2000 Season

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Overall Record: 8-3
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

Head Coach: Rick Shepas (3rd Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 22-10

Team Captains: Jesse Robinson, Mike Burchell, Kreg Rotthoff, Jared Frank

All-Ohio: Justin Zwick (1st), David Abdul (1st), Kreg Rotthoff (2nd), Perry James (2nd)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 2, 2nd
Tournament Results: Lost in regional quarterfinals

All-Time Record: 735-224-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 56-46-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Down 27-25 late in the game against Lakewood St. Edward, Justin Zwick connected with Montale Watkins for a 52-yard pass completion and David Abdul booted a 36-yard field goal to secure a 28-27 win. (2) In Round 1 of the playoffs, a late potentially winning TD run by quarterback Justin Zwick was called back for holding, one of over a dozen such calls throughout the 17-13 loss to Marion Harding. The controversial ending was marred by fans rushing the field in anger after the game. (3) David Abdul set a new Tiger record with a 56-yard field goal.

OpponentH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*
Akron BuchtelH407W10,340Game Story and Stats
Lima SeniorH6735W8,363
Akron GarfieldH5126W13,080
Mansfield SeniorH277W9,422
Austintown FitchA219W7,000
Cleveland St. IgnatiusH2136L17,342
Massillon PerryN1731L18,000
Fremont RossH350W8,159
Lakewood St. EdwardA2827W6,000
Canton McKinleyH139W17,957
Marion HardingH1317L