1968 Season


Record: 7-3
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Bob Seaman (3rd year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 20-9-1

Team Captains: George Whitfield, Larry Shumar

All-Ohio: Jim Smith (1st)

All-American Conference Standings:
Canton McKinley (4-1)
Warren Harding (4-1)
Massillon (3-2)
Niles (2-2)
Alliance (0-3)
Steubenville (0-4)

AP State Poll:
1. Upper Arlington (10-0) (UPI State Champion)
2. Mentor (10-0)
3. Canton McKinley (9-1) – defeated Warren Western Reserve, Warren Harding
4. Elyria (10-0)
5. Struthers (9-0)
6. Warren Western Reserve (9-1) – lost to Canton McKinley
7. Shelby (10-0)
8. Cleveland St. Joseph (10-0)
9. Cincinnati St. Xavier (9-0-1)
10. Warren Harding (8-2) – lost to Canton McKinley

All-Time Record: 476-145-31
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 39-29-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon dropped its opener to Mentor 19-0.  The Cardinals finished the season 10-0, but were voted 2nd in the final state poll behind Upper Arlington.  Mentor and Upper Arlington squared off in the 1969 season opener, with Mentor losing 7-6.  (2) The Tigers broke Niles’ 63-game home winning streak with a 16-8 victory, breaking the tie with a fourth quarter TD by Jim Smith.  Smith finished the season with 1,022 yards rushing.

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