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1982 Season

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1982 Varsity Football Team

Overall Record: 12-1
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

Head Coach: Mike Currence (7th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 64-11-2

Team Captains: Charles Calhoun, Jim Bushe, Mike Bushman, Jim Geiser

All-Ohio: Charles Calhoun (1st), Chris Spielman (1st), Ty Beadle (3rd)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 2, 1st
Tournament Results: Lost in state finals

All-Time Record: 595-169-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 49-34-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon handed Sharon, PA its only loss of the season, 28-7. (2) Chris Spielman (Ohio State) scored the only touchdown in a 7-0 victory over Canton McKinley, wrapping up an undefeated season. (3) In the playoffs, the Tigers advanced to the state finals. But a loaded Cincinnati Moeller team was too much for the Tigers to handle.  The attendance at OSU Stadium was 31,409, the largest crowd to ever witness an Ohio playoff game.  (4) Eight opponents suffered their worst loss of the year to the Tigers, three their second worst loss and one its third worst loss.  (5) Spielman led the Tigers in scoring, yards rushing, punt returns, recovered fumbles, pass interceptions and tackles (both solo and assist).

Opponent H/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Massillon Perry4-6H298W14,149Game Story and Stats
Akron Garfield6-3H1710W11,497Game Story and Stats
Warren Harding4-6A366W13,000Game Story and Stats
Akron Central-Hower4-3-2H73W8,144Game Story and Stats
Newark5-5H496W9,414Game Story and Stats
Barberton1-9H430W9,096Game Story and Stats
Sharon, PA9-1H287W9,847Game Story and Stats
Canton GlenOak8-2H4214W16,490Game Story and Stats
Mansfield7-3H3714W8,454Game Story and Stats
Canton McKinley8-2H70W16,354Game Story and Stats
Sandusky10-1H297W15,597Game Story and Stats
Berea11-1N310W16,204Game Story and Stats
Cincinnati Moeller13-0N1435L31,409Game Story and Stats