For many years, Lloyd V. Tuttle contributed historic photos and information to the Defiance Crescent-News for his column: "A Backward Glance." This article appeared in the newspaper on Tuesday, September 17, 1963.
"One of the winning football teams in the history of Defiance athletics was the Maroon Athletic Club.
The picture, which was loaned by S. D. Sproul, 1959 Colwell Drive, was taken in 1927, but the club had been playing winning games several years before that. They played all over northwestern Ohio and parts of Indiana and turned in victories often.
Pictured are, from left, front row:
S. D. Sproul, Floyd Plumb, Paul Kern, Cy Marrihugh, Don Slough, John Ellsworth, Unidentified, Eugene Smith, John Stonebraker, Elmer Merz.
Middle Row: Ike Maddocks, Roy Michenfelder, Rudy Wilhelm, Fritz Schmitt, Frank McKellips, John Yeager, 'Buck' Krill, Orland Yeager; and back row, Ralph Imber, Unidentified, Byron Sproul, Bill Wirick, Everitt Roehrig, Miller, and Albert Hurtt."