1953-54
Record     20 - 2
Independent

1953-54

Standing left to right: Jim Dilgard, Larry Brewer, Tom Enck, Ken Sidle, Max Messner,
  Jack Miller, Head Coach Cloyce E. Taylor.
Kneeling: Mgr Larry Warstler, Jim Runyon, John Harpster, Rick Linton, Dave Grindle,Mgr. Larry Slabie.

 
         
Independent 1953-54 Season
         
AHS 80 CLEVELAND LINCOLN 39  AHS 98 PORT CLINTON 44
AHS 69 BELLEVUE 58  AHS 60 East Liverpool 70
AHS 89 TOLEDO DEVILBISS 54  AHS 69 WOOSTER 54
AHS 73 GALION 55  AHS 80 COLUMBUS AQUINAS 63
AHS 80 MASSILLON 46  AHS 62 MANSFIELD 60
AHS 78 MARION HARDING 55  AHS 71 LIMA CENTRAL 61
AHS 83 COLUMBUS CENTRAL 63  AHS 66 CULVER - Indiana 52
AHS 74 MANSFIELD 55  AHS 81 NEW PHILLY 45
AHS 72 LORAIN 66  AHS 53 CRESTLINE 45 *
AHS 73 TOLEDO LIBBEY 52  AHS 76 GALION 54 *
AHS 75 ELYRIA 68  AHS 62 Shelby 68 *
 

The all-time record setting team opened with 12 consecutives wins and finished with the best record (20-2). Ken Sidle, the lanky center with the famous hook shot, made first-team All-Ohio in all three polls, and set the season record with 510 points. The team averaged 73.8 ppg and shot 42.4 percent from the field and 75.3 from the foul line. They scored 98 points against Port Clinton, second highest AHS total to that time. While the Arrows were ranked as high as 3rd in the State, the season ended with an improbable upset by Shelby in the Marion Sectional. The Whippets had lost 23-straight games to AHS dating back to 1938. Sidle led the scoring parade that included: Jim Dilgard (337 pts), Larry Brewer (238 pts), Max Messner (225 pts), Jack Miller (109 pts), Tom Enck (86 pts), and Jim Runyon (81 pts). Ken Sidle went on to play at Ohio State in the steps of Earl Thomas and Ted Jacobs. The team is in the Ashland County Hall of Fame. It was Cloyce Taylor’s 9th and final season, and he coached two Sectional titles with a 157-33 record.

 


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