Complete game videos from the 1965 season have been posted in the video section.

The 1965 team was the 1st undefeated team in Lake history with a 9-0 record. The streaks were coached by 2nd year head coach, Jim Smith. Coach Smith took a 1-5-3 team in '64 which was riddled with injuries to Lake's FIRST undefeated team in 1965.

Below are some of the major accomplishments from the 1965 squad:
1. First undefeated team in Lake's history
2. Ranked 3rd in state class "A" behind Dover St. Joseph and Marion Catholic (only 2 classes at that time: A and AA)
3. 6 of Lake's 9 victories were against larger "AA" schools (Dover played no AA teams)
4. Led Stark County in defense (yards and points allowed)
5. First Team All-Ohio Bob Hood (Center, OLB) was the first all-state football player in Lake's history
6. 5 players were on the all-state team:
- C/OLB Bob Hood (1st Team)
- LT/LT Dave Varner (2nd Team)
- QB/CB Perry Bourn (Honorable Mention)
- LE/LE Jerry August (Honorable Mention)
- RB/CB Mike DiBlasi (Honorable Mention)
7. 4 All N.E. Ohio District first team: Bob Hood, Dave Varner, Mike DiBlasi, Jerry August
8. 7 All-Senate League: Bob Hood, Perry Bourn, Dave Varner, Steve Varner, Jerry August, Mike DiBlasi, & Bob Bolyard

Side Note: As 8th graders, the Uniontown players were on that school's first undefeated team as well. Those players were coached by Ed Marshall who went on to post a stellar 18-2 record as Head Coach of the Lake Blue Streaks with undefeated teams in '69 and '70.

1965 GAME SCHEDULE

DATE OPP H/A W/L
9/10 Sandy Valley H W 19-0
9/17 Doylestown H W 13-0
9/24 CF Nothwest A W 35-0
10/1 Tuslaw H W 13-8
10/8 Marlington A W 20-14
10/15 East Canton A W 2-0
10/22 Dennison St Marys H W 37-3
10/29 Ellet H W 13-0
11/6 Canton Lehman A W 20-6


1965 Team Photo

1965 Lake Blue Streaks Complete Roster

No.

Player

Yr.

17

Jack Kramer

10

20

Vance Lemasters

12

21

Mike Winkler

11

22

Wally Aemmer

11

24

Tim Harmon

11

26

Perry Bourn

12

27

Dave Varner

12

29

Jim Horvath

12

31

Robin Rodabaugh

11

32

Gary Hill

11

33

Don Yoder

11

35

Dave Cochran

12

41

Daryl Cochran

10

42

Mike DiBlasi

11

46

Tim Essig

10

50

Phil Metz

10

52

Daris Boggs

11

55

Bob Hood

12

60

Dave Inman

10

61

Greg Gerber

11

62

Ken Jarvis

12

63

Steve Varner

12

66

Rick Allman

11

68

Bob Bolyard

11

75

Roger Holbert

11

80

Jim Dunn

11

83

Pete Rosso

11

87

Jerry August

11

-

Jerry Gold

11

-

Tim Milalik

10

-

Bruce Darrah

10

-

John Mishler

11

Coaching Staff
Head Coach: Jim Smith
Assistant Coach: Jim Witherow

Assistant Coach: Joseph McSteen
Manager: Tom Scott
Manager: Rolin Smith

Perry Bourn #26 - Senior, All Ohio Honorable Mention & All-Senate.
Dave Varner #27 - Senior, All Ohio 2nd team, All Northeastern Ohio & All-Senate.
Mike DiBlasi #42 - Junior, All Northeastern Ohio & All-Senate.
Bob Hood - Captain #55 - Senior, All Ohio 1st team, All Northeastern Ohio, Akron Beacon Journal All-Area & All-Senate.
Steve Varner #63 - Senior, All Senate League.
Bob Bolyard #68 - Junior, All Senate League.
Jerry August #87 - Junior, All-Senate.


Special thanks to Bob Hood, who was Lake's 1st ever All-State Player for providing this video to LakeBlueStreaksFootball.com!!!