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Massillon high’s unbeaten football team annexed its ninth straight victory of the season Saturday afternoon on the driving park gridiron, in its final appearance on the home field when it trounced Salem high 41 to 6.

Massillon was expected to win in easy fashion but Salem was not at all expected to score, and so it was a big surprise to the fans when Right Tackle Kille, of Salem broke through the line in the second period and bounced on a Massillon fumble behind its own goal line for a touchdown.

As he had planned, Coach Snavely sent most of his second string men into the fray and saved his regulars for the Canton game next Saturday, but the substitutes did not show the dash and attack of the regulars and Salem played Massillon nearly on even terms during the first half.

The orange and black scored only one touchdown in the first two periods, that coming in the first quarter, when Converse broke through right tackle and ran 25 yards for the score. The score at the end of the first half was 7 to 6, favor of Massillon.

But in the second half things changed. Mainly because McLaughlin, Massillon’s star pivot man, and the brains of Coach Snavely’s outfit, took the helm of the youthful Tiger’s ship. In the last two periods the orange and black did almost as it pleased with the Columbiana boys, piling up 35 points, resulting from five touchdowns and four goals. Massillon, in this half, showed plenty of the ability that has made it the team it is.

The prominent features of the last half of the contest were Thomas’ interception of a forward pass and his brilliant 85 yard run through the entire Salem team for a touchdown; Bischoff’s interception of a Salem pass and his 50 yard dash for a score, and McLaughlin’s great 55 yard run through the visiting eleven for a touchdown after receiving a punt on his 45 yard line.

With most of the regulars in the game in the second half, the orange and black looked more like the team that has come through the season with nine victories. Had the entire first team been in the entire game there is no telling how big a score would have been run up but Massillon still faces its hardest opponent of the season next Saturday in Canton, and the youthful Tigers must work with might and main this week.

Salem was clearly outclassed. They made only one first down, that coming through a penalty. Massillon made 12. The Salemites punted 14 times to Massillon’s eight.


Massillon – 41. Pos. Salem – 6.

Harrold le Kyle

Johnson lt Sterling

Harrison lg Knisely

Zepp c Burce

Stoner rg Finnar

Graybill rt Kille

Ertle re Lanpher

Fulton qb Kelly

Converse lhb Seeds

Wittmann fb Chappel

H. Archbold rhb Hutson
Score by quarters:
Massillon 7 0 14 20 – 41
Salem 0 6 0 0 – 6

Touchdowns – McLaughlin 2, Thomas 2, Converse, Bischoff, Kille.
Goals – McLaughlin 4, Wittmann 1.

Substitutions – Massillon: Bischoff for Harrold, Chaney for Johnson, Underwood for Harrison, Harrison for Underwood, Oberlin for Stoner, C. Archbold for Graybill, McLaughlin for Fulton, Graybill for Converse, Thomas for Wittmann.

Referee – Arthur, Rutgers.
Umpire – Hayes, Muhlenburg.
Head linesman – Graybill.
Timers – Coleman, Copenhaver.

Time of quarters – 10, 12, 10, 12