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May 27, 2018

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The 1925 BHS football team

Wearing new crimson football sweaters adopted by the high school that fall, the 1925 Bluffton High School football squad took a stance for the team photograph. The photo was taken in parking lot beside the 1911 gym (no longer standing).

After going scoreless, losing its first four games to Lima Central, Ada, Lima South and Forest, the team rallied to defeat Pandora, St. Marys and Oakwood to finish the season.

Jesse Steiner (standing left in the rear) was the faculty manager. Lewis Pearsall (standing right in the rear) was the coach.

Team members, front from left, Ivan Geiger, Dennis Zimmerman, Emory Benroth, Ed Chamberlain, Oliver Locher, Bill Bish and Tuffy Swank.

Standing from left, Jesse Steiner, Sammy Diller, Kenny Gallant, Pete Hochstettler, Sherm Shalley and Coach Pearsall.