Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo


Fighting a determined battle against an ancient foe, orange and black clad gridiron warriors of Washington high school last Saturday hung up their second victory of the 1920 campaign when they invaded Youngstown and trimmed Rayen high 9 to 7 in a hard fought engagement.

Scoring all their points in the first quarter, Coach Snyder’s lads played a great defensive game during the remaining three periods. Rayen’s lone touchdown came in the second quarter but after that the Mahoning county gridders were powerless to dent the orange and black line.

It was the aggressive work of left Guard Nelson and Right Tackle J. Tilton that gave the youthful Tigers their first two points. After Massillon high kicked off to Rayen, the Youngstown gridders were held and when they attempted to punt Nelson broke through and blocked the kick. The ball rolled behind the Rayen goal line where a Rayen player recovered it but was downed behind his goal line by Tilton for a safety.

A few minutes later Massillon came in possession of the ball in midfield and a series of forward passes and end runs carried the ball within Rayen’s 10-yard line where Fullback Greenfelder went across for a touchdown on an off tackle buck. He also kicked goal.

A series of line plunges in the second quarter gave Rayen its only touchdown. Massillon outplayed the Youngstown team in the first and fourth quarters while Rayen had the better of the argument in the second session. Play was even in the third period.

The offensive playing of Hess, Ulrich and Greenfelder stood out prominently for the orange and black.

Massillon’s line up follows: Howells, re; J. Tilton rt; Shaidnagle and R. Tilton rg; Mollet c; Nelson and Snyder lg; Harrison lt; Lyons and Jamison le; Graybill qb; Hess lhb; Ulrich rhb; Greenfelder and Rosenberg fb.