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1971 Season

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1971 Varsity Football Team

Record: 8-2
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Bob Commings (3rd Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 25-4-1

Team Captains: Michael McGuire, Larry McClenndon, Glen Weirich

All-Ohio: Willie Spencer (1st)

All-American Conference Standings:
Warren Harding (5-0)
Niles (3-1-1)
Massillon (3-2)
Canton McKinley (2-2-1)
Alliance (1-4)
Steubenville (0-5)

AP State Poll:
1. Warren Harding
5. Cincinnati Moeller
6. Massillon

All-Time Record: 501-149-32
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 41-30-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Two losses by one point each (in spite of dominating the stats) kept Massillon from winning a consecutive state title. One of those losses was to state champ Warren Harding. (2) Massillon defeated Alliance 36-6 to record its 500th victory. (3) Against Canton McKinley, Massillon’s Darry Edwards returned two pass interceptions for touchdowns and running back Willie Spencer added 142 yards and two TDs in a 29-6 dominating win.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Cleveland HeightsH320W12,677Game Story and Stats
Cincinnati TaftH560W10,516Game Story and Stats
Cleveland BenedictineH200W12,745Game Story and Stats
Niles7-2-1H67L17,458Game Story and Stats
Akron EastH426W9,230Game Story and Stats
Steubenville4-6A260W10,000Game Story and Stats
Barberton8-1-1H460W12,524Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding10-0H78L20,648Game Story and Stats
Alliance5-5H366W10,362Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley7-2-1A296W21,000Game Story and Stats