The Portsmouth Trojans State Tournament Teams 1980-1988-1990

Here is some info about the Portsmouth Trojans state tournament teams of 1980, 1988, and 1990:

1980
Record: 21-6 Coach: Dick Hopkins
Notable wins: Wheelersburg, #1 AP Willard, Athens, Marion-Franklin, Ironton
Top players: Marcus Bendolph, Kirk McMahon, Troy Jackson, John Mitchell, Keith Wilburn, Kevin Wilburn
State tournament result: Beat #1 AP Willard in state semifinals 65-53, lost to Hamilton Ross 45-44 in state championship
Special note: Marcus Bendolph scored 37 points in the two games for 3rd highest total by a Trojan in state tournament play

1988
Record: 27-1 (School best) Coach: Joe Suboticki
Notable wins: Columbus Mifflin (100-55), Dayton Colonel White (100-82), Columbus Linden McKinley (D1 state runnerup) 88-66
Top players: Patrick Tubbs, David Barnes, Dominic McKinley, Ricky White, Bo Burns
State tournament result: Beat Mansfield Malabar 68-65 in state semifinals, beat Chesterland West Geauga 54-47 for the state championship
Special note: David Barnes' 24 points vs. Malabar is the highest point total in any state tournament game by a Trojan

1990
Record: 24-3 (Second best in school history) Coach: Joe Suboticki
Notable wins: OKAC champions for 4th year in a row, beat Ironton, beat Col.Marion-Franklin 107-67, Columbus East 107-91, Ashland(KY) 110-50, Columbus Brookhaven 75-54
Top players: Phil Whitehead, Daryl Lisath, Eric Miller, Damond Mannon, Brian Kelly
State tournament result: Beat Van Wert 67-58 in state semifinals, lost to Dayton Colonel White 71-57 in state championship