2018 Season



Overall Record: 14-1
Regular Season Record:

Head Coach: Nate Moore (4th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 36-14

Team Captains: Dean Clark, Justin Gaddis. Aidan Longwell, Keyshad Mack, Tre’von Morgan, Jamir Thomas and Deon Williams

All-Ohio: Jamir Thomas (1st), Tre’von Morgan (3rd), Deon Williams (3rd), Max Turner (3rd), Kyshad Mack (SM), Dean Clark (SM)

Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division II, Region 7, 1st
Tournament Results: Lost in State Finals

All-Time Record: 885-291-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 71-53-5

Game action vs. Akron Firestone

Noteworthy Items: (1) The players accomplished a preseason commitment of playing in 15 games, finishing the year as the Division II state runner-up with a loss to now 4-time defending state champ Akron Hoban.  The previous week, they avenged a 2017 loss to Cincinnati Winton Woods with a 41-20 victory.  (2) It was the fourth highest scoring team per game in Massillon history.  This included 670 points and 93 touchdowns, with both marks establishing new single-season scoring records.  There was a record-setting 101 points scored against Sun Valley, Pennsylvania.  The Tigers also won 14 games in a row and set a new team record with 14 wins in a single season.  (3) Massillon came from behind in a highly charged game to defeat national power East St. Louis, Illinois, 46-40.  (4) In a preseason scrimmage Massillon bested Lakewood St. Edward, a team that ultimately captured the Division 1 state title.  (5) Running back Jamir Thomas set career records for rushing attempts, rushing yards, rushing touchdowns, all-purpose yards and total points.  He also tied the record for total touchdowns scored.  An injury in the state semifinal game prevented him from setting a new single-season rushing mark.  (6) A senior dominated team, Massillon’s players landed no less than nine college scholarships.  (7) The Massillon JV team finished 9-0, providing the seed for a successful run in 2019.  The Tigers benefit with the return of a 2-year starter at both quarterback and inside linebacker (leading tackler in 2018).

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The Columbus Whitehall game was played at Mansfield Arlin Field
The Wadsworth game was played at North Canton Hoover Stadium
The Cincinnati Winton Woods game was played at Gahanna Lincoln Stadium
The Akron Hoban game was played at Canton’s Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium