1963 Season


Record: 9-1
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Leo Strang (6th year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 54-8-1

Team Captains: Mike James

All-Ohio: Bill Blunt (1st), Larry Larsuel (2nd), Will Perry (3rd)

All-American Conference Standings:
Massillon (2-0)
Niles (1-0)
Canton McKinley (0-1)
Warren Harding (0-2)

AP State Poll:
1. Niles (9-0-1) (UPI State Champion)
2. Massillon (9-1) – lost to Akron Garfield
3. Sandusky (9-0-1)
4. Cincinnati Roger Bacon (9-0-1)
5. Cleveland St. Ignatius (9-0)
6. Akron Garfield (9-0-1) – defeated Massillon
7. Springfield South (9-1)
8. Dayton Roth (9-0)
9. Fremont St. Joseph (9-0)
10. Ashland (10-0)

All-Time Record: 436-136-30
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 36-27-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon and Canton McKinley met twice, with the Tigers winning both times. The mid-season clash was a make-up from 1962 when the Bulldogs’ season was canceled due to illegal recruiting. (2) Massillon defeated Struthers, 74-0. The head coach of Struthers was Bob Commings, who became mentor of the Tigers in 1969. (3) The lone blemish in the season was a 13-6 loss to Akron Garfield, which finished 10-0-1.

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