Here is the Portsmouth Trojans year by year record from 1940-1949 with highlights:

1940: 13-7……..Paul Jenkins last year as PHS coach; led Trojans to 1939 state tournament
1941: 16-5……..Coach Peg Ellcesser leads Trojans to state tournament; lost to Lakewood in first round of Sweet 16
1942: 8-14……..First losing season since 1933
1943: 8-12……..Consecutive losing seasons for first time since 1913-1914
1944: 12-9
1945: 12-11……Coach Paul Walker’s only season as coach; Walker went to Middletown and won 5 state titles from 1946-1957
1946: 8-15……..Most losses in a season to date; Peg Ellcesser’s last season as coach (second stint as coach)
1947: 10-9……..Coach Bill Rohr’s first season as coach (80-29 at PHS from 1947-1951)
1948: 17-6……..District Champions; lost to Akron South in regional semifinals
1949: 17-5……..Most wins in 2 years since 1934/1935