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1953 Season

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1953 Varsity Football Team

Record: 10-0
Combined Statistics: Link

Head Coach: Chuck Mather (6th year)
Record To-Date at Massillon: 57-3

Team Captains: Bruce Schram, John Traylor

All-Ohio: Jim Letcavits (1st), Bruce Shram (1st), Ronnie Agnes (1st), John Traylor (1st), John Francisco (1st), Tom Boone (2nd)

AP State Poll:
1. Massillon (10-0)  (also National Champion) – defeated Warren Harding, Fremont Ross
2. Portsmouth
3. Dayton Chaminade
4. New Philadelphia
5. Warren Harding (8-2) – lost to Massillon, Hamilton
6. Fremont Ross – lost to Massillon
7. Toledo DeVilbiss
8. Cincinnati Purcell
9. Cleveland Rhodes
10. Urbana

All-Time Record: 349-123-28
Series Record vs. Canton McKinley: 28-25-5

Noteworthy Items: (1) Massillon recorded its largest ever margin of victory over Canton McKinley. The Tigers led 42-7 at the half enroute to a 48-7 rout. (2) Massillon captured its sixth straight state title and was successful in defending its national championship. (3) Chuck Mather departed to become the head coach at the University of Kansas.


OpponentRecordH/AMass.Opp.W/LAttendanceMedia Links*Statistics Links
Akron GarfieldH390W11,156Game StoryGame Stats
Canton LincolnH5513W12,357Game StoryGame Stats
Lima Central CatholicH400W13,084Game StoryGame Stats
Steubenville7-2-1A356W9,100Game StoryGame Stats
Alliance7-2-1H337W12,980Game StoryGame Stats
MansfieldH417W16,214Game StoryGame Stats
Warren Harding8-2H276W21,734Game StoryGame Stats
Toledo WaiteA412W8,000Game StoryGame Stats
Fremont RossH407W15,261Game StoryGame Stats
Canton McKinley3-6-1A487W16,500Game StoryGame Stats
TOTAL39955136,386Season Stats