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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1967: Massillon 22, Warren Harding 0

Smith, Young, Spark Tigers To 7th Win
Obies Score 22 Points in 2nd Half Automatic Sign Works Real Well


Good rushing by Tailback Jim Smith and Quarterback Trevor Young sparked the Massillon Tigers to a 22-0 victory over Warren G. Harding Friday night before 11,051 paid customers at Tiger stadium.

The out manned Panthers gave the Tigers all they wanted in the scoreless first half, but Bengal Coach Bob Seaman gave Young the “automatic sign” and the Tigers ran wild in the second half.

Young was something else. He scored 2 touchdowns on runs of 21 and one yards and heaved a 21-yard pass to Wingback Mark McDew for the other Tiger score.
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THE WIN RAISES the Obies’ All-American Football conference record to 2-0 and 7-1 overall. It also sets the stage for Friday night’s invasion of 8-0 Steubenville, ranked No. 1 this past week in the Associated Press poll. Warren is 3-5 overall and 0-3 in AAFC play. Steubenville also is 2-0 in the league. The Big Red defeated Weirton, W. Va., 32-19 Friday evening.

The game was mostly defense by both teams in the first half. Warren was stopped on the Massillon 5-yard line in the first period and again on the Tiger 21 in the second quarter. Poor field position put unwanted pressure on the Tigers’ offense during most of the first half, although the Orange and Black did manage to sputter to the Warren 14 behind rollouts by Young and off tackle and pitch out plays by Smith.

Two plays after the Black Panthers received the second half kickoff, Warren’s Greg Williams tried to pitchout to Fullback Robert Stewart. The ball missed its target and Tiger Greg Manson recovered at the Warren 25-yard line.

That’s the play that broke our back,” Warren Coach Bill Shunkwiler said after the game outside the Panther locker room.

Smith blasted through left tackle for 4-yards and on the next play, Young rolled left and followed the downfield blocking of Blaine Moore, Bill Snowball and Dave Gipp.
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TREVOR, who stands 5-8 and weights 165-pounds, shook off Warren’s Chuck O’Donnell at the 9 and went untouched the rest of the way. Young then rolled to his right for the PAT and an 8-0 lead at 10:53.

Linebacker Ron Ertle put the pressure on Warren’s punter, Andrew Tenekedes, late in the third period. It resulted in a busted play as Bengal junior Richard Laase pounced on Tenekedes at the Warren 35.

Young rolled for 11 yards, Smith added 7 on 2 carries, Darrell Streeter sliced for 8 more and Smith again picked up 15 yards on 2 plays to move the ball to the Warren 5.

Streeter hit the right side on a quick opener to the 1 and Young sneaked through left guard for his second TD at 11:23 in the fourth period.

Young rolled and passed to Tight-End Ertle, who ran a pattern to the deep right corner of the end zone, for the 2-point conversion and a 16-0 lead.
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WARREN then gained a first down before the Bengal defense again forced the Panthers to punt. The Obies took over on their own 15 and traveled 85 yards in 12 plays for their final TD.

On second and 19 at the Warren 29 and after a 5-yard penalty for taking too much time, Young dropped back and hit McDew over the middle at the 9-yard line. The junior wingback shook off 2 Warren defensive backs and cut to his right for the final TD at 2:52. Streeter’s run for the extra points failed.

Smith totaled 136 yards rushing for the night, and Young 79. Gerald Wesley, the AAFC rushing leader, was held to 54-yards. Smith now has gained 732 for the season and Wesley 705.

Ends – Ertle, Robinson, Dampier, Richards.
Tackles – McGeorge, Ricker, Laase, Snowball.
Guards – Whitfield, Doll, D. Gipp, Couto.
Centers – B. Moore, Skelton.
Quarterbacks – Young, Malinowski, Shumar.
Halfbacks – Smith, McDew, Autrey, Fenton, Evans.
Fullbacks – R. Moore, Streeter, Simon, Gipp.

Ends – Natale, Carroll, Terpin.
Tackles – Peterson, Laratta, O’Donnell.
Guards – Jenyk, Mokodean.
Center – Antenucci.
Backs – Bohyer, Williams, Wesley, Stewart, Exler, Simmons.

Massillon 0 0 8 14 – 22
Warren 0 0 0 0 – 0

Touchdowns: Massillon – Young (runs of one and 21-yards);
McDew (29-yard pass play from Young).

Extra Points: Massillon – Young 2 (run); and
Ertle 2 (pass from Young).

Player Att. Net. Ave.
Young 10 79 7.9
Streeter 10 36 3.6
Smith 22 136 6.1
McDew 4 6 1.5

Player Att. Net. Ave.
Willey 18 54 3.0
Stewart 6 21 3.5
Exler 5 12 2.4
Williams 6 18 3.0

Referee – Don Wedge.
Umpire – Russ Kemper.
Head Linesman – Larry Pianowski.
Field Judge – John Cseh.

Attendance – 11,501

Mass. War.
First downs – rushing 15 5
First downs – passing 1 3
First downs – penalties 0 1
Total first downs 16 9
Yards gained rushing 295 131
Yards lost rushing 26 16
Net yards gained rushing 267 115
Net yards gained passing 36 62
Total yards gained 303 177
Passes completed 2-6 3-12
Times kicked off 4 1
Kickoff average (yards) 37.5 55.0
Kickoff returns (yards) 29 43
Punt average (yards) 4-25.0 4-34.0
Punt return (yards) 13 0
Had punts blocked 0 0
Fumbles 1 2
Lost fumbled ball 1 1
Penalties 3 4
Yards penalized 20 20
Touchdowns rushing 2 0
Touchdowns passing 1 0
Total number of plays 57 61

Ron Ertle
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1966: Massillon 6, Warren Harding 17

Tigers Out gain Warren But Lose 17-6

Independent Sports Editor

Where, oh where, has that Tiger luck gone? Like the little dog in the song, its whereabouts are a mystery but its absence has been much more costly.

For 2 years under Earle Bruce, the Washington high eleven could do nothing wrong. But with Bob Seaman at the helm, the Bengals haven’t gotten a break all season.

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WITH A LITTLE bit of luck the Obiemen might have had their fourth win Friday night instead of their fourth straight defeat. The score was 17-6 at Mollenkopf field, in Warren before a crowd of 15,000 in a battle between fired-up teams.

Not since 1932 had Massillon lost 4 straight when in Paul Brown’s first year, the Orange and Black fought to a scoreless finish in the fifth game and lost the next 4, including one to Warren. They have never lost 5 straight.

With top-ranked Steubenville (8-0) coming in next week, the Tigers are close to setting another wrong way record. The Bengals (3-1-1) are in danger of having their worst season since 1931 when Elmer McGrew’s crew won 2, lost 6 and tied 2.

Great defensive work won the game for Warren, stopping 2 Tiger drives, picking up 2 costly Bengal fumbles and making 3 timely pass interceptions.

“The irony of it all,” said Warren Coach Bill Shunkwiler, “was that we were so badly injured on defense that we had to use a different type tonight. Maybe Massillon was not used to a 4-5 and maybe I just keyed us up.”

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SEAMAN said, “Our boys did a heck of a good job. I’m proud of them. But we gave the ball to Warren in good field position.” He added, “If McDew’s (Mark) knee hadn’t touched the ground on that punt return, it might have been all over. And Dale Gallion had an unfortunate injury just when the clock was going to run out. Warren had no more time outs and wouldn’t have gotten another play off.”

The Tigers won the battle of statistics but couldn’t light up the scoreboard enough. Warren had had this happen to them several times previously this season.

The Tigers moved 72 yards in 12 plays with Foster and McDew doing the bulk of the carrying but Foster just missed at the 8 on fourth down. He had runs of 12 and 14 yards and McDew of 9 and 10 during the drive.

McDew bobbled the following punt on the Tigers’ 42, picked it up and raced all the way down the eastside line but in picking up the pigskin his knee had touched.

Dennis Wright recovered a Massillon fumble 2 plays later and Warren had a score in 5 more after a 32-yard push. Allen Anderson and Tom Perry took turns in gobbling up real estate at about 3 yards per clip.

Perry went over left tackle from the 10 on their third down with 6:27 left in the second quarter. Tony Capers, who did some fine linebacking, kicked twice, the second time from the 14 after an offside penalty, to give Warren a 7-0 lead.

Capers missed a 44-yard field goal later in the period after Dale Hall had intercepted Will Foster’s pass with the pressure on.

Warren came back after a punt was grounded on the Panthers’ 43 to drive for a score in 4 plays with 4 seconds left. A big play was Allen Anderson’s 40-yard off tackle run to the Massillon 17.

ON FIRST and 6 from the 6, with 7 seconds remaining, Gallion suffered a rib injury making a tackle and the clock had to be stopped. Perry scored again on the next play over right tackle. Capers’ boot made it 14-0.

Russ Fenton recovered an on side kick for Massillon on the Warren 38 during the third period kickoff. In 11 plays the Tigers got their only score of the night. Foster, McDew and “Tailspin Tommy” James took turns running the ball.

Quarterback Craig Maurer got key fourth and one yardage on the 15, via a sweep, to keep the drive going. He scored on a keeper left on third and 4 from the 7 with 7:15 left, injuring himself slightly when he ran into a sideline post. Maurer’s option flip to McDew going right failed to pick up the 2 extra points.

Later in the period, the teams took turns intercepting passes. Foster pilfering for the Tigers and Tony Brady for the Panthers. Foster’s steal started Massillon on a 33-yard, 10-play drive to Warren’s 27 where Maurer was snowed under by Dennis Yendrick; playing with a broken thumb, on fourth and five.

McDew almost got away for a 55-yard TD on the drive. He did most of the running at this juncture although Ron Mulhbach, a defensive “monster” back, did his first ball carrying of his career here as well.

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YENDRICK recovered a Massillon fumble on the Tigers’ 23 midway in the fourth quarter. With fourth and 12 on the 25, Capers booted a 41-yard field goal from a slight left angle to finish the scoring at 5:14.

On the next series, Dale Hall intercepted another Tiger aerial to end it all.

Warren, which got its revenge for a last-second loss here in 1965, now has a 5-3 record with the standings in the All-American High School football league unchanged.

Ends – Snyder, Moyer, Liggett, Sterling, Griffin, Gallion, Smith.
Tackles – Houser, Campbell, Neago, Ricker, Sherrett.
Guards – Russell, Porrini, Hauenstein, Beiter, White, Ertle.
Centers – Senften, Kraft, Skelton.
Quarterbacks – Maurer, Henderson, Malinowski.
Halfbacks – James, Simon, McDew, Fenton, Lawrence,
Hannon, Muhlbach, McFadden.
Fullback – Foster.
Punter – Krenzer.

Ends – Brewster, Wright, Tracey, Daily, Speicher, Carroll,
James, Natale.
Tackles – Capers, Yendrick, Kearney, Blank, Peterson,
Henrey, Russell.
Guards – Schumacher, Gray, Herdman, Jenyk, Campbell,
Sierra, Mokodean, Stredney, Parker.
Centes – Toda, Stroup.
Quarterbacks – Robison, Williams, Hall.
Halfbacks – Thomas, Anderson, Perry, Benson, Brady, Elliott,
Turner, Stewart.
Fullbacks – Sericola, Wright.

Massillon 0 0 6 0 6
Warren 0 14 0 3 17

Massillon – Maurer (7-yard run).
Warren – Perry 2 (3 and one-yard runs); Capers (41-yard field goal).

Extra points: Warren – Capers 2 (kicks).

Referee – Paul Hoskins.
Umpire – Clyde Moore.
Head Linesman – Chuck Lorenze.
Field Judge – Andy Piewacki.

Attendance: 15,000

Massillon Opp.
First downs – rushing 11 8
First downs – passing 2 0
First downs – penalties 0 0
Total first downs 13 8
Yards gained rushing 197 181
Yards lost rushing 24 23
Net yards gained rushing 173 158
Net yards gained passing 41 6
Total yards gained 214 164
Passes attempted 11 2
Passes completed 3 1
Passes intercepted by 1 3
Yardage on passes intercepted 15 12
Times kicked off 2 4
Kickoff average (yards) 36.0 50.5
Kickoff returns (yards) 34 24
Times punted 1 4
Punt average (yards) 35.0 43.0
Punt return (yards) 8 8
Had punts blocked 0 0
Fumbles 2 2
Lost fumbled ball 2 1
Penalties 3 3
Yards penalized 25 15
Touchdowns rushing 1 2
Touchdowns passing 0 0
Touchdowns by interception 0 0
Miscellaneous 0 0
Field goals 0 1
Total number of plays 60 50

Will Foster