1980 Season

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1980 Varsity Football Team

Overall Record: 10-2-1
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

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.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Massillon Perry8-2H3013W16,333Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland JFK5-4-1H540W10,250Game StoryGame Stats
Mentor6-4H3014W10,534Game StoryGame Stats
Akron Garfield7-2H2221W10,739Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding5-4-1A77T14,000Game StoryGame Stats
Youngtown South5-4-1H3625W8,617Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton5-3-1H3714W10,706Game StoryGame Stats
Niles4-5-1A568W8,500Game StoryGame Stats
Parma Padua4-6H146W10,745Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley9-2H716L19,020Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley9-2A146W19,029Game Story
Game Stats
Willoughby South11-1N216W16,410Game StoryGame Stats
Cincinnati Moeller13-0N730L22,751Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL335166177,634Season Stats

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