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Part 3 – Running Backs in the Massillon Tiger…

Part 3 – Running Backs in the Massillon Tiger Football Hall of Fame – The Early Years

The Tiger Football Hall of Fame recognizes those individuals that have made contributions to the Tiger football program, whether it be a player, coach, band director or just an individual who has been influential in a positive way.  Inductees are honored in the WHS Sports Hall with plaques that display the inductees’ contributions.  As of 2022, a total of 105 members have been inducted.

Complete List of Massillon Tiger Football Hall of Fame Inductees

This entry is Part 3 of a series that presents the inductees by playing position and features running backs that competed in the 1940s and before.

Seven Massillon running backs have gained Hall of Fame distinction during this period, including Stanfield Wells, Edwin “Dutch” Hill, Henry “Heine” Krier, Ed Molinski, Bob Glass, Tommy James and Fred “Pokey” Blunt.  There are a few other running backs in the Hall that not listed, as these players were inducted either through another playing position or as a coach.

Stanfield Wells (1906-08)

Not a lot is known about Stanfield Wells’ time at Massillon, other than he played one year for the Tigers, at left halfback and teamed with his twin brother, Guy, who was on the line.  That, after the family had moved in from far away South Dakota.  The team was not stellar, finishing 1-5.  But after Massillon he played collegiately for the University of Michigan (1909-11) and then professionally for the Akron Indians, the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Heralds.

“Stanfield Wells was Massillon’s first All-American.  He was a fine man, big fellow, played a little pro ball.  I went up to Michigan to meet him.  He was overjoyed.  He got to talking and asking about some of the Massillon people he graduated with.  He went back in his bedroom and came out with his Massillonian in his hand.  He asked me about quite a number of ones who were in there.” – Luther Emery, The Independent (Ref. Massillon Memories, by Scott Shook).

In 1994 he was inducted into the Massillon Wall of Champions.

Edwin “Dutch” Hill (1922)

Dutch Hill

Dutch Hill moved to Massillon for his senior year after aging out at Burgettstown, Pennsylvania.  And he made an immediate impact for the Tigers, as a 6’-0”, 190 lb. fullback, passer and punter, scoring at least one touchdown in every game.  For the season he tallied 33 TDs and helped lead his team to a 10-0 record and a state championship under legendary head coach Dave Stewart.

Eight touchdowns came against Akron North in a 94-0 victory, leading one sports reporter to write, “The big fullback gained from five to ten yards with six or eight Akron players hanging onto 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.”  Dutch also scored three of the four touchdowns in a 24-0 victory over Canton McKinley.

“He was a big star,” said Bud Houghton, former Massillon player and head coach.  “He was just a big burly guy.  Kind of had a swaggering walk.  He normally plowed over everybody.”

“He was a powerhouse,” said classmate Tom McConnaughy.  “He would take the ball and plow through the other team, knocking them right and left.”

Following the season he was named All-State.  His high school football career over, Hill left behind the following Tiger records:

  • Most touchdowns rushing in a game (8)
  • Most points scored in a game (48)
  • Most touchdowns scored in a game (8)
  • Most touchdowns scored rushing in a season (33)
  • Most touchdowns scored in a season (34)
  • Second most points scored in a season (204)

Later he was named as Massillon’s All-Time First Team Fullback and in 2006 was inducted into the Massillon Wall of Champions.

Henry “Heine” Krier (1932-34)

Henry Krier played running back during Coach Paul Brown’s first three seasons at Massillon.  In 1933 the team finished 8-2, with Krier contributing 12 touchdowns, 11 rushing and one via an interception return.  He also kicked 17 points after touchdown.

In his senior year the 174 lb. back scored 21 rushing touchdowns and accounted for 22 PATs, totaling 148 points to lead the team in that category.  Seven TDs came against Youngstown South and three each were tallied against Alliance and Akron West.  Although the team finished 9-1, it was the third straight loss to McKinley and Krier was never able to enjoy a win in that rivalry.

Nevertheless, he was named 1st Team All-Ohio and left his mark in the record book:

  • Second most rushing touchdowns in a single game (7)
  • Second most points scored in a single game (45)

Ed Molinski (1933-35)

Ed Molinski served several positions for Coach Paul Brown, who was in his earlier years at Massillon.  During his 3-year career as a Tiger, Molinski’s team compiled a 27-3 record and were named both state and national champions during his senior year.

Molinski stood 5’-10” and weighed 182 lbs. and he spent his first two years at guard and linebacker. In his senior year he was moved to quarterback, which at that time was the lead blocker for the running backs in Coach Brown’s system.  But it might not have happened since, as he was also a pretty good boxer, his father feared injury on the gridiron.  Only, Brown saw it differently and persuaded the father to relent.  So, he continued to box in the off-season and became the Ohio state heavyweight Golden Gloves champion.

“I told Eddie, ‘If you make good at Massillon I’ll write to Elmer Layden at Notre Dame and recommend you.”  I didn’t hear a word from Eddie from then on, until the practice the Friday night before the game with Canton McKinley.  Eddied saw me standing on the sidelines and came over and said, ‘You know you told my family if I made good you’d write a letter to Notre Dame.’  I said, ‘Yes, I remember that.’  He said, ‘Well, do you think I made good?”  I said, ‘I think you did, now I’ll write that letter.’  Layden wrote back and said he’d send some alumni.  Sure enough some alumni came down and talked to him, but they didn’t come to any kind of an agreement.  Eddie looked all around and finally landed at Tennessee, where he was All-American.” – Luther Emery, The Independent (Ref. Massillon Memories, by Scott Shook).

“Massillon is where it all started,” said the now Doctor Edward Molinski.  Talking with the great Massillon sportswriter Luther Emery, Molinski went on to say, “If you guys hadn’t persuaded dad to let me play football, I probably would be walking the streets with holes in my shoes.”  (The Emery Wheel, Massillon Evening Independent, 1963)

In 1964 Molinski was inducted into the Massillon Wall of Champions.

Bob Glass (1935-37)

Bob Glass

Bob Glass was one of the best running backs to roam the gridiron for Massillon.  Standing about 5’-10” and weighing around 200 pounds, Glass was a rare combination of speed and power.  Equally adept at smashing the middle of the line, running slants or streaking around the end, Massillon foes for three years were always confronted with the difficult task of setting up a defense that would hold Glass in check.  Unquestionably, Glass was one of the best ball carriers in Ohio scholastic history.

In addition to his superb ball carrying ability, Glass performed the other duties of the triple threat back – passing and kicking.  He handled all the punting, kick-offs and extra points and did an outstanding job in each department.  His poorest specialty was as a passer, although here he was still better than average, as he did most of the throwing during the 1937 season.  On defense, he alternated at end and halfback.

During his 3-year varsity career from 1935-37 he scored 47 rushing touchdowns, helping his team compile a record of 28-1-1 and capturing three state championships and two national championships.  He was also team captain during his senior year and All-Ohio in each of his three years.

“Bob Glass, I’ll grant you, broke every rule that Paul Brown ever made.  I saw him smoke, drink beer.  But he was a just a fun-loving guy who didn’t give a shit.  He was one of those ‘Go to Hell’ guys who loved to have a helluva good time.  But he could play football.  Had that been a lesser player, Brown would have had him out of there a long time ago.” – Earl “Ick” Martin, Massillon player (Ref. Massillon Memories, by Scott Shook).

Record book:

  • Second most career rushing touchdowns (47)
  • Second most career points (343)
  • Third most career touchdowns (47)

After Massillon, Glass played for Tulane University, receiving Honorable Mention All-American.  In 2008 he was inducted into the Massillon Wall of Champions.

Tommy James (1938-40)

Tommy James never lost a game during his three years at Massillon, with his teams going 30-0 and winning the state title each year.  They also won two national titles.  All under Head Coach Paul Brown.

In his junior season, Tommy recorded ten touchdowns and had the distinction of scoring the first TD in the new Tiger Stadium.  The points came against Cleveland Cathedral Latin, which owned a 17-game winning streak, and propelled the Tigers to a 64-0 victory.  James also threw the first touchdown pass in the new arena, a 50-yard completion to Horace Gillom.  His team punctuated the season by christening newly opened Canton Fawcett stadium with a 20-6 victory over Canton McKinley.  For his effort, Tommy was named 2nd Team All-County.

In his senior season, James added to his responsibilities by throwing most of the passes.  He was both the leading rusher (13 TDs) and the leading passer (10 TDs) in a season that included three rushing touchdowns against Erie East, Pennsylvania, and three passing touchdowns against Warren Harding.  “My senior year I was the tailback (left half) in the old single wing,” he said.  “You handled the ball more, called the signals, did the passing.  The right half was Ray Getz.” – Jim Thomas, Canton Repository, February 2, 2003.

Following the season he was named 1st Team All-Ohio.  His next stop was Ohio State, followed by the Cleveland Browns.  In 1994 he was inducted into the Massillon Wall of Champions.

Fred “Pokey” Blunt (1939-41)

Pokey Blunt was able to experience three state championships and two national champions enroute to a 29-0-1 overall record.  He scored nine touchdowns during his junior year, including three against Cleveland Cathedral Latin in a 39-0 victory.

In his senior year Blunt tallied 13 times.  His best performance came against 8-3 Alliance when the team captain crossed the goal line three times, helping his team to a 46-6 romp.  After the season, Blunt was named 1st Team All-Ohio.

Paul Brown had high praise for the speedy running back.  “I often wondered whether my Ohio State team that first year, which lost one game, 14-7 to Northwestern, could have beaten our ’40 team here in Massillon.  Our ’40 team was much faster.  Ohio State would be bigger. I coached both teams.  Blunt was the most deceiving fella, tremendous jet speed.  If I compared him to the guy who was playing for me at Ohio State it would have been no contest as far as being a long shot running back was concerned.  It’s a thing that’s crossed my mind more than once.” – Paul E. Brown, Massillon and Ohio State Coach (Ref. Massillon Memories, by Scott Shook).


Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

2018: Massillon 42, Akron Firestone 0

Methodical Massillon moves to 5-0 with rout of Firestone

Sep 21, 2018 10:18 PM
MASSILLON There was a lot of words Massillon coach Nate Moore could’ve conjured up to describe his team’s 42-0 win over Firestone on Friday night at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

So, how about the word “methodical” to describe the performance?

“I think that’s a fair way to put it,” Moore said after his team improved to 5-0 on the season.

Game Action vs. Firestone

Methodical would fit perfectly with the approach the Tigers used to take care of a winless Falcon team which had come into the game having scored only 12 points in the first four games combined. Massillon, save for a pair of fumbles, came out and scored on four of its five first-half possessions, then added a fifth score to open the second half.

The Tigers would lead 35-0 16 seconds into the third quarter. That gave Massillon its fourth consecutive running-clock game, and the third time in that span in which the rule was put into effect within one play of the second half starting.

“I thought we did a good job during the week,” Moore said. “I liked out preparation. We were OK today, sloppy in a couple of places. We’ve got to get them cleaned up because we’ve got a big one coming up next week (against visiting Austintown Fitch).”

Both teams seemed content to not rush into things throughout the game, even as Massillon was opening up a 28-0 halftime lead. Firestone, in particular, was methodical when it had the football.

Despite the fact the Falcons only had four first-half first downs, and only two true drives in that span, they still owned a 15:51-8:09 edge in time of possession at the intermission. Even when Firestone set itself up with a first-and-goal from the Tiger 10 after a 63-yard quarterback keeper by George Rozier, its deliberate approach – and lack of timeouts – let the clock run out after a third-down run.

Rozier’s run accounted for 55 percent of the 114 first-half yards Firestone gained. The Falcons finished with 130 yards for the game.

“We kind of knew before the game started that it was going to be a very difficult task,” Firestone coach Eric Mitchell said. “(Massillon’s) a very good football team. They’re a disciplined football team. They’ve got players at every level: Skill, line, quarterback. Our game plan was to come in and try to shorten the game and run the ball a little bit and try to have some success with the short passing game and hopefully keep their offense off the field.”

Game action vs. Akron Firestone

The methodical approach by Firestone was countered by a Massillon offensive attack which was more than happy to play ground-and-pound. That was especially true with the Tigers short-handed due to a handful of players sidelined for a variety of reasons, including some team-discipline related.

“We had guys out because of injury and we had guys out tonight because of program expectations,” Moore said.

Massillon ran the ball 23 times – one of which was a quarterback scramble – out of its 32 first-half plays. Those 23, however, still accounted for 172 net yards and all four first-half scores.

The Tigers would finish with 282 rushing yards on 37 attempts. They had 365 total yards on 48 plays for the game.

Jamir Thomas was the primary beneficiary of the run-first approach, as he topped the 100-yard plateau for the fifth game in a row by halftime. Thomas, who had 107 yards and two touchdowns on 10 first-half carries, finished with 110 yards and three scores for the game.

That total gives him 2,900 yards and 43 rushing touchdowns for his career. That leaves him 190 yards behind Art Hasting’s school-record 3,090 yards, and four scores behind Bob Glass’ record 47 rushing touchdowns.

Thomas’s scoring runs of 11 and 21 yards on the first two Tiger drives staked Massillon to a 14-0 lead with 3:42 remaining in the first quarter. His third scoring run, a 3-yarder on the first play of the third quarter, made it 35-0 Massillon.

Marcellus Blake and Zion Phifer also had first-half scores for Massillon. Blake’s 1-yard run made it 21-0 Tigers with :51 left in the first quarter, while Phifer added a 3-yard scoring burst with 3:29 left in the half for a 28-0 lead.

Jean-Luc Beasley added a fourth-quarter touchdown for Massillon.


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Massillon vs. McK - Throwback (Large) History

1937: Massillon 19, Canton McKinley 6

Orange and Black Surprises Canton Foe With New Offense Especially Prepared for a Slippery Gridiron; Wins by Decisive Margin


The Washington high Tigers today laid claim to their third successive state scholastic football championship. Out of the thunderous ovation that greeted their 19-6 triumph over Canton McKinley Saturday afternoon on Lehman field, Canton came recognition. They had soundly trounced the undefeated team that would have been crowned with the mythical title had it beaten the Tiger.

But the Tiger was not to be beaten Saturday. It clawed and fought with cunning as it had never done this season and backed up a stubborn Bulldog over an icy gridiron for three touchdowns.

Once the Bulldog struck and like a surprise air-raid in the night, caught the Tiger off its guard and scored a touchdown while the latter was feasting on six easily earned points. That was in the first period.

From there on the Tiger played heads-up football and after an even first half, unleashed its power to score touchdowns in the third and fourth period and leave no doubt as to it being the better team on the field.

Overflow Crowd Sees Rout of Bulldog
An overflow crowd of between 12,000 and 13,000 strictly partisan fans, shivered and shouted as the two 175-pound lines smashed each other on a slippery field. The Massillon trenchmen hit the harder and the quicker and tore apart the Canton forwards for All-Ohio Bobby Glass and Red Snyder, the new found hero, to romp through.
Give the line credit. Its play was superb. Messrs. Fred Toles, Gus Peters, Bill MacMichael, Earl Martin, Lynn Houston, Junior Anderson and Don Snavely, were in the thick of the battle every minute. They held the Bulldog running attack to a net gain of 51 yards and drove back the Canton linemen when on the offense.

It was the last game for Anderson, Peters, Snavely and Glass and the victory was a grand diploma for each.

Snavely’s defensive work was superb. In the face of a severe and almost constant roughing, he made tackle after tackle to stop the charges of the Canton backs. Once he had to take time out because of an injured knee, but he shook out the kink and continued in the game was did every other Massillon player from the opening whistle to the finish. It was the second straight that the Tigers had played through an entire game without a single substitution.

33 Points against Canton
As for Glass, he had an honor that few other Massillon backs can claim, that of scoring on Canton in three successive years. He did it in 1935 when the Tigers won 6-0. He pushed two over in 1936 and Saturday he scored two more. In addition he kicked four points from placement. Thirty-three points against Canton in three years – that is his record.

But it was not all Glass in a ball carrying way Saturday as it had been so many times this season. The Tigers uncovered a new ball carrier in Snyder, that likable red head from the west side who is ready to try his hand at anything.

Red blocked all last year and all this year until a week ago when he carried the ball for the first time against Barberton.

He ran right over his interference then and fans shook their heads uncertainly. Not Saturday, Red was on his way like a streak of lightning and when his interference clogged he circled it and kept going. He carried the ball 31 times for an average of 4.3 yards on each play and in this average, even out shown Glass who in 32 attempts averaged 3.7 yards.

Bill Zimmerman who had confined his work of the afternoon to blocking, lugged the leather only once, in next to the last play of the game. He did not gain, but it mattered naught; he had turned in a great job of blocking as did Sammy Doroslov, the blocking quarterback.

Tigers Superior
The Massillon gridders were superior in every department with the exception of forward passing and punting. They out rushed the Bulldogs 252 yards to 51 yards and they made 13 first downs to Canton’s eight. The Bulldogs on the other hand, gained 152 yards from passing which included the touchdown pass of 70 yards and Charles Rotar averaged 47 yards on his punts compared with Bob Glass’ 34 yards. Rotar, however did virtually all of his punting with the wind at his back and kept the ball in the center of the field, while Glass punted only once with the wind and on virtually every occasion kicked it out of bounds. Because Glass hoisted the ball out of bounds, Rotar as safety man was able to return his punts only a total of 10 yards, while Snyder returned Rotar’s punts 40 yards.
While in the business of heaping praise on the Massillon team, the performance of one Canton ball carrier, Tip Lockard, should not be overlooked. Carrying the ball seven times, he gained 33 yards for an average of 4.7 yards, the best average of any ball carrier on the field.

Lockard, by the way, formerly lived in Massillon.

Did the Tiger coaching staff outsmart John Reed and crew?

That practice behind closed gates here last week meant on thing – a new offense. Yes, Massillon had worked on defense but Coach Paul Brown had also equipped his team with a new offense, a series of sharp cutback plays directed both inside and outside of tackle, especially useful on a muddy field. The theory behind it all was to get the Bulldogs moving one way, then suddenly dash the opposite direction, figuring the Bulldogs in their surprise would be caught flat footed in the mud and would not be able to shift back in time to stop the ball carrier. The theory worked time and again.

Score Touchdown Early
The new offense revealed itself the first time the Tigers came into possession of the ball and they marched 40 yards for a touchdown, Glass going over. Canton came right back with a dazzling pass, Biasella to Roman for 70 yards and a touchdown, and it looked like a great offensive game was in the making.

Better defensive play and great punting by Glass and Rotar staved off any further scoring the rest of the half. The Tiger power could not be denied, however, and two drives in the last two periods, one of 61 yards and another of 29 sealed the verdict. Glass and Snyder carried the ball over and Glass placekicked the extra point after the last touchdown.

It was the fourth time in five years that the winning team had scored three touchdowns. Canton made three in defeating the Tigers in1932, 1933 and 1934 and Massillon scored three last year.

The game was played in a flurry of snow. It was fluttering over the field when the two teams lined up for the opening kickoff. Snavely had won the toss and elected to defend the west goal.

Canton received. Glass toe dug heavily into the leather, the ball rode and the wind and the game was on. Lockard only came back to the 11-yard line. The Bulldogs made a daring play as Biasella tossed a pass that was grounded. Fearing a fumble, Rotar dropped back and booted the ball to his own 40 where it was grounded without return.

Tigers Score
The Massillon steamroller began moving. Revealing a new offense consisting of sharp
cut-back plays, Snyder and Glass ripped through the Bulldog line. On the very first play the red head rammed through for 14 yards and a first down on the 26. Glass smashed through for one yard; then nine. Snyder lost a yard but Glass hammered hard on fourth down and got his first down on the 12-yard stripe. Snyder picked up two, Glass got two more and then on his old pet lugged the leather straight down the alley for eight yards and a touchdown. A yawning hole was opened up for him and he went over with yards to spare. It was the same play Heine Krier used to score on the Bulldogs in 1934. Glass made one on it in 1935 too. His attempted kick for the extra point went wild.

Feasting on the six points, the Tigers were caught asleep immediately after the next kickoff to Lockard who got back to near the 30. A sleeper was trotted out to the opposite side of the field to catch a pass. The attention of the Massillon backfield was directed toward him and at the very instant the Bulldogs snapped the ball, Roman headed straight down the sideline, got by Doroslov who slipped as he stepped backward to block the pass. Roman caught the ball, cut sharply across the field and with fine interference scampered 60 yards for a touchdown. A sigh of relief was heard from the Massillon rooters when Fife’s attempted kick was wide of the posts.

With the score tied 6-6 the teams battled furiously the remainder of the period and throughout the second quarter.

Once the Tigers hammered down to the 15-yard line, but Kark broke through and tossed Glass for a five-yard loss to end the threat. It was the closest either team was able to get the remainder of the half. Rotar’s booming punts keeping the Tigers in safe territory throughout the second period.

Launch 61-yard Drive
The second time the Tigers got their hands on the ball in the third period they launched a 61-yard drive from their 39-yard line. Roughing of Snavely seemed to fire the Massillon team to the attack. Glass circled his right end for eight yards and Snyder picked up 11 more for a first down on the Canton 42. Glass hit for five and Snyder picked up seven for another first down on the 30. They took turns hammering Canton’s right tackle for four yards and Glass smashed for a first down on the 18.

Snyder ran hard and wide around his left end and got way down to the five-yard line but he slipped out of bounds on the 12. He smashed through to the eight and a first down by inches.

The going was hard from there and it seemed like the Bulldogs might stem the attack when they held Glass and Snyder to six yards in three downs. They massed their defense in the center probably expecting another thrust at the line, but Snyder had one play in the bag he had not used and he brought it out at the right time. His line shifted to the left and the backs to the right and Glass running hard, circled wide around in his right end, nearly the width of the field to cross the Canton goal. The pass from center rolled on the ground and the attempt for the extra point failed.

Fred Toles who waited until Saturday to play his best game of the season and only his second as left end and defensive right halfback, paved the way for the Tigers third and last touchdown.

It was early in the fourth quarter and the Bulldogs, making a desperate bid to catch up, flung a pass from their 27. Toles left his feet to snare the ball before it could get to the receiver and got clear back to the 19-yard line before being put down.

Snyder rammed for four and Glass carried to within a foot of a first down. They were looking for Glass to make that extra foot but instead Snyder took the ball and smashed straight through to the three-yard line in two attempts he went over for a touchdown and this time Glass sent a perfect kick between the bars.

On the following kickoff the Bulldogs made their longest sustained march of the day. Starting from their 20 after Glass had booted the ball out of the end zone, they tossed passes which mixed in with an occasional good gain by Lockard and Jack Barthel, carried the ball to a first down on the 16-yard line.

Motley grounded a pass behind the goal. Barthel failed to gain and the second pass in the series was intercepted behind the goal. It gave the Tigers the ball on their own 20.

On the first play Glass broke loose for the longest run of the day from scrimmage, a dash of 26 yards. The Tigers failed to make a second first down however and Canton took the ball on its 44 only to lose it when Biasella’s pass hit an ineligible receiver. The game ended with the Tigers still holding the ball.

Into the dressing rooms the two teams rushed, the Tigers beaming with victory, but white from the cold and fatigue of a hard game. They slapped each other on the back and got slapped by several close friends who poured into the dressing room after them. It was their third straight victory over McKinley. It enabled them to lay claim to their third straight Ohio championship. It was their third straight Stark county title and it was equal to eye for an eye revenge for the three straight defeats the Bulldogs had handed them back in 1932-34.

Someone stepped up with the remark, “Nice game, Fred, I knew you had it in you.”

“Yes, Freddy, why didn’t you turn that loose long ago?” said Wyatt.

But before Freddy could answer, Charley piped up, “Because I told him so; didn’t I, Freddy? Didn’t I tell you to hold everything until today?”

Freddy looked around to see if anyone was looking and nodded, yes.

Charley expects to finish school this year and would like to go away off somewhere and play football. He admitted he would like to have old Mike Byelene tossing the ball to him. “All I had to do was say, ‘Charley, jump,’ and Mike always had the ball there for me.” Mike is on the freshman eleven at Purdue.

The game was the last the two schools will play in Lehmans’ stadium. Canton expects to have its new stadium completed by next year. With the addition of temporary seats it will accommodate nearly twice the crowd that attended Saturday’s game.


Score by periods:
MASSILLON 6 0 6 7 19
CANTON 6 0 0 0 6

Canton – Long, e; Miller, c; Robertson, t.

Massillon – Glass 2; Snyder.
Canton – Roman.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Glass (placekick).

Referee – Reese.
Umpire – Finsterwald.
Head Linesman – Graf.
Field Judge – Jenkins.

Game Statistics
Mass. Can.
First downs rushing 13 2
First downs passing 0 5
Total first downs 13 8
Yards gained rushing 265 61
Yards lost rushing 13 10
Net gain rushing 252 51
Yards gained passing 0 152
Total yards gained 252 203
Passes attempted 1 15
Passes completed 0 7
Passes incomplete 1 6
Passes intercepted 0 2
Times penalized 1 3
Yards penalized 5 35
Times punted 5 6
Average punt 35 47
Returned punts (yards) 40 10
Times kicked off 4 2
Yards kickoff returned 19 36
Fumbles committed 2 1
Fumbles recovered 2 1

Ball Carriers Statistics
Player Times Gained Lost Av.
Snyder 31 131 1 4.3
Glass 32 131 12 3.7
Zimmerman 1 0 0 0
Lockard 7 33 0 4.7
Barthel 10 21 2 1.9
Fehn 4 7 8 -.2

Bob Glass
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1937: Massillon 28, Barberton 0

Old Injury Aggravated in 28-0 Defeat of Barberton; MacMichael, Doroslov and Slusser Have Bad Legs; Practice Behind Closed Gates


Having emerged from their 28-0 triumph over Barberton, Saturday, in none too good condition, the Washington high Tigers today resumed preparations behind closed gates for their all important clash with Canton McKinley, Saturday afternoon, at Lehman field, Canton.

Though some schools in other sections of the state will dispute the statement, the winner Saturday should have every reason to lay claim to the state championship for neither team has been defeated by an Ohio opponent.

Barberton Taken In Stride
Barberton was taken in stride, the Tigers having devoted virtually all of their attention last week to special preparations for the Bulldogs.

At the conclusion of the game it appeared that the Massillon eleven had emerged without injury, but bumps and bruises have a habit of tightening up over night and Sunday several players reported injuries that have Coach Paul Brown worried.

Bob Glass, the principal backfield threat, injured a leg and aggravated a shoulder injury in the first period when he tried to run over a Barberton player.

Injury Several Weeks Old
The shoulder has been bothering him for several weeks and Coach Brown planned to have an X-ray picture made today to determine how seriously it might be hurt. Glass only played a period and a half Saturday and carried the ball but four times after bumping his left shoulder.

Bill MacMichael emerged without a limp, but Sunday reported a sore foot. The injury developed during the night and Sunday morning he was barely able to put his weight on the injured foot.

Sam Doroslov sustained a bruised knee and George Slusser exhibited a large puff on the leg just above the ankle.

Thus the Tigers today went into preparations for their big game of the year, not knowing just what physical condition they are in.

Should the injuries respond to treatment the squad by Saturday may be in good condition.

Barberton Stubborn
As expected, Barberton proved a stubborn foe and the injuries testify to the type of resistance the Tigers faced. They were fortunate enough to shove over two touchdowns in the first period and a half which enable Brown to rest Glass and his convalescing influenza victims, Junior Anderson and Gus Peters.

Neither started the game, but were rushed in for a few minutes in the first period to stem Barberton’s only serious threat on the seven-yard line.

In fact all of the Tiger regulars had an opportunity to watch part of the game from the bench. Don Snavely was rested most of the second half and in the closing minutes of the game, an entire second team carried on for Massillon.

A revamped Massillon lineup, started the game. Substitutions and changes of the past week resulted in only two players holding down the positions they played in the opening game of the season against Horace Mann of Gary, Ind. These were Earl Martin, center and Snavely, right end.

Switch Positions
Lynn Houston was in at right guard instead of left guard, Fred Toles was at left end instead of halfback. Glass was at fullback instead of halfback and Snyder at left halfback instead of blocking back. Other positions were filled with new faces.

Sam Doroslov, for instance didn’t become a regular until last week. Nor did MacMichael, a substitute tackle who was promoted to left guard, Zimmerman was elevated to a varsity backfield job in midseason and Bill Croop and Ralph Harsch relieved Peters and Anderson.

It was midway in the first period when the Tigers scored their first touchdown.The Tigers got the ball in midfield on a punt and Glass broke away for a 20-yard run that carried the leather to the 29-yard line. He hit through his right tackle again for 13 more yards and was injured on the play. Snyder and Glass picked up four more yards and the red head then ran wide around his left end to the one yard line. Glass rammed the ball over and kicked the extra point.

Following up Glavitsch’s beautiful return of the kickoff to the Tiger 45, the Magics executed a lateral off a forward pass that carried the ball to a first down on the 12-yard line. Here Coach Brown rushed Peters and Anderson into the game to stop the threat. A five-yard penalty for offside moved Barberton to the seven-yard line as the period ended, but the Tigers braced, grounded two passes and took the ball.

Pass Scores Touchdown
Following an exchange of punts they started from their own 31 and with Snyder and Zimmerman doing most of the carrying, moved the leather up to the Magics’ 41-yard line.

There Snyder dropped back and shot a long pass to Snavely who caught it beyond Barberton’s two safety men and raced to a touchdown. Glass again kicked goal.

Stopped once on the three-yard line, the Massillon gridders crossed the Barberton goal on their second bid in the third period, but it took a lot of hard plugging.

The drive started from the Magics’ 35-yard line. When two passes were grounded Snyder took the ball and in two attempts plunged to a first down on the 25. He carried it three more times in a row for another first down on the 15.

A nine-yard smash by Snyder and a yard by Slusser produced a first down on the five and set the stage for Zimmerman to circle wide around his left end for the touchdown. He went out of bounds just as he crossed the goal line. Snyder kicked the extra point.

Howard Intercepts Pass
The last touchdown came on a break in the game and a lot of fast running by Bob Howard. The game was waning and the Tiger ranks were plugged with substitutes when Peterman trying desperately to at least score, hurled a pass into the flat from his 40-yard line. Howard came up on the dead run, snared the ball which was intended for Makowski and set sail for the goal line with no one between him and the goal. Fred Toles negotiated the extra point on an end around sweep. The game ended five plays later.

The Tigers were by far the better ball club as statistics show. They made 14 first downs to Barberton’s six and gained 280 yards to Barberton’s 93.

Neither team was able to do anything in the way of returning punts. The Tigers’ average return was two yards, while Barberton only averaged eight-tenths of a yard on its returns.

Approximately 4,000 spectators, the smallest crowd of the year attended. Barberton brought only a small delegation, but its band came along and gave a good exhibition between periods, as did the Massillon band.

The lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Barberton
Toles LE Good
Harsch LT Maloney
MacMichael LG Self
Martin C Jones
Houston RG Ratay
Croop RT Wells
Snavely RE Heppert
Doroslov QB Rowe
Snyder LH Glavitsch
Zimmerman RH Seilers
Glass FB Peterman

Score by periods:
Massillon 7 7 7 7 28

Substitutions: Massillon – Anderson, rt; Peters, lt; Lucius, lg; Greenfelder, rg; Slusser, rh; Zimmerman, fb; Lechleiter, re; Howard, le; Fabian, lh; France, re; Hout, c; Pedrotty, rg; Sandy, rh.
Barberton – Hanic, rh; McCaffery, lg; Millhoff, c; Panchalk, le; Taylor, lt; Werner, re; Funk, le; Makowski, lh.

Touchdowns: Massillon – Glass; Snavely; Zimmerman; Howard.

Points after touchdowns:
Massillon – Glass 2 (placekick); Snyder (placekick); Toles (end sweep).

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

Bob Glass
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1937: Massillon 28, Youngstown Chaney 6

Massillon Scores Twice in Opening Period, Then Benches Snavely and Anderson for Rest of Game; Passes Help Chaney Score


Flashing their old form with two of their convalescing stars back in the lineup, the Washington high Tigers turned back the invasion of Youngstown Chaney here Friday evening, 28-6 before 4,000 fans, the smallest crowd of the season.

With the new offense flashing power the few minutes the team was kept intact, the Tiger gridders ripped through to a pair of touchdowns in the first period, bogged down as Coach Paul Brown experimented for two more quarters, and then gathered an additional 14 points the last stanza.

Chaney Played Good Ball
As expected, Chaney turned loose a good team. You may not believe it but statistics show the Youngstown gridders gained more yards by passing and more yards by rushing than New Castle last week, but lacked the defensive strength of the Pennsylvania team.

The Tigers scored 14 first downs to the visitors’ 11 and gained the net total of 326 yards from scrimmage to Chaney’s 224 yards.

The Tigers looked like their old selves the first period when they pushed the visiting eleven around with will. They took the kickoff and Bob Glass nearly got away with it, running back to the Chaney 42-yard line before being downed. Two plays later he was away for a 35-yard touchdown dash.

March 78 Yards To Score
Later on in the period, Glass, Bill Zimmerman and Red Snyder, who started his first game at fullback, ripped and snorted 74 yards to the Chaney four-yard line where Glass smashed through left tackle for the touchdown. He kicked both extra points from placements and with the Tigers leading 14-0, Snavely, Glass and Junior Anderson left the game. Glass went back in the second period but Snavely and Anderson kept out of it for their own welfare.

The Tiger attack bogged down, however, and though the club would have shoved over a touchdown in the first half had not the gun cracked with the ball inches short of a touchdown and first down coming up, it did not get across the Chaney line again until the fourth period.

They drove to the six-yard line where Chaney braced and twice threw back Glass to take possession of the ball and halt the march. But it proved costly nevertheless, for Frank Terleci, dropping behind his goal to punt, got a bad pass from center and had to fall on the ball in the Promised Land for a safety that hoisted the Massillon score to 16 points.

The hog-hide was brought out for a free kick and there followed a 70-yard spurt that ended with Toles strutting the big apple around right end for 10 yards and a touchdown.

That was enough for Chaney. Passes that all evening had spattered against the dirt like so many wasted bullets, began to hit their mark. Terlecki flung one 28 yards to John Soltas. Another to Alex Chockey gained 12 more and a first down on the 15-yard stripe.

Lynn ripped for eight yards and an offside penalty put the leather on the two-yard line. Terleck had enough left in him to drive back the Massillon eight man line the remaining two yards for a touchdown.

Passes Scores For Tigers
It took just two plays to get the next and last Massillon touchdown. Sam Doroslov, starting his first game as the Tiger blocking back, nearly got a bowler’s strike as he gathered in Terlecki’s kickoff on the 10-yard line and waded down the alley with a pair of trip-hammer knees lifting the opposition out of the way. He was brought down from behind on the Chaney 46-yard line, after one player had slowed him up in the open. On the next play, George Slusser, substituting for Glass, stepped back and pegged a pretty pass down the alley to Bill Zimmerman who caught the ball on the 20-yard line and headed for the left sideline and a touchdown.

Chaney would not quit even then however and Terlecki tossed more bombs at the Tigers as his team carried the ball to the nine-yard line only to be halted when Toles tickled Pat Lynn’s feet for a four-yard loss. An incomplete pass on fourth down gave the ball to Massillon and ended the threat.

Chaney had a pair of fast backs in Lynn and Sinkovich and a good thrower in Terlecki. A peg off a lateral in the opening stanza would have been good for a touchdown had Soltas held the ball. It might have changed the complexion of the ball game and at least would have forced Coach Brown to use Snavely and Anderson for a longer period.

Offensively, Chaney gained nearly twice as many yards as did New Castle last week and made 11 first downs to New Castle’s six.

The visitors gained the net total of 104 yards by rushing and an additional 120 yards by passing.

However, Chaney did not have the stout defense the Pennsylvania team threw up here last week, though they fashioned it somewhat after New Castle’s style. One reason was that Massillon had Anderson and Snavely. Fans saw just how important they are to the team.

During the first period, while they were in the game, the local eleven gained 124 of their 326 yards and held the visitors to 24 yards.

The Tigers were not out to make a kill last night, however, but were satisfied to win and rest the injured while experimenting for the future.

New Lineup On Field
As announced Friday, Brown started a revamped lineup, but the entire eleven was together for such a short time one had little time to judge its possibilities.

The revamped lineup consisted of several changes. Red Snyder who has blocked all year was shifted to fullback and Doroslov was brought into the backfield to block. Zimmerman was retained at a halfback post along with Glass. On the line, Bud Lucius gave way to Bill MacMichael, a rugged chap who did a good job the short time he played at guard.

Snyder carried the ball 13 times last night and gained a total of 69 yards, one of which was a 23-yard run. Glass carried the ball 18 times and gained 111 yards.

The game was the Tigers’ last night performance of the season. They will end their home schedule here next Saturday afternoon with Barberton.

The Tiger band was on the job as usual and gave a pleasing performance between halves despite the frosty air.

Those Massillon cheerleaders strutted their stuff too and put more life and novel maneuvers into their leadership.

Chaney had a couple of hundred fans in the east bleachers to buoy the spirit of their team.

The visitors’ suits were deceiving. Players looked considerable smaller than the Massillon gridders, but in the dressing room you saw the difference. Chaney was actually several pounds heavier than Massillon.

The lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Chaney
Howard LE Soltas
Peters LT Gaglione
Houston LG Jack Evans
Martin C Baker
MacMichale RG Padach
Anderson RT Dasen
Snavely RE Poschner
Doroslov QB Chockey
Glass LH Lynn
Zimmerman RH Sinkovich
Snyder FB Terlecki

Score by periods:
Massillon 14 0 0 14 28
Chaney 0 0 0 6 6

Massillon – Lechleiter, le; Toles, re; Slusser, lh; Fabian, lh; Greenfelder, rg; MacMichale, rt; Lucius, rg, Croop, lt.
Chaney – Daniels, qb; John Evans, rg; Pinkney, re.

Massillon – Glass 2; Toles; Zimmerman.
Chaney – Terlecki.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Glass 2 (placekicks).

Chaney – Terlecki.

Referee – Rupp (Dennison).
Umpire – Jenkins (Akron).
Head Linesman – Barrett (Akron).

Game Statistics
Mass. Chaney
First downs rushing 12 6
First downs passing 2 5
Total first downs 14 11
Yards rushing 258 114
Yards lost rushing 15 10
Net yards rushing 243 104
Yards gained passing 82 120
Total yards gained 326 224
Returned kickoffs (yards) 114 98
Returned punts (yards) 10 11
Total yards ball advanced 456 333
Times penalized 4 3
Yards penalized 30 20
Passes attempted 6 17
Passes completed 2 6
Passes incomplete 3 11
Passes intercepted 1 0
Punts 4 5
Punting average (yards) 37 33
Punts blocked 0 1
Average return on punts 2 3
Kickoffs 5 3
Average return kickoffs 38 20
Fumbles 0 2

Bob Glass
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1937: Massillon 0, New Castle, PA 7

Massillon Eleven Out Charged and Out Smarted by Pennsylvania’s Red Hurricane; 10,000 Attend Feature Contest


A Red Hurricane from Pennsylvania struck Massillon field in all its fury Friday evening, ripped open the orange and black wave and ended Washington high school’s undefeated football streak at 26 games before a crowd of 10,000.

The final score was New Castle 7, Massillon 0. A second period pass, Lindy Lauro to Ed. Sovesky, turned the trick and with New Castle stacking up an impregnable defense, one touchdown was all that was needed.

Injuries Hurt Tigers
Torn by injury and illness, the Massillon eleven was not at its best, while the Red Hurricane, in the words of its Coach Phil Bridenbaugh, never played a better football game.

“We did not expect to win,” Bridenbaugh said after the game, “But our team played fine ball and of course I am very happy. No doubt you missed Snavely. We had picked him as your No. 1 player.”

And the Tigers did miss Snavely and Junior Anderson and Warren Wyatt. The veteran trio composed the entire right side of the Massillon line and none was able to play last night.

Wyatt cracked a bone in his leg in the Alliance game and is hobbling about on crutches. Snavely injured a knee in practice Tuesday. He was in uniform last night and warmed up once with the intention of stopping the New Castle touchdown thrust, but before he could get into the game, Lauro had found a good receiver in Sovesky and Snavely went back on the oak.

Anderson took ill with influenza Friday and spent the night in bed.

Coming as they did, the injuries not only weakened the Tigers physically but mentally. They had two days in which to plug the hole left by Snavely’s injury but when Anderson took sick Friday and most of the players knew nothing about it until they came to the field to dress – that was the last straw.

New Castle Inspired
But with all the king’s horses and all the king’s men, New Castle would have been hard to beat last night. The Hurricane played with a spirit seldom seen on the gridiron and the longer the game went the tougher they grew.

Give Lauro, Sovesky and Micaletti credit for a good offensive performance, but heap praise on the New Castle line. It was the Hurricane forward wall that won it the victory. It out charged the Tiger line, stopped virtually everything Massillon sent its way and opened holes for the ball carrier to cut through.

Joe Picutta and Eddie Dombroski, the visitors’ guards were in the Massillon backfield most of the evening and with their teammates stopped all Tiger offensive maneuvers after the first period. Not a first down did they give Massillon the second half and they only yielded one in the second period.

All of the Tigers’ offense was packed into the first period when they twice carried the ball inside the New Castle 15-yard line.

A 15-yard penalty hurt plenty on one occasion and it would have been first down on the seven-yard line, had not the Tigers failed to stop on their shift.

Again they missed their first down by two yards after carrying the ball to the 11-yard stripe.

Recovered fumbles had given the Tigers their two chances. They carried the kickoff back to the 30-yard line where Glass punted over the goal line on fourth down.

On the third play Micaletti fumbled and Bud Lucius came up with the ball on the 28-yard line. A 14-yard gain by Zimmerman on the weak side and a couple of bucks by Glass put the ball on the 11-yard line, but there the visitors held. They only ran off two plays, however, before Lauro fumbled and Lucius again came up with the ball on the 18-yard line.

Glass tossed a pass to Red Snyder for six yards and Zimmerman gained three more. Slusser sneaked through to what would have been a first down on the seven-yard line but the shift was declared illegal and a 15-yard penalty put the Tigers back. Another pass to Snyder gained 10 but the ball was lost on the 13-yard line and that ended Massillon’s offense for the day.

New Castle Scores
Early in the second period the Tigers tried to start another march from midfield but Joe Gender came in on the run to spear one of George Slusser’s passes and race back to the
20-yard line before being downed.

It was New Castle’s first threat. Snavely ripped off a sweat jersey and began warming up his injured knee on the sidelines. Sovesky tried to circle his right end and though he ran the width of the field, only got a yard.

Coach Brown was giving instructions to Snavely when the ball was passed to Gender. He slipped it to Lauro, who whirled and shot the ball to his left. Sovesky, cutting to his left through the Tiger secondary, caught the ball on the three-yard line with no one near to stop him. Roussos kicked the extra point in what looked like a line drive, but it was over and between the bars and good for the seventh point.

The Hurricane never yielded after that. What hope Massillon had of tying the score was blotted out by brilliant line play and excellent ball hawking in the secondary. The visitors allowed the Tigers but one first down thereafter and Eddie Dombroski’s educated toe kept the Massillon eleven out of New Castle territory, kept them out in fact until the closing minutes of the fourth quarter when Dombroski’s punt was blocked and recovered by Lucius on the Hurricane 33-yard line. Bob Glass tossed one long pass that barely missed its mark, way down at the goal line, but when he tried two more he was struck down for consecutive losses of 10 yards before he could get the ball away.

Near Riot Stopped
The last tackle nearly precipitated a riot. Glass and Picutta came up fighting. New Castle fans were already beginning to pour out of the bleachers and several Massillon substitutes ran out on the field but were hauled down by Coach Brown and sent back to the bench.

The officials took command in time, put Glass and Picutta out of the ball game, called it no play and put the ball back to the place of the previous down. The game ended two plays later.

Save for its one touchdown march, New Castle was never particularly dangerous. Their only other threat came in the middle of the fourth quarter when they marched the ball from midfield to the Tiger 17-yard line where on fourth down Roussos’ attempt field goal was low.

The Red Hurricane outplayed the Tigers in practically every department as the statistics will show. They made six first downs to the Tigers’ three and gained a net total of 79 yards from scrimmage to Massillon’s 75 as well as 33 yards in passing to Massillon’s 16. They averaged 39 yards on punts to Massillon’s 36 yards. Throw out the blocked punt when figuring the punting average and you get an average of 47 yards per punt which is computed from the line of scrimmage, not from the point where the ball was kicked. Not a punt was returned, whereas Massillon’s punts were returned a total of 17 yards.

Glass Stopped
In outdoing the Tigers offensively and defensively the Hurricane stopped Glass. On only two occasions did he get away to a substantial gain. On the second play after the kickoff, he ripped off 28 yards to lug the leather into New Castle territory and on the last play of the first half he carried the ball 15 yards on a mousetrap play to midfield.

Glass carried the ball 17 times for a new average gain of two and one-half yards. Bill Zimmerman carried it 12 times for an average gain of 3.3 yards and Slusser carried six times for an average gain of one-half yard.

Loss of Snavely, Anderson and Wyatt, crippled the Tigers offensively as well as defensively. Lucius, Bill MacMichael and Kasper Lechleiter did the best they could but none had the experience of the three veterans and experience was needed last night with New Castle keyed up and pointed.

Defeat can not be blamed on them. The entire Tiger team as a whole was not on its toes and was both out charged and out smarted.

But all things have an ending and since defeat had to come some time, there was no disgrace in losing to an eleven that played the brand of football put up by New Castle.

Lucius did a good job of ball hawking and covered two New Castle fumbles and the blocked punt.

The crowd was the largest to attend a game here this season. Approximately 10,000 witnessed the game.

Bands Sparkle
The New Castle band gave a flashy performance between halves. Wearing their new uniforms for the first time this season, the young visiting musicians marched down the field in triumph at the end of the game to herald the accomplishment of their team in ending the Tiger undefeated string of 26 games that began back in the opening game of 1935.

Prior to the game the New Castle musicians had dinner at the Y.M.C.A. Members of the Washington high band took pains to add color and a warm welcome to the reception. They decorated the dining room with Massillon and New Castle colors and made little favors, paper footballs reading “Welcome to Massillon”, that were placed at every plate.

The Tiger band also accorded the visitors another friendly gesture when they turned over the entire intermission between halves to the New Castle band. The local musicians did their drilling before the game and joined New Castle in its triumphant march after the final gun.

The visitors were enthusiastic over the welcome and their enthusiasm was kindled with victory. It evened the score with the Tigers and preserved a New Castle record that goes back 15 years. Not in that time has any opponent outscored the Red Hurricane in games.

The celebration lasted into the wee hours of the morning. Some fans probably remained the night, but for the most part they returned home amidst a blaring of horns.

The lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. New Castle
Howard LE Nocera
Peters LT Roussos
Houston LG Picutta
Martin C Updegraph
Luciius RG Dombroski
MacMichael RT MacNeill
Lechleiter RE Carey
Slusser QB Gender
Glass LH Sovesky
Snyder RH Micaletti
Zimmerman FB Lauro

Score by periods:
New Castle 0 7 0 0 7

Massillon – Greenfelder, rg; Toles, re; Fabian, lb.
New Castle – Kulnis, lg.

Touchdown: New Castle – Sovesky.
Point after touchdown: Roussos (placekick).

Referee – Lobach.
Umpire – Wallace.

Game Statistics
Mass. New C.
Yards gained rushing 101 32
Yards lost rushing 26 13
Net yards gained 75 79
Yards gained passing 16 33
Total yards gained 91 112
First downs 3 6
Passes attempted 12 7
Passes completed 2 3
Passes intercepted by 2 2
Passes incomplete 8 2
Punts 7 6
Average punts (yards) 36 39
Punts blocked 0 1
Punts – returned yards 0 17
Average return punts 0 2
Kickoffs 0 3
Kickoffs returned yards 62 0
Average return 21 0
Fumbles 0 3
Lost ball on fumbles 0 2
Penalties 2 4
Yards penalized 20 31
Plays from scrimmage 54 47

Bob Glass
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1937: Massillon 13, Steubenville 0

Massillon Points Scored in First and Last Periods; Stout Defense Holds Big Red to Net Gain of One Yard


Out of the murk, the Washington high Tigers came, Friday evening, to overpower the Big Red of Steubenville 13-0 and write another score in the record books which Massillon fans hope will give the local team its third successive state championship.

With the elements against them, the Tigers splashed and plunged to show 7,000 fans, 1,000 of them from Massillon, why they have been proclaimed state champions the last two years.

Score in First Quarter
They struck fast. Stopped once on the one-yard line after recovering a Steubenville fumble, Bob Glass led the local eleven to its first touchdown in a 25-yard drive that ended when he plunged through stubborn resistance from the one-yard line. He also carried the ball across for the extra point.

The longer the game progressed the more it appeared the seven points would be the margin of difference.

The Big Red yielded ground in midfield but when waddling in the shadows of its goal posts, would not be moved.

Snavely Blocks Punt
Minutes were slipping in the fourth quarter when the Tigers with a series of offensive maneuvers and well placed punts shoved Steubenville back to its four-yard line and forced them to punt. But Fingers never got the ball away. Don Snavely crashed through, blocked the punt and covered it behind the Big Red goal for a touchdown.

The Stubbers tossed passes recklessly after that but could not connect.

The Big Red was a stubborn football tam. Massing its superior weight when pushed back to its goal line, it twice stopped Massillon touchdown drives within the three-yard line and on three other occasions turned back threats within the 20-yard stripe.

But the Tigers were not to be denied victory. Though the breaks helped them to their touchdowns, they helped to make the breaks and deserved the 13-point advantage as the following statistics will show.

Looking more like gingerbread boys after rolling about in the mud and water, the Massillon boys gained the sum total of 209 yards to Steubenville’s one and made 12 first downs to Steubenville’s one. In fact Steubenville’s only first down was made on a penalty and was not gained by rushing.

In every department the Tigers excelled. They tossed three passes and completed two for a gain of 29 yards. The Big Red failed to complete a pass.

Linemen Play Great Game
The Massillon line out-charged the heavier Steubenville forward wall and too much credit cannot be given the defensive playing of Don Snavely and Messrs. Gus Peters, Junior Anderson, Lynn Houston, Earl Martin and Bud Lucius for their fine defensive work.

The gangly Tiger center twice smacked through and smeared the 190-pound Di Carlo for successive losses.

The heavy footing, however, slowed the offensive charge of the Massillon gridders and they found it hard to dig the Big Red out of their goal line stands.

An all-night and all-day rain left a heavy gridiron, but thanks to solid turf, the field was not a quagmire.
Backfield men, however, found it hard from the start to handle the slimy ball and there were frequent fumbles, each team recovering the ball from opponents.

A fumble, in fact gave the Tigers their first chance in the opening minutes of the game.

Tigers Recover Fumble
The Big Red had kicked off and Glass getting but seven yards, in two attempts had punted back to the Stubbers 15-yard line. On the second play, Fingers fumbled and a Massillon boy pounced on the ball on the nine-yard line.

Then and there the Tigers found they were up against a more than average line. Bob Glass hammered through for four yards but lost three of them the next time he carried. He carried the ball two more times but could only gain seven more yards and the Big Red took the ball on their one-yard stripe.

Standing deep behind his goal line, Fingers punted out to George Slusser who made a daring catch on the Big Red 30 and got back five yards more. It was a great job of ball handling on the part of Slusser and the way he handled the slippery pigskin throughout the night is worthy of credit.

Glass Scores Touchdown
With Glass carrying the leather, the Tigers required three smashes to push it forward to a first down on the Stubbers’ 13-yard line. He whacked right tackle for one yard on a reverse and crashed through the left side for nine more and a first down on the three-yard line. The Tiger halfback required two more plays, both directed at the center of the Steubenville line, to get the ball over. Both sides were offside when an attempted kick for the extra point went wild of the posts, so Glass lugged the leather across on the second attempt for the seventh point.

Playing a break, the Big Red chose to kickoff but the Tigers held on to the ball and swept back up the field on a 24-yard dash by Slusser on a fake kick and a 10-yard sweep by Glass. The Stubbers stopped the drive on their 15-yard line, however when they twice held Glass without gain and nailed Slusser to a spinner.

The Tigers again got the ball on a punt in midfield and Glass and Zimmerman drove back to the 30 where a 15-yard penalty ended their threat. After another exchange of punts, Massillon took the ball on the Stubber’s 40 and aided by a 15-yard flip over center, Slusser to Snavely, marched the ball to the three-yard line, where Glass on fourth down with two yards to go, missed a first down by a foot. He dug his head into the tummy of Straka, 265-pound Steubenville tackle and through dazed, continued in the game.

Fingers punted out of danger but the Tigers came right back again driving down to the 20-yard line where Fingers intercepted Slusser’s toss to Snavely and got back to his 24-yard line before being tackled. Fingers got away for four yards on the next play, Steubenville’s longest gain of the game.

Neither team threatened in the third quarter. The Big Red had a chance when Di Carlo covered a Massillon fumble on the Tiger 25, but on the first play he fumbled and Lucius got the ball back for Massillon.

Early in the fourth period the Tigers began a series of maneuvers that gradually shoved the Big Red back into its own territory and paved the way for the final touchdown.

They took the ball to the 12-yard line, where a 22-yard loss on a widely tossed lateral set them back to the 34. Bob Glass planted a high punt that dropped to the four-yard line where Don Snavely downed the ball.

Snavely Blocks Punt
Fingers kicked back to Slusser who made another of those daring catches on the 32-yard line and only got forward two steps before being downed. A five-yard penalty stopped the threat and Glass, not taking any chances, punted to Fingers who was dropped by Snavely for no return on the three-yard line.

When two passes were knocked down, Fingers dropped back to punt. Don Snavely came crashing through and blocked the ball. It rolled to the side. Both players plunged for the ball. Fingers hit it first but like a greased pig it slipped from his arms and Snavely crawled on it for a touchdown.

Glass tried to kick the extra point but the ball slipped from the fingers of Red Snyder who was holding it for him. Gathering up the leather, Glass sidestepped two Stubber tackles but fell a yard short of making the extra point.

The Big Red tried to pass the wet ball but it only resulted in Bog Howard intercepting it on the Massillon 35-yard line. The game ended with the Tigers completing a first down in midfield.

The Massillon gridders emerged from the game in good condition. Though there was a lot of piling up, particularly in the closing minutes of the game, none appeared hurt except Glass who aggravated an old shoulder injury. He played with a rubber doughnut on the sore spot and though twice injured, lasted the entire game, however.

Sweaters were nearly plastered to the skin with mud and water and players of both teams had a hard time “skinning” them off after the game.

The Massillon band proved every bit as good mudders as the Tiger gridders. The Big Red turned over the entire intermission period to the local musicians, who tossed off their rain coats and drilled on the field. “The best band that has ever drilled here,” was the compliment of the Steubenville announcer.

Rained Throughout Game
Put on your rain coat, fill the bath tub with water and crawl in. You may then better realize the drenching spectators received. But it was not as severe as at New Castle last year and fans were better prepared. They had their rain coats, blankets, hats, umbrellas and boots this time. The rain had one redeeming feature, however. It kept down the fog and the vanguard of the Massillon delegation began arriving home at 11:30 p.m.

The special train which conveyed the band and several hundred fans to Steubenville pulled in an hour and a half later. It did not leave Steubenville until after 11 p.m.

Many Massillon fans remained in Steubenville all night and continued on to Pittsburgh today. The same program will be enjoyed by members of the team. They spent the night at the Fort Steuben hotel and this morning left for Pittsburgh to attend the Wisconsin – University of Pittsburgh game. They will return to Massillon tonight.

The lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Steubenville
Lechleiter LE Knowalezuk
Peters LT Straka
Houston LG Fryer
Martin C Bell
Lucius RG Barsuck
Anderson RT Mike
Snavely RE Williams
Slusser QB Roe
Glass LH Fingers
Snyder RG Di Carlo
Zimmerman FB Olson

Game Statistics
Mass. Steub.
Yards gained rushing 209 18
Yards lost rushing 29* 17
Net yards gained 180 1
Yards gained passing 29 0
Total yards gained 209 1
First downs 12 1x
Times punted 6 7
Average punts in yards 36 32
Average punts returned 4.8 1.5
Penalties 40 9
Lost ball on fumble 2 2
Passes completed 2 0
Passes intercepted 1 2
Passes incomplete 0 4
* – 22 of 29 yards lost in fumbled lateral
x – Penalty gave first down

Score by periods:
Massillon 7 0 0 6 13

Massillon – Howard, le.
Steubenville – Henry, rg.

Massillon – Glass, Snavely.

Point after touchdown:
Massillon – Glass (carried).

Referee – Goodwin (W. & J.)
Umpire – Graf (Ohio State).
Head Linesman – Gross (Marietta).
Field Judge – Lindell (Glenville State Teachers).

Bob Glass
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1937: Massillon 39, Alliance 6

Passes Overcome Unorthodox Alliance Defense After Tigers Are Behind at End of Half for First Time in Three Seasons


The Washington high Tigers took the lead in the race for Stark county scholastic football honors before 5,000 fans here last night but not until after Alliance had given them one of the worst scares they have had in three seasons.

The end of the first half found the orange and black behind 6-0. Not since the memorable Massillon-Canton game of 1934, have they been in that position.

Game Not in Bag Until Fourth Period
It was not until the third quarter was well underway that the Tigers succeeded in taking the lead and they were not sure of victory until the middle of the fourth period was reached.

Then with a final burst of offense the Massillon gridders plunged and passed their way to a final 39-6 triumph which is just about the score many optimistic fans had figured they would win by.

But it was a costly victory, in that Warren Wyatt, Tiger guard and one of the six veterans on the team may not be able to play for another month.

Wyatt cracked a bone in his right leg, just above the ankle and will be out indefinitely, Coach Paul Brown said today. He was injured on the seventh play of the third quarter, in the midst of the Tigers’ first touchdown drive. X-ray pictures revealed a cracked bone, not a break, Coach Brown said.

However no chance will be taken on aggravating the injury and Wyatt will be given a complete rest until pronounced physically able to return.

Unorthodox Defense
As expected Dr. George Wilcoxon, Alliance coach made life miserable for the Tigers the first half with a cockeyed defense which consisted of an eight-man line. The Aviators lined up on defense with six men on the forward wall and hopped two additional men in from the secondary at the expectant point of attack just as the ball was snapped.

With the exception of the early minutes of the first quarter when a 15-yard penalty stopped the Tigers in what looked like a touchdown drive, the Aviators had the Massillon offense completely bottled up.

The eight-man line halted the running attack and so rushed George Slusser that he was unable to pass. Save for their one long march at the start of the first quarter that took the ball to the Alliance 32-yard stripe, the Tigers were unable to penetrate into Alliance territory and only made three first downs in the two periods.

The Aviators on the other hand struck suddenly and successfully in the middle of the second quarter when John Gainor brought Bob Glass’ punt back 12 yards to the 34-yard line, moved it 14 yards nearer on a surprise dash around end and pegged a pass straight over the center to August Palozzi who scampered across the Tiger goal. Gainor’s attempted kick for the extra point was wide of the posts but the six points looked big to both Alliance and Massillon fans.

Tigers Take Lead
The Tigers snapped out of their lethargy in the third period however, grabbed the kickoff and marched 64 yards to a touchdown.

Dr. Wilcoxon’s defense strategy which completely stopped the Tigers the first half, reacted against him the last half as Slusser and Glass uncorked their throwing arms.

With only three men in the alliance secondary, Coach Brown ordered his boys to pass and they did.

A long peg took the ball over the middle of the field to the Alliance 34. The visitors became pass conscious and Glass and Zimmerman hammered for a first down. When the Aviators again closed in to try and halt the Tiger running attack, Glass fired a pass to Slusser who gathered in the leather and went down to the five-yard line. Glass only required one play to get it over and tie the score. He kicked the extra point from placement and the Tigers went into the lead.

Passes again opened the way for the second touchdown in the closing minutes of the third quarter. Don Snavely picked one of Gainor’s passes out of the air on the Alliance 44. Glass moved it down to the 24-yard line and when the Tigers were penalized five yards for offside, Glass again stepped back and fired to Slusser for a first down on the six yard stripe. He went over for a touchdown on the first play, but missed the try for the extra point.

Touchdowns came easier in the fourth quarter.

Power Plays Get Points
The Tigers had the ball in their possession on the Alliance 45-yard line when the third period ended and directed a relentless drive at the Alliance line.

Only one pass, an eight-yard toss, Glass to Snyder was mixed in with the running attack, for the Tigers by this time had opened the red and blue secondary and the ball carriers were able to go places. With Zimmerman doing some nifty plunging the orange and black smashed to a first down on the one-yard line and Glass plunged the ball across. Slusser tried to buck the extra point but failed.

There was joy in the visitors’ hearts a little later when Gainor kicked a beautiful punt into the coffin corner on the five-yard line.

The Tigers did not give the ball away, however, but gambled on their ball carrying ability and reeled off three successive first downs that took the pigskin to the Alliance 44. Slusser got loose on a delayed buck and moved it on to the 29-yard line where Glass pegged a
28-yard pass to Don Snavely who stepped out of bound inches short of the Alliance goal. Zimmerman lugged the ball over. Glass’ kick was low.

Howard Snares Alliance Pass
The next score followed in 30 seconds. The red and blue received and on the first play Bob Howard intercepted Gainor’s long pass in midfield and dashed back to the two-yard line before alliance could down him. Slusser sneaked across for the touchdown and Glass kicked the extra point that swelled the total to 32.

Another interception by Howard stopped an Alliance passing threat in midfield. Glass shook himself loose for a dash to the 14-yard line and aided by a five-yard penalty on Alliance for offside, the Tigers drove the remaining nine yards with Glass carrying the ball into the Promised Land. He kicked the 39th point and a flock of Massillon substitutes carried on the last three minutes.

Save for their second period touchdown, Alliance threatened on but two other occasions. With the Tigers leading 19-6, two successive passes advanced the ball to the Massillon
37-yard line where the locals held and forced the red and blue to punt. In the first period Streza intercepted Slusser’s pass on the 32-yard line, but the Aviators could only advance the ball four more yards before they lost it on downs.

Statistics were entirely in Massillon’s favor. The Tigers made 19 first downs to five for Alliance and gained a total of 383 yards to the Aviators’ 126 yards.

Sixteen of Massillon’s first downs were made in the last half, 11 in the fourth period.

The Alliance and Massillon bands kept warm between halves by drilling on the field.

The lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Alliance
Howard LE Clark
Peters LT Carli
Houston LG Purdy
Martin C Kloetzer
Wyatt RG Zupanic
Anderson RT Taylor
Snavely RE Palozzi
Slusser QB Gainor
Glass LH Schwartzhoff
Snyder RH Koch
Zimmerman FB Streza

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 0 13 26 39
Alliance 0 6 0 0 6

Substitutions: Massillon – Doroslov, qb; Lucius, rg; Fabian, fb; Lechleiter, le; MacMichael, lt; harsh, rt; Hout, c; Croop, rt; France, re; Toles, lh, Sandy, rh.
Alliance – Dawson, c; McPhail, rh; Hume, qb; Artino, hb; Boyd, rt; Chernikovich, rg.

Alliance – Palozzi.
Massillon – Glass 4; Zimmerman; Slusser.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Glass 3 (placekicks).

Referee – Lobach (F. & M.)
Umpire – Jenkins (Akron).
Head Linesman – Boone (Canton).

Bob Glass
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1937: Massillon 39, Cedar Rapids, IA 0

Carries Ball Most of Time To Score Five Touchdowns; Massillon Ready To Cast Vote for Albert Eddy for All-Iowa Honors


The rumble of the Cedar Rapids Thunderbolts was lost in the roar of the Washington high Tiger here Friday evening as the Massillon eleven coupled passing with power to chalk up a surprising 39-0 triumph before 8,000 fans in a conquest for Midwest scholastic football honors.

It was the Tigers’ third victory of the season and stretched their undefeated record to 24 consecutive games. It was likewise the second intersectional triumph of the season for the Massillon gridders who in their opening game defeated Horace Mann high of Gary, Ind., the Hoosier state champion last year. The Franklin high Thunderbolts previously undefeated and unscored on are headed for the state title of Iowa.

Visitors Not as Strong as Expected
Disappointing in their performance, the Cedar Rapids gridders failed to give the Tigers the opposition expected of them. They were victims of a lot of hard luck and got but few breaks of the ball game.

Their only thunder was an occasional flash by Albert Eddy, a great quarterback, who twice got away to long runs without any great amount of assistance.

Eddy produced the only offense that visitors were able to muster, intercepted a Massillon pass on the five-yard line that would have produced a touchdown and played a fine defensive game. A candidate for All-Iowa honors, Massillon would give him a vote if given the chance.

Glass Carries Massillon Burden
But while Iowa had its Eddy, Massillon had its Bob Glass and the big halfback scored five of the Tigers’ six touchdowns. In fact he carried the ball practically all the time the first two periods of the ball game and only got a rest when George Slusser elected to try an occasional forward pass.

With Glass’ running and Slusser’s passing producing most of the Tiger offense, the Massillon gridders had the Thunderbolts moving backward from the start.

They scored a touchdown in the first quarter, three more in the second, one in the third and one in the fourth, gaining the huge total of 536 yards by rushing; the 129 yards by passing. The offensive maneuvers produced 18 first downs to the Thunderbolts’ five and only twice did they punt. The latter, lacking little in an offensive way save the running of Eddy, gained 140 yards by rushing and 15 by passing.

Glass was not alone in his efforts, his fellow backs, Messrs. Slusser, Snyder and Zimmerman and Guards, Houston and Wyatt cut down Iowa tacklers viciously last night, while Gus Peters, Junior Anderson, Bob Howard, Don Snavely and Earl Martin charged through to open holes so large that a youngster could have walked through.

Robert Lorence, crack Iowa guard, occasionally diagnosed a play and stopped Glass without gain, but seldom was the Massillon ace downed for loss. In fact, statistics show the local gridders lost but seven yards from scrimmage all evening.

Passes Hit Mark
Slusser’s accurate passes kept the Iowa secondary from closing in on the line of scrimmage and aided materially in the effectiveness of the Tiger running attack.

Two of his long pegs produced touchdowns while a third carried the ball to the four-yard line, from which point Glass swept wide around his right end to score standing up.

Slusser is the answer to Brown’s prayers for a successor to Mike Byelene and he looks every bit as good as Mike when the latter was a soph.

The crowd had hardly cooled down with the excitement that accompanies the opening kickoff until the Tigers were driving toward the Iowa goal.

Having not played a common foe, the comparative strength of the two teams could only be judged by the size of players and records produced in distant fields.

The Thunderbolts came to Massillon groomed as possibly champions of Iowa and no wonder Massillon fans bellowed with delight when Glass reeled off 12 yards around his right end the first time he lugged the leather. The drive went straight to the 10-yard line, where a 15-yard penalty and a bit of nice defensive work on Lorence’s part stopped the Massillon eleven and put the ball in Iowa’s hands on the 17-yard line.

Eddy flashed once as he gained six yards, but the series could not gain a first down and Currell punted the ball to Slusser who returned four yards to his 46-yard line.

Tigers Score First Touchdown
There the Tigers launched their first touchdown. Glass carried the ball 14 yards on his first trip and when Guy broke up a pass intended for Snavely, Slusser gave Glass the ball seven times in succession and he went over from the two-yard line, and placekicked the extra point.

After the following kickoff, the Thunderbolts experienced the first of their misfortune when a 15-yard pass from Currell to Eddy was nil because an Iowa player was offside. A moment later Bob Howard intercepted one of Eddy’s passes, but the Tiger drive was smothered when the visitors recovered a fumble.

They punted back to Slusser, who returned from his 48-yard line to the Iowa 37.

Again the ball was given to Glass who, after a gain of 17 yards, was tackled so hard by Eddy, he flew into the air and came down kayoed. After a few minutes he resumed play and assisted by Zimmerman, carried the leather to the six-inch line, where he lunged over. This time the attempt for the extra point was wide of the posts and the score stood at 13-0.

A poor pass from center that bounded out of Eddy’s hands into the arms of Don Snavely, gave the Tigers the ball immediately after the kickoff on the Iowa 34-yard line. Eddy grounded two Massillon passes, but on third down, Slusser sneaked back and spiraled the ball to Glass who took it on the 10-yard line and went over in a hurry. He kicked the extra point.

The next touchdown came just as easy. The visitors gained but one yard after the kickoff and Currell punted to Slusser who returned nine yards to his 41-yard line. On the first play he stepped back and fired the ball to Casper Lechleiter, who got to the four-yard line before being downed. Glass cut wide around his right end and crossed the goal while three Iowa players were strewn on the ground behind him where they had been knocked down by Massillon blockers.

Mehegan Nearly Got Away
Glass’ attempted placekick for the extra point was wide. On the following kickoff, William Mehegan took Bill Hout’s kickoff and got back to his own 48-yard line before being downed. A new Massillon team went into the game and the visitors plunged for their first first down of the game as they carried the ball to the Tiger 40-yard line when the gun ended the first half.

The Tiger regulars went back into the game at the start of the third period and spent most of the time passing.

It was midway in the period before Glass, after punting for the first time in the game, intercepted Currell’s pass on the 35-yard line and got down to the nine yard line before being downed. In two plays he went over the goal. He missed his kick for the extra point.

Eddy Get Cheer
The Tigers launched another drive in the closing minutes of the quarter but Eddy stopped it when he intercepted Slusser’s pass on the six-yard line. A moment later he brought the spectators to their feet as he eluded one Massillon tackler after another before being brought down by Slusser, Tiger safety man on his 30-yard line. Guy reeled off seven yards and the visitors appeared in the midst of a successful offense when a fumble put the ball in possession of Massillon on the Iowa 40-yard line.

An exchange of punts gained the Tigers the ball on the Iowa 46. Zimmerman advanced it to the 42-yard line where Slusser whipped a pretty pass to Snavely who took the ball on the 20 and raced to a touchdown as Lechleiter cut down Eddy when he came over to make the tackle. Slusser plunged the extra point across.

The visitors made their longest march of the ball game after the following kickoff. A double lateral off a forward pass produced a first down and Eddy ran to a first down on the 21-yard line. With hundreds of Massillon fans urging the visitors on, the attack faded when Snavely gathered in one of Eddy’s passes on the line of scrimmage.

The crowd was the second largest of the season here. All seats were filled with the exception of an empty spot in the reserved section. Several hundred fans stood at the fence at the north end. Some of them would trade that spot for the best seat in the grandstand.

The Canal Fulton band represented Iowa and gave a pleasing exhibition between halves. So did the Tiger musicians. Not at all stingy, the two bands kept pouring martial music into the ears of spectators throughout the game.

The Thunderbolts remained in Massillon all night and shortly before noon headed for home.

All day Friday and prior to the ball game, Coach Orville Rust received telegrams from home town folks extending the team best wishes.

The visitors never gave in as their last offensive effort reveals and played as clean a game of football as Massillon fans have been privileged to see. None was injured and though they lost, the Iowa boys had one on the Tigers gridders – a pleasant and safe journey.

Howard LE Martin
Peters LT Deal
Houston LG Leonard
Martin C Keller
Wyatt RG Lorence
Anderson RT Bowne
Snavely C Kanellis
Snyder QB Eddy
Glass LH Guy
Slusser RH Miles
Zimmerman FB Currell

Score by periods:
Massillon 7 19 6 7 39

Massillon – Doroslov, qb; Toles, lh; Lucius, rg; Fabian, fb; Lechleiter, re; Brown, le; Machmichael, lt; Harsh, rt; Pedrotty, lg; Hout, c.

Massillon – Glass 5; Snavely.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Glass 3 (placekicks); Slusser (carried).

Referee – Gross.
Umpire – Boone.
Head Linesman – Howells.
Game Statistics
Yards gained rushing 536
Yards gained passing 129
Total yards gained 665
Yards lost rushing 7
Net yards gained 658
First downs 18
Passes attempted 11
Passes completed 4
Passes intercepted 1
Passes grounded 9
Yards penalized 55
Number of punts 2
Average of punts (yards) 30

Bob Glass
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1937: Massillon 23, Warren Harding 6

Power Plays Wipe Out Warren Touchdown After Tigers Trail for First Time in Three Years; 10,000 Fans See Game


The Tigers have what it takes! They picked themselves off the floor after being knocked down in the first three minutes at Warren Friday evening and came back to triumph 23-6 and convince 10,000 spectators they have a fine football team.

It was the largest crowd that ever attended a football game in Warren. More wanted to get in but there wasn’t room to put them.

Tigers Prove Themselves
The green turf, flanked on the side by a new concrete stadium, on the other by wooden stands and enclosed at the ends by temporary bleachers, was a proving ground for the Tigers who last week tied 6-6 by Mansfield for the first time in 22 games.

Whether the Tigers were overrated or whether they were under par in their engagement with Mansfield last week were questions to be answered.

For five minutes the Massillon eleven looked like the team of a week ago. Tigers’ fumble on the first play after the kickoff gave Warren the ball on the Tiger 36-yard line. A ruling of interference on a pass moved it 10 yards nearer the Massillon goal.

From the 26-yard line, Bartholomew, Warren fullback, amazed Tiger fans as he punctured the Massillon line in two plays to drive to a first down on the four-yard line. Davis banged straight through center for the touchdown, but his attempted kick for the extra point was wide.
Trailing 6-0 for the first time in three seasons, the Tigers snarled and the turf began to fly.

Tigers Take Lead
They couldn’t tie it up the first quarter but they punched the ball to the 34-yard line where they missed first down by a foot.

They penetrated again to the one-yard line where Warren again stood its ground, but the withering attack of Bob Glass and Warren Wyatt, combined with an 11-yard pass from George Slusser to Don Snavely, tied the count early in the second quarter, Glass going over from the 10-yard line. Glass’ well aimed placement kick gave the local eleven a one point advantage and Massillon was the better ball team the rest of the way.

A long and high 57-yard punt to Junie Davis, who Wyatt dropped in his tracks on the Warren eight-yard line, set the stage for a safety. When two plays gained but three yards, TOtterdale dropped back to punt; Snavely broke through, blocked the ball and Bud Lucius dove on it just as it skidded out of the end zone. It was an automatic safety for Massillon. Had Lucius got to the ball a moment sooner, it would have been a touchdown.

A little stalling on the part of Warren might have saved the two points, for the Tigers ran but one play after the following kick before the half ended.

Glass’ toe went to work the third period and drove the Presidents backward until the Tigers finally got the ball by midfield. There they struck again, Wyatt and Glass carrying the ball for a first down. Just as the attack appeared to bog, Wyatt broke loose and dashed 24 yards to the four-yard line. On a delayed back, Glass went over the goal and kicked the extra point from placement.

Glass Over Again
The fourth period opened with the Tigers in midst of another touchdown as a result of Lucius; recovery of a Warren fumble on the latter’s 33-yard line.

Once more Glass and Wyatt alternated at lugging the leather, Glass finally bounding over through his right tackle from the 10-yard line.

The game slowed down in the fourth period with both coaches alternating their lineups. The Tigers got down to the 38-yard line but lost the ball on an intercepted pass. Warren spurted in the last minute to chalk up two first downs and save for a first down granted by penalty, it was the first time the Presidents had made their yardage since their touchdown. They made two first downs in their touchdown drive, one by penalty to the third period and the two at the end of the game.

The Tigers on the other hand made 15 first downs, four in the first period, three in the second, five in the third and three in the fourth.

It was a different Massillon team last night, more versatile, more aggressive.

Slusser Comes Through
Sophomore Slusser, stepped into the breach in the first quarter and proved himself the find Coach Brown has been looking for. He tossed five passes, completing three of them for 43 yards and did a nice bit of work to in his safety position.

The hardest played game of the past two seasons, the Tigers showed the effects. Alvin Greenfelder received a bad charley horse the first period and was only able to hobble around on one leg last night. Snavely and Wyatt suffered sprained ankles. Junior Andreson sustained a split lip and the eleven as a whole took a battering.

Warren absorbed punishment also as a large number of times out will attest.

It more ways than one, the game was a proving ground.

It not only brought out Slusser’s possibilities but enabled Coach Brown to make another experiment. In the fourth quarter he moved Wyatt back to guard a position he played last year and inserted George Fabian into the backfield. Fabian made a number of gains but neither team scored while the new combination was on the field.

From end to end and around the backfield, the Tigers played fine football.

Glass’ Punting Outstanding
Glass’ punting was more sensational than his ball carrying and continually kept Warren on the defensive. They improvement of Wyatt was pleasing to the eye and the defensive work and blocking of Snyder was outstanding.

The fact that Warren failed to earn a first down from its touchdown to the last minute of the game attests to the defensive game put up by Martin Anderson, Gus Peters, Lucius, Houston, Howard and Snyder. They stopped most everything thrown at the line and ripped openings for Glass and Wyatt to tear off yardage.

The Massillon backs gained most of their ground between tackles. Totterdale bottled up the right end smashes. He was hard to take out. A delayed buck was Glass’ best weapon, while Wyatt gained most of his yardage through “Hogan’s alley.”

The 10,000 spectators completely circling the field formed a spectacular setting for the game. The stands appeared filled when the Tiger special arrived, five minutes after the game started, but the Massillon delegation marched in behind the Washington high band to take seats reserved for them.

Most of the 500 fans who rode the special missed Warren’s touchdown. Their ears flapped out as they approached the stadium and heard the wild shout that went up when Davis plunged over the goal.

There couldn’t be enough Massillon fans to make all that noise and the vanguard made a wild rush for the entrance to learn what it was all about.

Massillon Cheers Last
When the Tigers tied the score the Massillon fans made so much noise as to cause one to wonder if the spectators were not almost equally divided.

Warren officials, however, estimated that Massillon had some 2,000 spectators at the game. In addition to the 500 who traveled the special train, many hundreds drove.

The special returned at 1 a.m.

The Tiger band made Massillon fans proud with its music and maneuvering on the field. A large “M” was formed in front of the Massillon stands while the band played “Alma Mater Massillon.” Reversing the field the band appeared before Warren in the shape of a large W and played Ohio State’s battle song.

After the game the band reflected Massillon’s joy by marching back and forth across the field while admiring spectators stood in the stands, cheering and applauding.

The Warren band, dressed in flashing scarlet suits, gave a great exhibition between halves. With a young miss who struts and does acrobatic dancing serving as one of the drum majors, the Warren band was one of the snappiest high school outfits Tiger fans have seen.

Lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Warren
Howard LE Totterdale
Peters LT Brutz
Houston LG Camp
Martin C Canzonnata
Greenfelder RG Hyde
Anderson RT Wareham
Snavely RE Fetchko
Snyder QB Henry
Glass LH Davis
Toles RH Johnson
Wyatt FB Bartholomew

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 9 7 7 23
Warren 6 0 0 0 6

Massillon – Slusser, rh; Macmichale, rt; Lucius, rg; Fabian, fb; Wyatt, rg.
Warren – J. Marzulla; H. Bartlett; A. Bugzayick; N. George.

Warren – Davis.
Massillon – Glass 3.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Glass 3 (placekicks).

Referee – V. Jenkins (Akron).
Umpire – R. Rupp (Lebanon Valley).
Umpire – J. Hetra (Westminister).
Head Linesman – S. Ensign (Ohio Wesleyan).

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