1952 Season

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1952 Varsity Football Team

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Chuck Mather (5th year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 47-3

Team Captains: Bob Khoenle

All-Ohio: Bob Khoenle (1st), Jim Geiser (1st), Lee Nussbaum (2nd)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (10-0) (also National Champions)
2. Springfield (10-0)
3. East Liverpool (9-0-1)
4. Cincinnati Purcell (9-0-1)
5. Dayton Chaminade (8-1-1)
6. Washington Court House (9-0)
7. Cleveland Benedictine (10-0)
8. Middletown (8-1-1)
9. Van Wert (10-0)
10. Youngstown Ursuline (8-1)

All-Time Record: 339-123-28
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 27-25-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Down 19-7 at the half, the Tiger stormed back to take a 40-19 decision over Barberton. (2) Alliance was 7th in the state at the time Massillon defeated them 27-21.  Back-to-back touchdowns via kickoff returns, 105 yards by John Francisco and 77 yards by Lee Nussbaumer, turned the trick.  (3) The Tigers captured their 6th national championship.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Akron SouthH540W11,052Game StoryGame Stats
Cincinnati Elder4-5A330W9,000Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville3-6H4613W15,027Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton5-4-1H4019W13,452Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance7-4A2721W11,000Game StoryGame Stats
MansfieldA400W13,000Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding8-2H310W15,713Game StoryGame Stats
Toledo WaiteH6019W8,956Game StoryGame Stats
Youngstown SouthH6813W8,446Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley6-3-1H418W18,129Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL44093123,775Season Stats