1965 Season

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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.

OpponentH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Cleveland GlenvilleH500W10,256Game Story and Stats
Cleveland BenedictineH2912W12,892
MansfieldH3812W19,713
AllianceH226W12,199
NilesH228W16,533
SteubenvilleA2014W9,489
Altoona, PAA140W16,000
Wrren HardingH1612W19,567
Eastlake NorthH180W11,141
Canton McKinleyA1814W22,356
TOTAL24778150,146