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Massillon Team Thumps Big Red Under 66-0 Tally

Coach Brown’s Regulars Score Heavily in First Three Quarters to Gain 29th Straight Triumph; Gillom Reigsters Four Touchdowns

Steubenville high’s Big Red hooked up with Massillon high’s Tigers Friday in a gridiron tussle at Tiger stadium and the result was the same as it has been in Massillon’s other five games this season, a decision victory for the Tigers.

Coach Paul Brown’s juggernaut ran and passed its way to 10 touchdowns and converted six extra points for a 66-0 victory, their fourth win in a row over the Stubbers and their fourth in six meetings with the Big Red. Last night’s score gave the Bengals a total of 351 points in their six games to date while holding their opponents scoreless.

A crowd of 13,000 fans was in the stands to see the Tigers, recognized state champions for the last four years and now gaining national recognition, mark up their 29th consecutive triumph. Against the Stubs they scored twice in the first quarter, four times in the second, three times in the third and once again in the fourth stanza. Four of their tallies were made on passes.

Massillon’s first stringers accounted for 59 points as Coach Brown elected to leave his regulars in the ball game until the end of the third quarter. The second club went in and pushed over the final marker in the last period. The third team entered the fray in the last minute of play. Coach Joe Maley almost set a record himself for Big Red replacements, making 12 substitutions during the affair.

Despite the lop-sided score, one thing that can be said in the Stubs’ favor, they were still in there battling as the final gun cracked, though they played the entire last half without the services of Captain Cas Myslinski, Johnny Stojack and Bernie Orsini. Myslinski’s bad arm was bumped one the first play of the ball game and it started to give him trouble, Stojack suffered a painful stomach muscle bruise and Orsini had a recurrence of an old leg injury.

Tremendous speed, smooth play execution, a fast charging line, excellent ball handling and good blocking were all noticeable factors in the Tigers’ play last night and those are five of the big reasons why the Bengals have been rolling over all opposition. Then too, they also have a guy by the name of Horace Gillom, a big 190-pound colored boy, who plays a lot of football from the right end position. He’s a pass receiver deluxe, fine punter (through he only had to kick once last night), good ball carrier, and he also throws a pass once in a while. He also played a great game as one of the linebackers up on defense.

Gillom Standout

It’s hard to pick outstanding performers of this Massillon team, because they’re all good. But Gillom really was a standout last night. He crossed the Big Red goal line for four touchdowns, shifty Tom James, left halfback accounted for three tallies, with Ray Getz, Herman Robinson and Junior White, the latter a substitute back scoring one each.

The closest the Big Red came to scoring was just before the end of the half when Myslinski intercepted James’ pass on the midfield stripe and ran it back 30 yards before he was dropped on the Tiger 20. On the first play, Myslinski’s pass to Unsold was knocked down by Gillom on the 15 and the half ended.

Following an exchange of punts early in the first quarter the Big Red gained possession of the ball on its own 35. Myslinski and Stojack were both good for four yards in a pair of cracks at the Tiger line and then Stojack lost three at right end. On fourth down Johnny got off a high punt, which traveled only 15 yards and out of bounds on the Tiger 45. James slipped through center, cut out to his right and raced 34 yards to a first down on the Stub 21 and on the next play Gillom took the ball on an end around and circled his own left end for a touchdown. Getz missed his placement but the Stubs were offside and Getz made good on his next attempt and the score was 7-0 with about half the quarter gone.

Shortly after the kickoff, Massillon gained possession of the ball ontheir own 33 and marched 67 yards for its second tally, a 29-yard pass play from James to Gillom, bringing the marker. Gillom made a leaping fingertip catch and raced 15 yards to the goal line. Getz missed his placement and it was 13-0 at the end of the quarter.

Four in Second

The Tigers went 68 yards for their next touchdown, Getz sweeping left end from the
24-yard line early in the second quarter. Getz converted from placement. Following the kickoff, Eli Broglio, Tiger tackle, blocked Stojack’s punt on the Stub 17 and the ball rolled out of bounds. It was Massillon’s ball at that point and Gillom scored on an end-around on the first play. Getz again booted the point. After the next kickoff, Myslinski fumbled and Wallace recovered for Massillon on the Big Red 27 and the Tigers drove into touchdown land again, James going over right tackle from the one. Getz’ kick was good. The Bengals went 35 yards for their fourth touchdown of the quarter.

The second club marched 58 yards for the final tally mid-way in the last quarter, Junior White going over left tackle from the four yard line for the touchdown. A 30-yard gain on a pass from Adams to DeMando was the feature of the drive. John Pizzino placekicked the final point.

Steubenville Massillon
Mike LE Robinson
Monti LT Cardinal
Orsini LG Wallace
Love C Appleby
Peterson RG Russell
Lashley RT Broglio
DiFederico RE Gillom
Potts Q Kingham
Stojack LH James
Myslinski RH R. Getz
Unsold F Blunt

Big Red Masssillon
3 First Downs 17
12 Passes Tried 21
2 Completed 6
15 Yards Gained 157
1 Intercepted 1
44 Yds. Gained Running 387
42 Net Yards Lost 3
2 Penalties 7
16 Yards Penalized 55
1 Fumbles 4
3 Recovered 1
15 Kicks and Punts 11
364 Yards Kicked 524
142 Yards Returned 52

Tommy James