1965 Season

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1965 Varsity Football Team

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Earl Bruce (2nd year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 20-0

Team Captains: Terry Manson, Dave Whitfield

All-Ohio: Paul Marks (1st), Dave Whitfield (1st)

All-American Conference Standings:
Massillon (3-0)
Warren Harding (1-1-1)
Niles (0-1-1)
Canton McKinley (0-2)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (10-0) (also 2nd in National Poll) – defeated Cleveland Benedictine, Warren Harding, Steubenville
2. Sandusky (10-0)
3. Cincinnati Moeller (10-0)
4. Columbus Watterson (9-0)
5. Warren Harding (8-1-1) – tied Niles; lost to Massillon, Steubenville
6. Upper Arlington (9-0)
7. Cleveland Benedictine (8-1) – lost to Massillon
8. Steubenville (8-2) – lost to Massillon, Warren Harding
9. Athems (9-0)
10. Milddletown (9-1)

All-Time Record: 456-136-30
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 38-27-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) The Tigers were behind Canton McKinley at the half 14-0, mimicking that of the previous year. The final score, however, was 18-14, with Massillon wrapping up a perfect season, a consecutive state title and another 2nd in the national poll. It was also the 10th straight victory over the Bulldogs. It was also Coach Earl Bruce’s 43rd consecutive career win. (2) Following the season, Bruce accepted an assistant coaching position with The Ohio State University. Later coaching stops would include head stints at Tampa, Iowa State and OSU.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Cleveland GlenvilleH500W10,256Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland Benedictine9-1H2912W12,892Game StoryGame Stats
MansfieldH3812W19,713Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance4-6H226W12,377Game StoryGame Stats
Niles6-2-2H228W16,533Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville8-2A2014W9,489Game StoryGame Stats
Altoona, PAA140W16,000Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding8-1-1H1612W19,567Game StoryGame Stats
Eastlake NorthH180W11,141Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley7-3A1814W22,356Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL24778150,146Season Stats