KRIER FLASHES AS WASHINGTON HIGH WALLOPS YOUNGSTOWN SOUTH 45 TO 0
TIGER BACK SCORES SEVEN TOUCHDOWNS THREE EXTRA POINTS
By LUTHER EMERY
Pudgy Henry Krier, who had to fight like a demon to retain his left halfback post on the Washington high football team this fall, came into his own last night and scored every point as the Washington high Tigers whaled Youngstown South high 45- 0 on Massillon field before a crowd of 4,000 fans.
Soon after school closed last spring the Flying Dutchman began training for football by lugging 100-pound cakes of ice to keep down his worst opponent – overweight. He succeeded and reported for practice last August weighing less than he did at anytime last season. Furthermore, continual training overcame attacks of nervous indigestion which bothered him frequently last fall.
Scored Seven Touchdown
Krier scored seven touchdowns and kicked three goals from placement after touchdowns last night as he raced through the visiting Youngstown South team. Three came after long runs of 33 yards, 19 yards and 10 yards, while the others were short plunges of a yard or more through the line of scrimmage.
One-sided as the score may seem, South caused the Tigers more trouble than has any other team this season. It came within three first downs of the Tigers mark of 15 and within a yard of attaining the distinction of crossing the local team’s goal line, something no other team has come close to doing this season.
A speedy colored boy, Chub Ash was Dusty Ashbaugh’s leading ground gainer. Time and again he weaved through the Tiger tackles for sizeable gains and occasionally tossed passes that advanced the ball deep into Massillon territory.
South Threatens Thrice
On no less than three occasions, South had Tiger rooters massed for a “hold that line” cheer, but each opportunity ended with the interception or grounding of a pass.
It was late in the fourth quarter that the visiting team, making its first appearance here in 10 years, tossed a scare into the Tiger rooters; and the Massillon gridders for the first time this season showed what they could do when fighting with their backs to the wall.
The trouble started when Port covered a Massillon fumble on the Tigers’ 37-yard line.
Myers dropped back from tackle to pass the ball. The first was grounded, but he pegged a second attempt to Terhanko for a first down on the 23-yard line. A line play gained three yards and two passes were grounded. Fourth down coming, Myers dropped back and lobbed another long heave toward the southeast corner of the field. Terhanko was going down hard under the ball and Dutton, trying to knock it down, got his hand on the Youngstown end’s shoulder, interfering with the catch. Youngstown was given the ball at the spot where the interference took place and it was first down on the four-yard line. The Tigers swarmed through on the next play to smear the ball carrier and were penalized for unnecessary roughness. The officials gave the ball to South on the one-yard line.
Bat Down Passes
With their back to the wall the Tigers batted down three passes in a row, the last two over the line of scrimmage, to take possession of the ball on their own 20-yard line. Their unscored on record had been preserved.
Though the 45 points look big in print, especially when the opponent was a team with the reputation of Youngstown South, the fact of the matter is the Tigers did not play as consistently good a game as they did against either Cleveland Shaw or Sharon.
They yielded more ground from scrimmage and their attack was rough at times. While their passing attack gained 138 yards, it was not as effective as last week, partly because of poor receiving at times. Eight passes were grounded and five completed. South completed nine of 24 passes for a gain of 101 yards. Six were intercepted.
The first Massillon touchdown was the result of a 19-yard smash by Krier through right tackle. He missed the kick. In the second period he reeled off 33 more yards and a touchdown after Dutton had gained possession of the ball for the Tigers on an intercepted pass and carried it to the 33-yard line on a 16-yard sweep around left end.
Shertzer Scores But Ball Called Back
The third touchdown would have been Shertzer’s on a mouse trap play had not the ball been called back when both teams were offside. Krier was then given the ball and he cut through left tackle for 10 yards and the touchdown. This time he kicked the extra point and that concluded the scoring for the first half.
The Tigers lost little time shoving over a touchdown in the third period. Getting the ball on their own 46-yard line, Dutton pegged it to Shertzer, who ran to the South six-yard line before being downed. Krier banged through center for the touchdown, but missed from placement for the extra point.
A 10-yard pass, over the line, Dutton to Lohr then gained a first down on the 18-yard line, paved the way for the second touchdown of the period. Jake Gillom, who substituted for D.C. McCants, when the latter was removed from the game because of a badly split lip, crashed through for 17 yards to the one-yard line. Krier circled his left end for the touchdown and kicked the extra point.
Two passes, one Dutton to Shertzer for 20 yards and another Dutton to Krier for 19 yards put the ball on the one-yard line and again enabled Krier to plunge over for a touchdown in the first 30 seconds of the fourth period. He missed the uprights in the try for the extra point.
Dutton Passes 41 Yards to Lange
A 41-yard pass, Dutton to Jack Lange, who fought his way to the four-yard line, paved the way for the last Tiger score, Krier going through center for the touchdown. He placekicked the extra point. South’s big last minute threat followed and the game ended shortly thereafter.
The injury of McCants uncovered a new star for the Tigers, Jake Gillom, whose off tackle smashes and snake hips delighted the crowd. Gillom, playing more than half the game, gained nearly every time he carried the ball, the longest, a dash of 27 yards.
The game was the last night football contest of the season. The remaining six games will be played on Saturday afternoons, five here and one at Alliance. Barberton will be the Tigers opponent next Saturday. The local team has scored 155 points in its four games.
Lineup and summary:
MASSILLON Pos. YOUN. SOUTH
Shertzer LE Terhanko
Wolfe LT Nemeth
Molinski LG Scall
Morningstar C Yorkunds
Snavely RG Port
Buggs RT Stabalito
Lohr RE Baer
Dutton QB Krenciprock
Krier LH Ash
Lange RH Dumhoff
McCants FB Schultz
Score by periods:
Massillon 6 13 13 13 45
Massillon – Price, lt; Gillom, fb; McDew, le; Byelene, lh.
Youngstown – Collins, rh; Casacson, le; Myers, lt; McPhilliamy, rt; Morris, qb; Granite, fb.
Massillon – Krier 7.
Point after touchdown:
Massillon – Krier 3.
Referee – Lobach.
Umpire – Jenkins.
Head Linesman – Boone.
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