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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1984: Massillon 12, Akron North 0

Massillon cashes in on Viking miscues
Tigers beat back North 12-0

Independent Sports Editor

MASSILLON ‑ Mark Twain once wrote that there were three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics.

And so it was Friday night when host Massillon blanked Akron North, 12‑0, to open its season at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium before 9,605 fans. A glance at the stats didn’t tell the tale.

The Vikings outgained Massillon in total yardage, 161‑133, but the Tigers played the role of opportunists to the hilt. When North made a mistake, Massillon was there to cash in.

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Considering that North held a decided advantage in playing experience, 18 returning starters as opposed to Massillon’s two, the Tigers took the first step ‑ a big one ‑ in earning their stripes.

The first North mistake occurred midway through the first period when quarterback Charles Marquess had a pass intercepted by Tiger Pete Johnson.

Johnson, whose older brother Craig made his mark a year ago as a Tiger running back, returned the interception 38 yards to the North seven where Marquess dragged him down from behind.

Two rushing plays netted the Tigers four yards, but a delay of the game penalty pushed Massillon back to the eight. On third down, quarterback Wes Siegenthaler made like a belly‑dancer in finding his way into the end zone.

The kick after sailed low and lathe right, but the Tigers were on the board with a 6‑0 lead at the 4:00 mark.

Late in the second quarter, the Vikings committed their second miscue when Lawrence Moore fumbled when it appeared North was on its way to paydirt.

Moore’s bobble was pounced on by Bruce Spicer at the Tiger five yard line.

But the most damaging blow to North came at the start of the second half when Moore fumbled Todd Manion’s kick off. The recovery was made by Tiger Chris Slinger, and gave Massillon a first down at the Viking 24.

Tiger Cornell Jackson gained four yards on the first play following the turnover, and then was stopped for no gain. However, North was hit with a face mask penalty.

With the ball now on the 10, Jackson’s number was called again. This time he responded by following blocks by Jared Mayle and Jim Thorne to the end zone. Massillon’s bid for a two‑point conversion failed, but the Tigers led 12‑0.

North knocked at the door only twice, the first time Spicer closed it behind him with his timely fumble recovery. The second time was late in the third quarter when the Vikings did something neither squad had done up to that point ‑ mount a drive of any proportion.

Taking over at their own 39 following a 21‑yard punt return by Brian Sanders, the Vikings rolled up three first downs and found themselves at the Tiger 13.

A pair of running plays netted three yards and on third down Marquess went back to pass. He was greeted by a host of Orange and Black uniforms and was sacked for a seven‑yard loss. Marquess’ pass on fourth down fell harmlessly to the stadium turf.

As evidenced by the final score, neither team made much of an offensive showing. The Tigers had just six first downs, and converted on only one of 11 third‑down tries. The Orange and Black also completed just two of 10 passes for 24 yards, and the leading rusher was Siegenthaler with 40 yards on seven totes.

And the final stats were just as uninspiring on North’s part. The Vikings notched nine first downs, and also converted just once in 11 third‑down attempts. They fumbled six times, losing two.

A tell‑tale sign of ineffective offenses is the number of punts. In this case, both sides punted eight times.

Massillon returns to Tiger Stadium next Friday for a grudge match of sorts with Akron Garfield, the only team to beat the tigers a year ago.

Tiger ‘D’ earns its stripes

Independent Sports Editor

MASSILLON‑ The Tiger defense earned its stripes Friday night at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium before 9,605 fans who gathered together to usher in yet another season of Tigertown football.

Even long‑time Tiger rooter Cy Witmer had cause to smile following the 12‑0 blanking of visiting Akron North. Witmer’s been coming to Massillon home games since 1922, and the sparkle in his eyes gave away his pleasure with the outcome.

Opportunists, that’s what the Tigers were against North. An interception by Pete Johnson led to the game’s first score, and a fumble recovery by Chris Slinger opened the door to the second TD.

A second fumble recovery, this one by Brian Spicer, stopped a potential North scoring drive in the second quarter. The senior defensive back pounced on the loose ball at the Tiger five.

And then there was the gang-tackle turned in by the trio of Duane Crenshaw, Scott Byelene and Pat Spicer that tossed North’s quarterback for a seven‑yard loss when the Vikings had a third and seven at the Tiger 10 late in the third quarter.

Then, to top things off, there was the heads‑up play turned in by Tiger halfback Irwin Hastings, who took a Massillon fumble right out of the hands of a North defender on the third quarter’s final play. Had Hastings not come up with the play, the Vikings would’ve had a first down at Massillon’s 30.

Such was the play of the Tiger defense, which had come under a certain amount of criticism during the scrimmage season. Even head coach Mike Currence had said he expected opponents to score points.

But, against North, the defense was where it had to be at the right time.

“I was really impressed with our defense,” Currence said in the noisy locker room. “Also, I have to compliment our punter, Scott Byelene. We were in some situations where if he gets a real bad punt we were in trouble. It all comes together, the whole thing, the whole package ‑ a good punting game, a good kicking game and a good defense.

“I was really surprised and pleased,” Currence said when asked about the low score of the game. Many expected the scoreboard to change at a rapid‑fire pace.

“I thought they were a good enough offense to score, good enough with speed, a big enough line, but our coaching staff‑did a tremendous job. I think they are to be commended for shutting them out,” he said.

Against North, the Tiger defense truly rested its case. However, it was the offense which was expected to move up and down the field. They had done so in scrimmages, but the Vikings were a most formidable foe as they prevented Massillon from getting its highly‑vaunted speed around the corners.

“We would’ve been better off had we punted on first downs sometimes,” Currence said. “Here I am, I know we’re not throwing the ball well or catching it well and we had our backs to the goal line.”

Although Currence expressed some concern with the offense, he knew it had poor field position most of the night. The Tiger grid boss was pleased with poise shown by junior quarterback Wes Siegenthaler, a move‑in from Green High School.

“One thing he did tonight is that he may have lost some yardage, but he didn’t put the ball up for grabs. That could’ve won us the game. If he had put the ball up for grabs, with the field position we had most of the night …”

Currence didn’t finish the statement. He didn’t have to. That’s because the Tigers didn’t self-destruct. The victory may not go down as the most artistic success, but it was a win.

Considering the youthfulness of the squad, just two starters back from last year as opposed to 18 for North, it was a good feeling to get off on the right foot.

Next Friday is the biggie – Akron Garfield. Are your guys ready, coach?

For the first time since 1939, Russ Ramsey Sr. wasn’t at the game. The Tiger press box manager had his spot taken by his grandson Mike Ramsey. Russ is recovering from a heart attack he suffered while on a trip to California. Mike reports his grandfather is doing just fine.


First downs rushing 5 5
First downs passing 0 4
First downs by penalty 1 0
Total, first downs 6 9
Yards gained rushing 135 113
Yards lost rushing 26 37
Net yards rushing 109 76
Net yards passing 24 85
Total yards gained 133 161
Passes attempted 10 11
Passes completed 2 4
Passses int. by 0 1
Times kicked off 3 1
Kickoff 54.0 34.0
Kickoff return yards 6 47
Punts 8 8
Punting average 36.8 31.3
Punt return yards 10 39
Punts blocked by 0 0
Fumbles 2 6
Fumbles lost 1 2
Penalties 6 4
Yards penalized 43 35
Touchdowns rushing 2 0
Touchdowns passing 0 0
Miscellaneous touchdowns 0 0
Number of plays 41 51
Time of possession 19 48 28:12
Attendance 9,605

AKRON NORTH 0 0 0 0 0
MASSILLON 6 0 6 0 12

M ‑ Wes Siegenthaler 3 run (kick failed)
M ‑ Cornell Jackson 10 run (run failed)

Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1936: Massillon 46, Akron North 0

Mike Byelene and Dick Shrake Pitch Massillon Eleven to Seventh Victory of Season and 17th Straight Grid Triumph


As football players perhaps the Washington high eleven would make a good baseball team. With Bob Glass and Ed Herring taking a day off Saturday afternoon to give their “game” legs a rest, the Tigers batteries worked out against Akron North and pitched a 46-0 victory.

Mike Byelene and Dick Shrake did the flinging and Charley Anderson, Odell Gillom, Dudley Dixon and Frank Wurzbacher the catching. They scored three touchdowns, gained 223 yards from scrimmage, made two points after touchdown and placed the ball in position for one other touchdown, with their passes.

Spectacular Passes
When a line play failed to work, Byelene and Shrake pitched and their receivers caught everything within sight even though they had to reach out and grab it with one hand.

Only two of their passes were intercepted and a couple of others grounded while two of those completed were touchdown plays good for 61 yards and 53 yards, the former tossed by Byelene traveling 50 through the air before it nestled into the arms of Odell Gillom, who caught it way beyond the North safety man to score the first six points of the ball game.

It was the Tigers’ seventh triumph of the season and their 17th consecutive victory.

Tigers Not Impressive
Despite their 46 points and 22 first downs, the Tigers were not impressive Saturday and it is easy to understand why. Their two ace ball carriers were on the bench throughout. Mike Byelene only played one and a half periods, while the entire second team played half of the second period and all of the fourth. In addition to this every player knew that North hadn’t won a ball game all season and no one w as taking any chance on getting banged up with pile driving methods.

Then too, Lu Hosfield, the young North coach, turned up with a cockeyed defense designed to mass the secondary at the point of contact. This frequently stopped the Tiger running attack but opened the way for passing.

The visitors put up a stubborn fight and turned up a good offensive player in Joe Campanale, the only veteran on the team. Give him Massillon’s line and Campanale would go places.

Occasionally the Vikings tried one of the razzle dazzle plays that made them famous in their undefeated season in 1935, but they could gain little ground. A forward off a double lateral early in the ball game was their best effort, but the receiver dropped the forward pass which would have given him a nice gain.

With Glass and Herring on the bench, Dick Shrake and Phil Pizzino got their chance Saturday. Shrake got away several times for long gains, tossed a touchdown pass and one for a point after touchdown and carried two points over after touchdown, while Pizzino scored two touchdowns, one on a run of 39 yards featured by some high class blocking by Don Snavely, Tiger center.

The latter played a whale of a ball game and his blocks on two occasions were responsible for touchdowns. One was on Pizzino’s run, the other when Byelene intercepted a pass and dashed 70 yards for a touchdown.

Brown Checks Rally
Had not Coach Brown taken out his starting lineup and substituted a new team midway in the second quarter, there’s no telling what the score would have been. North was demoralized after the 32nd point went over the goal line and the Massillon coach through the substitutions checked further scoring in the second period.

The Tigers only bagged two touchdowns the last half, one in each of the third and fourth periods, despite the fact the first string line played the entire third quarter.

They started the second half in a bad way by fumbling on the kickoff, North recovering on the Massillon 24-yard line. Two offside penalties and a four-yard gain gave North a first down on the 10-yard line. There the Tiger gridders went into their eight-man line and stopped the drive on the six-yard line.

North never got the ball into Massillon territory again and the first down was one of two the Vikings made all day, the other also being helped by a penalty.

Dixon Goes Over
The Tigers kicked back and when they finally did get the ball again, an intercepted pass stopped their drive. It was not until late in the period that North again began to yield ground, Dudley Dixon going over for the only touchdown in the closing minutes of their period. The second team scored the fourth period touchdown and the last of the ball game. Ernie Edwards spearing one of Dick Shrake’s passes with one hand and dashing 24 yards to score. Another pass, this one to Frank Wurzbacher, who you will see more of next year, produced the 46th point.
As far as the fireworks were concerned, they all took place in the first half.

Byelene, who would rather toss a football than eat, called for a pass the first time the Tigers got the ball. Shrake had just brought a North punt back to his 39, when Byelene took the ball from center, faced back to the 29-yard line and fired at Gillom who streaked down the center of the field. They had North crossed up for the Viking secondary had gathered near the line of scrimmage.

The crowd sensed a touchdown as the ball sailed through the air. It came down into Gillom’s arms on the 20-yard line and he scampered over the goal without anyone touching him.

Anderson Spears One
Only a couple of minutes later the spectacular took place again. This time it was a pass, Byelene to Charley Anderson that electrified the stands. Charley made a spectacular catch as he shook loose a couple of tacklers and dashed 30 yards for a touchdown. The net gain on the play was 53 yards. Shrake scored the extra point on a sweep around his left end.

The quarter closed at 13-0, but on the third play of the second period, Pizzino went across from the one-yard line to end a drive of 60 yards and Shrake again bucked the ball over for the extra point.

North received but did not keep the ball long as Byelene gathered in a long pass on his 30 and running behind Snavely’s fine interference, streaked down the east side line 70 yards for a touchdown. An attempted pass for the extra point was too high for Gillom to reach.

The score reached 32-0 the next time the Tigers got the pigskin. Shrake started it by a
25-yard return of a punt to the 39-yard line. There Pizzino was turned loose through his left tackle and he raced for a touchdown with Snavely taking out the last man in his way.

A new Massillon team went in and with Dudley Dixon doing some nifty running, the subs carried the ball from their own 30 to the 10-yard line where the gun kept them from scoring.

The local eleven emerged from the game without any injuries and prepared to practice this week for the invasion of Massillon field by Columbus East next Saturday.

A small crowd attended Saturday’s game. There were no more than 2,000 fans in the stands that now will accommodate 15,000.

In recognition of the patronage received from fans in Canal Fulton and Jackson township, the management had the Canal Fulton band, and the Canal Fulton and Jackson township football teams as guests Saturday. The Beach City band and the Brewster and Navarre teams will be invited to attend next Saturday’s game.

The Booster club will meet tonight at the school. Booster meetings will be “hot” meetings from now until the Massillon-Canton game.

Still Going
Massillon Pos. North
Gillom LE Slovisky
J. Anderson LT King
Wyatt LG Gingo
Snavely C Capatosta
Miller RG Kochman
Peters RT Phillips
C. Anderson RE Lutz
Byelene QB Yale
Shrake LH Roma
Snyder RH Testa
Pizzino FB Campanale

Score by periods:
Massillon 13 19 7 7 46

Massillon – MacMichael, t; Toles, hb; Edwards, e; Herman, hb; Swoger, t; Lee, c; Miller, t; Greenfelder, g; Howard, g; Sedjo, g; Wurzbacher, e; Endres, c; Lucius, g; Dixon,hb; Harsh, hb.
North – Bestro, le; Ostroski, hb; Kolodoski, c.

Massillon – Gillom; C. Anderson; Pizzino 2; Byelene; Dixon; Edwards.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Shrake 2 (carried); Anderson and Wurzbacher (passes).

Referee – Howells.
Umpire – Barrett.
Head Linesman – Boone.

Mike Byelene
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1922: Massillon 94, Akron North 0

Akron North Smothered 94 To 0

Massillon Team Scores 15 Times In Ninth Victory

Displaying an interference that swept aside its opponents like a strong wind blows chaff, the orange and black eleven of Washington high school Saturday afternoon ran rough shod over the Akron North high eleven on the Pearl street gridiron, burying the Summit county aggregation under a 94 to 0 score, the largest count ever piled up by a local high school eleven in recent years. It was Massillon’s ninth straight victory of the 1922 campaign and just another triumph to clinch its claim to scholastic football honor of Ohio.

A team that does not show improvement in each succeeding game must either be an aggregation without football brains or lacking in proper coaching. The local eleven Saturday showed a decided improvement with the interference it gave the player carrying the ball. From start to finish the visiting gridders were unable to break up the sterling way in which the orange and black blocked their attempts to break through and drill the man with the ball.

From the time Captain “Tink” Ulrich grabbed the first kickoff on the 19-yard line and ran 81 yards for a touchdown until the game ended with the Akron warriors so weary and worn out that they could hardly stand up it was just one touchdown after another. Fifteen times did the Massillonians plunge across the Akron goal line and had the final quarter been a minute longer the orange and black would have rolled up at least 100 points for they were headed for their sixteenth touchdown when time was up.

It is seldom that a player takes a handoff and runs through the entire punting team for a touchdown. But that’s what Captain Ulrich did twice Saturday. After his brilliant interference, the dark haired leader a few minutes later grabbed another Akron kickoff on his 10-yard line and scampered 90 yards through the visitors for a set of counters.

The way Coach Stewart’s lads took the Akronites out of the play was pleasing to watch and with such interference next Saturday the local team should be able to plow its way through Canton McKinley for a decisive victory.

Outside of the work done by Massillon there was very little to the game. Akron North was completely outclassed. It made but two first downs and these came on forward passes. Its offensive attack was finished before it got started, the orange and black linemen breaking though and smothering the play before the Akron player could get started.

That forward wall of Coach Stewart’s certainly played a bang up game Saturday. In fact it has done superb service all year but the way it smashed Akron North certainly did not look good for Canton.

Akron rooters on the sidelines claimed that it was North’s second team which was trying to stop the victory march of the orange and black. That assertion can be taken with a grain of salt for the visiting team was made up of the same players which North used in its game against Akron Central several weeks ago and it is certain that North did not send its second string men against Central in a battle for the championship of the rubber city.

Although Captain Ulrich’s long runs through the Akron eleven for touchdowns were the big features of the contest, the steady plunging of “Dutch” Hill, Massillon’s great fullback, rolled up many a point for the home team. Eight times Hill dashed across the Akron goal line. The visitors simply couldn’t stop him after he got under way. “Dutch’s” teammates saw to it that he got by the first Akron line of defense and from then on Hill took care of himself very well. The big fullback gained from five to 10 yards with six or eight Akron players hanging on to him, trying desperately to down him. Other times he bowled the entire Akron team over like a ball knocks over pins on a bowling alley and then would dash away for a touchdown leaving a trail of fallen Akron warriors in his wake.

On the first kickoff Ulrich grabbed the ball and dashed down the side of the field for a touchdown. Nary an Akron man came near him for his teammates were spilling them all over the field. A few minutes later Ulrich took the ball on his 40-yard line and went 60 yards for the second touchdown. It looked as if Akron had stopped “Tink” in midfield but all of a sudden the orange and black leader could be seen scrambling out from under a pile of Akronites and then ran unmolested for a touchdown.

On the next kickoff Ulrich took the ball on his 10-yard line and again the Massillon interference cleared the way so that its leader could run 90 yards for a touchdown. A slight injury forced Ulrich to retire early in the second quarter.

Before the first quarter ended Massillon had piled up 30 points and the score was only a question of how many points Massillon wanted to make. Hill made a touchdown in the first quarter on a 40-yard dash through the Akron line. A little later Roth intercepted an Akron pass on his 45-yard line and dashed away for the fifth set of counters.

The second quarter had barely started before Hill plunged through from the 10-yard line for a touchdown. A few minutes later Borza pounded his way through from the five-yard line for the seventh touchdown. Thomas ripped off 25 yards on a double pass from Hill taking the ball to the 15-yard line and from their Hill went through for touchdown No. 8. Near the close of the second quarter Miller intercepted a forward on Akron’s 50-yard line and in two plunges Hill was over for the ninth touchdown, carrying the ball from the 20-yard line.

Thomas added another point by drop kicking the ball over. It was the first point the orange and black made after touchdown. The quarter ended with Massillon having run up 55 points.

Although they had a 55 point lead the local eleven did not ease up in the final two quarters. The time was reduced from 15 to 12 minutes in order to enable Akron to finish on its feet. A short time later Hax returned an Akron punt 40-yards to Akron’s 49-yard line and on the next play Hill busted a hole in the Akron team and went through for a touchdown.

Hill ran 43 yards for the twelfth touchdown soon after the fourth quarter opened. On a punt Boerner carried the ball back to Akron’s 25-yard line and then the orange and black line opened up a hole and Hill went through for 25 yards and the thirteenth touchdown. Pflug kicked goal. Rohr intercepted an Akron pass on the visitor’s 31-yard line a short time later and Thomas and Hill took the oval to the one yard line in two plays. Then Kammer, playing his first game with the varsity, went through for a touchdown.

The kickoff was hardly over before Edwards pulled down an Akron pass on the visitors’ 30 yard line and then Midge Thomas went around end for the fifteenth touchdown. He kicked goal and the score stood at 94 to 0.

Time as nearly up but the orange black was on its way to another touchdown when the whistle blew. Coach Stewart’s lads played excellent football Saturday. Their defense w s like a stone wall and on offense they did as they pleased. Little was used by the youthful Tigers except straight football. There was no need for anything else. The line, composed of Edwards, Salberg, Miller ,Brooks, Kallaker, Pflug, and Roth, did yeoman service in stopping the Akron team.

Now For Canton

Massillon – 94 Position Akron N. – 0
Potts LE Weidle
Edwards LT Schwartz
Kallaker LG Booth
Roth C Ziezig
Miller RG Hoopes
Salberg RT Louis
Weirich RE Gill
Ulrich Q Macaluso
Mercer LH McMillan
Borza RH Jenkins
Hill F Querry

Score by quarters:
Massillon 30 25 12 27 – 94

Substitutions: Massillon – Thomas for Ulrich, Reis for Borza,
Rohr for Potts, Pflug for Miller, Jamison for Weirich,
Hax for Thomas, Borza for Reis, Boerner for Mercer,
Thomas for Hax, Kammer for Boerner, Brooks for Salberg,
Reis for Borza, Eschliman for Pflug.
Akron North – Herning for Louis.

Touchdowns – Hill 8, Ulrich 3, Roth, Borza, Thomas, Kammer.

Points after touchdowns – Thomas 3, Pflug.

Referee – Maurer, Wooster.
Umpire – Brannon, Wooster.
Headlinesman – Bast, Massillon.

Time of quarters – 15 and 12 minutes.

Bill’s Off Day
A Good Omen,
So He Claims

Bill Edwards, smiling tackle of
the local high school team, whose
defensive playing has been a
bright spot all season, was a little
off form Saturday when it came
to hoisting drop kicks over the
bars for extra points after touch-
downs. Bill tried several times to
kick but each time the ball went
straight up in the air.
Then Bill gave it up for a bad
job. It was Bill’s kick which gave
Massillon a 7 to 6 victory over
“An off day today means a good
day next Saturday,” said Bill,
thinking of what he was going to
do to Canton McKinley a week
from now.

Tink Ulrich
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1921: Massillon 27, Akron North 0

Akron North Is Subdued 27-0 By Local Gridders

When Ted Rosenberg and “Tink” Ulrich, a pair of sturdy young gentlemen now busily engaged in carving an niche for themselves in the athletic hall of fame at Washington High school reach the age where active participation in the realms of sport is no longer appealing, they might go on the stage and make good in a playlet entitled “How We Beat North High of Akron on a chilly Saturday afternoon in October, 1921.”

For it was these youths who carried the orange and black standard of the local school to a 27 to 0 victory over Akron North last Saturday afternoon in the third engagement of the 1921 campaign. The game was played on the Pearl street lot.

Although Rosenberg and Ulrich ripped the visiting aggregation to pieces by their fierce plunging they were given able support and assistance by their teammates who saw to it that large, gaping holes were rammed into the Akron line and that the attack of the invaders was effectually checked before it could carry the ball across Massillon’s goal line.

Coach Stewart, local athletic tutor, had to conform to the rules of football which calls for four men in the backfield, but with Ulrich and Rosenberg unfailingly successful in their efforts to gain through the visiting eleven, Coach Stewart might just as well have pulled his other two halfbacks out of the contest and saved them for another game.

But at that Hax, Borza and Bishop, who performed along side of Ulrich and Rosenberg, did yeomen service in furnishing interference for their two ground gaining comrades. The Orange and Black line also gave a first class account of itself both on offense and defense, the brilliant defensive of Ted Roth, center, and “Jimmers” Jamison standing out prominently.

This Roth lad bids fair to become the defensive star of the local team. He tackles hard. He was in practically every play. He was forced out of the contest in the second quarter due to a slight injury to his shoulder in tackling an Akronite, but he was right back in the fray during the last two quarters, his capable tackling stopping the Akron backs many times before they reached the line of scrimmage.

But getting back to the performance of Ulrich and Rosenberg. With Captain Hess, star halfback on the sidelines nursing a damaged hand, somebody had to take the Orange and Black leader’s place in the calsomine circle. So “Tink” and Ted decided that they would divide honors. Akron North’s athletes soon reached the conclusion that if they wanted to win they had to stop the Massillon battering rams. They failed and Ulrich and Rosenberg smashed their way through the line or skirted the ends without difficulty. These two gridders carried the ball practically every time and 23 first downs were registered by Massillon to five for the visitors.

But for several poor passes the score might have been higher. Roth was guilty of these miscues but his defensive work more than made up for his poor passes. Three times the Orange and Black had worked the ball within Akron’s 10-yard line but each time Roth hurried his pass and it went over the heads of the halfbacks.

The first quarter ended in a scoreless tie. North received and punted. Ulrich fumbled the ball and Nipple covered for North on Massillon’s 10-yard line. Akron was held and kicked over the goal line. With the ball on its 20-yard line the Orange and Black, with Ulrich and Rosenberg doing the offensive work, carried the oval to North’s 15-yard line. Rosenberg clipping off 30 yards on an end run from a double pass formation. Then Roth inserted one of his three poor passes and Ulrich covered the ball on his 45-yard line. Once more the local team started a march to Akron’s goal line but with the ball on the five-yard line Roth cut loose another bad pass and Nipple covered for North on his 18-yard line. Akron immediately punted and Massillon made two first downs before the quarter ended.

With the ball on the 13-yard line Ulrich and Rosenberg hit the line for a first down and on the next play, Ulrich dashed through the Akron team for Massillon’s first touchdown. He kicked goal. North received and punted and the Orange and Black launched another march toward the visitor’s goal. With the ball on Massillon’s 24-yard line Ulrich and Rosenberg set their machine in motion and did not stop ramming the Akron line until Ulrich crossed the goal with the second set of counters. He failed at goal.

North was in possession of the ball when the third quarter ended, having made three first downs, one coming on a penalty inflicted on Massillon.

North received but Massillon gained possession of the ball on Akron’s 40-yard line when Ulrich covered the ball after a short kickoff. Shortly afterward Firestone intercepted a Massillon pass and North ripped off two first downs before being forced to punt. Firestone again intercepted a Massillon forward but North could not gain and punted. Again the Massillon juggernaut was set in motion and this time Rosenberg worried his way through the visitors for Massillon’s third touchdown. He kicked goal. The quarter ended with Massillon in possession of the ball.

The fourth touchdown came shortly after the final quarter had commenced, Ulrich going across the line after a plunge from the one-yard line. He kicked goal. During the remainder of the quarter both teams resorted to the overhead game, North trying desperately to score during the last few minutes.