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Brilliant Toledo Football Machine Defeats Tigers 27-0


With a crushing offense stopped only by penalties, Scott high of Toledo, the green mountain of the Maumee valley, rolled along to an easy 27-0 victory over Washington high under the lights of Massillon Field Friday night.

Sixteen cylinders give greater power and smoothness over a six cylinder car, and in this comparison is seen the difference between the Washington high and Toledo teams.

Scott Never Passed
Scott, using the double wing back formation, clicked off a smooth and powerful attack, every man figuring in every play, while the Washington high squad slipped and sputtered against its superior opponent and never even threatened to score.

The ease with which Scott scored its four touchdowns tended to show that the Toledoans might have rolled up an even larger total had they been harder pressed. As it was the Toledo school only punted three times, lost the ball once on a fumble and for the most part was in possession of the pigskin.

A sturdy line, frequently penalized for its eagerness to out charge the forward wall of the Massillon team, was the chief asset to the visitors’ victory.

Stopped Tiger Attacks
On the offensive the first ranks opened large holes in the Massillon front and allowed the Scott backs to come driving through, the ball carrier following a fast blocking interference. On defense the Scott team looked even more powerful, and time and again crashed through the Tigers to smear plays behind the line of scrimmage.

The Toledo school seemed to have everything a good football team could desire. Its attack was well nigh perfect and generaled by a peppy quarterback who was not only an inspiration to his team but a triple threat football player as well. He did all of the kicking and all but three of his bullet like passes reached their mark.

Jubilant as they were over their victory, the Toledo fans never-the-less left Massillon last night somewhat downcast for their star left end, Southard, suffered a broken left shoulder in the fourth quarter after catching at 25-yard pass, which had put Scott in a position to strike the line for its fourth touchdown.

Southard caught all but two of the passes during the night’s fray. Burkhart snaring one of the others and it resulted in a touchdown.

Tigers Threaten But Once
Washington high’s only real threat came in the first period when Williams recovered Chambers’ fumble on the Scott 40-yard line. Scott was penalized five yards on the first play for offside and Clendening and Foster carried through for a first down on the 29-yard line. From that point the orange and black traveled backwards. Knowlton lost a yard. So did Williams and Clendening lost four yards. Clendening, attempting to pass on the fourth down, was smothered by a flock of green and white jerseys and the Toledoans gained possession of the ball on their own 40-yard line.

Scott toward the end of the first period began an offensive which placed the ball in position for a score early in the second period. The Toledoans came into possession of the ball through a punt on the Massillon 36-yard line. Burkhart, who has the reputation of being the best scholastic ball carrier in Toledo ripped off five yards. Brymer and Chambers made it first down on the Massillon 21-yard line. Brymer hit left tackle for seven yards and Florence made it first down on the seven-yard line. Rozinski in two plays carried to the two-yard line and Chambers plunged across. Forence’s attempted placekick hit the east goal post and was grounded.

Forward passes figured in the second score of the period, Rozinski took Kester’s punt to his 30 and carried back 15 yards. Kester tossed Florence for a one-yard loss and the latter on another attempt gained but two yards. Stopped momentarily on the line of scrimmage, Florence snapped a pass to Southard for a first down on the Massillon 36-yard line. His next pass was slightly high for Schlaffer to snag and was grounded. Chambers plunged for four yards and Florence snapped another pass to Southard for a first down on the 20-yard line. Another pass, Florence to Rozinski, gained a first down on the six-yard line from where Chambers plunged across. This time a pass, Florence to Southard, gained the extra point.

Score After Kickoff
Toledo took the kickoff at the start of the third period and began a drive that did not stop until the Massillon goal line had been crossed. Clendening kicked off to Schlaffer, who ran the ball out on the 27-yard line. Brymer and Burkhart made a first down on the 40. Chambers reeled off 12 yards for a first down on the 48-yard line. Brymer made five yards and Chambers in two plays made a first down on the 33-yard line. Burkhart was tossed for a loss of five yards, but Florence stepped back, hurled a 15-yard pass to Burkhart, who scampered 25 yards along the east sideline for a touchdown.

Florence placekicked the extra point.

Scott scored its last touchdown in the fourth quarter, gaining the ball in midfield on a punt. A pass, Florence to Southard, gave the Toledoans a first down, on the Massillon 35-yard line. Southard suffered a broken shoulder on the play. Burkhart in two plays made it first down on the 24-yard line. Brymer was held with gain, but Chambers carried the ball in three plays for a first down on the 12-yard line. Rozinski made five yards and Florence three more. Brymer nearly stopped once, slipped through for a first down on the one-yard line. Chambers was stopped without gain but Florence plunged through for the touchdown and placekicked the extra point.

The leading ground gainer of the Massillon team was Foster, who likewise got away for the second longest run of the game, a 29-yard dash early in the third quarter. Kester, also slipped away once for a long gain in the second period.

In the first half Singer barked the signals from a guard position. Clendening called the plays in the second half.

The Toledo team made 17 first downs to Massillon’s six, and lost 80 yards in penalties. The local team was not penalized once. Being penalized is nothing new for Scott, however the Toledo school having been set back a total of 124 yards in penalties a week ago.

The game was witnessed by a large crowd, several thousand fans filling the stands and standing along the sidelines.

Massillon Pos Scott
Brunker LE Southard
Price LT E. Smith
Singer LG Snyder
Hoyman C Gerwick
Mudd RG Seyfang
Adams RT Lane
Heisler RE Schlaffer
Knowlton QB Florence
Clendening LH Burkhart
Foster RH Brymer
Williams FB Chambers

Score by periods:
Scott 0 13 7 7 27

Scott – Rozinski, hb; Hadad, rg; Tallman, c; Ruby, le; Davis, re.
Massillon – Kester, hb; Monroe, rg; Schimke, lg; Getz, le; Krug, rt.

Touchdowns: Scott – Chambers 2; Burkhart; Florence.

Points after touchdown:
Scott – Florence 2 (placekick); Southard (pass).

Referee – Jenkins (Akron).
Umpire – Lobach (F. & M.).
Head Linesman – Mackey (Wooster).
Field Judge – Shaffer (Akron).