HIGH GRIDDERS BURY AKRON CENTRAL 46 – 0
STAGE BRILLIANT COMEBACK AFTER LOSING TWO GAMES
That football steam roller at Washington High school, which in 1922 ran rough shod over 10 straight opponents and started off this fall in the same manner by crushing its first two foes only to be struck amidships by a pair of unexpected defeats, is once more oiled up to a fine degree of efficiency and plunging forward in high gear in a manner that seems to indicate that it does not intend to be stopped any more during the present scholastic gridiron campaign. The orange and black showed all of its old time ability last Saturday when it demolished Akron Central’s highly touted eleven and buried it under a decisive 46 to 0 defeat upon the Pearl street gridiron.
And what a change that orange and black aggregation of Coach David B. Stewart’s made in the space of one short week. A week ago last Saturday the high school gridders looked like fit candidates to win a bunch of concrete crowns for dumbness while losing 19 to 6 to Youngstown South, their first defeat by an Ohio opponent in two years. But last Saturday they were just as smart as they were dumb a week ago. They didn’t look like the same team and had they played against the Mahoning county school as they did against the Summit county warriors Massillon would have pitied instead of praised the Youngstown eleven.
With Jimmy Price, Brewster flash, working the levers on the orange and black steam roller Stewart’s huskies just simply smashed Akron Central to pieces in the middle and on both sides. That Youngstown South defeat might not have been such a bad thing after all for it made the local team get down to business and show what kind of stuff it was made of. There’s little danger that the team will slump back into the form it showed against the Youngstown eleven. The players know now that they can play football, no matter if the other team does have a forward passing attack and they should improve steadily.
What against Youngstown South was a slow moving, groggy and mis-directed outfit last Saturday was a fast moving, charging and spirited attacking machine that swept aside all opposition while rolling up seven touchdowns again the rubber city eleven which came here heralded as a stiff outfit and which had all the appearances of being able to live up to advance information – until it went into combat with the local team. Akron Central never had a chance. Not once did it get inside of Massillon’s 20 yard line. It showed but one spurt of driving power and that was completely squashed by the rampant Massillon warriors after it had succeeded in making three-first downs through a side of the orange and black line that weakened for just a bit and then strengthened to such an extent that it turned back the Akron attack and squelched it so suddenly that it never more became dangerous.
Massillon won the toss and choose to receive, defending the west goal. Akron kicked off to Schrader who was tackled on his 30-yard line. Price went off of right tackle for 50 yards being downed on Akron’s 20-yard line. Boerner hit through the same hole for 20 and Massillon’s first touchdown 42 seconds after play had started. Price failed to drop kick for goal.
Score: Massillon 6, Akron Central 0.
Central received and Edwards kicked off to Baysinger who was tackled on his 19-yard line. Williams made five on a quarterback buck through center. Welch went through for a first down, Fletcher and Brooks nailed Baysinger for a loss of 10. Baysinger punted to Price who was downed in midfield. Schrader made a first down in two plunges. After two line plays had failed Massillon drew a 15-yard penalty for holding. V. Define punted, the ball bounding over the goal line. Central put the ball in play on its 20-yard line. Three line smashes failed and Baysinger punted to Edwards in midfield. Schrader went off left tackle for six. V. Define passed to Price for 15, taking the ball to the 20-yard line. Taking a pass from Schrader, Price skirted Central’s right end for 20 yards and a touchdown. Price drop kicked for the additional point.
Score: Massillon 13, Central 0.
Central received and Edwards’ kick-off went over the goal line, the visitors putting the ball in play on their 20-yard line. Baysinger passed to Welch for a gain of three, Schrader downing Welch. A pass failed and Fletcher nailed Welch on a cross buck after a gain of three, Baysinger then punting out of bounds in midfield. Price and Schrader made a first down in three plays. Boerner made three. V. Define’s pass went over Price’s head but Schrader hit the line for four and V. Define went through right tackle for a first down. Boerner plunged for nine and on another double pass formation Price went around Akron’s left end for the third touchdown. He failed in an attempt to drop kick for goal.
Score: Massillon 19, Central 0.
V. Define was thrown for a two-yard loss on an end run while Price failed to gain and Define then punted to B. Williams who was downed in midfield by Schrader. On the next play Fletcher scooped up an Akron fumble and raced 50 yards to the goal line but the touchdown was not allowed. Referee Maurer ruling a Massillon man had been guilty of clipping an Akron man from behind on the 10-yard line and Massillon was penalized 15 yards, placing the ball on Akron’s 25-yard line. After Schrader had made five in a plunge through the line V. Define fumbled and Central covered on its 22-yard line. Baysinger was thrown for a loss of 12 on a bad pass and then Boerner intercepted an Akron forward on the visitors’ 20-yard line. Price, Boerner and Schrader took the ball the to nine-yard line in three downs. Schrader made five in two plunges. V. Define failed to gain and on fourth down with goal to gain Boerner was stopped on the one-foot mark, Central gaining possession of the ball.
Akron punted out of bounds on its 30-yard line. Schrader, Price and V. Define made nine in three downs but on the fourth play Schrader fumbled and Central covered on its
22-yard line. Baysinger passed to Fontaine for eight. His next pass failed and he then punted to V. Define who was tackled on his 48-yard line. Plunges by Price, Boerner, V. Define and Schrader made a first down. With one yard to go for a first down, Grant attempted a pass to Price which failed and Akron gained the ball on its 35-yard line. Two Akron passes failed, Fontaine just missing a long thrown from Baysinger and Akron punted to Grant who was tackled on his 38-yard line. Grant punted to midfield. Edwards batted down an Akron pass. Another pass failed but Massillon was penalized 15 yards, giving Central a first down. Edwards intercepted an Akron pass in midfield as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 19, Akron 0.
Akron received and Edwards kicked off to Williams who was thrown on his 28-yard line. Baysinger made 10 and a first down on a cross buck through Massillon’s left tackle. Boerner tackled Williams after he had gone through Massillon’s left side for 11 and another first down. Baysinger made two on a cross buck and Williams hit through Massillon’s left side for nine, being stopped by Borza. It was Akron’s third straight down. McCarthy and Potts spilled Williams after a gain of three. On the next play Williams fumbled and Price picked up the ball and ran 62 yards for a touchdown. He drop-kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 26, Akron 0.
Williams took Edwards’ kick-off and was downed on his 23-yard line. Price intercepted a pass from Baysinger and ran 32 yards for Massillon’s fifth touchdown. He drop-kicked goal. Score: Massillon 33, Akron 0.
Borza ran Akron’s kick-off back to the 37-yard line. A pass failed and after a five-yard penalty V. Define punted to Akron, the ball being downed on the 45-yard line. Gilliland made a first down in two plunges but was stopped on his next try by McCarthy. McCarthy and Miller smothered Williams without gain and after a pass had been broken up Baysinger punted to V. Define who was tackled on his 15-yard line. On the second down Massillon was penalized 15 yards and V. define punted from back of his goal line to Massillon’s 25-yard line. Fletcher dropped Williams after a gain of one yard and then batted down an Akron pass. Borza intercepted a pass on his 25-yard line. Fletcher’s long pass went astray, Borza failed to gain and Define punted to midfield. Fletcher threw Williams for a loss of four. Price batted down a pass. McCarthy and Fletcher tossed Gilliland for a loss of 10 and Baysinger punted to Define who returned 30 yards before being tackled.
V. Define punted to midfield and then intercepted Baysinger’s long pass on his 20-yard line. Boerner made five at the line and V. Define passed to Price for seven and a first down. Boerner again hit for give and on a double pass V. Define went around left end for 25 as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 33, Akron 0.
Define’s pass to Price was wide and Welch intercepted the next one on his 30-yard line. Boerner batted down an Akron pass and Price intercepted the next one, returning the ball 15 yards to Akron’s 30-yard line. After Boerner and Borza failed to gain Price went around left end for a first down. V. Define made eight through the line and Boerner followed him through the same hole for 12 and a touchdown. Price drop kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 40, Akron 0.
Edwards kicked off to Baysinger who was tackled by Borza and Harris on his 20-yard line. Boerner spoiled an Akron pass. Price intercepted an Akron forward and ran 22 yards for the seventh touchdown. He failed at a try for goal.
Score: Massillon 46, Akron 0.
Massillon received and Price ran the kick-off back to midfield. V. Define punted to Baysinger who was tackled by Price on Akron’s 20-yard line. Central failed to gain and Baysinger punted out of bounds on his 40-yard line. Price fumbled and Central covered the ball. Schrader batted down Baysinger’s pass but on the next play he sent the ball to Welch for a gain of 20 yards. Three other passes failed and Baysinger punted out on Massillon’s 29-yard line. Fletcher threw a long pass to Boerner for a gain of 35 yards. Fontaine threw V. Define for a loss of five. Define was hurt and retired in favor of Grant. Schrader fumbled and Akron covered the ball on the 48-yard line. Baysinger passed to Fontaine for eight. Two plunges netted a first down. Boerner intercepted an Akron pass on his 30-yard line.
Fletcher’s long throw was wide and Grant punted, Baysinger being tackled in midfield by Brooks. Fontaine dropped a pass from Baysinger and Boerner intercepted the next one on his 40-yard line. Edwards grabbed a pass from Price but Massillon was penalized 15 yards for ineligible man receiving forward. Grant’s pass was batted down and he then punted to midfield. Boerner was injured and J. Define replaced him. Baysinger passed to Welch for six but Schrader intercepted the next one and was run out on Akron’s 35-yard line. Akron intercepted Fletcher’s pass on its 24-yard line . Two Akron passes failed but just as the game ended Baysinger passed to Welch for 20 yards.
Score: Massillon 46, Akron 0.
The Old Form
Massillon – 46 Pos. Akron Central – 0
Potts L.E. Fontaine
McCarthy L.T. Warren
Miller L.G. Hoffman
Edwards C Berry
Harris R.G. Ruhlin
Brooks R.T. Schultz
Fletcher R.E. J. Williams
Price Q.B. B. Williams
V. Define L.H. Gilliland
Boerner R.H. Baysinger
Schrader F.B. Welch
Score by quarters:
Massillon 19 0 14 13 46
Massillon – Grant for V. Define, Borza for Schrader; V. Define for Grant, Bloomfield for Miller, Schrader for Borza, Grant for V. Define, J. Define for Boerner, Quigley
Akron Central – Wright for Welch, Adams for Hoffman, Fry for J. Williams, Black for Gilliland, Gilliland for Black, Miller for Gilliland, Welch for Wright, Miller for B. Williams.
Touchdowns – Price 5, Boerner 2.
Goals after touchdowns – Price 4.
Referee – Maurer, Wooster.
Umpire – Tompkinson, Penn State.
Head Linesman – Wilson, Massillon.
Time of quarters – 15 minutes.