2000 Season

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2000 Varsity Football Team

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

Noteworthy Items: (1) Down 27-25 late in the game against Lakewood St. Edward, 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.

OpponentDiv.RecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Akron Buchtel212-2H407W10,340Game StoryGame Stats
Lima Senior14-6H6735W8,363Game StoryGame Stats
Akron Garfield18-2H5126W13,080Game StoryGame Stats
Mansfield Senior110-2H277W9,422Game StoryGame Stats
Austintown Fitch13-7A219W7,000Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland St. Ignatius111-1H2136L17,342Game StoryGame Stats
Massillon Perry112-2N1731L18,000Game StoryGame Stats
Fremont Ross16-4H350W8,159Game StoryGame Stats
Lakewood St. Edward16-4A2827W6,000Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley13-6H139W17,957Game StoryGame Stats
Marion Harding110-3H1317LGame StoryGame Stats
TOTAL85-39333204Season Stats

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