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1965 Season

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1965 Varsity Football Team

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Earl Bruce (2nd year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 20-0

Team Captains: Terry Manson, Dave Whitfield

All-Ohio: Paul Marks (1st), Dave Whitfield (1st)

All-American Conference Standings:
Massillon (3-0)
Warren Harding (1-1-1)
Niles (0-1-1)
Canton McKinley (0-2)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (also 2nd in National Poll)
5. Warren Harding
8. Steubenville

All-Time Record: 456-136-30
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 38-27-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) The Tigers were behind Canton McKinley at the half 14-0, mimicking that of the previous year. The final score, however, was 18-14, with Massillon wrapping up a perfect season, a consecutive state title and another 2nd in the national poll. It was also the 10th straight victory over the Bulldogs. It was also Coach Earl Bruce’s 43rd consecutive career win. (2) Following the season, Bruce accepted an assistant coaching position with The Ohio State University. Later coaching stops would include head stints at Tampa, Iowa State and OSU.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Cleveland GlenvilleH500W10,256Game Story and Stats
Cleveland BenedictineH2912W12,892Game Story and Stats
MansfieldH3812W19,713Game Story and Stats
Alliance4-6H226W12,199Game Story and Stats
Niles6-2-2H228W16,533Game Story and Stats
Steubenville8-2A2014W9,489Game Story and Stats
Altoona, PAA140W16,000Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding8-1-1H1612W19,567Game Story and Stats
Eastlake NorthH180W11,141Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley7-3A1814W22,356Game Story and Stats