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1980 Season

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1980 Varsity Football Team

Overall Record: 10-2-1
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

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.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Massillon Perry8-2H3013W16,333Game Story and Stats
Cleveland JFK5-4-1H540W10,250Game Story and Stats
Mentor6-4H3014W10,534Game Story and Stats
Akron Garfield7-2H2221W10,739Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding5-4-1A77T14,000Game Story and Stats
Youngtown South5-4-1H3625W8,617Game Story and Stats
Barberton5-3-1H3714W10,706Game Story and Stats
Niles4-5-1A568W8,500Game Story and Stats
Parma Padua4-6H146W10,745Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley9-2H716L19,020Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley9-2A146W19,029Game Story and Stats
Willoughby South11-1N216W16,410Game Story and Stats
Cincinnati Moeller13-0N730L22,751Game Story and Stats