The Portsmouth Trojans made 3 appearances in the OHSAA state tournament in the 1930’s. Here is some info about each of those teams:

Record: 20-2 Coach: Red Hopkins
Notable wins: Marietta, Lima Central, Hamilton, Columbus North, Dayton Stivers, Cincinnati Walnut Hills, Corinth(KY)
Top player: George Noel (All-Ohio)
Special note: Beat Hillsboro 36-14, Chillicothe 33-6, Greenfield 37-11 in tournament
State tournament result: Beat Akron West 16-15 in semifinals, beat Canton McKinley 20-19 for state championship

Record: 20-5 Coach: Red Hopkins
Notable wins: Middletown, Columbus Central, Columbus East, Norwood, Huntington(WV), Ironton
Top players: Howard Wedebrook, George Carr, Earl Bender, Chester Boren (seniors) Harold Monk
State tournament result: Beat Tiffin Columbian 23-18 in semifinals, lost to Dayton Roosevelt 46-30 in state championship

Record: 15-7 Coach: Paul Jenkins
Notable wins: Swept Springfield, Chillicothe, and Ironton twice, beat Columbus South, Marietta, Norwood
Top player: George Heller, who would later coach the Trojans from 1952-1968
State tournament result: Lost to Dayton Fairview in the first round of the Sweet 16 40-32