1979 Season

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1979 Varsity Football Team

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

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

Team Captains: Bill Scott, Mike Hodgson, Jamie Schlegel, Tim Reese

All-Ohio: Bob Simpson (1st), Marty Guzzetta (2nd), Mark Kircher (HM), Larry Massie (HM)

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

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

All-Time Record: 566-163-35
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 47-32-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) The Tigers scored early and often in downing Canton McKinley 24-0. (2) Unbeaten Massillon’s second trip to the playoffs was marred when stellar quarterback Bill Scott was knocked from the game early attempting to make a tackle following an interception. The offense then sputtered in a 12-0 loss to Parma Padua. (3) This was the final year of the All-American Conference, which disbanded when enrollments of some member schools began to decline. During its 17-year history, the Tigers won the league outright nine times and tied for the championship twice.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links 
Massillon Perry8-2H210W16,454Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance2-7-1H486W10,534Game StoryGame Stats
Mentor4-5-1H280W9,571Game StoryGame Stats
Niles4-6H330W9,468Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland Benedictine7-1-1H386W11,039Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton7-2-1N216W10,000Game StoryGame Stats
Massillon Jackson6-4H420W13,791Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding5-5H166W11,385Game StoryGame Stats
Canton Timken2-8H310W9,641Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley7-2-1A240W21,000Game StoryGame Stats
Parma Padua10-2N012L19,730Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL62-44-530236142,613Season Stats

The Barberton game was played at the Akron Rubber Bowl
The Parma Padua game was played at the Akron Rubber Bowl