1980 Season

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Overall Record: 10-2-1
Regular Season Record:
8-1-1
Combined Statistics:
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Head Coach: Mike Currence (5th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 45-7-2

Team Captains: Mike Spicer, Dave Eberhart, Doug Everhart, Doug James

All-Ohio: Dave Eberhart (1st), Todd Kausnick (SM), Doug Eberhart (HM), Mike Spicer (HM)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 3, 2nd
Tournament Results: Lost in state finals

All-Time Record: 576-165-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 48-33-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Warren Harding scored a touchdown with 13 seconds remaining to pull out a 7-7 tie with Massillon. (2) 1980 was the first year of the playoffs where two teams from each region qualified. The Tigers finished 2nd with a 16-7 regular season loss to Canton McKinley. However, they turned the tables on the Bulldogs the following week in the playoffs 14-6. (3) Massillon advanced to the state playoff finals, but lost the Cincinnati Moeller at University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium in front of 22,751 fans.  It was the third largest crowd to ever witness an Ohio playoff finals.

OpponentH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Massillon PerryH3013W16,333Game Story and Stats
Cleveland JFKH540W10,250
MentorH3014W10,534
Akron GarfieldH2221W10,739
Warren HardingA77T14,000
Youngtown SouthH3625W8,617
BarbertonH3714W10,706
NilesA568W8,500
Parma PaduaH146W10,745
Canton McKinleyH716W19,020
SUBTOTAL293124
PLAYOFFS
Canton McKinleyA146W19,029
Willoughby SouthN216W16,410
Cincinnati MoellerN730L22,751
TOTAL335166177,634