Portsmouth Year By Year Record 1980-1989

Here is the Portsmouth Trojans year by year record from 1980-1989 with highlights:

1980: 21-6........Beat Ironton, Wheelersburg; lost in state championship game to Hamilton Ross 45-44; Marcus Bendolph 37 points total in 2 state tournament games
1981: 20-4........Beat Columbus Central, Marion-Franklin; won 3 games in sectional; lost to Hillsboro in district finals
1982: 20-4........Tom Smith's first year as coach; beat Wheelersburg, Marion-Franklin; lost in regional semifinals to Martins Ferry 61-56; Chris Gentry 18 PPG
1983: 20-4........Beat Columbus East, Marion-Franklin; lost to Wellsville 61-56 in regional semifinals; outshot 41-6 at FT line vs. Wellsville
1984: 20-4........4 year sweep of Marion-Franklin; lost in district finals to Wheelersburg 73-66 OT; Darrin Miller 20.4 PPG
1985: 10-12......First losing season since 1962; lost in sectional final to Fairland 58-52; Danny Reid 15 PPG
1986: 16-8........4 sophomores start on varsity; beat Russell, Greenup Co., Chillicothe, lost in district semifinals to Greenfield McClain 57-51 OT
1987: 22-3........Beat 1987 AAA state champion Dayton Dunbar 62-61; lost to New Lebanon Dixie 67-59 in regional semifinals
1988: 27-1........Best school record ever; Won D2 state championship over Chesterland West Geauga 54-47; beat D1 state runnerup Columbus Linden McKinley 88-66; Patrick Tubbs 17 PPG
1989: 21-4........Lost all 5 starters from 1988 team; OKAC champions for 3rd straight year; lost to Cincinnati Forest Park in regional semifinals 84-80; Jason Taylor 21.1 PPG