Massillon Eleven Fights in Vain Against Odds

All the Members Were Not Present,
so Their Places Were Filled With Players who Never Worked with the Eleven Before
Other Football Matters and Sporting News Generally

The game of football, Wednesday afternoon, at the fair grounds, between the Canton and Massillon high school elevens, resulted in defeat for the latter by the score of 46 to 0.  The Massillon boys only decided at the last minute to go to Canton, and, as usual, when the time set for the departure drew near, the management of the team found that several players were missing.  A hasty round up was made, and a patched up team was at last gotten together.  The Canton captain won the toss up, and chose the ball and the west end of the field.

Massillon kicked off and after about two minutes of playing, Rackle, of Canton, had scored a touchdown, Canton also kicked goal.  Massillon now got possession of the ball on the kick off, kept it one down and then lost it on a fumble, Rackle again scoring a touchdown for Canton.  Goal was also kicked.  Canton scored one more touchdown before time for the first half was called.

The second half was a repetition of the first, only more scores were made.  The Massillon boys simply could do nothing but watch their county seat friends carry the ball over the line and kick goal.

Rackle and Van Horn, of the Canton team, had the wind knocked out of them several times, and the Massillon boys sustained some bad bruises, but no one was severely hurt.  Royer, of Canton, acted as referee.

The following is the line up:

C.H.S.                            Pos.                           M.H.S.
Strang                          Left End                             Bast
Cook                         Left Tackle                 Sonnhalter
Wagoner                    Left Guard                      Gorman
Slicker                           Center                        Benedict
Rex                           Right Guard           Young, Pierce
Fawcett                    Right Tackle                  C. Young
Reemsnyder                Right End                       Albright
Mahaffey                  Quarterback                  Wiseman
Rackle                     Left Halfback                    Goehler
Van Horn                Right Halfback                     Myers
Rob                             Fullback                      Schnierle