1965 Season


1965 Class AA State Champions

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Earle 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) (2nd in National Poll) – defeated Cleveland Benedictine, Warren Harding, Steubenville
2. Sandusky (10-0) (UPI State Champion)
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. Athens (9-0)
10. Middletown (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. But once again Massillon rallied, winning the game 18-14, which was the 9th straight victory over the Bulldogs and Coach Earle Bruce’s 43rd consecutive career win.  The Tigers finished with a perfect season and a consecutive state title.  Theys also placed 2nd in the national poll. (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.

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