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1976 Season

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1976 Varsity Football Team

Overall Record: 8-2
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

Head Coach: Mike Currence (1st Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 8-2

Team Captains: John Hauser, Anthony Grizzard, Mark Lauber, Mike Ramsey

All-Ohio: Anthony Grizzard (HM)

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

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 3, 3rd
Tournament Results: Did not qualify

All-Time Record: 539-160-34
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 44-32-5

Noteworthy Items: New head coach Mike Currence arrived in town with a new offense he called “run-and-shoot,” a pass-heavy scheme intermingled with misdirection runs, in sharp contrast to previous decades of pounding foes on the ground. (2) The Tigers lost their first two games in driving rainstorms, but then ran the table to finish 8-2.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
MiddletownH06L12,154Game Story and Stats
Gahanna LincolnH010L9,109Game Story and Stats
Cleveland EastH166W11,273Game Story and Stats
Niles7-2-1A138W14,000Game Story and Stats
Cleveland BenedictineH183W9,800Game Story and Stats
Steubenville7-2-1H100W13,891Game Story and Stats
Barberton4-6H210W10,234Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding5-5A2215W14,000Game Story and Stats
Alliance5-5A140W10,500Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley4-6H73W19,528Game Story and Stats