Here is the Portsmouth Trojans year by year record from 1970-1979 with highlights:

1970: 10-9…….Lost to Ironton 63-61 in sectional opener; last year for PHS in big school Class AA
1971: 13-6…….Beat Chillicothe twice in regular season; lost to Chillicothe in sectional 60-57; first year for Trojans in new Class AAA
1972: 14-9…….Beat Zanesville 52-46 for district title; lost to #1 AAA Celina 77-71 OT in regional semifinals; Mike Lovenguth 36 points vs. Celina
1973: 11-8…….Beat Marietta in sectional opener; lost to Chillicothe in sectional final 72-58; Pat Spriggs 16 PPG
1974: 11-8…….#11 AAA rank after 8-2 start; lost to Marietta 74-63 in sectional opener; Bo Clemens 24.3 PPG
1975: 12-10…. Coach Bob Doll’s last season; beat Wheelersburg; beat Logan, Lancaster in sectional; lost to Zanesville 67-51 in district finals; David Underwood 14 PPG
1976: 12-8…….Coach Dick Hopkins first season; Lost in sectional to Chillicothe 52-48; Larry Greene 16 PPG; Larry’s son, Ashraf, plays for PHS–graduated 2003
1977: 11-8…….Lost sectional opener to Miami Trace 73-68; last game in Class AAA; Alphonso Watkins 16 PPG
1978: 19-7…….First year in Class AA; won state championship 63-62 over Cleveland Cathedral Latin; beat Chillicothe, Ironton 3 times; Jeff Lisath 21.2 PPG (all-time leading scorer in PHS state tournament history)
1979: 21-1…….Won AP Poll title with 18-0 record; beat Chillicothe, Ironton, Columbus Mifflin; lost to Ironton in district finals 54-52; Craig Tubbs 24.5 PPG (all-time leading scorer in PHS history with 1,485 points)