VINCE DEFINE STARS AS HIGH GRIDDERS DOWN WARREN
WARREN GETS A LESSON HOW TO SUPPORT TEAM
Massillon not only showed Warren a classy high school football team Saturday but it also showed the Trumbull county residents the proper way to turn out and support a team. If noses inside the Warren park had been counted it probably would have been found that Massillon had more rooters there than Warren.
Everywhere one looked one saw the orange and black streamers of the local school. When it came to rooting Warren was left several blocks in the rear and Massillon had a band on the field which was more than Warren could show.
By special train and automobile the Massillon fans journeyed to the game. The special train over the Pennsylvania carried 307, including the band and team. More than that number went by motor car and Massillon had about 800 at the game.
The return trip was made without incident, the special leaving Warren at 7:30 o’clock and getting to Massillon at 8:30.
A parade was in order after the victors had returned home and so the rooters, headed by the band, marched through the business section before disbanding.
Coach Stewart pulled more than one surprise on Warren Saturday. His first was to send his second stringers on the field just before game time. The Warren fans looked the boys over and decided that their team had a good chance to win.
Then just before the whistle blew the Massillon tutor trotted in his regulars and a gasp of amazement went up from the Warren stands. They were not so sure of victory after they saw the first team canter up and down the slippery field.
John Borza, stocky halfback, doesn’t remember much about the battle. On the first play Borza got a rap on the head and his senses went wandering. John played a whale of a game while he was in but Coach Stewart finally took him out when it was apparent that he had not recovered. Borza tried manfully to shake it off but he didn’t come around completely until after the battle was over.
The less said about the officials the better. They ought to take a few lessons on how to run a game. Coach Sidney Jones of Warren had nothing to do with selecting the and probably felt as badly about the officiating as Massillon did.
After the game Coach Stewart was besieged with questions concerning how he secured the rubber pants he put on his backfield. Coach Jones was for ordering some for his Warren gridders right away.
The special train, due to leave here at 11:55 o’clock, was about 20 minutes late leaving and another stop had to be made in Alliance to change engines. As a result the train did not reach Warren until 2:15 o’clock, 15 minutes before game time. But Coach Stewart took time by the forelock and had his boys dress on the train, so they just stepped from the special to a big bus and were hauled to the park. They arrived warm and in good shape while the Warren eleven, which had been at the field for over half an hour, was slightly chilled.
Even The Referee Couldn’t Stop This
The contest was played on a field that was only 90 yards long instead of the regulation 100 yards. Warren received and Captain Pflug of Massillon kicked off to Novak on the 10-yard line, Novak returning 20 to the 30-yard line. Borza was hurt in the first play and was out of his head until taken out later in the quarter. Craig made two through McCarthy’s tackle. Richards went around Massillon’s right end for 28 yards and a first down before being tackled by V. Define. The ball was on Massillon’s 22-yard line. Craig made three at the line and Richards made one around right end before being tackled by McCarthy. Gillen’s pass to Craig was grounded.
Hunter tried a place kick from the 28-yard line, the kick being partly blocked and V. Define was tackled on his eight-yard line. Boerner made two at the line. J. Define made three off left tackle and Pflug then punted 45 yards to Hunter, who was tackled after a 10-yard return. The ball was brought back to mid-field and given to Massillon, a Warren man having held a Massillon man who was going down the field to make the tackle. Borza plunged through right tackle for four. Boerner went through the same side of the line for one. Borza failed to gain and Pflug punted to Craig, who carried the ball back from his 15-yard line to the 30 before being tackled. Edwards tackled Craig after gain of one through the line. Richards skirted Massillon’s right end for 17 and a first down, being tackled by Borza after having eluded several tacklers. Gillen made two at left tackle and Richards once more dashed around left end for a first down, Boerner stopping him after a gain of 10. Gillen made three around right end and Fletcher tossed Richards for a loss of two. Gillen’s pass failed and Richards was forced out of bounds on Massillon’s 25-yard line on a run around left end, Massillon gaining the ball when Warren failed to make the required yardage. J. Define made three at left end and Boerner one at left tackle. Schrader replaced Borza. Pflug punted to Gillen, who was downed on his 38-yard line. J. Define tackled Richards for loss of two on an end run and Craig punted to V. Define, who caught the ball on his 35-yard line and ran 55 yards for the first touchdown. It was a sensational run up the side of the field, the Massillon flash eluding many of his opponents. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 7, Warren 0.
Pflug kicked off to Richards, who was tackled by Edwards on his 20. Hunter made nine at left end before being downed by Boerner. Gillen went around left end for six and a first down, Edwards stopping him. Richards made five on another dash around left end before being forced out of bounds. Gillen made one at left tackle and Richards once more skirted Massillon’s right flash for 10 and a first down. Hunter dropped a pass from Gillen and Fletcher threw Richards for a loss of two. Craig punted. V. Define caught the ball on his five-yard line and ran 85 yards for Massillon’s second touchdown. He was given good interference and out distanced the entire Warren team. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 14, Warren 0.
Pflug kicked off to Craig, who was tackled on his 22-yard line as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 14, Warren 0.
Because of a Massillon man being offside the ball was kicked over and Pflug kicked to Zahnow, who was tackled on his 35-yard line. Gillen made 10 around left end and then skirted the other flank for another 10-yard gain. Richards failed to gain and so did Hunter, Edwards making both tackles. Boerner intercepted Gillen’s pass on his 20. Boerner went around left end for nine and then made a first down on the next play.
J. Define lost one at right end and Schrader hit the line for five. Boerner couldn’t gain and Pflug punted 55 yards to Richards, who caught the ball near the line and stepped back of his goal line in attempting to avoid a tackle. He was nailed by Potts and thrown for a safety.
Score: Massillon 16, Warren 0.
Warren put the ball in play on its 30-yard line. Craig and Richards failed to gain and Craig punted to V. Define, who was tackled on his 21-yard line. J. Define made nine at left end. Schrader was stopped without gain, as was Boerner. Massillon was penalized five yards for offside play and Pflug punted 30 yards to Craig, who was tackled by Potts. Horner lost eight and Edwards stopped Richards without gain. Craig punted to V. Define, who returned 25 to Warren’s 32-yard line. V. Define passed to J. Define for 20 yards, taking the ball to Warren’s 10-yard line. Schrader failed to gain. Boerner made three at right tackle. Schrader went through right tackle and took the ball to the one-yard line. Boerner went over for the touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 0.
Pflug kicked off to Craig, who was tackled on his 25-yard line. The contest was so hard fought that several times the rival players were on the verge of blows. Horner went around left end for 20 yards before being forced out of bounds. He lost four on the next play. Gillen passed to Craig for 15 yards, Boerner making the tackle. Gillen passed to Hunter for another 15-yard gain, taking the ball to Massillon’s 10-yard line as the half ended.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 0.
Warren received and Richards returned the kickoff to his 30. Craig hit for two and Richards made two around left end before being tackled by Edwards. Gillen’s pass was batted down by Edwards and Craig punted to V. Define, who was tackled on his 21-yard line. J. Define made three at right tackle. V. Define failed to gain and Pflug punted to Craig, who was tackled on his 42-yard line by Edwards. Richards made five at right end and Massillon was penalized 15 for roughness. Richards was tackled hard by Edwards and was out for several minutes. The tackle, however, was perfectly legitimate.
On the next play Potts stopped Gillen without gain and again Massillon was penalized 15 yards for roughness. Potts tackled hard but the penalty appeared uncalled for. The ball was on Massillon’s 20. Craig made five at the line and came back and made four on the next play. Gillen lost two. Gillen passed to Richards for 15, Richards being downed one yard from the line. Craig was stopped one foot from the goal. On the next play Craig fumbled and Hyde covered for Warren on the four-yard line. Fletcher had his hand on the ball but was prevented from getting it when a Warren player held him. The referee, however, appeared not to notice this infraction of the rules. Richards then went around Massillon’s left and for Warren’s first touchdown. Hunted kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 7.
Richards kicked off to Price, who brought the ball back from his six-yard line to the 28 before being tackled. Gillen was hurt and time was taken out. V. Define went around left end for 13. J. Define skirted right end for nine. Schrader made it a first down. V. Define’s pass was grounded. J. Define failed to gain and Schrader’s pass failed. Edwards dropped back to try a place kick from the 45-yard line but Price let the ball slip through his fingers and Warren covered on the 40-yard line. Richards made two before being tackled by Fletcher and Brooks. J. Define intercepted Gillen’s pass on the 37-yard line. V. Devine knifed through right tackle for seven and Schrader made it a first down. Schrader made three at the line and V. Define one. J. Define romped around right end for 20 before being tackled by Richards. The ball was on Warren’s 20-yard line. Schrader made five. J. Define made four and V. Define made it first down, taking the ball to the nine-yard line. Schrader smashed through center for four. V. Define hit the line and slid around the side and went over the goal line but the referee called the ball back to the two-yard line. Schrader failed to gain as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 7.
With a touchdown in sight, V. Define fumbled and Hyde covered for Warren on the five-yard line. Hyde punted to V. Define, who was downed on the 30-yard line. J. Define fumbled on the 28-yard line, Richards covering for Warren. Gillen’s pass was grounded and his next heave to Craig was batted down. Gillen then passed to Hyde for a gain of 50 yards, the Warren end being tackled on Massillon’s 20. Richards failed to gain and Edwards batted down a pass. Gillen passed to Craig for gain of one yard. Edwards intercepted Gillen’s next pass on his nine-yard. Pflug punted to Richard, who was down on the 35-yard line. Gillen passed to Craig for seven and then passed to Hyde for 28, Hyde going over with Warren’s second touchdown. Hunter kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 14.
Richards kicked off to Boerner, who returned 30 to Warren’s 43-yard line. Had Boerner not been bothered with a bad ankle he could have scored a touchdown. V. Define was tackled without gain and on the next play made four around right end. He then carried the ball on another end run and made 15, taking it to Warren’s 22-yard line. Boerner went around left end for nine. Schrader took the ball to the 15-yard line but Massillon was penalized 15 by the referee. V. Define made five and then was thrown for a 10-yard loss when he dropped a pass from center, Warren gaining possession of the ball on its 38-yard line. Gillen three times attempted forward passes but all were broken up and Craig punted, the ball being downed on Massillon’s 30. Boerner made three in two plunges and V. Define skirted left end for five. Pflug punted to Craig, who was downed on his 20. Edwards intercepted Gillen’s pass on Warren’s 36-yard line. Boerner made four at right tackle. Price gained four at left tackle and Schrader made it first down. Boerner made three at left end but Price lost 10 on a double pass from Schrader. V. Define’s forward was broken up and Pflug punted to Craig, who was tackled on his five-yard line. Gillen passed to Craig for nine and then another Gillen-Craig pas made a first down as the game ended.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 14.
Massillon 23 Pos. Warren 14
Potts L.E. Polena
McCarthy L.T. Zahnow
Miller L.G. Andres
Edwards C Baker
Pflug R.G. Novak
Brooks R.T. Billings
Fletcher R.E. Bancroft
V. Define Q.B. Hunter
J. Define L.H.B. Gillen
Borza R.H.B. Craig
Boerner F.B. Richards
Score by quarters
Massillon 14 9 0 0 23
Warren 0 0 7 7 14
Massillon – Schrader for Borza; Thomas for Fletcher; Price for Boerner; Fletcher for Thomas; Harris for McCarthy; Boerner for J. Define.
Warren – Horner for Hunter; Hyde for Bancroft; Hunter for Horner; Frost for Palena; Deitz for Novak; Burnett for Gillen.
Touchdowns – V. Define 2, Boerner, Richards, Hyde.
Goals after touchdown – Pflug 3, Hunter 2.
Safety – Richards.
Referee – Brannon (Youngstown).
Umpire – Bell (Ohio State).
Head Linesman – Atkinson (Muskingham).
Time of quarters – 15 minutes.