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1956 Season

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1956 Varsity Football Team

Record: 8-2
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Lee Tressel (1st year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 8-2

Team Captains: Richard Whitfield, Mike Hershberger

All-Ohio: Mike Hershberger (1st), Jim Mercer (2nd)

AP State Poll:
1. Canton McKinley
3. Mansfield
6. Cleveland Benedictine
8. Massillon

All-Time Record: 374-127-29
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 29-27-5

Noteworthy Items:

Coach Lee Tressel won his 39th consecutive game with a 27-18 victory over Cleveland Benedictine.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Toledo Central CatholicH350W10,136Game Story and Stats
Canton LincolnH2613W12,485Game Story and Stats
Alliance5-5A130W7,819Game Story and Stats
Cincinnati Elder6-4H2712W9,754Game Story and Stats
Cleveland Benedictine6-2H2718W12,576Game Story and Stats
MansfieldA614L13,000Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding5-5A266W10,000Game Story and Stats
Barberton3-5-1H356W9,942Game Story and Stats
Akron GarfieldH350W9,332Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley10-0H734L21,945Game Story and Stats
TOTAL237103116,989