Playoff History

Data is current as of 2022 season

OHSAA Playoff Format Evolution

SpanYearsDivisionsTeams per RegionQualifiersAppearancesRegional TitlesState FinalsState Champions
1972 - 19796311211
1980 - 198475240332
1985 - 19939548042
1994 - 1998564962
1999 - 201214681921041
2013 - 2019778224632
2020 (Covid)17All649111
2021 - 202337164483211

Note: In 2018 Division 1 was reduced to 72 teams; Divisions 2-7 increased accordingly.  The reduction was designed to make Division 1 more competitive.

Massillon Playoff Performance

Division IDivision IITotal
Playoff Span1972 - 20122013 - 20231972 - 2021
Playoff Appearances201029
Regional Champion10615
State Runner-up346
State Champion11
Home W-L6 - 213 - 219 - 4
Away W-L3 - 21 - 14 - 3
Neutral W-L18 - 1616 - 634 - 22
TOTAL W-L27 - 2030 - 957 - 29

Coaches Playoff Summary

CoachSpan of PlayoffsYearsQualificationsWon-Lost
Bob Commings1972110 - 1
Chuck Shuff1974 - 75200 - 0
Mike Currence1976 - 84934 - 3
John Moronto1985 - 97300 - 0
Lee Owens1988 - 91435 - 3
Jack Rose1992 - 97632 - 3
Rick Shepas1998 - 05746 - 4
Tom Stacy2005 - 07325 - 2
Jason Hall2008 - 14766 - 6
Nate Moore2015 - 239829 - 7
TOTAL1972 - 23533057 - 29

Massillon Playoff Game Details

YearDiv.Reg.PlaceBracket LevelLocationCoachOpponentMass.Opp.W/L
1972I31State SemifinalsOSU StadiumBob CommingsCincinnati Princeton1417L
1979I31State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlMike CurrenceParma Padua012L
1980I32Regional FinalsAwayMike CurrenceCanton McKinley146W
1980I32State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlMike CurrenceWilloughby South216W
1980I32*** State Finals ***Cincinnati Nippert StadiumMike CurrenceCincinnati Moeller730L
1982I21Regional FinalsHomeMike CurrenceSandusky297W
1982I21State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlMike CurrenceBerea310W
1982I21*** State Finals ***OSU StadiumMike CurrenceCincinnati Moeller1435L
1989I31Regional SemifinalsHomeLee OwensWalsh Jesuit4224W
1989I31Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensAkron Garfield437W
1989I31State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensCleveland St. Ignatius2142L
1990I23Regional SemifinalsCanton Fawcett StadiumLee OwensMassillon Jackson2115W
1990I23Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensSandusky727L
1991I22Regional SemifinalsFawcett StadiumLee OwensAkron Ellet286W
1991I22Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensToledo St. John's4221W
1991I22State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensCleveland St. Ignatius1314L
1993I24Regional SemifinalsParma Byer's FieldJack RoseMansfield Senior466W
1993I24Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlJack RoseWalsh Jesuit2030L
1994I22Regional SemifinalsParma Byer's FieldJack RoseFremont Ross3528W
1994I22Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlJack RoseCanton McKinley2027L
1996I31Regional SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlJack RoseBrunswick67L
1999I31Regional Round 1HomeRick ShepasMassillon Perry623L
2000I22Regional Round 1HomeRick ShepasMarion Harding1317L
2001I21Regional Round 1HomeRick ShepasMarion Harding310W
2001I21Regional Round 2Akron Rubber BowlRick ShepasCanton McKinley3519W
2001I21Regional FinalsCanton Fawcett StadiumRick ShepasNorth Canton277W
2001I21State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlRick ShepasCleveland St. Ignatius2049L
2002I38Regional Round 1AwayRick ShepasNorth Canton310W
2002I38Regional Round 2Canton Fawcett StadiumRick ShepasMassillon Perry2321W
2002I38Regional FinalsMansfield Arlin FieldRick ShepasPickerington140W
2002I38State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlRick ShepasWarren Harding2021L o.t.
2005I23Regional Round 1HomeTom StaceyNorth Canton4514W
2005I23Regional Round 2Mansfield Arlin FieldTom StaceyFindlay2720W
2005I23Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlTom StaceyCanton McKinley213W
2005I23State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlTom StaceyLakewood St. Edward2117W
2005I23*** State Finals ***Canton Fawcett StadiumTom StaceyCincinnati St. Xavier1724L
2006I25Regional Round 1AwayTom StaceyMassillon Perry4120W
2006I25Regional Round 2Parma Byer's FieldTom StaceyToledo Whitmer1014L
2008I28Regional Round 1AwayJason HallNorth Canton714L
2009I23Regional Round 1HomeJason HallNorth Canton1710W
2009I23Regional Round 2Canton Fawcett StadiumJason HallTwinsburg107W
2009I23Regional FinalsAkron Infocision StadiumJason HallCanton McKinley107W
2009I23State SemifinalsAkron Infocision StadiumJason HallCleveland Glenville1731L
2010I26Regional Round 1AwayJason HallToledo Whitmer2428L
2012I21Regional Round 1HomeJason HallNordonia6334W
2012I21Regional Round 2Kent Dix StadiumJason HallCanton McKinley2819W
2012121Regional FinalsMansfield Arlin FieldJason HallToledo Whitmer1649L
2013II44Regional Round 1HomeJason HallNordonia3317W
2013II44Regional Round 2Akron Infocision StadiumJason HallMedina Highland1417L
2014II46Regional Round 1AwayJason HallPerrysburg756L
2016II72Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreDublin Scioto2131L
2017II72Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreBoardman2823W
2017II72Regional Round 2WoosterNate MooreAshland287W
2017II72Regional FinalsMansfieldNate MooreNew Albany246W
2017II72State SemifinalsColumbus DeSalesNate MooreCincinnati Winton Woods2156L
2018II71Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreColumbus Walnut Ridge4514W
2018II71Regional Round 2MansfieldNate MooreColumbus Whitehall-Yearling3517W
2018II71Regional Round 3North CantonNate MooreWadsworth4219W
2018II71State SemifinalsGahanna LincolnNate MooreCincinnati Winton Woods4220W
2018II71*** State Finals ***Tom Benson StadiumNate MooreAkron Hoban2842L
2019II51Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreWarren Harding550W
2019II51Regional Round 2Uniontown LakeNate MooreMassillon Perry357W
2019II51Regional Round 3Akron Infocision StadiumNate MooreAkron Hoban1714W
2019II51State SemifinalsParma Byer's FieldNate MooreAvon3510W
2019II51*** State Finals ***Tom Benson StadiumNate MooreCincinnati LaSalle1734L
2020II72Regional Round 2HomeNate MooreColumbus Walnut Ridge560W
2020II72Regional Round 3HomeNate MooreNorth Canton4823W
2020II72Regional Round 4HomeNate MooreWesterville South4536W
2020II72Regional Round 5AwayNate MooreMassillon Perry4313W
2020II72State SemifinalsMarysville Impact StadiumNate MooreCincinnati LaSalle1410W
2020II72*** State Finals ***HomeNate MooreAkron Hoban635L
2021II74Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreColumbus Independence7622W
2021II74Regional Round 2HomeNate MooreWesterville South5019W
2021II74Regional Round 3Mansfield Arlin FieldNate MooreBig Walnut380W
2021II74Regional Round 4Mansfield Arlin FieldNate MooreUniontown Green2526L
2022II71Regional Round 4HomeNate MooreMassillon Perry487W
2022II71Regional Round 4HomeNate MooreCanal Winchester340W
2022II71Regional Round 4MansfieldNate MooreBig Walnut4221W
2022II71Regional Round 4Parma Byers FieldNate MooreUniontown Lake246W
2022II71State SemifinalsU Akron InfocisionNate MooreAkron Hoban2041L
2023II71Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreGrove City Central Crossing416W
2023II71Regional Round 2HomeNate MooreWesterville South507W
2023II71Regional Round 3North Canton's Hoover StadiumNate MooreUniontown Lake366W
2023II71Regional Round 4North Canton's Hoover StadiumNate MooreUniontown Green316W
2023II71State SemifinalsColumbus Historic Crew StadiumNate MooreCincinnati Anderson557W
2023II71State FinalsCanton's Tom Benson Hall of Fame StadiumNate MooreAkron Hoban72W
7 State Finals2,3841,51857-29