2022 Season

PREVIOUS SEASON

Overall record: 12-2
Regular season record: 8-1
Head Coach: Nate Moore (8th Year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 83-22
Team Captains: Willtrell Hartson, Zach Liebler, Marcus Moore, Angelo Salvino
All-Ohio: 1st Team: Willttrell Hartson, Ardell Banks, Dorian Pringle; 2nd Team: Marcus Moore; Honorable Mention: Evan Sirgo, Cody Fair
Playoff Assignment/Computer Ranking: Division II, Region 7, 1st seed
Tournament Results: Regional Champion
All-Time Record: 932-299-36
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 75-53-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Playoffs: Massillon played in its 6th consecutive regional finals game, defeating Uniontown Lake 24-6;  it was the Tigers’ 15th regional championship and 5th in the last 6 years; the 15 titles is third highest mark in the state among D1 and D2 schools; the Tigers lost in the Division 2 state semifinals 41-20 to Akron Hoban.  (2) Youth: Massillon fielded one of its youngest teams ever with just four seniors starting on offense and three on defense; in addition, six starters were sophomores.  (3) McKinley: The Bulldogs were defeated for the seventh consecutive time; it was Massillon’s 11th win over McKinley in the last 12 games.  (4) Lakewood St. Edward: Quarterback Jalen Slaughter connected with Braylyn Toles on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 11 seconds remaining in the game to pull out an upset victory over St. Edward, 31-28; it was the Eagles’ only regular season loss; St. Eds, ranked in the Top 50 nationally and No. 1 in Ohio at the time, went on to capture the Division 1 state championship for the second consecutive year.  (5) Austintown Fitch: Massillon handed Fitch their only loss of the regular season, 49-28.  (6) Middletown, Delaware: The Tigers defeated the No. 1 team in Delaware, 42-24.  (7) Strength of Schedule: Tiger opponents compiled a record of 115 wins against 56 losses, a winning percentage of 67.4%; excluding Massillon games, the winning percentage was 72.9%; of the seven Ohio teams on the schedule, six qualified for the playoffs and each won at least one game, except for GlenOak, which lost to McKinley.  (8) Federal League: The Tigers finished 4-0 against Federal League teams, including wins over GlenOak, Perry and co-champions McKinley and Lake.  (9) Player Records: Running back Willtrell Hartson set or tied several records, including those for single season yards rushing (Travis McGuire, 1991), single season total touchdowns (Edwin Hill, 1922), single season total points (Edwin Hill, 1922) and career rushing yards per game (broke own record); linebacker Dorian Pringle set new single-season records for tackles-for-loss (Caiden Woulard, 2019) and tackles-for-loss yards (Stefan Laury, 2011); the defense set new records for tackles-for-loss (2005) and tackles-for-loss yards (2021).  (10) Winning streak: Massillon won 12 games in a row.  (11) Academics: The football team ended the first grading period with a 3.55 GPA; Moore believes that a high GPA reflects maximum effort in the classroom and translates into high performance on the football field.  (12) All-time wins: Head Coach Nate won his 81st game, against Canal Winchester, overtaking Paul Brown in this category, and was honored with a commemerative banner following the game.  Brown posted a record of 80-8-2.  Moore’s record currently stands at 83-22.

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OpponentDiv.Rec.Loc.Mass.Opp.Res.Att.MediaStats
Cincinnati Moeller113 - 2H3149L8,019StoryStats
Canton GlenOak14 - 7A357W5,080StoryStats
Mansfield (OH Report Video)310 - 3A330W5,024StoryStats
Warren Harding22 - 8H4112W6,028StoryStats
Lakewood St. Edward115 - 1H3128W7,409StoryStats
Austintown Fitch210 - 2H4926W7,210StoryStats
MIddletown, DE16 - 4H4224W5,608StoryStats
Canisius, NY24 - 5H427W5,109StoryStats
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Canton McKinley16 - 6H2313W14,474StoryStats
SUBTOTAL32717363,971
PLAYOFFS
Massillon Perry24 - 7H487W4,710StoryStats
Canal Winchester27 - 5H340W3,611StoryStats
Big Walnut210 - 3N4221W2,041StoryStats
Uniontown Lake212 - 2N246W3,421StoryStats
Akron Hoban214 - 2N2041L6,542StoryStats
TOTAL49524884,296

The Big Walnut game was held at Mansfield Arlin Field Stadium
The Uniontown Lake Game was held at Parma Byers Field
The Akron Hoban Game was held at The University of Akron Infocision Stadium