1956 Season

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1956 Varsity Football Team

Record: 8-2
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Lee Tressel (1st year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 8-2

Team Captains: Richard Whitfield, Mike Hershberger

All-Ohio: Mike Hershberger (1st), Jim Mercer (2nd)

AP State Poll:
1. Canton McKinley (10-0) – defeated Massillon
2. Fremont Ross (10-0)
3. Mansfield (9-0) – defeated Massillon
4. Cleveland St. Ignatius (9-1)
5. Youngstown Ursuline (10-0)
6. Cleveland Benedictine (6-2) – lost to Massillon
7. Lorain (7-1-1)
8. Massillon (8-2) – defeated Cleveland Benedictine; lost to Canton McKinley, Mansfield
9. Troy (9-0)
10. East Liverpool (8-2)

All-Time Record: 374-127-29
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 29-27-5

Noteworthy Items:

Coach Lee Tressel won his 39th consecutive game with a 27-18 victory over Cleveland Benedictine.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Toledo Central CatholicH350W10,136Game StoryGame Stats
Canton LincolnH2613W12,485Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance5-5A130W7,819Game StoryGame Stats
Cincinnati Elder6-4H2712W9,754Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland Benedictine6-2H2718W12,576Game StoryGame Stats
MansfieldA614L13,000Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding5-5A266W10,000Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton3-5-1H356W9,942Game StoryGame Stats
Akron GarfieldH350W9,332Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley10-0H734L21,945Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL237103116,989Season Stats