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1963 Season

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1963 Varsity Football Team

Record: 9-1
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Leo Strang (6th year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 54-8-1

Team Captains: Mike James

All-Ohio: Bill Blunt (1st), Larry Larsuel (2nd), Will Perry (3rd)

All-American Conference Standings:
Massillon (2-0)
Niles (1-0)
Canton McKinley (0-1)
Warren Harding (0-2)

AP State Poll:
1. Niles
2. Massillon
6. Akron Garfield

All-Time Record: 436-136-30
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 36-27-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon and Canton McKinley met twice, with the Tigers winning both times. The mid-season clash was a make-up from 1962 when the Bulldogs’ season was canceled due to illegal recruiting. (2) Massillon defeated Struthers, 74-0. The head coach of Struthers was Bob Commings, who became mentor of the Tigers in 1969.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Cleveland EastH460W9,791Game Story and Stats
Akron Garfield10-0-1A613L19,598Game Story and Stats
MansfieldH380W9,116Game Story and Stats
Alliance8-2H280W16,937Game Story and Stats
Steubenville2-8A520W6,327Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley6-4H2420W16,237Game Story and Stats
StruthersH740W8,782Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding6-4H228W13,861Game Story and Stats
Cleveland BenedictineH220W9,293Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley6-4A226W21,965Game Story and Stats