I was there, too. One of the coldest, snowy nights I have been to a football game. It was a battle for sure. Ironton got beat by Cleveland Benedictine in the finals that year.I was at Reading for the semi-finals against Ironton in 1973 (2 game series back then). A long drive for both teams to Lancaster. We lost 7-0 to Ironton. Our QB was also our punter. Late in the game, he took a low snap and touched his knee giving Ironton good field position. Couldn't hold them and lost 7-0. As a side note, our coach was in a hospital with cancer for this game. Ohio Bell provided him with an open phone line to call plays from bed.