Playoff History

Data is current as of 2022 season

OHSAA Playoff Format Evolution

SpanYearsDivisionsTeams per RegionQualifiersAppearancesRegional TitlesState Finals
1972 - 19796311211
1980 - 198475240332
1985 - 19939548042
1994 - 1998564962
1999 - 201214681921041
2013 - 2019778224632
2020 (Covid)17All649111
2021 - 2022271644821

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 1Division 2Total
Playoff Span1972 - 20122013 - 20211972 - 2021
Playoff Appearances20929
Regional Champion10515
State Runner-up336
Home W-L6 - 211 - 217 - 4
Away W-L3 - 21 - 14 - 3
Neutral W-L18 - 1612 - 630 - 22
TOTAL W-L27 - 2024 - 951 - 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 - 228723 - 7
TOTAL1972 - 22512951 - 29

Massillon Playoff Game Details

YearDiv.Reg.PlaceBracket LevelLocationCoachOpponentMass.Opp.W/L
1972131State SemifinalsOSU StadiumBob CommingsCincinnati Princeton1417L
1979131State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlMike CurrenceParma Padua012L
1980132Regional FinalsAwayMike CurrenceCanton McKinley146W
1980132State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlMike CurrenceWilloughby South216W
1980132*** State Finals ***Cincinnati Nippert StadiumMike CurrenceCincinnati Moeller730L
1982121Regional FinalsHomeMike CurrenceSandusky297W
1982121State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlMike CurrenceBerea310W
1982121*** State Finals ***OSU StadiumMike CurrenceCincinnati Moeller1435L
1989131Regional SemifinalsHomeLee OwensWalsh Jesuit4224W
1989131Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensAkron Garfield437W
1989131State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensCleveland St. Ignatius2142L
1990123Regional SemifinalsCanton Fawcett StadiumLee OwensMassillon Jackson2115W
1990123Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensSandusky727L
1991122Regional SemifinalsFawcett StadiumLee OwensAkron Ellet286W
1991122Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensToledo St. John's4221W
1991122State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlLee OwensCleveland St. Ignatius1314L
1993124Regional SemifinalsParma Byer's FieldJack RoseMansfield Senior466W
1993124Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlJack RoseWalsh Jesuit2030L
1994122Regional SemifinalsParma Byer's FieldJack RoseFremont Ross3528W
1994122Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlJack RoseCanton McKinley2027L
1996131Regional SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlJack RoseBrunswick67L
1999131Regional Round 1HomeRick ShepasMassillon Perry623L
2000122Regional Round 1HomeRick ShepasMarion Harding1317L
2001121Regional Round 1HomeRick ShepasMarion Harding310W
2001121Regional Round 2Akron Rubber BowlRick ShepasCanton McKinley3519W
2001121Regional FinalsCanton Fawcett StadiumRick ShepasNorth Canton277W
2001121State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlRick ShepasCleveland St. Ignatius2049L
2002138Regional Round 1AwayRick ShepasNorth Canton310W
2002138Regional Round 2Canton Fawcett StadiumRick ShepasMassillon Perry2321W
2002138Regional FinalsMansfield Arlin FieldRick ShepasPickerington140W
2002138State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlRick ShepasWarren Harding2021L o.t.
2005123Regional Round 1HomeTom StaceyNorth Canton4514W
2005123Regional Round 2Mansfield Arlin FieldTom StaceyFindlay2720W
2005123Regional FinalsAkron Rubber BowlTom StaceyCanton McKinley213W
2005123State SemifinalsAkron Rubber BowlTom StaceyLakewood St. Edward2117W
2005123*** State Finals ***Canton Fawcett StadiumTom StaceyCincinnati St. Xavier1724L
2006125Regional Round 1AwayTom StaceyMassillon Perry4120W
2006125Regional Round 2Parma Byer's FieldTom StaceyToledo Whitmer1014L
2008128Regional Round 1AwayJason HallNorth Canton714L
2009123Regional Round 1HomeJason HallNorth Canton1710W
2009123Regional Round 2Canton Fawcett StadiumJason HallTwinsburg107W
2009123Regional FinalsAkron Infocision StadiumJason HallCanton McKinley107W
2009123State SemifinalsAkron Infocision StadiumJason HallCleveland Glenville1731L
2010126Regional Round 1AwayJason HallToledo Whitmer2428L
2012121Regional Round 1HomeJason HallNordonia6334W
2012121Regional Round 2Kent Dix StadiumJason HallCanton McKinley2819W
2012121Regional FinalsMansfield Arlin FieldJason HallToledo Whitmer1649L
2013244Regional Round 1HomeJason HallNordonia3317W
2013244Regional Round 2Akron Infocision StadiumJason HallMedina Highland1417L
2014246Regional Round 1AwayJason HallPerrysburg756L
2016272Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreDublin Scioto2131L
2017272Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreBoardman2823W
2017272Regional Round 2WoosterNate MooreAshland287W
2017272Regional FinalsMansfieldNate MooreNew Albany246W
2017272State SemifinalsColumbus DeSalesNate MooreCincinnati Winton Woods2156L
2018271Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreColumbus Walnut Ridge4514W
2018271Regional Round 2MansfieldNate MooreColumbus Whitehall-Yearling3517W
2018271Regional Round 3North CantonNate MooreWadsworth4219W
2018271State SemifinalsGahanna LincolnNate MooreCincinnati Winton Woods4220W
2018271*** State Finals ***Tom Benson StadiumNate MooreAkron Hoban2842L
2019251Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreWarren Harding550W
2019251Regional Round 2Uniontown LakeNate MooreMassillon Perry357W
2019251Regional Round 3Akron Infocision StadiumNate MooreAkron Hoban1714W
2019251State SemifinalsParma Byer's FieldNate MooreAvon3510W
2019251*** State Finals ***Tom Benson StadiumNate MooreCincinnati LaSalle1734L
2020272Regional Round 2HomeNate MooreColumbus Walnut Ridge560W
2020272Regional Round 3HomeNate MooreNorth Canton4823W
2020272Regional Round 4HomeNate MooreWesterville South4536W
2020272Regional Round 5AwayNate MooreMassillon Perry4313W
2020272State SemifinalsMarysville Impact StadiumNate MooreCincinnati LaSalle1410W
2020272*** State Finals ***HomeNate MooreAkron Hoban635L
2021274Regional Round 1HomeNate MooreColumbus Independence7622W
2021274Regional Round 2HomeNate MooreWesterville South5019W
2021274Regional Round 3Mansfield Arlin FieldNate MooreBig Walnut380W
2021274Regional Round 4Mansfield Arlin FieldNate MooreUniontown Green2526L
2022271Regional Round 4HomeNate MooreMassillon Perry487W
2022271Regional Round 4HomeNate MooreCanal Winchester340W
2022271Regional Round 4MansfieldNate MooreBig Walnut4221W
2022271Regional Round 4Parma Byers FieldNate MooreUniontown Lake246W
2022271State SemifinalsU Akron InfocisionNate MooreAkron Hoban2041L
6 State Finals2,1641,48451-29