1959 Season

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1959 Varsity Football Team

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Leo Strang (2nd year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 18-1-1

Team Captains: Gary Bednar

All-Ohio: Joe Sparma (1st), Hays McKey (1st), Terry Snyder (1st), Gary Bednar (2nd), Art Hastings (3rd)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (10-0) (also National Champion)
2. Springfifeld (10-0)
3. Fairmont (9-0)
4. Marion Harding (8-1)
5. Toledo DeVilbiss (8-0-1)
6. Marietta (9-0)
7. Canton Central (9-1)
8. Salem (8-1)
9. Parma (9-0)
10. Elyria (7-1-1)

All-Time Record: 400-129-30
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 32-27-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon led 46-0 at the half enroute to a 90-0 blowout of Barberton. This was the second most points the Tigers ever scored in a game throughout their 100+ year history. (2) Massillon held Canton McKinley to 67 total yards in a 20-0 victory, wrapping up both state and national championships, winning their 400th game in the process.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Akron SouthH406W10,729Game StoryGame Stats
Canton LincolnH650W10,808Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance7-2-1H140W19,085Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville8-2A288W9,000Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland Benedictine7-2-2H306W11,920Game StoryGame Stats
MansfieldH700W7,473Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding8-2H388W21,083Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton2-6-1H900W8,197Game StoryGame Stats
Akron GarfieldH3618W8,596Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley6-4A200W17,196Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL43146124,087Season Stats