the game ball, which can be seen in the AHS trophy case today.

 


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