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MASSILLON HIGH
SWAMPS MANSFIELD
SCORE, 87 TO 0
Visitors Completely Outplayed
by Local Team
60 POINTS SCORED IN LAST HALF
Massillon Uses Forward Pass Successfully
Mansfield Makes Required Number of Yards but Twice
Visitors Played Off Their Feet

In a very lop-sided game Massillon high snowed Mansfield high under Saturday afternoon on the high school grounds by a score of 87 to 0. This score is probably the largest ever piled up by Massillon high.

Mansfield was outclassed in all departments and but twice made the required yards and this was at the beginning of the third quarter, when it surprised everybody, including itself, by a spurt. Massillon showed much improvement in working the forward pass and used it time and again for long gains and twice Johns received forwards and crossed the line for touchdowns. The Massillon backfield plowed through the opposing line at will and encircled the ends for big gains, while on the other hand the visiting backs found a stone wall defense when they struck the local line.

The entire Massillon team put up a good game. With Limbach, Smith and Johns on the ends the wings were guarded well and not a runner got past them. Wells and Becker played good, steady games at tackle and were on the job all the time. Baer and Theis made their opposing guards feel uncomfortable and the way they ripped up the opposing line was a caution. Rider at center, played his usual good game being here and there and everywhere when needed. Hollinger handled the quarterback position in good shape and ran the team well besides returning punts from 20 to 30 yards. Captain Miller was at his best Saturday. The opposing players could not stop him and he was good at any time for a gain of almost any distances. Rudy, the husky plunging half, tore holes in the opposing lines big enough for a water wagon to go through and also pulled off some long end runs. Kester, the big fullback, was always good for a gain and played in his regular old time form.
THE GAME
Mansfield kicked to Massillon and Hollinger returned the ball 20 yards. Mansfield held and Massillon lost the ball on downs and Mansfield lost it in the same manner. Massillon now began to warm up and a little later Kester went through the line for a touchdown. Kester kicked goal but it did not count as one of the Massillon men was out of position.
Score 6 to 0.

Mansfield received and was forced to punt. Mansfield got a Massillon forward. Massillon got the ball on a fumble. Johns received a forward from Hollinger and crossed the line for a touchdown. Kerster kicked goal.
Score 13 to 0. First quarter over.
Mansfield received and was forced to punt. Smith, who replaced Limbach at left end, received a forward and carried the ball to the 15-yard line. Johns put the ball on the 1-yard line and Rudy went around left end for a touchdown. Kester kicked goal.
Score 20 to 0.
Massillon received and Kester carried the ball to the middle of the field. Miller went around right end when the umpire’s whistle blew for an offside play on the part of Mansfield, but Miller kept on and crossed the line and Massillon did not take the penalty, thus scoring a touchdown. Kester kicked goal.
Score 27 to 0.
Mansfield received but Massillon got the ball on downs. Rudy gained 30 yards on a forward from Miller, Mansfield got a Massillon forward when the first half ended.
SECOND HALF
Limbach went to his old position at left end, replacing Smith. Mansfield received and on the first down Limbach got a forward and placed the ball on the two yard line and Kester bucked it over. Goal was kicked.
Score 34 to 0.
The Massillon team was now playing in whirlwind style. Mansfield received but Johns captured one of their forwards and tore down the field for a touchdown. Goal was kicked.
Score 41 to 0.
Hollinger received the kickoff and returned the ball thirty yards. Mansfield held Massillon for downs but Rider recovered the ball a minute later when he intercepted a forward pass. Rudy tore off a 30-yard gain and Miller circled right end for a touchdown. Goal was missed.
Score 47 to 0.
Massillon received and Hollinger returned the ball to the middle of the field. A forward to Limbach worked and another to Johns netted a touchdown from the 20 yard line. Kester kicked goal.
Score 54 to 0.
Mansfield received and punted 10 yards. Miller went around right end for a touchdown. Goal was kicked.
Score 61 to 0.
The Massillon team was now trying to run up a large score and was rushing the visitors off their feet. Third quarter over, with the ball in Mansfield’s possession. Mansfield fumbled and Massillon regained possession of the ball. A buck by Kester and one by Rudy carried the ball to the 10 yard line and Hollinger carried it across. Kester kicked goal.
Score 68 to 0.
Mansfield received and was forced to punt. Several plays placed the ball in Mansfield territory and Kester went through the line 15 yards for a touchdown. Goal was missed.
Score 74 to 0.

Massillon received. Rudy pulled off a 30-yard run. On the next play he went through the line 15 yards for a touchdown. Goal was missed.
Score 80 to 0.
Massillon kicked and Baer recovered the ball. Rudy went through the line and when tackled on the 1-yard line he fumbled the ball but Hollinger recovered it across the Mansfield line scoring a touchdown. Kester kicked goal.
Score 87 to 0. Game over.
The Massillon team ran up 60 points in the last half, the average time for a touchdown being a little more than 3 minutes.

Line up and summary
Massillon Pos. Mansfield
Limbach, Smith le Luthner
Wells lt Henry
Becker, Theis lg Van Allen
Rider, Theis c A. Remy
Baer rg Dodge
Becker, Rider rt McKee
Johns re Holstein
Hollinger qb Hart
Miller lhb Pecht
Rudy rhb Stander
Kester fb Kallmerter

Touchdowns:
Massillon – Miller 3; Kester 3; Johns 3; Hollinger 2; Rudy 2.

Goals:
Massillon – Kester 9.

Referee – Fugate.
Umpire – Blackburn.
Head Linesman – Yingling.

Timekeeper – Gorrell.

Time of quarters: Two 10 minute; Two 12½ minutes.