1945 Season

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1945 Varsity Football Team

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

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: 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.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Akron SouthH210W15,000Game StoryGame Stats
Weirton, WVH246W19,000Game StoryGame Stats
Canton Lincoln7-0-3H00T18,500Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville0-9-1A77T6,500Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance1-8-1H447W13,500Game StoryGame Stats
MansfieldH406W18,000Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding7-0-2A00T12,000Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland Cathedral Latin9-0-1N66T51,000Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland East TechH266W12,000Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley7-1-2A00T22,000Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL16838187,500Season Stats

The Cleveland Cathedral Latin game was played at Cleveland Municipal Stadium