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1964 Season

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1964 Varsity Football Team

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Earl Bruce (1st year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 10-0

Team Captains: John Mullbach, Don Schenkenberger

All-Ohio: Larry Larsuel (1st), John Mulbach (2nd), Tom Whitfield (3rd)

All-American Conference Standings:
Massillon (3-0)
Canton McKinley (1-1)
Niles (1-1)
Warren Harding (0-3)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (also 2nd in National Poll)
2. Canton McKinley

All-Time Record: 446-136-30
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 37-27-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon broke Niles’ 48-game unbeaten streak with a 14-8 victory at the Akron Rubber Bowl in front of 30,128 fans. Coach Earl Bruce stated later that it was the night he became a Tiger. (2) Massillon and McKinley were both 9-0 entering the finale and ranked No. 1 and 2 respectively in the A.P. Poll. The high level of interest in the game prompted Cleveland TV to broadcast the annual fracas. Behind 14-0 at the half, the Tigers scored 20 fourth-quarter points to pull out the win, 20-14, capturing the state title and finishing second in the national poll. Earl Bruce would later become head coach of Ohio State, while McKinley’s Coach Don Nehlen would become mentor of West Virginia.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Cleveland EastH160W9,733Game Story and Stats
Niles8-2N148W30,128Game Story and Stats
MansfieldA260W9,500Game Story and Stats
Alliance5-5A268W12,000Game Story and Stats
Steubenville4-6H580W8,970Game Story and Stats
Cleveland BenedictineH550W11,582Game Story and Stats
Altoona, PAH3418W16,556Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding6-3-1A120W13,000Game Story and Stats
Eastlake NorthH360W9,363Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley9-1H2014W22,685Game Story and Stats