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1970 Season

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1970 Varsity Football Team

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Bob Commings (2nd Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 17-2-1

Team Captains: Larry Cardinal, Steve Luke

All-Ohio: Mike Mauger (1st), Tim Ridgley (1st), Dennis Franklin (2nd), Steve Luke (3rd)

All-American Conference Standings:
Massillon (5-0)
Canton McKinley (3-1-1)
Niles (3-1-1)
Warren Harding (1-4)
Steubenville (1-4)
Alliance (1-4)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon
2. Upper Arlington
3. Canton McKinley
5. Cincinnati Moeller
8. Warren Western Reserve

All-Time Record: 493-147-32
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 40-30-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) This was the last recognized Massillon AP Poll state championship. (2) Mike Mauger was named Ohio Back of the Year. (3) Akron St. Vincent scored a TD on their opening drive, the first against the Tigers in five games. Massillon responded quickly by scoring on every subsequent possession taking a 42-7 halftime lead into the locker room. (4) Larry Harper returned the opening kickoff 94 yards against McKinley to propel Massillon to a 28-0 victory. McKinley was undefeated and ranked No. 3 in the state at the time. (5) Upper Arlington finished undefeated and had won the three previous state title, but finished second this year. A potential post-season game against the two teams to benefit the families of the Marshall University plane crash was denied by the OHSAA.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Trotwood Madison4-4 thru 8H710W11,401Game Story and Stats
Cleveland Benedictine9-1H327W12,217Game Story and Stats
Alliance3-7A3612W10,000Game Story and Stats
Niles7-2-1A223W15,000Game Story and Stats
Toledo Whitmer5-3 thru 8H410W11,039Game Story and Stats
Steubenville6-4H400W13,861Game Story and Stats
Barberton1-9H520W10,120Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding5-5A220W15,000Game Story and Stats
Akron St. Vincent2-7 thru 9H687W9,207Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley8-1-1H280W22,500Game Story and Stats