George Slusser – War Hero, Wall of Champions

George Slusser – War Hero, Wall of Champions

Written by James C. DeLong.  Photos from Massillon Tiger Football Museum collection. The last of the great passers developed at Washington High School during Paul E. Brown’s coaching career here from 1932 through 1940 was George Slusser, who was also a fine runner. As...

Tommy James – A Champion at Every Level

Tommy James fashioned one of the most stellar careers of any Tiger player in Massillon’s long history.   As a Wall of Champions honoree, he was indeed worthy of the recognition, for he played on championship teams at all three levels of football: high school, college...
Tommy James – A Champion at Every Level

Tommy James – A Champion at Every Level

Tommy James fashioned one of the most stellar careers of any Tiger player in Massillon’s long history.   As a Wall of Champions honoree, he was indeed worthy of the recognition, for he played on championship teams at all three levels of football: high school, college...
Tommy James – A Champion at Every Level

Tommy James – A Champion at Every Level

Tommy James fashioned one of the most stellar careers of any Tiger player in Massillon’s long history.   As a Wall of Champions honoree, he was indeed worthy of the recognition, for he played on championship teams at all three levels of football: high school, college...
Dennis Franklin – A Leader On the Field

Dennis Franklin – A Leader On the Field

Dennis Franklin is remembered by Massillon fans as the starting quarterback for Tigers when they won their last state championship.  In Michigan he is remembered for being the starting quarterback that led the Wolverines to three straight Big Ten titles.  During those...
Homer C. Floyd – Destined To Become a Difference Maker

Homer C. Floyd – Destined To Become a Difference Maker

Homer Floyd was destined to become a difference maker capable of drawing harmony out of discord.  “In some respects I was a community project,” Floyd recalled. “My mother was ill a lot. I Iived on the Hill, I lived on Tremont Street, I lived with the Toles family in a...