1996 Season

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1996 Varsity Football Team

Overall Record: 9-2
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

Head Coach: Jack Rose (5th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 41-14

Team Captains: Ben Mast, Milo McGuire, Devin Williams, Ben Hymes

All-Ohio: Ben Mast (1st), Milo McGuire (1st), Eric Lightfoot (SM)

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

All-Time Record: 706-211-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 54-44-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) The Tigers were ranked No. 1 in the A.P. State Poll when they defeated No. 7 Cincinnati Moeller, 20-15.  (2) Massillon’s bid for an undefeated season was negated by a 21-0 loss to McKinley. However, the Tigers did win a 28-14 decision against Lima Senior, which went on to defeat St. Ignatius in the state finals. (3) Massillon lost a first-round game in the playoffs to Brunswick. Six inches of snow fell during the game.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Mansfield Madison8-2H336W12,131Game StoryGame Stats
Lima Senior13-1H2814W7,363Game StoryGame Stats
Akron Garfield5-5H366W10,223Game StoryGame Stats
Mansfield Senior5-5H4228W11,934Game StoryGame Stats
Austintown Fitch4-6A109W5,500Game StoryGame Stats
Walsh Jesuit7-2H3410W12,811Game StoryGame Stats
Naperville Central, IL7-2H2113W11,852Game StoryGame Stats
Cincinnati Moeller9-3H2015W13,102Game StoryGame Stats
Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary3-7H477W8,766Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley11-2H021L19,303Game StoryGame Stats
Brunswick11-1N67L6,500Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL83-37277136119,485Season Stats

The Brunswick game was played at the Akron Rubber Bowl