1949 Season


1949 State Champions

Record: 9-1
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Chuck Mather (2nd year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 18-2

Team Captains: Dick Jacobs, Clarence Johnson

All-Ohio: Irvin “Ace” Crable (1st), Dick Shine (2nd)

Ohio Scholastic League Standings:
1. Mansfield (4-0)
2. Massillon (4-1)
3. Canton McKinley (3-1)
4. Toledo Waite (1-3-1)
5. Alliance (1-4)
6. Warren Harding (0-4-1)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (9-1) – defeated Canton McKinley; lost to Mansfield
2. Mansfield (8-1) (INS State Champion)- defeated Massillon
3. Canton McKinley (9-1) – lost to Massillon
4. Cincinnati Purcell (10-0)
5. Fremont Ross (9-1)
6. Middletown (8-1)
7. Toledo Libbey (7-1)
8. Circleville (9-0)
9. Springfield (7-2-1)
10. Wooster (9-0-1)

All-Time Record: 310-122-28
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 24-25-5

Noteworthy Items: Having lost to Mansfield 16-12, Massillon then defeated unbeaten Canton McKinley 6-0.  Mansfield also had a loss, in the season opener, to unranked Akron South, 34-27.  So the sportswriters opted for defending state champion Massillon to repeat.  Mansfield was coached by former Massillon mentor Augie Morningstar.  Cincinnati sportswriters, of course, claimed there was a “generally recognized bias” against Cincinnati-area teams in the final A.P. voting, while pushing unbeaten Cincinnati Purcell for the title.  But two years later, Massillon played home-and-home with Cincinnati Elder, a regular Purcell opponent, and defeated them both times by scores of 42-6 and 32-0.  Bias anyone?

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