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1947 Booster Club President

Ted Roth

The Booster Club’s year started in April with its 2nd annual pep rally and review of the spring practice season and the smoker held following the senior/varsity game. President Roth and the club’s executive committee decided the response to the smoker had been so great in 1946 that it would be continued. It again was a huge success with former Tiger coaches Paul Brown and Dave Stewart and many other college coaches in attendance. Many newspaper and radio men were also present. The smoker truly had become a very popular spring time event for the Booster Club.

The 1947 Tigers won the first five games of the season but lost four of the last five. The defeats were to Barberton (the eventual state champions), #3 ranked Canton McKinley, #4 Cathedral Latin and #7 Warren. The Tigers were still a big draw as the Latin, McKinley and Barberton games all drew over 19,000 fans The Latin game had the highest with 25,000 in attendance at Cleveland Stadium.

Boosters and fans exemplified the Massillon spirit as a near capacity crowd attended the annual Booster Club banquet held at Washington High School to express their support for the 1947 Tigers.