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1951 Season

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1951 Varsity Football Team

Record: 9-1
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Chuck Mather (4th year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 37-3

Team Captains: Frank Gibson, Chick Vliet

All-Ohio: Bruce Brenner (1st), Frank Gibson (1st), Glenn Tunning (1st), Ace Grooms (2nd)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (9-1) – defeated Steubenville, Barberton; lost to Warren Harding
2. Steubenville (9-1) – defeated Warren Harding; lost to Massillon
3. Springfield (9-1)
4. Hamilton (9-1)
5. Zanesville (9-0)
6. Barberton (8-1) – lost to Massillon
7. Warren Harding (7-3) – beat Massillon; lost to Steubenville
8. Cleveland Collinwood (9-0-1)
9. Fremont Ross (9-0-1)
10. Lima Central (8-1)

All-Time Record: 329-123-28
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 26-25-5

Noteworthy Items: Massillon captured the state championship in spite of a 19-13 loss to No. 7 Warren Harding. No. 2 Steubenville had defeated Warren 13-12, but the Tigers beat Steubenville 13-6, scoring the winning TD in the last 10 seconds. Massillon also beat No. 6 Barberton 6-0.

OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Toledo LibbeyH390W11,693Game StoryGame Stats
Cincinnati Elder5-5H426W12,958Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville9-1A136W10,000Game StoryGame Stats
Akron SouthH5413W10,796Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance4-5-1H3421W12,715Game StoryGame Stats
MansfieldH540W16,114Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding8-3A1319L12,000Game StoryGame Stats
Toledo WaiteA210W8,000Game StoryGame Stats
Barberton8-1H60W16,141Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley2-8A400W16,000Game StorysGame Stats
TOTAL31665126,417Season Stats