2001 Season

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2001 Varsity Football Team

Overall Record: 12-2
Regular Season Record:
9-1
Combined Statistics:
Link

Head Coach: Rick Shepas (4th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 34-12

Team Captains: Justin Zwick, Justin Princehorn, Andy Alleman, Marquis Williams

All-Ohio: Justin Zwick (1st), David Abdul (1st), Devin Jordan (1st), Justin Princehorn (2nd), Shawn Crable (SM)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division I, Region 2, 1st
Tournament Results: Lost in state semifinals

All-Time Record: 747-226-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 58-46-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Rick Shepas finally got it rolling with a 9-1 record and a trip to the state semifinals, defeating Canton McKinley twice along the way. Massillon averaged 44 points a game during the regular season. Quarterback Justin Zwick set new single-season passing marks with 3,281 yards and 40 touchdowns. Devon Jordan also set records for passes caught, reception yards and TDs. (2) A loss to St. Ignatius in the playoff state semifinals mirrored their only loss of the regular season to the same team.

OpponentDiv.RecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Westerville South13-7H417W11,165Game StoryGame Stats
Mt. Lebanon, PA17-3H5420W8,971Game StoryGame Stats
Akron Garfield18-2H590W9,475Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland St. Ignatius111-4A2640L12,286Game StoryGame Stats
Austintown Fitch13-7H5414W8,528Game StoryGame Stats
Mansfield Senior18-3A1714W11,276Game StoryGame Stats
Youngstown Woodrow Wilson31-9H568W5,850Game StoryGame Stats
Fremont Ross14-6H576W7,776Game StoryGame Stats
Dayton Chaminade26-5H4827W8,138Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley18-3A2926W23,815Game StoryGame Stats
SUBTOTAL64-46441162107,280
PLAYOFFS
Marion Harding18-3H310W9,106Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley18-3N3519W21,203Game StoryGame Stats
North Canton Hoover111-2N277W17,000Game StoryGame Stats
Cleveland St. Ignatius111-4N2049L29,871Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL102-58554237184,460Season Stats

The Canton McKinley playoff game was played at the Akron Rubber Bowl
The North Canton Hoover game was played at Canton’s Faucett Stadium
The Cleveland St. Ignatius playoff game was played at the Akron Rubber Bowl