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1945 Season

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1945 Varsity Football Team

Record: 5-0-5
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Augie Morningstar (1st year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 5-0-5

Team Captains: Fred Bonk

All-Ohio: Brutus Webb (1st), Fred Bonk (1st), Jack Zeller (HM), Merle Darrah (HM)

State Champion by Popular Acclaim: Cleveland Cathedral Latin, Canton Lincoln

All-Time Record: 280-114-26
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 22-24-4

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon finished the season undefeated, but strangely with five ties. (2) Two teams claimed the state title: Cathedral Latin and Canton Lincoln, both of which Massillon battled to tie scores. (3) A Cleveland Municipal Stadium crowd of 52,000 witnessed the contest between the Tigers and Latin.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Akron SouthH210W15,000Game Story and Stats
Weirton, WVH246W19,000Game Story and Stats
Canton LincolnH00T18,500Game Story and Stats
Steubenville0-9-1A77T6,500Game Story and Stats
Alliance1-8-1H447W13,500Game Story and Stats
MansfieldH406W18,000Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding7-0-2H00T12,000Game Story and Stats
Cleveland Cathedral LatinN66T51,000Game Story and Stats
Cleveland East TechH266W12,000Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley7-1-2A00T22,000Game Story and Stats