1953 Season


1953 State and National Champions

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Chuck Mather (6th year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 57-3

Team Captains: Bruce Schram, John Traylor

All-Ohio: Jim Letcavits (1st), Bruce Shram (1st), Ronnie Agnes (1st), John Traylor (1st), John Francisco (1st), Tom Boone (2nd)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (10-0) (UPS, INS State Champion; National Champion) – defeated Warren Harding, Fremont Ross
2. Portsmouth
3. Dayton Chaminade
4. New Philadelphia
5. Warren Harding (8-2) – lost to Massillon, Hamilton
6. Fremont Ross – lost to Massillon
7. Toledo DeVilbiss
8. Cincinnati Purcell
9. Cleveland Rhodes
10. Urbana

All-Time Record: 349-123-28
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 28-25-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon recorded its largest-ever margin of victory over Canton McKinley. The Tigers led 42-7 at the half enroute to a 48-7 blowout. (2) The Tigers captured their sixth straight state title and were successful in defending their national championship. (3) Chuck Mather departed to become the head coach at the University of Kansas, while taking several players with him.

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