1972 Season

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1972 Varsity Football Team

Overall Record: 10-1
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

Head Coach: Bob Commings (4th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 35-5-1

Team Captains: Bob Geiser, Tom Hannon, Larry Mayles

All-Ohio: Tom Hannon (1st)

All-American Conference Standings:
Massillon (5-0)
Canton McKinley (4-1)
Niles (3-2)
Steubenville (2-3)
Warren Harding (1-4)
Alliance (0-5)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 3, 1st
Tournament Results: Lost in state semifinals

All-Time Record: 511-150-32
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 42-30-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon gained revenge on Upper Arlington with a 14-0 road victory. Future Minnesota Viking Tom Hannon (Michigan State) rushed for 212 yards, while Terry Edwards scored both TDs. (2) Massillon was ranked No. 1 in the final AP state poll and qualified for the first-ever state playoffs. However, the Tigers lost in the state semifinals to Cincinnati Princeton at OSU Stadium 17-14, the difference being a 47-yard field goal as the first half ended.

Opponent H/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Cleveland Benedictine5-4-1H156W12,181Game StoryGame Stats
Youngstown Ursuline6-3-1H210W11,708Game StoryGame Stats
Upper Arlington8-2A140W11,000Game StoryGame Stats
Niles8-2A166W14,311Game StoryGame Stats
Cincinnati LaSalle7-3H146W11,674Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville7-3H120W18,841Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland GlenvilleH340W10,241Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding5-5A70W18,841Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance3-7A348W9,000Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley8-2H123W22,371Game StoryGame Stats
Cincinnati PrincetonN1417L18,575Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL19346158,743Season Stats

The Cincinnati Princeton game was played at Ohio State Statium