Bob Mahl was one of the most versatile athletes in
school history. A football, basketball and golf standout, he earned
three letters in each sport.
Bob was an excellent golfer, playing on Coach
Henry Smith’s conference championship team and was a starter on
Midview’s 1969-70 Lakeland Conference Champion basketball team,
which finished with a 15-3 mark.
Bob became a starter at halfback his junior year,
after his three touchdown performance in the second half of the
fourth game against Vermilion. He carried the ball seven times for
110 yards and three touchdowns. He finished the season with 482
yards in 54 carries for an 8.9 average. Bob caught twenty passes for
236 yards for an average of 11.3 yards per reception and scored 12
touchdowns for a total of 72 points. He returned 4 kickoffs for 56
yards and punted 33 times for 1099 yards for an average of 33 yards
Bob’s senior season showcased him as a triple
threat back. Playing quarterback, he completed 102 of 186 passes for
54.8% for 1029 yards for a 10 yard average per reception. He
accounted for 1299 yards of net total offense despite a knee injury
that hindered him during the ensuing basketball season and well into
his college career.
Bob had an outstanding career at Ashland College.
A three-year starter on both the golf and football teams, he made a
big impact on the Eagles football team as a 6’2”, 210-lb. tailback.
He averaged over 5 yards per carry in his career at Ashland and was
on his way to set a school rushing records if his reinjured knee
hadn’t curtailed his junior season after rushing for 640 yards in
120 carries for a 5.3 average.
Bob Mahl was one of the finest football players in
Midview High School history and his ability was certainly confirmed
by his college success. He received several inquires from Pro-teams
including New England, Cincinnati and Dallas.
Bob is a CPA and a corporate controller. He lives
in Montgomery, Texas with his wife.
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