2000 Season


Overall Record: 8-3
Regular Season Record:
Combined Statistics:

Head Coach: Rick Shepas (3rd Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 22-10

Team Captains: Jesse Robinson, Mike Burchell, Kreg Rotthoff, Jared Frank

All-Ohio: Justin Zwick (1st), David Abdul (1st), Kreg Rotthoff (2nd), Perry James (2nd)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 2, 2nd
Tournament Results: Lost in regional quarterfinals

All-Time Record: 735-224-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 56-46-5

Game action vs. Canton McKinley 2000

Noteworthy Items: (1) Down 27-25 late in the game against Lakewood St. Edward, quarterback Justin Zwick connected with Montale Watkins for a 52-yard pass completion and David Abdul booted a 36-yard field goal to secure a 28-27 win. (2) In Round 1 of the playoffs, a late potentially winning TD run by quarterback Justin Zwick was called back for holding, one of over a dozen such calls throughout the 17-13 loss to Marion Harding. The controversial ending was marred by fans rushing the field in anger after the game. (3) David Abdul set a new Tiger record with a 56-yard field goal.

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The Massillon Perry game was played at Canton’s Faucett Stadium