1945 Season


Record: 5-0-5
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Augie Morningstar (1st year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 5-0-5

Team Captains: Fred Bonk

All-Ohio: Brutus Webb (1st), Fred Bonk (1st), Jack Zeller (HM), Merle Darrah (HM)

State Champion by Popular Acclaim: Cleveland Cathedral Latin, Canton Lincoln
INS State Champion: Toledo Waite

All-Time Record: 280-114-26
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 22-24-4

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon finished the season undefeated, but strangely with five ties. (2) Two teams claimed the state title: Cleveland Cathedral Latin and Canton Lincoln, both of which Massillon battled to scoreless ties. (3) A Cleveland Municipal Stadium crowd of 51,000 witnessed the contest between the Tigers and Latin. (4) The total season attendance was 187,500, which was the highest ever for Massillon and perhaps even for the entire country.

Akron SouthH210W15,000StoryStats
Weirton, WVH246W19,000StoryStats
Canton Lincoln7-0-3H00T18,500StoryStats
Warren Harding7-0-2A00T12,000StoryStats
Cleveland Cathedral Latin9-0-1N66T51,000StoryStats
Cleveland East TechH266W12,000StoryStats
Canton McKinley7-1-2A00T22,000StoryStats
TOTAL16838187,500Season Stats

The Cleveland Cathedral Latin game was played at Cleveland Municipal Stadium