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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; Massillon and Middletown combined for 18 fumbles and 6 lost balls.  Massillon also funbled 10  times against Gahanna Lincoln, losikng 4.  (3) The Tigers won their last eight games to finish 8-2.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
MiddletownH06L12,154Game StoryGame Stats
Gahanna LincolnH010L9,109Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland EastH166W11,273Game StoryGame Stats
Niles7-2-1A138W14,000Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland BenedictineH183W9,800Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville7-2-1H100W13,891Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton4-6H210W10,234Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding5-5A2215W14,000Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance5-5A140W10,500Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley4-6H73W19,528Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL12151124,489Season Stats