1949 Season

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1949 Varsity Football Team

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) – 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; note that the Bulldogs had earlier bested Mansfield (coached by former Tiger mentor Augie Morningstar). With this scenario, the sportswriters opted for defending state champion Massillon to repeat.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Cleveland Cathedral LatinH406W12,643Game StoryGame Stats
Canton LincolnH600W10,850Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton4-3-2N346W22,576Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville5-5A630W9,000Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance4-6H4814W15,005Game StoryGame Stats
Mansfield8-1H1216L19,166Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding3-7-1A3519W10,000Game StoryGame Stats
Toledo WaiteH5919W12,389Game StoryGame Stats
Youngstown SouthH3813W9,636Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley9-1A60W24,000Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL39593145,265Season Stats

The Barberton game was played at the Akron Rubber Bowl