TIGERS CHALK UP 46-0 WIN OVER PORTSMOUTH
Brilliant Massillon Offense Crushed Down-stater’s in Second Half as Orange and Black Aggregation Scores Third Victory of Season
By LUTHER EMERY
PORTSMOUTH, Oct. 5 – A golden tornado from northeastern Ohio, dipped into this bend in the Ohio river last night and with a swirl of offense, lifted a 46-0 victory out of a cloud of fog and away from a gallant football team representing Portsmouth high school.
It was the third straight triumph of the season for the Washington high Tigers who in three games have rolled up 182 points while holding their opponents scoreless.
It was a victory scored at the expense of an opponent of recognized ability, an opponent which previous to Friday had kept all others from crossing its goal.
Morningstar Scores on Pass.
Thrown back when they penetrated into Trojan territory the Tigers were unable to score in the first period of play, but they shocked the crowd of seven thousand and brought several hundred Massillonians to their feet cheering when they drove deep into Trojan territory in the second quarter, where Morningstar reached high in the air, juggled Howard Dutton’s pass on his finger tips, then tucked the ball under his arm and scampered 20 yards for the first touchdown of the game.
Bog Glass kicked goal.
The point looked mighty big the rest of the half, for Portsmouth, though outclassed 12 to 2 in first downs, gave ground stubbornly and turned back all effects to score.
Coach Paul Brown and the Massillon delegation, particularly those who had recklessly bet the Tigers would win by 35 points, were worried when Boe Morris’ foot met the ball in the kickoff and sent it spinning into the arms of young Howard Dutton at the start of the third period.
Dutton in Brilliant Dash
Dutton tucked the sphere under his arms and started slowly, while a wave of orange formed ahead of him. Then he set sail past the 20, the 30, on by midfield, down to the Portsmouth 30, where Morris, who had dropped back after the kick, came in to tackle. But Augie Morningstar was there and cut Morris down with a perfect block while Dutton scampered over the goal.
It was the turning point of the game, Portsmouth coming out with the intention of getting a touchdown, collapsed and from then on the Tigers broke through their line with ease. They scored two more touchdowns that period and three more in the fourth, little star Herring, 125-pound halfback getting three of them. The game ended with both coaches substituting freely.
Hard fought as it was, for ball carriers were met by a swarm of tacklers, who at times hit as though they would drag the runner into the river nearby, it was the cleanest battle in which Massillon has played this year. The first half moved with lightning speed, time out being called but once, that when Morris cracked a collar bone on the try for point after the first Massillon touchdown. That was the only time out taken for injury in the entire game. Not a penalty was inflicted for holding or unnecessary roughness or clipping. Massillon was penalized five yards three times, twice for offside and once for being in motion. Portsmouth did not draw a penalty.
Tigers Never Punted
The game was unique in that Massillon never punted. The Tigers had the ball in midfield with fourth down and 10 yards to go on one occasion, but smart Mike Byelene saw the timekeeper reach for his gun and instead of punting he passed, far over Anderson’s head and the gun sounded before the ball could be put in play again. Massillon made 25 first downs to Portsmouth’s three, making six in each of the first two periods, seven in the third and six more in the fourth. The Trojans made one in each of the first, second and fourth periods.
As a reward for their victory, the Tigers were given a chicken dinner after the game. They spent the night in Chillicothe and continued on to Columbus where this afternoon they will see Ohio State battle Kentucky University.
Portsmouth won the toss and elected to receive defending the north goal. Morningstar kicked to Morris who took the ball on the five yard line and brought it back to the 25. McGarey was stopped without gain in a plunge at the Massillon line. He tried again and gained about three yards through center. A lateral pass, Turner to Morris gave Portsmouth first down on its 48-yard line. Copen made two yards at left tackle. McGarey failed to gain at center on a spinner, Morris punted out of bounds on Massillon’s 15-yard line.
Jake Gillom made seven yards at right tackle. Gillom hit left tackle and made a first down on the 28-yard line. Glass hit center for five yards. Dutton made one yard at left end. Glass hit center for a first down on the Massillon 39-yard line. Gillom on a reverse around right end gained five yards. Copen intercepted Dutton’s pass on the Massillon 40.
Morris failed to gain on a lateral pass from Copen. McGarey made a yard at center; ball on Massillon’s 39-yard line. Turner was tackled by Molinski for a loss of three yards. Morris punted out of bounds on Massillon’s 12-yard line.
Dutton lost three yards at left end. The Portsmouth boys were tackling very, very hard.. Dutton made seven yards through right guard. Gillom dashed around right end for a first down, being tackled on the Massillon 34-yard line. Glass made four yards at center. Dutton on a spinner play hit for a first down on the Massillon 46. Glass smashed for another first down on the Portsmouth 38 yards line. Gillom hit around left end for nine yards. Glass bored through center for three yards and a first down on the Portsmouth
26 yard line as the first period came to a close. Score: Massillon 0; Portsmouth 0.
Glass made three at left tackle. Gillom hit right tackle for six and a first down on the Portsmouth 17 yard line. Gillom was thrown hard for no gain at right end. Dutton made three yards at left tackle. Gillom made one yard on a reverse around left end. Dutton passed over the goal line but the ball was batted down by Copen. It was Portsmouth’s ball on its own 20-yard line.
Turner made one yard at center. Morris punted to Gillom who fumbled on the Massillon 45-yard line; Anderson recovering for Massillon. Dutton immediately went through his right tackle for 20 yards to the 30 yard line. Then Dutton passed to Morningstar who made a great catch on the Portsmouth 20 yard line and ran for a touchdown. Glass place kicked the extra point and Massillon was leading 7 to 6.
Portsmouth took time out. Morris was hurt during the scrimmage on the placekick but refused to leave the game.
The game started with a white ball in play. Portsmouth always has used a tan ball in its night games. After Massillon scored Portsmouth put a tan ball on the field. Captain Morningstar of the Massillon team immediately protested but lost his protest and the game proceeded with the tan ball in play.
Glass kicked off to the 50-yard line. There was a scramble for the ball. The officials called the ball back and another kickoff was ordered, ruling Massillon offside on the play. Glass kicked to Turner who took the ball on his 10-yard line and ran it back to the 30 before being tackled. Turner lost one yard at right tackle. He was thrown hard by Neri Buggs. Morris ran to the Massillon 37-yard line. McGarey tried the center of the line but was met by a solid wall of orange and black clad Massillon players. He failed to gain. Turner lost one yard at right tackle. Buggs dashed through the line and nailed him for the loss. A lateral to Morris who then attempted a forward pass failed to gain as Anderson knocked down the ball just as it left Morris’ hands. Morris punted to the 17-yard line where McGinnis grounded the ball.
Glass hit left tackle for six yards before being stopped by White, Portsmouth center. Dutton hit left tackle for a first down but the ball was called back and Massillon was penalized five yards for offside. Glass made seven at center. Portsmouth took time out as Ford was substituted for Morris at quarterback. Gillom went through right tackle for a first down on the 31-yard line. Mike Byelene replaced Dutton at quarterback. Gillom lost two yards at left tackle. Glass hit center for nine yards. Gillom raced through right tackle for a first down on the Massillon 45 yard line. Byelene went through left tackle for six yards. Glass drove his way though center for a first down on the Portsmouth 43 yard line with one minute left to play in the half. Gillom made four yards at right tackle and was down under a swarm of Portsmouth players. Byelene went around left end for a first down on the Portsmouth 20 yard line but the ball was called back and Massillon penalized five yards for offside. Byelene attempted a forward pass but the ball sailed over Anderson’s head. Turner knocked down Byelene’s pass to Morningstar. Byelene passed over Anderson’s head just as the gun ended the first half. Score: Massillon 7; Portsmouth 0.
Morris, Portsmouth quarterback, sustained a cracked shoulder on the play following the touchdown. He continued to play until near the end of the second quarter being replaced by Ford.
Copen kicked off to Dutton, who ran it back 75 yards on a spectacular dash for a touchdown. Glass kicked the extra point, making the score, Massillon 14; Portsmouth 0.
Glass kicked off to turner who ran from the goal line back to the Portsmouth 28 yard line. McGarey failed to gain, being tackled by Anderson. Turner’s interference clogged in front of him and he failed to gain at right tackle. Flowers downed Ford’s punt on the Massillon 35 yard line.
Gillom immediately ran 23 yards for a first down on the Portsmouth 42. He skirted right end, Glass made three at center. Dutton ran 11 yards for a first down on the Portsmouth 26-yard line. Glass hit right tackle for the third touchdown, knifing his way through the Portsmouth team to score. Mitchell replaced Flowers at right tackle for Portsmouth, Schroeder went in for Daum at left guard for Portsmouth. Dutton passed to Anderson for the extra point. Anderson taking the ball behind the goal line, making the score: Massillon 21; Portsmouth 0.
Glass kicked off to Turner, who fumbled when tackled hard on the 30 yard line. Portsmouth however recovered the ball. McGarey’s lateral pass was incomplete. Copen ran the ball around left end, clear across the field and out of bounds for a five yard gain. McGarey failed to gain in a plunge at the center of the line being stopped by Woods and Held. Morris returned to the game at the start of the third period despite his cracked shoulder. His shoulder was well padded. Morris punted out of bounds on the Massillon 30.
Glass gained nine yards at left guard, before being stopped by McGarey. Glass hit center for a first down on the Portsmouth 47 yard line. Dutton made eight yards at left tackle. Gillom circled right end for a first down on the Portsmouth 35 yard line. Dutton passed 11 yards to Gillom for a first down on the 24 yard line. Glass smashed through center for seven yards. Glass ran to the five yard line where he fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Copen, Portsmouth right halfback.
Flowers kicked out to Jack Gillom, who caught the ball on the Portsmouth 35 and ran it back to the 20 yard line. Glass made two yards in a smash at center. Glass hit for a first down on the Portsmouth five yard line. Glass made four yards in a plunge through left tackle. Gillom failed to gain in an attempt to pierce right guard. Glass plunged through the line for a touchdown and came out of the jumble of players standing up. Glass’ attempted placekick was wide of the posts. Score: Massillon 27; Portsmouth 0.
Byelene reentered the game for Massillon, replacing Dutton. Herring went in for Gillom. Glass kicked off to Ford, who substituted for Morris. Ford carried the ball back to his own 34 yard line. Turner made one-yard before being smeared by Updegraff. Ford made five yards at center as the quarter ended. Score: Massillon 27; Portsmouth 0.
Brown went in for Portsmouth, replacing McGarey at fullback. Copen made three yards at left tackle. Ford punted out of bounds on the Massillon 41-yard line.
Byelene ran 16 yards around left end for a first down on Portsmouth’s 42 yard line. Herring made seven at right tackle. Byelene went off left tackle for a first down on the Portsmouth 29 yard line. Herring dashed around right end for a first down on the Portsmouth 10 yard line. Byelene skirted left end to the four yard line. Herring made a first down on the one yard line. Herring went though right tackle for touchdown. He went through standing up. Glass’ placekick hit the uprights but Portsmouth was off side and Massillon was given another chance to make the point. Glass’ second attempt was wide of the post. Score: Massillon 33; Portsmouth 0.
Glass kicked off to Turneer who caught the ball on his goal line and ran it back to the Portsmouth 24 yard line, where he was tackled by Anderson. Brown failed to gain at the line. Copen lost three yard when thrown by Held. Ford punted to Herring who caught the ball on his 42-yard line and raced it back 10 yards to the Portsmouth 48.
Byelene went through left tackle to the Portsmouth eight-yard line. Byelene crashed through center for four yards. Herring raced through left tackle for another Massillon touchdown. Daum went back into the game for Schroeder at left guard for Portsmouth. Herring went through right tackle for the extra point. Score: Massillon 40; Portsmouth 0.
Coach Paul Brown of Massillon sent an entire new team into the game. The crowd was beginning to leave convinced Portsmouth long ago faded out of the picture as an equal opponent for the Massillon aggregation.
Massillon kicked off, McDew, substitute end, kicking to Brown who brought the ball back to the 32 yard line. Turner was tackled by Voss after a three yard gain but the play w as called back and Massillon was penalized for offside. Cobert replaced White at center for Portsmouth. Brown failed to gain in an attempt to pierce the center of Massillon’s line. The game was delayed as Portsmouth sent a number of new players into the contest. Ford’s attempted pass was knocked down. Jones replaced Turner at left half for Portsmouth. Brown in a lateral off a double reverse was thrown for a five yard loss by Snyder, now playing fullback for Massillon. Ford punted out on his own 32 yard line. He was rushed by the Massillon forward wall.
Herring ran around his right end and dashed down the field 32 yards for a touchdown. Snyder failed to make the extra point in a smash at center. Score: Massillon 46; Portsmouth 0.
McDew kicked off. Brown took the kick and brought the ball back from his 15 to the Portsmouth 38 yard line. Ford’s pass was knocked down by Herring. A pass, Ford to Brown, gave Portsmouth a first down on the Massillon 47-yard line. It was Portsmouth’s first first down of the second half and its third of the game. Ford took a lateral and passed but he ball was grounded by Herring. Brown coming around left end, gained about four yards before being tackled by Snavley, Massillon center. Ford passed but Snavely batted the ball down. Ford punted out of bounds on the Massillon 15-yard line.
The stands were emptying fast, only a few of the faithful Portsmouth fans remaining. The Massillon delegation was still very much in evidence.
Byelene gained five around left end as the final gun sounded.
Lineup and summary:
MASSILLON 46 Pos. PORTSMOUTH 0
Anderson LE McGinnis
Held LT Rardin
Updegraff LG Daum
Voss C White
Woods RG Sally
Buggs RT Flowers
Morningstar RE Ruel
Dutton QB Morris
J. Gillom LH Turner
Molinski RH Copen
Glass FB McGarey
Score by periods:
Portsmouth 0 0 0 0 0
Massillon 0 7 20 19 46
Massillon – Snavely; C.J. Anderson; Miller; Spillman; Russ; Moffett; Byelene; Snyder; Gillom; Herring.
Portsmouth – Serey; Jones; Ford; Schroeder; Cover; Orth; Lamm;Mitchell.
Massillon – Morningstar; Glass 2; Herring 3; Dutton.
Points after touchdowns:
Massillon – Glass 2 (placekicks); Herring (carried); Anderson (pass).
Referee – Marquard.
Umpire – Hummond.
Head Linesman – Schwab.