1980 Season

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Overall Record: 10-2-1
Regular Season Record:
8-1-1
Combined Statistics:
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Head Coach: Mike Currence (5th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 45-7-2

Team Captains: Mike Spicer, Dave Eberhart, Doug Eberhart, Doug James

All-Ohio: Dave Eberhart (1st), Todd Kausnick (SM), Doug Eberhart (HM), Mike Spicer (HM)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 3, 2nd
Tournament Results: Lost in state finals

All-Time Record: 576-165-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 48-33-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Warren Harding scored a touchdown with 13 seconds remaining to pull out a 7-7 tie with Massillon. (2) 1980 was the first year of the playoffs where two teams from each region qualified. The Tigers finished 2nd with a 16-7 regular season loss to Canton McKinley. However, they turned the tables on the Bulldogs the following week in the playoffs 14-6. (3) Massillon advanced to the state playoff finals, but lost the Cincinnati Moeller at University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium in front of 22,751 fans.  It was the third largest crowd to ever witness an Ohio playoff finals.

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Opp.Rec.Loc.Mass.Opp.Res.Att.MediaStats
Massillon Perry8-2H3013W16,333StoryStats
Cleveland JFK5-4-1H540W10,250StoryStats
Mentor6-4H3014W10,534StoryStats
Akron Garfield7-2H2221W10,739StoryStats
Warren Harding5-4-1A77T14,000StoryStats
Youngtown South5-4-1H3625W8,617StoryStats
Barberton5-3-1H3714W10,706StoryStats
Niles4-5-1A568W8,500StoryStats
Parma Padua4-6H146W10,745StoryStats
Canton McKinley9-2H716L21,745StoryStats
SUBTOTAL58-36-5293124122,169
PLAYOFFS
Canton McKinley9-2A146W19,029Story
Stats
Willoughby South11-1N216W16,410StoryStats
Cincinnati Moeller13-0N730L22,751StoryStats
TOTAL335166120.359Season Stats

The Willoughby South game was played at the Akron Rubber Bowl
The Cincinnati Moeller game was played at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati