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1923: Massillon 9, Canton McKinley 0

MASSILLON DOWNS ITS OLD RIVAL 9 TO 0 ON MUDDY FIELD
ENDS CAMPAIGN WITH STERLING GRID TRIUMPH

Captain Bob Pflug’s educated toe and Harry Potts’ uncanny ability to dash into the midst of a struggling group of players and grab a forward pass were the main reasons why the orange and black gridiron team of Washington high school Saturday afternoon trounced its perennial foe, McKinley high, of Canton, 9 to 0 in the annual battle between the two ancient enemies staged on a rain-soaked and mud-covered battlefield at Lakeside Stadium, Canton, before at least 6,000 rabid, cheering fans, probably the largest crowd which has ever seen these two scholastic rivals in action. It was Massillon’s third consecutive triumph over the red and black of Canton in three years and the victory not only brought about another downfall of Canton before the athletic supremacy of Massillon but also resulted in Coach David B. Stewart’s huskies annexing the scholastic championship of Stark county for the second straight time and possession for one year of a large silver cup offered to the winner by the Canton University club.

Adherents of the Canton eleven may try to console themselves by saying that because their down-trodden and oft-defeated held the Massillon eleven to nine points that the red and black emerged from the churned up gridiron a moral victor. But a moral victory doesn’t mean anything. The only victory that is worth while is the one that comes through having more points to show after the game than the other fellow. And Canton McKinley can pat itself on the back that the game was not played on a dry, firm field. Had the gridiron been solid instead of the quagmire that it was Canton would have been fortunate to hold Massillon to 30 points.

One glance at the field convinced most any one who saw the game that the team which scored would indeed be fortunate and have a driving power that carried a decided punch. Fast work was out of the question on a battleground that was ankle deep in mire and water but Coach Stewart’s athletes showed that they possessed far more punch than their perennial enemies by plowing through the Canton defense for a field goal and a touchdown to amass their nine points.
PFLUG IS STAR
The lion’s share of the glory for Massillon’s third successive triumph over a Canton eleven must go to Captain Robert Pflug, sturdy and capable leader of the orange and black who finished his high school gridiron career last Saturday in a blaze of glory.

It was not because he hoofed a field goal from the 17 yard line early in the third quarter that gave Massillon its first points that made Captain Pflug the hero of this titanic battle but he was the shining light because of his steady all around performance throughout the entire battle. He was a tower of strength on the line where he has performed so steadily all season and his long distance punts throughout the tussle were the real deciding factor of the game.
How Orange And Black
Trimmed Its Old Rival

FIRST QUARTER
Massillon won the toss and received, defending the north goal. DeMinno kicked off to Borza, who was downed on his 38-yard line after a return of 15 yards. V. Define went off left tackle for one. Schrader hit the same hole for five and Pflug then punted 35 yards to Volzer, who was run out of bounds on his 33-yard line after a return of 10 yards. Fellows made one at left tackle. Edwards tackled DeMinno after a gain of five through right tackle. DeMinno punted 18 yards to Massillon’s 41-yard line. Borza made two at left tackle but Edwards was penalized 15 for holding. Borza was forced out of bounds on his 30-yard line. Pflug punted 40 yards to Volzer, who was tackled on his 30-yard line. DeMinno’s punt was blocked by Massillon and Fletcher covered for Massillon on Canton’s 22-yard line.

V. Define fumbled and McConnell covered for Canton on his 22-yard line. Johnson made on at the line and Edwards tackled Volzer after a gain of one around right end. Fellows hit the line for two and DeMinno then punted 39 yards, the ball going out of bounds on the 40-yard line, but both teams were ruled offside and the ball was brought back.

DeMinno then punted 35 yards to V. Define, who was downed on Massillon’s 43-yard line. Price made three at left tackle but Borza was tossed for a loss of two. Pflug punted 45 yards to Volzer, who was downed by McCarthy on Canton’s 15-yard line. Johnson made three at the line. Fellows failed to gain. So did Volzer, and DeMinno punted 40 yards to V. Define, who was tackled in midfield. Price made three off left tackle. Schrader made two at the line and Pflug punted out of bounds on Canton’s 12-yard line. DeMinno attempted to return the kick but the punt was blocked and Hug covered on Canton’s 26-yard line. A Massillon man was offside and Canton took the gain made on the recovered fumble for the penalty and thus registered a first down. Johnson went through on a delayed buck for six before being tackled by Edwards. DeMinno made three more in two plunges as the quarter ended with Canton in possession of the ball on its 32-yard line.
Score: Massillon 0, Canton 0.

SECOND QUARTER
DeMinno punted 50 yards to V. Define who was tackled on his 21-yard line. Borza made five off left tackle. Schrader gained two though the line. Pflug punted 45 yards to Volzer, who was tackled on his 39-yard line. Johnson made one through McCarthy’s tackle. Volzer was tackled without gain by Edwards on a long run around right end. Johnson made five at left end on a triple pass before being tackled by Schrader and Borza. DeMinno punted 40 yards to V. Define, who returned 10 to his 35-yard line. Schrader hit through right tackle for five. Borza was thrown for a loss of five by Seiple. Pflug punted 40 yards to DeMinno, who was dropped in his tracks by Potts, who made a pretty flying tackle. Volzer lost three on a triple pass. Johnson made two at the line and DeMinno on a delayed pass made six at the line before being tackled by Edwards. DeMinno punted 28 yards to V. Define, who fumbled, Canton covering on the 43-yard line.

Potts spilled Johnson after gain of two yards around his end. Vol.zer hit left tackle for three but Johnson fumbled on the next play and Fletcher covered on Massillon’s 45-yard line. V. Define went through right tackle for two. J. Define failed to gain at left tackle and Pflug punted 45 yards to Volzer, who fumbled but covered on his 19-yard line. DeMinno punted to V. Define, who was downed on Canton’s 43-yard line. Potts missed a long pass from Fletcher. Johnson grabbed Fletcher’s next pass but could not hold the slippery ball.

Pflug punted to Canton’s 21-yard line as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 0, Canton 0.

THIRD QUARTER
Massillon received and DeMinno kicked off to Grant, who returned 15 to his 36-yard line. V. Define knifed through right tackle for 13 and Massillon’s first first down. Define made three at left tackle. McConnell had his left knee hurt and time was taken out. Borza went around Canton’s left end for 17 and another first down, taking the ball to Canton’s 25-yard line. Schrader hit left tackle for five. Both teams were ruled offside and the gain was not allowed. Schrader hit Canton’s right tackle for six and a first down, taking the ball to the 14-yard line. Borza made three at left tackle and V. Define made one at right tackle. With the ball on the 10-yard line, Pflug dropped back to the 17-yard line and kicked a goal from placement for the first points of the game. Grant held the oval.
Score: Massillon 3, Canton 0.

Massillon received and DeMinno kicked off to Edwards, who was tackled on his 38-yard line. Herbert was hurt and time was taken out. Pflug punted to Volzer, who was tackled by V. Define on Canton’s 44-yard line. Johnson lost one. Hug’s pass was grounded and his next one went wide. DeMinno punted 25 yards to Massillon’s 30. Pflug returned the kick, punting to Volzer who was tackled by Potts on his 40-yard line. Boerner smashed Hug’s attempted forward to Volzer. Seiple then passed to Volzer for 11 and first down. Potts tossed Seiple for a loss of 15 when he crashed through and nailed the Canton end as he was about to make a forward. De Minno failed to gain at right end and Grant intercepted Hug’s pass on Massillon’s 42-yard line.

V. Define dashed around Canton’s left end for 31 yards, the longest gain of the game, taking the ball to Canton’s 25-yard line. V. Define made three at left end and then lost two on his next attempt. Grant los six and Pflug’s place kick from the 39-yard line went wide, Canton putting the ball in play on its 20-yard line. DeMinno punted 30 yards to V. Define, who was tackled on Massillon’s 45. Young was hurt. V. Define made nine off left tackle and came back and made five through the line for a first down. He was thrown for a loss of three on his next attempt. Boerner passed 10 yards to Potts, who ran 30 yards for a touchdown. Potts grabbed the ball as it landed in the midst of a group of struggling players, broke free and romped away for the score. The total gain was 44 yards. Pflug kicked goal but the point was not allowed, the officials ruling a Massillon man had held as the kick was made.
Score: Massillon 9, Canton 0.

Massillon received and DeMinno kicked off to Edwards who was tackled by Johnson on his 41-yard line. The quarter ended here.
Score: Massillon 9, Canton 0.

FOURTH QUARTER
Pflug punted 45 yards to Volzer, who was tackled on his 16-yard line by Potts. Pflug blocked DeMinno’s punt but Johnson covered for Canton on Canton’s 12-yard line. DeMinno punted to V. Define, who was tackled on Canton’s 30-yard line. V. Define made one at right tackle. Schrader made three through the same hole and Boerner plunged through right tackle for a first down, carrying the ball to Canton’s 28-yard line. V. Define made two at right end but Massillon was penalized five for offside play . Schrader ripped through the line for six. Boerner made three at left tackle but the gain did not count as both teams were offside. Boerner made four at right tackle and V. Define one. Pflug’s place kick from the 25-yard line was blocked by Young and covered by Seiple, who carried the ball back to Canton’s 45-yard line before being tackled. Two line plunges made three and Hug’s pass was grounded. DeMinno punted to V. Define, who was thrown out of bounds for Johnson on Massillon’s 35-yard line. Pflug punted 45 yards, the ball going out of bounds on Canton’s 30. Johnson made eight before being tackled by Boerner and Grant. Canton was offside and drew a five-yard penalty. DeMinno punted to V. Define, who was tackled on Massillon’s 44-yard line. Pflug dropped back to punt but the pass was low and the kick went only eight yards to the line of scrimmage, where Seiple fell on it for Canton. Johnson made two at right tackle. Brooks dropped Streb for a loss of three and Pflug tackled Streb for a loss of five. Black punted 10 yards to Edwards, who was tackled on his 45-yard line. Both coaches were sending in their substitutes.

Boerner made two at the line. J. Define lost three at right end and Pflug punted 50 yards to Canton’s 10-yard line as the game ended.
Score: Massillon 9, Canton 0.

As It Should Be
Massillon – 9 Pos. Canton – 0
Potts L.E. Seiple
McCarthy L.T. Whipple
Miller L.G. Henning
Edwards C McConnell
Pflug R.G. Young
Brooks R.T. Herbert
Fletcher R.E. Hug
Price Q Volzer
V. Define L.H. Johnson
Borza R.H. DeMinno
Schrader F Fellows

Score by quarters:
Massillon 0 0 9 0 9

Substitutions:
Massillon – J. Define for Borza; Grant for Price; Borza for J. Define; Boerner for Borza; Harris for McCarthy; Price for Grant; J. Define for Schrader; Thomas for Fletcher; Hise for Brooks; Murdock for V. Define; Reis for Boerner.

Canton – Black for Volzer; Kreighbaum for DeMinno; Streb for Johnson; Mitchell for Fellows; McFarren for Henning; Whitmer for Herbert; Poet for McConnell.

Touchdown – Potts.

Field goal – Pflug.

Referee – Hazelwood (Grove City).
Umpire – Daniels (Ohio Wesleyan).
Head Linesman – Howells (Sterling).

Time of quarters – 13 minutes.

Canton Wanted Something
Out Of Game So It Took Ball
It is always customary and a mark of good sportsmanship on the part of the losing team to let the victors march off the football field in possession of the ball which was used during the game. But Canton evidently forgot its sportsmanship Saturday when Coach Smith of the McKinley high eleven ran out on the gridiron after the game and took away from one of the Massillon players the ball which had been used.

Canton furnished the ball and Canton can have it, if it wants it that badly, but the east enders would have looked just a little bit better in defeat if they had acted the part of good sports and given the orange and black the trophy of victory. Well, Canton’s sportsmanship some day might equal that of Massillon but it still has a long way to go.
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Rain and snow failed to dampen the ardor of the fans who jammed their way into Lakeside Stadium to see the battle. Practically every inch of seating space and standing room was filled to capacity long before the rival elevens trotted upon the field to see how deep the mud was. And Massillon was not in the minority so that it could be noticed.
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Supporters of the orange and black packed the bleachers which ran the entire length of the east side of the gridiron as well as the grandstand. Canton fans occupied the west side bleachers. And when it came to rooting, Massillon was every bit as good as its east end neighbors. The spectacle reminded one of the old days when Massillon and Canton used to fight for the professional football championship.
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The Massillon band, hired through donations by local citizens, was on hand to help out the high school band. Canton had its high school band on the field. Between halves the two bands marched to the north end of the field where they massed and played, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” as the American flag was hoisted to the top of a flag pole. And several thousand males shivered as they stood bareheaded while Old Glory was run up to the top of the pole.
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The day was very similar to a day two years ago when the two rivals clashed on the same field. And the field, while mighty bad, was not as sloppy as the gridiron of two years ago. Massillon won that game by a 13 to 12 score, stopping Canton within the shadow of its goal posts in the last two minutes of play.
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Early comers were greeted to a snow storm before the game. Snow fell quite steadily for about half an hour. A light rain was falling just before the battle started but ceased once the rival athletes started their fuss.
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That Coach Stewart’s warriors were in the best of shape to stand such a grueling battle as was fought Saturday was evidenced by the fact that not once during the game did a Massillon man take time out because of an injury . The first Canton man to be hurt was McConnell, who maintained a wrenched knee in the third quarter. But after that several red and black warriors went down for the count.
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Both coaches began sending in their substitutes toward the close of the game and there was a steady stream of athletes running to and from the field as new blood was injected into the fracas to replace the lads who had fought so hard throughout the duel.
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Massillon tried but three forward passes and completed one of these for a total gain of 44 yards and a touchdown. This successful pass came in the third quarter when Potts made his spectacular catch and scampered 30 yards for the score. Fletcher tried two of his long heaves in the second quarter but both failed.
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Canton completed but one forward out of six attempts. Four failed and Grant intercepted one in the third period.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 23, Warren Harding 14

VINCE DEFINE STARS AS HIGH GRIDDERS DOWN WARREN
WARREN GETS A LESSON HOW TO SUPPORT TEAM

Massillon not only showed Warren a classy high school football team Saturday but it also showed the Trumbull county residents the proper way to turn out and support a team. If noses inside the Warren park had been counted it probably would have been found that Massillon had more rooters there than Warren.

Everywhere one looked one saw the orange and black streamers of the local school. When it came to rooting Warren was left several blocks in the rear and Massillon had a band on the field which was more than Warren could show.
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By special train and automobile the Massillon fans journeyed to the game. The special train over the Pennsylvania carried 307, including the band and team. More than that number went by motor car and Massillon had about 800 at the game.

The return trip was made without incident, the special leaving Warren at 7:30 o’clock and getting to Massillon at 8:30.
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A parade was in order after the victors had returned home and so the rooters, headed by the band, marched through the business section before disbanding.
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Coach Stewart pulled more than one surprise on Warren Saturday. His first was to send his second stringers on the field just before game time. The Warren fans looked the boys over and decided that their team had a good chance to win.

Then just before the whistle blew the Massillon tutor trotted in his regulars and a gasp of amazement went up from the Warren stands. They were not so sure of victory after they saw the first team canter up and down the slippery field.
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John Borza, stocky halfback, doesn’t remember much about the battle. On the first play Borza got a rap on the head and his senses went wandering. John played a whale of a game while he was in but Coach Stewart finally took him out when it was apparent that he had not recovered. Borza tried manfully to shake it off but he didn’t come around completely until after the battle was over.

The less said about the officials the better. They ought to take a few lessons on how to run a game. Coach Sidney Jones of Warren had nothing to do with selecting the and probably felt as badly about the officiating as Massillon did.
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After the game Coach Stewart was besieged with questions concerning how he secured the rubber pants he put on his backfield. Coach Jones was for ordering some for his Warren gridders right away.
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The special train, due to leave here at 11:55 o’clock, was about 20 minutes late leaving and another stop had to be made in Alliance to change engines. As a result the train did not reach Warren until 2:15 o’clock, 15 minutes before game time. But Coach Stewart took time by the forelock and had his boys dress on the train, so they just stepped from the special to a big bus and were hauled to the park. They arrived warm and in good shape while the Warren eleven, which had been at the field for over half an hour, was slightly chilled.

Even The Referee Couldn’t Stop This
Football Machine

FIRST QUARTER
The contest was played on a field that was only 90 yards long instead of the regulation 100 yards. Warren received and Captain Pflug of Massillon kicked off to Novak on the 10-yard line, Novak returning 20 to the 30-yard line. Borza was hurt in the first play and was out of his head until taken out later in the quarter. Craig made two through McCarthy’s tackle. Richards went around Massillon’s right end for 28 yards and a first down before being tackled by V. Define. The ball was on Massillon’s 22-yard line. Craig made three at the line and Richards made one around right end before being tackled by McCarthy. Gillen’s pass to Craig was grounded.

Hunter tried a place kick from the 28-yard line, the kick being partly blocked and V. Define was tackled on his eight-yard line. Boerner made two at the line. J. Define made three off left tackle and Pflug then punted 45 yards to Hunter, who was tackled after a 10-yard return. The ball was brought back to mid-field and given to Massillon, a Warren man having held a Massillon man who was going down the field to make the tackle. Borza plunged through right tackle for four. Boerner went through the same side of the line for one. Borza failed to gain and Pflug punted to Craig, who carried the ball back from his 15-yard line to the 30 before being tackled. Edwards tackled Craig after gain of one through the line. Richards skirted Massillon’s right end for 17 and a first down, being tackled by Borza after having eluded several tacklers. Gillen made two at left tackle and Richards once more dashed around left end for a first down, Boerner stopping him after a gain of 10. Gillen made three around right end and Fletcher tossed Richards for a loss of two. Gillen’s pass failed and Richards was forced out of bounds on Massillon’s 25-yard line on a run around left end, Massillon gaining the ball when Warren failed to make the required yardage. J. Define made three at left end and Boerner one at left tackle. Schrader replaced Borza. Pflug punted to Gillen, who was downed on his 38-yard line. J. Define tackled Richards for loss of two on an end run and Craig punted to V. Define, who caught the ball on his 35-yard line and ran 55 yards for the first touchdown. It was a sensational run up the side of the field, the Massillon flash eluding many of his opponents. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 7, Warren 0.

Pflug kicked off to Richards, who was tackled by Edwards on his 20. Hunter made nine at left end before being downed by Boerner. Gillen went around left end for six and a first down, Edwards stopping him. Richards made five on another dash around left end before being forced out of bounds. Gillen made one at left tackle and Richards once more skirted Massillon’s right flash for 10 and a first down. Hunter dropped a pass from Gillen and Fletcher threw Richards for a loss of two. Craig punted. V. Define caught the ball on his five-yard line and ran 85 yards for Massillon’s second touchdown. He was given good interference and out distanced the entire Warren team. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 14, Warren 0.

Pflug kicked off to Craig, who was tackled on his 22-yard line as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 14, Warren 0.

SECOND QUARTER
Because of a Massillon man being offside the ball was kicked over and Pflug kicked to Zahnow, who was tackled on his 35-yard line. Gillen made 10 around left end and then skirted the other flank for another 10-yard gain. Richards failed to gain and so did Hunter, Edwards making both tackles. Boerner intercepted Gillen’s pass on his 20. Boerner went around left end for nine and then made a first down on the next play.

J. Define lost one at right end and Schrader hit the line for five. Boerner couldn’t gain and Pflug punted 55 yards to Richards, who caught the ball near the line and stepped back of his goal line in attempting to avoid a tackle. He was nailed by Potts and thrown for a safety.
Score: Massillon 16, Warren 0.

Warren put the ball in play on its 30-yard line. Craig and Richards failed to gain and Craig punted to V. Define, who was tackled on his 21-yard line. J. Define made nine at left end. Schrader was stopped without gain, as was Boerner. Massillon was penalized five yards for offside play and Pflug punted 30 yards to Craig, who was tackled by Potts. Horner lost eight and Edwards stopped Richards without gain. Craig punted to V. Define, who returned 25 to Warren’s 32-yard line. V. Define passed to J. Define for 20 yards, taking the ball to Warren’s 10-yard line. Schrader failed to gain. Boerner made three at right tackle. Schrader went through right tackle and took the ball to the one-yard line. Boerner went over for the touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 0.

Pflug kicked off to Craig, who was tackled on his 25-yard line. The contest was so hard fought that several times the rival players were on the verge of blows. Horner went around left end for 20 yards before being forced out of bounds. He lost four on the next play. Gillen passed to Craig for 15 yards, Boerner making the tackle. Gillen passed to Hunter for another 15-yard gain, taking the ball to Massillon’s 10-yard line as the half ended.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 0.

THIRD QUARTER
Warren received and Richards returned the kickoff to his 30. Craig hit for two and Richards made two around left end before being tackled by Edwards. Gillen’s pass was batted down by Edwards and Craig punted to V. Define, who was tackled on his 21-yard line. J. Define made three at right tackle. V. Define failed to gain and Pflug punted to Craig, who was tackled on his 42-yard line by Edwards. Richards made five at right end and Massillon was penalized 15 for roughness. Richards was tackled hard by Edwards and was out for several minutes. The tackle, however, was perfectly legitimate.

On the next play Potts stopped Gillen without gain and again Massillon was penalized 15 yards for roughness. Potts tackled hard but the penalty appeared uncalled for. The ball was on Massillon’s 20. Craig made five at the line and came back and made four on the next play. Gillen lost two. Gillen passed to Richards for 15, Richards being downed one yard from the line. Craig was stopped one foot from the goal. On the next play Craig fumbled and Hyde covered for Warren on the four-yard line. Fletcher had his hand on the ball but was prevented from getting it when a Warren player held him. The referee, however, appeared not to notice this infraction of the rules. Richards then went around Massillon’s left and for Warren’s first touchdown. Hunted kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 7.

Richards kicked off to Price, who brought the ball back from his six-yard line to the 28 before being tackled. Gillen was hurt and time was taken out. V. Define went around left end for 13. J. Define skirted right end for nine. Schrader made it a first down. V. Define’s pass was grounded. J. Define failed to gain and Schrader’s pass failed. Edwards dropped back to try a place kick from the 45-yard line but Price let the ball slip through his fingers and Warren covered on the 40-yard line. Richards made two before being tackled by Fletcher and Brooks. J. Define intercepted Gillen’s pass on the 37-yard line. V. Devine knifed through right tackle for seven and Schrader made it a first down. Schrader made three at the line and V. Define one. J. Define romped around right end for 20 before being tackled by Richards. The ball was on Warren’s 20-yard line. Schrader made five. J. Define made four and V. Define made it first down, taking the ball to the nine-yard line. Schrader smashed through center for four. V. Define hit the line and slid around the side and went over the goal line but the referee called the ball back to the two-yard line. Schrader failed to gain as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 7.

FOURTH QUARTER
With a touchdown in sight, V. Define fumbled and Hyde covered for Warren on the five-yard line. Hyde punted to V. Define, who was downed on the 30-yard line. J. Define fumbled on the 28-yard line, Richards covering for Warren. Gillen’s pass was grounded and his next heave to Craig was batted down. Gillen then passed to Hyde for a gain of 50 yards, the Warren end being tackled on Massillon’s 20. Richards failed to gain and Edwards batted down a pass. Gillen passed to Craig for gain of one yard. Edwards intercepted Gillen’s next pass on his nine-yard. Pflug punted to Richard, who was down on the 35-yard line. Gillen passed to Craig for seven and then passed to Hyde for 28, Hyde going over with Warren’s second touchdown. Hunter kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 14.

Richards kicked off to Boerner, who returned 30 to Warren’s 43-yard line. Had Boerner not been bothered with a bad ankle he could have scored a touchdown. V. Define was tackled without gain and on the next play made four around right end. He then carried the ball on another end run and made 15, taking it to Warren’s 22-yard line. Boerner went around left end for nine. Schrader took the ball to the 15-yard line but Massillon was penalized 15 by the referee. V. Define made five and then was thrown for a 10-yard loss when he dropped a pass from center, Warren gaining possession of the ball on its 38-yard line. Gillen three times attempted forward passes but all were broken up and Craig punted, the ball being downed on Massillon’s 30. Boerner made three in two plunges and V. Define skirted left end for five. Pflug punted to Craig, who was downed on his 20. Edwards intercepted Gillen’s pass on Warren’s 36-yard line. Boerner made four at right tackle. Price gained four at left tackle and Schrader made it first down. Boerner made three at left end but Price lost 10 on a double pass from Schrader. V. Define’s forward was broken up and Pflug punted to Craig, who was tackled on his five-yard line. Gillen passed to Craig for nine and then another Gillen-Craig pas made a first down as the game ended.
Score: Massillon 23, Warren 14.

Howdy, Warren!
Massillon 23 Pos. Warren 14
Potts L.E. Polena
McCarthy L.T. Zahnow
Miller L.G. Andres
Edwards C Baker
Pflug R.G. Novak
Brooks R.T. Billings
Fletcher R.E. Bancroft
V. Define Q.B. Hunter
J. Define L.H.B. Gillen
Borza R.H.B. Craig
Boerner F.B. Richards

Score by quarters
Massillon 14 9 0 0 23
Warren 0 0 7 7 14

Substitutions:
Massillon – Schrader for Borza; Thomas for Fletcher; Price for Boerner; Fletcher for Thomas; Harris for McCarthy; Boerner for J. Define.

Warren – Horner for Hunter; Hyde for Bancroft; Hunter for Horner; Frost for Palena; Deitz for Novak; Burnett for Gillen.

Touchdowns – V. Define 2, Boerner, Richards, Hyde.

Goals after touchdown – Pflug 3, Hunter 2.

Safety – Richards.

Referee – Brannon (Youngstown).
Umpire – Bell (Ohio State).
Head Linesman – Atkinson (Muskingham).

Time of quarters – 15 minutes.

Carl “Ducky” Schroedercarl
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 41, Cleveland West Tech 6

GRIDDERS SWAMP WEST TECH
UPSTATERS FALL BEFORE ORANGE AND BLACK, 41-6

Cleveland may be the metropolis of Ohio and the fifth largest city in the United Stats but it has nothing on Massillon when it comes to the development of scholastic football teams. In fact Moses Cleveland is forced to take off his hat to Father Massillon and acknowledge Father Massillon’s thriving city has quite a bit on his bustling, prosperous metropolis so far as the class of high school football played in the two cities is concerned.

Old Moses only admits it grudgingly but whether he admits it or not some orange and black warriors of Washington high school showed to the world at large last Saturday that they have something on the best of the Cleveland scholastic teams when they trounced West Tech, one of the most formidable high school aggregations in the up state city, 41 to 6 in most spectacular and exciting contests staged on the Pearl street gridiron this fall.

West Tech got a place on Massillon’s schedule only because Fostoria wanted out of its contest with the orange and black. When the Clevelanders found that Massillon had an open date for last Saturday there were quick to snap up a bid to play here thinking that a trip downstate of 60 miles to Massillon for a football game would only be a lark and a chance to add another victory to their slate.

But the Carpenters went home last Saturday night a sadder but wiser group of football players. They had met more than their match and jumped into something they had not bargained for and the trouncing they took proved without doubt that Coach Stewart’s lads could hold their own with Glenville, East Tech or any other Cleveland schools which have been touted as having such wonder elevens. The spotlight doesn’t always shine on Cleveland. Massillon gets its share of its rays once in a while.

Truck Meyers And His Gang
Not Good Enough To Stop
Coach Stewart’s Brawny Athletes

First Quarter
West Tech received, defending the east goal. Pflug kicked off to Tech’s 15-yard line, Jones returning the kick off to his 25-yard line before being downed by Borza on a pretty tackle. Fletcher nailed Kraushaar for a loss of tow when he tried to gain around his end. On the next play Tech fumbled and Fletcher covered on Cleveland’s 21-yard line. Schrader went through the left side of the line for five. He same back and made six on the next play for a first down. With the ball on the 10-yard line V. Define made four at right tackle and Borza went to the three-yard line on the second play.

Borza went through on the next plunge and appeared to have the ball across but officials ruled it down one foot from the line. Schrader then plunged into the line and went over for the first touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 7, West Tech 0.

Pflug kicked off to Tech, the ball going over the goal line and the visitors put it in play on their 20-yard line. Potts tackled Wanderlich after a gain of eight around Massillon’s right end. Sanders failed to gain and Tech received a 15-yard penalty for rough play. Mansfield punted to midfield. Borza tried to catch the ball but it slipped out of his hands and Tech covered. Schrader tackled Wanderlich without gain. Sanders’ forward to Owens failed and on a double pass, Meyers to Jones, Jones made six. Mansfield then punted to Grant who brought the ball back to midfield before being downed by Meyers. V. Define went around left end for four. V. Define’s pass to Potts was grounded. Borza made one at the line and Pflug’s hurried punt after a bad pass was blocked by Smith, Jones getting the ball and being downed by Fletcher. Edwards tackled Sanders after gain of three around right end. Wanderlich made three at center. Collins failed to gain and Mansfield punted to Borza who was downed on the 30-yard line by Smith. Define returned the kick but Collins fumbled and Pflug and Fletcher covered on Tech’s 32-yard line. V. Define passed to Grant for nine and Schrader made first down. Borza slipped around left end, shaking off several tacklers for a gain of nine. Schrader hammered the line for first down taking the ball to Tech’s eight-yard line. Grant failed to gain on double pass from Borza.

Schrader fumbled but covered. Pflug dropped back to the 17-yard line and gave Massillon three more points by booting a goal from placement.
Score: Massillon 10, West Tech 0.

Pflug kicked off to Mansfield who passed to Meyers. Fletcher tackled Meyers on the visitors’ 35-yard line. Senders passed to Owens for three. Owens being downed by Borza. Fletcher threw Meyers for a loss of two. Mansfield’s punt was blocked by Edwards and Massillon secured the ball on Tech’s 40. Borza fumbled and Tech covered. Kraushaar made three at the line before being tackled by Edwards. Wanderlich lost four as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 10, West Tech 0.

Second Quarter
Price intercepted Sanders’ pass to Owens and was tackled in midfield. Schrader made three at right tackle but Massillon was penalized five for offside play. Schrader made four through the line and Pflug punted to Collins who was tackled on his 30. Meyers made four at center.

Sanders passed 20 yards to Owens who ran 50 yards for a touchdown. Price, who let Owens slip by him, made a desperate effort to overhaul the Clevelander and succeeded in hitting him in the legs on the five-yard line. Owens fell but got up and dove over the line for the score. Edwards blocked Meyers attempt to add another point by a placement goal.
Score: Massillon 10, West Tech 6.

Mansfield kicked off to Massillon’s 35, Fletcher returning to the 48-yard line. Massillon was penalized 15 for holding after Schrader had made a nice gain through the line.
V. Define made one at left end and Boerner made three at right end and Pflug then punted 50 yards to Collins who was downed on his 20. Pflug’s punt was a beauty and traveled high and far in the face of a strong wind. Mansfield punted back. V. Define being tackled on his 30-yard line. Grant was forced out of bounds on the next play and injured his ankle being replaced by Reis. Boerner dropped a pass from center and lost four and Pflug punted to Collins who fumbled but Krauschaar recovered on Tech’s 35. Boerner intercepted Sanders’ pass to Owens on the 45- yard line. Price made on around right end before being tackled by Smith. V. Define went off left tackle for seven and Boerner went through the same hole for a first down. Reis made four at right tackle. Define passed to Price for four, Price being tackled by Kraushaar.

Boerner made six but Massillon received another penalty of 15 yards. Boerner failed to gain and V., Define made a long pass to Potts for a gain of 30 yards taking the ball to Tech’s 12 yard line. Potts made a pretty catch while running with his back to the ball. Reis failed to gain and Boerner made five at right tackle before being downed by Jones. V. Define knifed his way through right tackle for 10 yards and Massillon’s second touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 17, West Tech 0.

Edwards kicked off to Holter who was tackled on his 43 yard line. Edwards spoiled a pass from Sanders. Edwards also mussed up Meyer’s pass to Owens. Mansfield, on a fake punt formation, passed to Collins for 15 yards. Massillon drew another 15 yard penalty for roughness, the ball being on Massillon’s 35 yard line. Sanders tried three passes to Owens but all were grounded with the exemption of the last which Owens dropped. Edwards tossed Sanders for a loss of 10 and Massillon gained the ball on its 36 yard line. Boerner made three in two plunges and V. Define went off right tackle for a first down. Reis made two at the line. The half ended with Massillon in possession of the ball in midfield. Score:
Score: Massillon 17, West Tech 6.

Third Quarter
Edwards kicked off to Owens who was tackled on his 30 yard line. Kraushaar made three at the line before being stopped by Edwards. Meyers was tackled by Edwards after a gain of one. Meyers lost 10 and Mansfield punted to V. Define who was tackled by Owens on the 40 yard line. Price went around left end for four. Schrader made two and then Kraushaar intercepted Define’s pass to Price on Tech’s 29 yard line. Edwards and Pflug tackled Wanderlich after a gain around right end of nine. Kraushaar made a first down. Edwards stopped Sanders after a gain of four through the line. Wanderlich failed to gain and Schrader tackled Meyers without gain. Tech was penalized five for offside play. Mansfield’s long pass to Jones was grounded and Mansfield then punted to V. Define who returned 10 to his 30 yard line. Define and Schrader could not make a first down in three plays and Pflug punted to Kraushaar who was tackled by Potts on his 26 yard line without gain. Sander passed to Owens for seven. Edwards and McCarthy tackled Kraushaar after a gain of two. Kraushaar went through center for a first down before being dropped by Edwards. Edwards spoiled a pass from Sanders and Mansfield’s attempt to forward pass was grounded. Massillon was offside and Tech gained a five yard penalty and first down. Wanderlich made six before being tackled by Edwards. Meyers made two at the line and then came back and made it first down. Wanderlich made two. Potts was hurt and time was taken out. Sanders swept around left end for first down, taking the ball to Massillon’s 12 yard line. Potts tackled Kraushaar after a gain of four around right end. Sanders made two off left tackle but then Meyers fumbled and Fletcher covered on his 28 yard line. Meyers was hurt in the mix-up. Schrader made five at the line. Reis made on as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 17, West Tech 6.

Fourth Quarter
Pflug punted, the ball being downed on Tech’s 20. Kraushaar went off left tackle for two and Sanders passed to Owens for a first down, Reis tackling Owens. Fletcher and Pflug threw Sanders for loss of one yard. Meyers fumbled when tackled hard by Edwards and Schrader covered on Tech’s 33 yard line. Define passed to Reis for 12 and a first down. Price went through right tackle for nine, carrying the ball to the 12 yard line. Schrader made it first down. Schrader made six more. V. Define then went over the line but the ball was called back because of a penalty of 15 yards inflicted on Fletcher. The ball was put in play on Tech’s 22 yard line. Price failed to gain on a double pass from Schrader. Price then missed a pass from Define. Pflug’s attempt to kick a goal from placement from the 29 yard line went wide and it was Tech’s ball on the 20 yard line. Price knocked down Sanders’ pass to Owens. Edwards batted down another Sanders to Owens pass. Mansfield passed to Collins for seven. V. Define tackling Collins. Mansfield punted to V. Define who made a pretty return of 15 yards to midfield. Sanders sustained a badly injured leg in this play. Edwards took Sanders out of the play as he was about to tackle Define. Sanders had to be carried off the field. Fletcher made a 30 yard pass to Price who tucked the ball under his arms and ran 15 yards for a touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 24, Tech 6.

Navoty received Edwards’ kickoff and was tackled on his 40 yard line. Edwards intercepted a pass on Tech’s 30. Collins batted down Define’ pass to Fletcher. Define’s pass to Boerner also failed. Edwards then dropped back to the 35 yard line and kicked a pretty goal from placement for three more points.
Score: Massillon 27, West Tech 6.

Owens took the kickoff and was downed on his 20. Navoty’s attempted forward pass failed. Edwards intercepted Mansfield’s pass on Tech’s 20 yard line. J. Define made four at right tackle. He made four more through the same hole and Schrader then made it first down, taking the ball to the six yard line. Schrader made three at right tackle. On the next play he took the ball to the one yard line. Another plunge carried it to the line and on the fourth smash Schrader went over. Edwards kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 34, West Tech 6.

Mansfield took the kickoff and was downed on his 43 yard line. Massillon was penalized five for offside play. Chaydune made two at left end. Tech was penalized 15 yards, Chaydune made six at left end. Brooks tackled Kraushaar after a gain of three. Mansfield punted to V. Define who returned to midfield. Fletcher made a 40 yard pass to V. Define, the ball being downed on Tech’s 10 yard line. V. Define passed to Potts who went over for the touchdown. Less than a minute of play remained when Fletcher made his long pass to Define. Edwards kicked goal. Score: Massillon 41, West Tech 6.

Chaydune received the kickoff and was tackled by Edwards on Tech’s 20 yard line. Tech was still in possession of the ball when the game ended.
Score: Massillon 41, West Tech 6.

Still Going
Massillon – 46 Pos. West Tech – 0
Potts L.E. Jones
McCarthy L.T. Mansfield
Miller L.G. Dybo
Edwards C Holter
Pflug R.G. Leuke
Brooks R.T. Meyers
Fletcher R.E. Owens
Grant Q.B. Collins
V. Define L.H.B. Kraushaar
Borza R.H.B. Wanderlich
Schrader F.B. Sanders

Score by quarters
Massillon 10 7 0 24 41
West Tech 0 6 0 0 6

Substitutions:
Massillon – Price for Borza; Boerner for Schrader; Reis for Grant; Harris for Pflug; Pflug for Harris; Schrader for Boerner; Harris for Pflug; J. Define for Reis.

West Tech – Smith for Lemke; Bonza for Wanderlich; Vandeville for Dybo; Wanderlich for Bonza; Dybo for Vandeville; Bonza for Wanderlich; Lemke for Smith; Novoty for Sanders; Chaydune for Bonza; Spidelle for Collins; Sindelar for Jones.

Touchdowns – Schrader 2, V. Define, Price, Potts, Sanders.

Goals after touchdown – Pflug 3, Edwards 2.

Goals from placement – Pflug, Edwards.

Referee – Maurer (Wooster).
Umpire – Tompkinson (Akron U.)
Head Linesman – Bletzer (Mt. Union).

Time of quarters – 15 minutes.

Special Train To Big Warren Game, Planned

With the Cleveland West Tech battle out of the way authorities at Washington high school today were making preparations for the big game next Saturday with Warren high school at Warren. Plans were being made by W.G. Hopper, faculty manager, for a special train to carry the team, band and rooters to the Eastern Ohio city.

A special train on the Pennsylvania railroad will be chartered if 250 persons signify their intentions of going by train. The fare will be $3.23 a round trip. Faculty Manager Hopper said it was planned to secure 100 high students and 100 fans to ride the special train. The team and band will make up the other 50.

Many plan to go to the game by automobile but the trip by train probably will be cheaper and more satisfactory in case of bad weather. Persons who expect to go are asked to notify either some high school student or call the high school. Faculty Manager Hopper desires to make arrangements for the train as soon as possible.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 46, Columbus Aquinas 0

AQUINAS TAKES 48 TO 0 DUBBING FROM MASSILLON
OHIO CAPITAL GRIDDERS ARE EASY VICTIMS

Opening football relations with Coach David B. Stewart’s aggregation of husky warriors of Washington high school Saturday afternoon on the Pearl Street gridiron did not prove a very pleasant pastime for athletes of Aquinas high of Columbus. The green clad Catholics from the Buckeye capital, in their first appearance on a local scholastic athletic schedule, took a 48 to 0 drubbing from the Massillon steam roller which had little difficulty gaining ground with any kind of any attack.

The Columbus eleven, which last season went through without a defeat and which this fall had won three out of five games prior to its Massillon invasion, was no match for Coach Stewart’s smoothly working gridiron machine which romped through the visitors at will. Aquinas put up a scrappy fight but it was outclassed. It was outweighed and it had no forward wall of defense equal to the task of holding in check the orange and black line which tore great gaping holes into the visiting eleven.

Neither did Aquinas have an offense that could compare with the brilliant machine like play of the Massillon eleven. Aquinas seemed to have nothing more than fighting spirit and even this could not stand up under the constant hammering of the orange and black and finally it gave way as the local steam roller, gaining momentum with each succeeding touchdown, finished the contest by charging through the visitors for three sets of counters in the final quarter, the last of these being made with many substitutes in the lineup.

It was the destructive defensive work of Captain Pflug and Miller, Massillon’s stalwart guards, and Bill Edwards, equally brilliant center, that put an effectual quietus on Aquinas’ attempts to score. The entire Massillon line played scintillating football but these three warriors time after time crushed the hopes of the Catholics to gain by driving through the visiting line and nailing the runner with the ball before he could get up to the line of scrimmage. No greater defensive work has been seen this fall than that put on exhibition by the sturdy orange and black forward wall.
How Orange And Black
Turned Back Columbus Invaders

FIRST QUARTER
Aquinas won the toss and received, defending the west goal. Pflug kicked off to Goldsbery who fumbled, Edwards covering the ball on the visitors’ 19-yard line. Schrader went through for six. Borza made three at center and came back on the next play taking the ball to the seven yard line for the first down. V. Define made four at right tackle, Borza crashed through for two and on the next play Schrader rammed through from the two yard line for a touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
SCORE: MASSILLON 7, AQUINAS 0.

Aquinas received and Farley was tackled on his 22 yard line. Edwards stopped Farley after a gain of three. Farley made one on the next play before being dropped by McCarthy and Pflug. Albanese punted to Grant in midfield. V. Define hit left tackle for three and Grant made six around right end. Then Schrader plunged through for eight and first down. After Borza was stopped without a gain V. Define passed to Fletcher for 10. Schrader rammed a big hole in the Columbus line but Massillon was penalized 15 for holding. V. Define made three. Fletcher dropped a pass from V. Define. Schrader made five and then Pflug’s attempted drop kick from the 35 yard line went wide and it was Columbus’ ball on the 20. Aquinas couldn’t do a thing with Massillon’s line and Albanese punted out of bounds in midfield. V. Define went around end for a first down. Grant skirted left end for five but on the next play Borza dropped a pass from center and Columbus covered on Massillon’s 39 yard line. The visitors failed in three attempts to gain and Albanese punted out of bounds on Massillon’s 18. V. Define and Borza made a first down in two plays. Grant hit off left tackle for 18. V. Define, Borza and Schrader made another first down but Massillon then fumbled on the 45 yard line and Columbus covered. Burns fumbled on the first play but Aquinas covered on the 42 yard line as the quarter ended.
SCORE: MASSILLON 7, AQUINAS 0.

SECOND QUARTER
Albanese punted out on the 39 yard line. V. Define and Borza made six in two plays and Define punted to Aquinas’ 40 yard line. The visitors were penalized 15 for clipping. Massillon’s line held Columbus safe and Aquinas punted to Grant in midfield. V. Define made two at left guard. Price hit for five through left tackle and Schrader made it first down. On the next play Schrader went through for eight. V. Devine failed to gain and Price was thrown for a five yard loss. On a fake play Schrader went through the center of the line to the 20 yard line and a first down. V. Define fumbled but Miller covered on Columbus’ four yard line. Schrader hurtled through the center of the line for a touchdown. Pflug missed goal.
SCORE: MASSILLON 13, AQUINAS 0.

Massillon kicked off to Aquinas, Farley being downed on his 25 yard line. Pflug tackled Burns without gain. Fletcher tackled Maher after the latter had made five. Albanese then punted to V. Define who was tackled on the 45 yard line. Schrader did not gain and Pflug punted to Goldsberry who was tackled on his 30 yard line. Miller tackled Maher after a gain of three and Price rushed in and tossed Maher on the next play for a loss of four. Pflug stopped Goldsberry without gain and Albanese punted to V. Define who made a pretty return of 35 yards taking the ball to Aquinas’ 40. V. Define passed to Price for five and then went off left tackle for four. Schrader went through the line for 15. V. Define made nine at the line. Schrader fumbled but Pflug covered on the six yard line. With just three seconds remaining in the quarter Schrader made a desperate lunge into the line for a touchdown but was stopped without gain.
SCORE: MASSILLON 13, AQUINAS 0.

THIRD QUARTER
Aquinas received and punted to Price who was tackled in midfield. Borza hit right tackle for eight. Schrader made it first down. V. Define made five and Borza three before Schrader again went through the Columbus line for a first down. Borza made five, V. Define three, Schrader one and Borza plugged through for a first down. Borza was tackled hard and partly dazed but revived quickly. Schrader then rammed through the visitors for his third touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
SCORE: MASSILLON 20, AQUINAS 0.

Massillon kicked off to Albanese who was tackled on his 25 yard line. Burns and Farley made nine in two downs and Albanese punted out of bounds on the 40. Price hit off right tackle for 12, V. Define skirted right end for 13. Borza went around left end for 28 yards and a touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
SCORE: MASSILLON 27, AQUINAS 0.

Aquinas again received but could not gain and punted out of bounds in midfield. V. Define returned the punt and Maher was dropped in his tracks by Potts on his 25 yard line. Albanese went around left end for nine yards and Columbus’ longest gain of the day only to be stopped by Potts when the two came together in a head on collision. Both players were laid out by the force of the crash which was plainly heard over the field but Albanese was hurt the most. He stuck gamely to his post after being revived but had to leave the game a short time later. After play was resumed Edwards and Miller tackled Farley without gain and Burns punted to Price who was tackled on his 40 yard line. Borza dashed off right tackle, then reversed his field and ran to his left, clearing the visitors and scampering 30 yards to the 30 yard line before being tackled. V. Define made five through the line as the quarter ended.
SCORE: MASSILLON 27, AQUINAS 0.

FOURTH QUARTER
Massillon fumbled and Aquinas covered. The visitors punted to V. Define who returned the ball 25 yards to the visitors’ 39 yard line. V. Define passed to Fletcher for 12 and on the next play Borza dashed through the line for 25 yards and a touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
SCORE: MASSILLON 34, AQUINAS 0.

Aquinas received and after Fletcher had thrown D. Cannon for a loss of three Burns punted to Price who returned 20 to Aquinas’ 39 yard line. A pass failed and Zorn intercepted the next one on his 30 yard line. Edwards stopped D. Cannon after a gain of four and Burns’ attempt to punt was frustrated by a bad pass and he was thrown for a five yard loss by Flectcher, Massillon securing the oval on Columbus’ 34 yard line. J. Define missed a pass from center but recovered the ball after a loss of 10 yards. On the next play Grant passed to J. Define for a 20 and a first down. Another pass from Grant to Price made eight and Borza went through the line for six and another first down, taking the ball to the five yard line. Borza made three on the next play but dropped Edwards’ pass on the following play and lost three. Price then took a short pass from Borza and went around left end for a touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
SCORE: MASSILLON 41, AQUINAS 0.

After receiving, Aquinas tried a forward pass which was intercepted by Reis on Columbus’ 31 yard line. Price lost 10 on a bad pass. Grant passed to Price for give and then punted out on the one yard line. Burns immediately punted and Price was tackled on the visitors’ 25 yard line. Murdock sneaked through the line for eight. Price made it first down. Reis carried the ball three straight times and on the third smashed through for a touchdown. Pflug kicked goal.
SCORE: MASSSILLON 48, AQUINAS 0.

Aquinas received and a pass from Burns to D. Cannon made eight. A penalty of 15 yards inflicted upon Massillon gave Columbus its first first down of the game. Hise intercepted an Aquinas pass in midfield as the game ended.
SCORE: MASSILLON 48, AQUINAS 0.

Easy Picking
Massillon – 48 Position Aquinas – 0
Fletcher L.E. Davis
McCarthy L.T. Verhoff
Miller L.G. J. Cannon
Edwards C Zorn
Pflug R.G. More
Brooks R.T. Vagnone
Rohr R.E. Beckwith
Grant Q.B. Goldsberry
Schrader L.H. Farley
V. Define R.H. Albanese
Borza F.B. Burns

Score by quarters
Massillon 7 6 14 21 48

Substitutions
Massillon – Price for Borza, J. Define for Grant, Harris for Pflug, Pflug for McCarthy, Borza for J. Define, Potts for Fletcher, Fletcher for Rohr, J. Define for V. Define, Grant for Schrader, Reis for J. Define, Hise for Edwards, Murdock for Borza, Schimke for Fletcher, Halco for Harris.

Aquinas – Leary for Moore, Maher for Farley, Moore for Leary, Leary for J. Gannon, Maher for Leary, D. Gannon for Albanese, Bart for Zorn.

Touchdowns – Schrader 3, Boraz 2, Price, Reis.

Goals after touchdowns – Pflug 6.

Referee – Maurer, Wooster.
Umpire – Bletzer, Mt. Union.
Head Linesman – Tompkinson, Akron U.

Time of quarters – 15 minutes.

AQUINAS STAR HURT
IN HEAD-ON CRASH;
TREATMENT PRAISED

No greater exhibition of gameness and courage has ever been shown on any football field than that exhibited here Saturday afternoon by Dominick Albanese, star halfback of the Aquinas high team of Columbus, who was knocked senseless in the third quarter in a terrific head-on collision with left end Harry Potts of the orange and black. The two players came together with a crash that was plainly audible over the entire field. It stretched out both lads and the coaches from both teams rushed on the field to render first aid to their injured players.

Albanese had not yet recovered consciousness when the Aquinas team left for Columbus Saturday night. He was delirious and it was feared he might have sustained a slight fracture of the skull. He was to receive an x-ray examination as soon as the homeward journey had been completed.

The crash occurred when Albanese carried the ball around Massillon’s right end for the longest gain credited to a Columbus player during the entire game. Potts from his position on the other side of the line cut across the field to head off Albanese. Both were running low and as Potts dived for the visitor their heads came together with a sickening thud. Albanese, one of Aquinas’ best players, has drawn the attention of Ohio State scouts by his playing.

Before leaving officials of the Aquinas team complimented local school authorities on the excellent treatment they had received here. They said they appreciated the sportsmanship of the local players and fans and had never been treated better anywhere. H.L. Martin, Aquinas faculty manager, told Principal H.R. Gorrell and Faculty Manager Hopper that Massillon’s sportsmanship excelled any Aquinas had ever seen.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 41, Alliance 0

MASSILLON BURIES ALLIANCE IN FIRST STARK COUNTY TILT
EAST ENDERS ARE VICTIMS 41 – 0 DEFEAT

First blood in the race for scholastic supremacy of Molly Stark’s domain was drawn Saturday afternoon by orange and black gridders of Washington high school under an overwhelming score of 41 to 0 on Mount Union field, Alliance.

It was a gain here and a gain there for the Tiger clad warriors. In fact the Alliance defense was unable to cope with the steady pounding of orange and black backs and had it not been for repeated fumbles by which the orange and black passed up golden opportunities to score, the east end footballers probably would have been swamped under a much larger count.

But regardless of the numerous muffs of the pigskin by Coach Stewart’s athletes, they far outclassed their ancient foe. Vast superiority in all departments of the game from the initial kickoff until the final whistle, was shown by the gladiators of the South Mill street institution over the east enders. As a matter of fact the wearers of the red and blue made but two first downs and one of these was the result of a Massillon lineman being too eager and getting a penalty for offside play. The only time they earned an advance of the 10-yard chain was on a long forward from White to Haney which netted a total of 25 yards.

Against this number of first downs for Alliance, Massillon made the required distance no less than 26 times, being aided once by a five yard penalty. Six first downs were registered in each of the first periods and eight in the final.

THE GAME PLAY BY PLAY

First Quarter
Ries returned the initial kick-off eight yards to the 29-yard line. Price hit the line for two and V. Define made an equal amount around end. Massillon was penalized for being off side. Alliance’s forward wall hurried Define’s punt and it was Alliance’s ball on the
40-yard line White was held and on the second down he punted to Define who was downed on his own 17-yard line. Price ripped off 20 yards around right end for the first first down of the game.

Line plunges by Define and Schrader gave the orange and black another first down. After Define was held to a one-yard gain, Alliance grounded a pass. Define punted and Alliance immediately returned the kick. On the second play Define kicked to Alliance’s 42-yard line Define returned White’s punt 15 yards to the 38-yard line. Massillon was held for two downs and Define punted. White lost a yard for Alliance and then punted to midfield.

Line plunges by Price and Schrader netted a first and ten. Price, Define and Fletcher negotiated a triple pass for 11. Massillon tried three times at the east enders line but failed to gain and with the ball on the 28-yard line Edwards dropped back for a drop kick. The boot was wide of its mark and it was Alliance’s ball on the 2-yard line. White punted to the 44-yard line. In two crashes at the line Schrader gained 10. After an incomplete forward pass, J. Define fumbled and Alliance covered on the 43-yard line. Alliance punted on its second down and Price fumbled the kick only to recover the ball on his nine-yard line. Define punted and on the next play Edwards intercepted a pass on the 35-yard line. Borza made 12 yards and V. Define was held as the period ended.

Second Period
Price went around end for six and Borza hit the line for nine. Borza again hit for five but fumbled on the next play and Alliance covered. White punted to V. Define who was downed on the 48-yard line. J. Define circled right end for 32 yards. On the next play Massillon was penalized five for offside. Borza hit for four and Price lost five on a double pass. J. Define lost four, Edwards again tried for a drop kick between the bars but missed. Alliance was offside on the play and was penalized to the 17-yard line. Borza hit for eight and V. Define squirmed through for a touchdown on the next play. Pflug kicked goal.

On the kickoff Alliance was penalized 15 yards to its own five-yard line. White punted out of bounds on his own 14-yard line and on the next play Massillon was penalized 15 for holding. A pass, V. Define to Price, netted 18 yards. On the next play Price fumbled on the seven-yard line, Alliance getting the ball. White kicked to V. Define who was brought down on the 25 yard line. Borza hit for two. J. Define added five more and V. Define advanced the ball to the four-yard line. After Borza had twice failed, Price plunged across. Pflug added the extra point.

Alliance kicked off and after three tries at the line V. Define punted out of bounds on Alliance’s five yard line. White punted 24 yards. After V. Define had lost four in two downs, Alliance gained the ball after a bad pass from center. Haney made six and White punted to Price in mid-field. Grant replaced J. Define and immediately passed to Fletcher for 13 yards. On a pass from Price, Potts recovered the all as it rebounded off two Alliance players and ran 14 yards for the third touchdown. Pflug kicked goal. Alliance kicked off as the period ended.

Third Period
V. Define returned the kickoff 32 yards to the 44 yard line. Schrader plunged twice for a total of 14 yards, but Borza fumbled on the 21-yard line. After Massillon held for two downs, White punted to the 41-yard line. Schrader and Borza made a first down. Massillon was penalized five for offside. A pass to V. Define made 14 and Schrader plunged for a first down. Three plunges by Schrader netted five yards and Mullac intercepted a pass and advanced to his own 3-yard line before being brought to earth . White punted to midfield. A long pass, Fletcher to Price, carried the oval to the 29-yard line. In two plays V. Define carried the oval to the five-yard line, from where Borza crossed the goal line. Pflug booted for the extra point.

Edwards returned the kickoff to the 47-yard line. Alliance held and Massillon kicked, Raudebaugh returning the boot to midfield. White made three, but Price intercepted a pass on his own 40-yard line. Punts were exchanged and on the next play White intercepted a pass on his own 43-yard line. Hartman passed to Raudebaugh for two yards and then White heaved to Haney for 25 yards, and registered Alliance’s first first down. The ball was on Massillon’s 30-yard line. Two passes were incompleted and Alliance was penalized 15 for holding. White punted. Schrader lost two but Massillon gained 15 on Fletcher’s pass to Potts. Edwards held and Massillon was penalized 15. V. Define punted and Haney lost one for Alliance as the period ended.

Fourth Period
V. Define returned White’s kick from midfield to the 10-yard line. Massillon gained seven in three plays and Define’s pass over the goal line was ground. Alliance getting the ball on the 20-yard line. White punted to midfield and on a second attempted pass Define gained 11 yards. White intercepted a pass on his own 38-yard line. He punted to Define, who made a return of 48 yards to the 27 yard line. Potts made 11 yards on a pass from Define. Schrader plunged to the five-yard line. On the second down V. Define went across. The attempt at goal was blocked.

Alliance kicked off and Price was downed on the 25-yard line. Massillon was penalized five. After trying two passes, Define punted. Alliance also kicked, Define returning the kick to the midfield. Alliance held and Massillon kicked. Massillon was offside and penalized five. Alliance kicked over Massillon’s goal line. Pflug punted. After trying a pass Alliance kicked, Price covering the ball on the 24-yard line after Define had fumbled. Alliance gained five yards in an exchange of punts, Grant and Schrader made 11 yards and V. Define hit off tackle for 35. Price went around end for 36 and a touchdown the final of the game. Pflug kicked goal.

Pflug received the kickoff on the 45 yard line. Grant passed to Potts for 12. Grant was held. Rohr received a pass from V. Define or a 13-yard gain as time was called.

Canton, Beware!
Massillon – 41 Pos. Alliance – 0
Potts L.E. Simpson
Brooks L.T. Nixon
Harris L.G. Miller
Edwards C Zuchero
Miller R.G. DeBee
McCarty R.T.. Mullac
Fletcher R.E. Seigenthaler
Price Q Raudebaugh
Ries L.H. White
V. Define R.H. Haney
Schrader F. Hartman

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 21 7 13 41

Substitutions:
Massillon – J. Define for Ries, Pflug for Harris, Borza for Schrader, Grant for J. Defeine, Schrader for Grant, Grant for Borza, Rohr for Fletcher, Qugley for Potts.

Alliance – Boyle for DeBee, Tammario for Boyle, DeBee for Tammario, McCallum for White.

Touchdowns – V. Define 2, Price 2, Potts, Borza.

Goals after touchdown – Pflug 5.

Referee – Howells.
Umpire – Clark.
Head Linesman – Shaffer.

Time of periods – 15 minutes.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 46, Akron Central 0

HIGH GRIDDERS BURY AKRON CENTRAL 46 – 0
STAGE BRILLIANT COMEBACK AFTER LOSING TWO GAMES

That football steam roller at Washington High school, which in 1922 ran rough shod over 10 straight opponents and started off this fall in the same manner by crushing its first two foes only to be struck amidships by a pair of unexpected defeats, is once more oiled up to a fine degree of efficiency and plunging forward in high gear in a manner that seems to indicate that it does not intend to be stopped any more during the present scholastic gridiron campaign. The orange and black showed all of its old time ability last Saturday when it demolished Akron Central’s highly touted eleven and buried it under a decisive 46 to 0 defeat upon the Pearl street gridiron.

And what a change that orange and black aggregation of Coach David B. Stewart’s made in the space of one short week. A week ago last Saturday the high school gridders looked like fit candidates to win a bunch of concrete crowns for dumbness while losing 19 to 6 to Youngstown South, their first defeat by an Ohio opponent in two years. But last Saturday they were just as smart as they were dumb a week ago. They didn’t look like the same team and had they played against the Mahoning county school as they did against the Summit county warriors Massillon would have pitied instead of praised the Youngstown eleven.

With Jimmy Price, Brewster flash, working the levers on the orange and black steam roller Stewart’s huskies just simply smashed Akron Central to pieces in the middle and on both sides. That Youngstown South defeat might not have been such a bad thing after all for it made the local team get down to business and show what kind of stuff it was made of. There’s little danger that the team will slump back into the form it showed against the Youngstown eleven. The players know now that they can play football, no matter if the other team does have a forward passing attack and they should improve steadily.

What against Youngstown South was a slow moving, groggy and mis-directed outfit last Saturday was a fast moving, charging and spirited attacking machine that swept aside all opposition while rolling up seven touchdowns again the rubber city eleven which came here heralded as a stiff outfit and which had all the appearances of being able to live up to advance information – until it went into combat with the local team. Akron Central never had a chance. Not once did it get inside of Massillon’s 20 yard line. It showed but one spurt of driving power and that was completely squashed by the rampant Massillon warriors after it had succeeded in making three-first downs through a side of the orange and black line that weakened for just a bit and then strengthened to such an extent that it turned back the Akron attack and squelched it so suddenly that it never more became dangerous.
First Quarter
Massillon won the toss and choose to receive, defending the west goal. Akron kicked off to Schrader who was tackled on his 30-yard line. Price went off of right tackle for 50 yards being downed on Akron’s 20-yard line. Boerner hit through the same hole for 20 and Massillon’s first touchdown 42 seconds after play had started. Price failed to drop kick for goal.
Score: Massillon 6, Akron Central 0.

Central received and Edwards kicked off to Baysinger who was tackled on his 19-yard line. Williams made five on a quarterback buck through center. Welch went through for a first down, Fletcher and Brooks nailed Baysinger for a loss of 10. Baysinger punted to Price who was downed in midfield. Schrader made a first down in two plunges. After two line plays had failed Massillon drew a 15-yard penalty for holding. V. Define punted, the ball bounding over the goal line. Central put the ball in play on its 20-yard line. Three line smashes failed and Baysinger punted to Edwards in midfield. Schrader went off left tackle for six. V. Define passed to Price for 15, taking the ball to the 20-yard line. Taking a pass from Schrader, Price skirted Central’s right end for 20 yards and a touchdown. Price drop kicked for the additional point.
Score: Massillon 13, Central 0.

Central received and Edwards’ kick-off went over the goal line, the visitors putting the ball in play on their 20-yard line. Baysinger passed to Welch for a gain of three, Schrader downing Welch. A pass failed and Fletcher nailed Welch on a cross buck after a gain of three, Baysinger then punting out of bounds in midfield. Price and Schrader made a first down in three plays. Boerner made three. V. Define’s pass went over Price’s head but Schrader hit the line for four and V. Define went through right tackle for a first down. Boerner plunged for nine and on another double pass formation Price went around Akron’s left end for the third touchdown. He failed in an attempt to drop kick for goal.
Score: Massillon 19, Central 0.
Second Quarter
V. Define was thrown for a two-yard loss on an end run while Price failed to gain and Define then punted to B. Williams who was downed in midfield by Schrader. On the next play Fletcher scooped up an Akron fumble and raced 50 yards to the goal line but the touchdown was not allowed. Referee Maurer ruling a Massillon man had been guilty of clipping an Akron man from behind on the 10-yard line and Massillon was penalized 15 yards, placing the ball on Akron’s 25-yard line. After Schrader had made five in a plunge through the line V. Define fumbled and Central covered on its 22-yard line. Baysinger was thrown for a loss of 12 on a bad pass and then Boerner intercepted an Akron forward on the visitors’ 20-yard line. Price, Boerner and Schrader took the ball the to nine-yard line in three downs. Schrader made five in two plunges. V. Define failed to gain and on fourth down with goal to gain Boerner was stopped on the one-foot mark, Central gaining possession of the ball.

Akron punted out of bounds on its 30-yard line. Schrader, Price and V. Define made nine in three downs but on the fourth play Schrader fumbled and Central covered on its
22-yard line. Baysinger passed to Fontaine for eight. His next pass failed and he then punted to V. Define who was tackled on his 48-yard line. Plunges by Price, Boerner, V. Define and Schrader made a first down. With one yard to go for a first down, Grant attempted a pass to Price which failed and Akron gained the ball on its 35-yard line. Two Akron passes failed, Fontaine just missing a long thrown from Baysinger and Akron punted to Grant who was tackled on his 38-yard line. Grant punted to midfield. Edwards batted down an Akron pass. Another pass failed but Massillon was penalized 15 yards, giving Central a first down. Edwards intercepted an Akron pass in midfield as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 19, Akron 0.
Third Quarter
Akron received and Edwards kicked off to Williams who was thrown on his 28-yard line. Baysinger made 10 and a first down on a cross buck through Massillon’s left tackle. Boerner tackled Williams after he had gone through Massillon’s left side for 11 and another first down. Baysinger made two on a cross buck and Williams hit through Massillon’s left side for nine, being stopped by Borza. It was Akron’s third straight down. McCarthy and Potts spilled Williams after a gain of three. On the next play Williams fumbled and Price picked up the ball and ran 62 yards for a touchdown. He drop-kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 26, Akron 0.

Williams took Edwards’ kick-off and was downed on his 23-yard line. Price intercepted a pass from Baysinger and ran 32 yards for Massillon’s fifth touchdown. He drop-kicked goal. Score: Massillon 33, Akron 0.

Borza ran Akron’s kick-off back to the 37-yard line. A pass failed and after a five-yard penalty V. Define punted to Akron, the ball being downed on the 45-yard line. Gilliland made a first down in two plunges but was stopped on his next try by McCarthy. McCarthy and Miller smothered Williams without gain and after a pass had been broken up Baysinger punted to V. Define who was tackled on his 15-yard line. On the second down Massillon was penalized 15 yards and V. define punted from back of his goal line to Massillon’s 25-yard line. Fletcher dropped Williams after a gain of one yard and then batted down an Akron pass. Borza intercepted a pass on his 25-yard line. Fletcher’s long pass went astray, Borza failed to gain and Define punted to midfield. Fletcher threw Williams for a loss of four. Price batted down a pass. McCarthy and Fletcher tossed Gilliland for a loss of 10 and Baysinger punted to Define who returned 30 yards before being tackled.

V. Define punted to midfield and then intercepted Baysinger’s long pass on his 20-yard line. Boerner made five at the line and V. Define passed to Price for seven and a first down. Boerner again hit for give and on a double pass V. Define went around left end for 25 as the quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 33, Akron 0.
Fourth Quarter
Define’s pass to Price was wide and Welch intercepted the next one on his 30-yard line. Boerner batted down an Akron pass and Price intercepted the next one, returning the ball 15 yards to Akron’s 30-yard line. After Boerner and Borza failed to gain Price went around left end for a first down. V. Define made eight through the line and Boerner followed him through the same hole for 12 and a touchdown. Price drop kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 40, Akron 0.

Edwards kicked off to Baysinger who was tackled by Borza and Harris on his 20-yard line. Boerner spoiled an Akron pass. Price intercepted an Akron forward and ran 22 yards for the seventh touchdown. He failed at a try for goal.
Score: Massillon 46, Akron 0.

Massillon received and Price ran the kick-off back to midfield. V. Define punted to Baysinger who was tackled by Price on Akron’s 20-yard line. Central failed to gain and Baysinger punted out of bounds on his 40-yard line. Price fumbled and Central covered the ball. Schrader batted down Baysinger’s pass but on the next play he sent the ball to Welch for a gain of 20 yards. Three other passes failed and Baysinger punted out on Massillon’s 29-yard line. Fletcher threw a long pass to Boerner for a gain of 35 yards. Fontaine threw V. Define for a loss of five. Define was hurt and retired in favor of Grant. Schrader fumbled and Akron covered the ball on the 48-yard line. Baysinger passed to Fontaine for eight. Two plunges netted a first down. Boerner intercepted an Akron pass on his 30-yard line.

Fletcher’s long throw was wide and Grant punted, Baysinger being tackled in midfield by Brooks. Fontaine dropped a pass from Baysinger and Boerner intercepted the next one on his 40-yard line. Edwards grabbed a pass from Price but Massillon was penalized 15 yards for ineligible man receiving forward. Grant’s pass was batted down and he then punted to midfield. Boerner was injured and J. Define replaced him. Baysinger passed to Welch for six but Schrader intercepted the next one and was run out on Akron’s 35-yard line. Akron intercepted Fletcher’s pass on its 24-yard line . Two Akron passes failed but just as the game ended Baysinger passed to Welch for 20 yards.
Score: Massillon 46, Akron 0.

The Old Form
Massillon – 46 Pos. Akron Central – 0
Potts L.E. Fontaine
McCarthy L.T. Warren
Miller L.G. Hoffman
Edwards C Berry
Harris R.G. Ruhlin
Brooks R.T. Schultz
Fletcher R.E. J. Williams
Price Q.B. B. Williams
V. Define L.H. Gilliland
Boerner R.H. Baysinger
Schrader F.B. Welch

Score by quarters:
Massillon 19 0 14 13 46

Substitutions
Massillon – Grant for V. Define, Borza for Schrader; V. Define for Grant, Bloomfield for Miller, Schrader for Borza, Grant for V. Define, J. Define for Boerner, Quigley
for Fletcher.

Akron Central – Wright for Welch, Adams for Hoffman, Fry for J. Williams, Black for Gilliland, Gilliland for Black, Miller for Gilliland, Welch for Wright, Miller for B. Williams.

Touchdowns – Price 5, Boerner 2.

Goals after touchdowns – Price 4.

Referee – Maurer, Wooster.
Umpire – Tompkinson, Penn State.
Head Linesman – Wilson, Massillon.

Time of quarters – 15 minutes.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 0, Harrisburg Tech, PA 26

HARRISBURG TECH DOWNS ORANGE and BLACK
DEFEAT FIRST IN TWO SEASONS FOR MASSILLON SCHOOL

By WELLINGTON G. JONES
HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 8 – Harrisburg Tech’s first evidence that it is out for another championship came Saturday when the local high school trimmed Washington High of Massillon, Ohio state champions last year, by a 26 to 0 score. The only period in which Massillon showed any strength against Tech’s strong eleven was in the final period which went scoreless.

Massillon came here a favorite to win. Weight was expected to count in the victory for the western team. It had the weight, but for real football ability Tech outclassed its opponents in every department. Massillon did have the fighting spirit.

Tech gained much ground through off tackle plays, forward passes, and line bucking. Massillon was weak in center and had but six first downs, most of them being gained on penalties. Tech lost 130 yards by penalties, roughness, and holding being the cause. Massillon was penalized a number of times, losing 55 yards.

For the local high school, McLinn, Wilsbach, Captain Charles Nye, Ross, Asher and Bonitz played wonderful games. Massillon had stars in Price, Borza, Schrader and J. Define and V. Define.

The Define cousins were the best ground gainers for Massillon.

A crowd of 5,000 witnessed the battle, which was hard fought. The Ohio warriors were in the fray until the finish. It was Tech’s first intersectional game of the season. Its next foe will be Cedar Rapids which comes here in November.

Tech scored early in the first period, rushing its opponents off their feet.

Massillon won the toss and elected to defend the north goal. The visitors decided to kick. Nye caught the ball and went 20 yards before being forced out of bounds. Wilsbach failed to gain through the line. Nye made eight yards through center and Wilsbach got through tackle for a first down. Nye gained three and Wilsbach made 18 yards on the next play for a first down.

Nye gained seven yards around left end and Wilsbach was held on a center play. Wilsbach made a first down for Tech, and the Maroon team had four plays in which to go over the Massillon goal. Wilsbach went over for a touchdown on the next play. Nye failed to get the extra point.

In the second quarter McLinn received Pflug’s punt in midfield and returned the ball 30 yards when he was forced out of bounds. Nye got two on the left side of the line. Wilsbach hit a stone wall defense and was held. Holding again lost 15 yards for Tech on a penalty putting the ball on Massillon’s 30 yards line. Wilsbach attempted a forward but the ball grounded. Teach lost five more yards for outside play. Starting on Massillon’s 45-yard line, McLinn tossed the ball to Wilsbach, who went over the goal line for a second touchdown. McLinn failed to get a goal score.

Cassell went back in the Tech line at the start of the second half. Price returned Nye’s kick off 10 yards to the 40 yard line. Boerner took V. Define’s place in the backfield and Rohr came into the game again at center. Tech got the ball by holding Massillon in midfield. Wilsbach crashed through the right side for three yards. McLinn gained five yards on a wide end run. Nye went through for first down. Tech was pounding the Massillon line with a series of hard plays. Wilsbach got through for five yards, and Nye on the next play broke away for a first down. Wilsbach made eight more through the center of the orange team. Nye broke through center for a touchdown. Nye made the extra point making the score 19 to 0.

Nye recovered a Massillon fumble on the 20 yard line. Wilsbach crashed through the line for four yards on another drive toward the Orange goal. Nye took the ball for four more yards. Wilsbach carried the ball through left tackle for a first down. The Massillon line failed to hold the plunging Maroon backs. Tech got a five yard penalty for offside play. Wilsbach around right end, got three yards. Nye carried the ball across the line for a touchdown. Tech’s fourth one. It was a left tackle buck, Ross was hurt in the play. Nye kicked the goal, making the score Tech 26 Massillon O. Play was even in the last quarter.

A Tough Blow
Tech – 26 Position Massillon – 0
Frock L.E. Potts
Hickenbury L.T. Edwards
Bonitz L.G. Miller
Asper C Hise
Hoenschelt R.G. Pflug
Cassell R.T. Brooks
Wissler R.E. Rohr
McLinn Q.B. Price
Nye L.H. Borza
Ross R.H. Schrader
Wilsbach F.B. McCarthy

Score by periods:
Tech 6 6 14 0 26
Massillon 0 0 0 0 0

Substitutions:
Massillon – J. Define for Schrader, V. Define for McCarthy, Boerner for Hise, McCarthy for Pflug, Grant for Price, Fletcher for Rohr, Rohr for Brooks, V. Define for Rohr, Harris for Fletcher, Grant for Boerner, Schrader for Borza.

Tech – Brown for Cassell, Cassell for Brown, Stroup for Cassell, Keible for Bonitz.
Touchdowns – Nye 2, Wilsbach 2.

Goals for touchdown – Nye 2.

Referee – Marcus, Dickinson.
Umpire – Raby, Frankgord.
Field judge – Albertson, F. and M.
Head Linesman – Miller, Lebanon Valley.

Periods – 15 minutes.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 82, Salem 0

ORANGE and BLACK SMOTHERS SALEM UNDER 82 to 0 SCORE
STURDY DRIVING ATTACK NETS TOP HEAVY GRID WIN

Running with machine-like precision, the orange and black eleven of Washington high school, Saturday, displayed the same smooth attack and stalwart defense that carried the 1922 eleven to the state scholastic championship, when the present eleven smothered the gridders of Salem high, (unreadable text) champions of Columbiana county, 82 to 0 on the Pearl Street gridiron.

From the initial kickoff until the final whistle, athletes of the South hill street institution kept the orange and black steam roller in action and (unreadable text) was made until the oval had been carried across the visitor’s goal line. Twelve times during the melee the orange and black started offensives and each time a touchdown was the result.

Coach David B. Stewart sent practically his entire first string squad into the fracas but no matter upon whom he called they delivered with a vengeance much to the woe of the Salem outfit. True, the Salem eleven was outweighed, but regardless of the avoirdupois proposition it would have taken more than beef and brawn to stop the local aggregation’s attack.

The orange and black squad of Saturday appeared to be an entirely different eleven than the outfit which defeated Wooster high 29 to 7 in the opening tilt of the season a week ago. The engagement with the Wayne county school just bought out the rough spots in the orange and black play and the exhibition Saturday proved that during the past week Coach Stewart has smoothed these rough edges.

Especially did the “green” men in the orange and black squad show improvement, with the work of Price the Brewster lad stationed at the pivot position, standing out more prominently than any other individual. Under fire of a high school eleven for the first time in his career a week ago against Wooster, the Brewster youth appeared nervous and was somewhat uneasy in directing th squad. Against Salem his performance appeared more like that of a veteran.

Grant, basketball star of last season, also showed well at the pivot position, while vast improvement was noticeable in the play of McCarty, V. Define and Schrader in the back field. Ries and Murdock, second stringers of last season, also showed themselves worthy of backfield berths. While practically all the backfield men were able to make substantial gains, it was Massillon’s forward wall that opened large gaps in the visitor’s line, both on offense and defense.

Five of last seasons’ champions did not start the fray against Salem, Coach Stewart keeping Edwards, Boerner, J. Define, Rohr and Potts on the sidelines. During the first two periods of the onslaught the wing positions were held down capably by Thomas and Quigley and their manner of turning in runners and busting up plays proved to Coach Stewart that he has two capable understudies in Potts and Rohr.

It was not long after the game opened that the orange and black scoring machine got into action. After an exchange of punts, Massillon was in possession of the oval on the 42-yard line by virtue of a 32-yard return by Price. Schrader and Borza hit the line for a first down and a pass, Price to Thomas netted 15 yard more. McCarty plunged through the line for 10 yards and Borza scored on the next play. Pflug placed kicked for the extra points.

From then on the orange and black piled up points reaching the peak of the scoring in the third period, when five touchdowns were registered. Before play in the first period had been concluded a second touchdown was scored when Scrader crossed the goal after a march of 46 yards. Pflug again added the extra point.

Shortly after the second period opened, Cox, Salem left half, found a hole in the Massillon line and plunged eight yards before being stopped. Another down and the visitors had registered a first down, the only time they made the required 10 yards during the entire game, while Massillon was credited with 23 first downs.

Before the second period was over, Schrader and Grant registered touchdowns, with Pflug adding an additional point after Schrader’s score. In the third period the orange and black offensive was under full sway and it was just a matter of plowing through the visitors for touchdowns, with Borza registering twice and V. Define, J. Define and Hise each registering once. Hise’s touchdown followed Edwards’ block of a Salem kick, the ball rolling behind the goal line, where Hise covered it.

Three more touchdowns were added in the final period, Borza featuring the scoring with an 81-yard run through a broken field for a marker. Price also made a sensational dash for points from midfield. The third score of the period was made by V. Define.
Steaming Up

Massillon – 82 Position Salem – 0
Flectcher L.E. Lodge
Harris L.T. Hauser
Miller L.G. Judge
Hise C Simone
Pflug R.G. Stahlsmith
Brooks R.T. Corso
Thomas R.E. Konter
Price Q Bovo
Borza L.H. Cox
McCarty R.H. Bingham
Schrader F Sartick

Score by periods:
Massillon 14 13 34 21 82

Substitutions:
Massillon – V. Define for McCarty, Grant for Price, Murdock for Schrader, Quigley for Thomas, Leroy for Borza, Rohr for Quigley, Potts for Fletcher, J. Define for V. Define, Edwards for Harris, Price for Grant, Grant for Murdock, Borza for Leroy, Harris for Brooks, Fletcher for Edwards, Ries for Borza.

Salem – Krepps for Lodge, Yoder for Judge, Cosgrove for Cox, Bush for Stahlsmith, Lodge for Hauser.

Touchdowns – Borza 4, Schrader 2, Price 2, V. Define 2, Grant, Hise.

Goal from touchdown – Pflug 8, Edwards 2.

Referee – Maurer (Wooster).
Head Linesman – Boerner.

Time of periods – 15 minutes.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 29, Wooster 7

ORANGE and BLACK WINS OPENING TILT 29 to 7
INITIAL CONTEST BRINGS VICTORY OVER WOOSTER 11

Again the crushing steam roller of the Orange and Black of Washington high school is in motion.

Facing a schedule of 10 hard games with the strongest scholastic elevens in the state and Harrisburg Teach, of Harrisburg, Pa., gridders of the South Mill street institution, Saturday, began their defense of gridiron laurels heaped upon the orange and black in 1922 when the eleven went through a schedule of 10 conflicts without a reverse.

With a line as strong and heavy as that of last fall and a backfield equally as fast and speedy as that of the undefeated aggregation of 1922, Coach David B. Stewart’s protégés of moleskin tossers came through their first game with the Orange and Black flying high and a 29 to 7 victory over the highly touted Wooster high eleven.

Although the initial win was decisive, it was war from an easy task that the schedule-maker of the local school mapped out for the opening fray. The athletes of the Wayne county school, slightly outweighed, were a most formidable foe for the fall opener. It must be remembered that the Wooster school held the Washington high championship outfit of a year ago to a 19 to 0 score after the Orange and Black steam roller had gained mid-season form. Saturday practically the same team that represented the Wayne county institution in 1922 took the field against the local eleven, with several green men filling vacancies caused by the June graduation.

The Orange and Black squad made a most pleasing impression upon local fans and followers of the eleven, but it still appears to be a diamond in the rough. There were numerous defects that cropped out against Wooster, but with a week’s hard drill under Coach Stewart’s capable training, these rough edges are bound to be smoothed before next Saturday when Salem high plays here.

Displaying an abundance of speed and with a set of backs all of whom can hit the line like a battering ram, hopes of orange and black adherers were boosted to believe that another championship eleven is in the making. New men appearing in the lineup showed up exceptionally well, and no doubt will make the local supporters forget the shining lights of a year ago before the present season is far underway.

Coach Stewart sent practically his entire first string squad into the fracas and every one distinguished himself nobly. They showed plenty of fight and spirit which in itself is essential to a good gridiron outfit.

But not only did the local gridders show true football spirit, but also the visitors. Although trailing and fighting mostly a defensive battle, the brown and blue never gave up and their spirit finally was rewarded in the fourth period when Captain Fritz, of the Woosterites, crossed the orange and black goal line for a touchdown.

The orange and black gained the jump on its adversaries from the very outset of the 60 minutes of strife. After Edwards had kicked off to Wooster, a Massillon lineman blocked an attempted Wooster punt on the second play of the game, the orange and black covering, within Wooster’s 40-yard zone. Wooster held for three downs and on the fourth play Edwards stepped back for a drop kick, but the attempt of the husky East Greenville youth fell short by five yards.

Mowery punted for Wooster and after being held for three downs, Edwards again missed a try for a goal. Mowery again punted and Borza made a return of 22 yards before being down on the 35-yard line. Five crashes at the Wooster line by Schrader, the plunging halfback from Canal Fulton, and Borza, regular of the last season, gave the local squad two first downs, with goal to gain.

Here the Woosterites braced and four smashes at the Brown and Blue line failed to score for Massillon, Wooster gaining the ball on the one-foot line. Mowery kicked out of danger but a pass, Price to Potts, was good for 15 yards and placed the ball on the 27-yard line. Schrader and Borza again battered their way through the visitors’ line to the five-yard line with four downs to cross the line. Price lost one and Schrader made two yards as the period ended. On the second play of the second period, Borza and Price successfully manipulated a double pass and Price scored. Edwards’ attempt at goal was blocked.

After the kickoff and exchange of punts and a 25-yard return by Price, the Orange and Black elusive pivot man, advanced the oval to Wooster’s 30-yard line. But Massillon was penalized 15 yards for holding and was forced to punt. An exchange of punts found Massillon in possession of the spheroid on the 30-yard line. A pass V. Define to Rohr netted eight-yards and Boerner plunged for three yards and a first down. J. Define circled Wooster’s right end for nine and Boerner made it first down and goal when he plunged for three. Two plays and V. Define scampered across the coveted line. Attempt at goal failed. This concluded the scoring of the period.

The Wayne county gridders play took on a different aspect in the final half. They launched an attack of open plays in the third period that carried the oval into Massillon territory, the first time in the entire game. Massillon registered twice in this period but the Wooster team showed up better than it did earlier in the game.

The Orange and Black possessed the oval on the 45 yard line after an exchange of punts. From there they marched up the field for the third touchdown. A 15-yard pass, Price to Define, and a steady pounding off tackle by McCarty and Borza registered three Orange and Black first downs and carried the ball to the three yard line, where Borza registered. Edwards kicked goal, giving Massillon a total of 19 points.

Wooster then began its best offensive with King, colored star of the visiting eleven, skirting Massillon’s ends and hurling passes with Lehman and Jolliff on the receiving ends. They registered three first downs and had advanced the ball 50 yards before Fletcher, rangy center, who hails from Canal Fulton, intercepted a pass on his own 25-yard line. This was the first time play was in Massillon territory.

Massillon punted and Captain Pflug, of the Orange and Black covered a fumble on Wooster’s 40-yard line, from where the local squad marched to its fourth and final touchdown, Borza crashing across from the four-yard line. Pflug kicked goal. The period ended without further scoring.

In the final quarter King again led an offensive, this time that resulted in a touchdown. The Wayne county athletes led by their dusky warrior marched 45 yards for a goal, Fritz going around Massillon’s left end for 11 yards and touchdown. Gould kicked goal. This ended the scoring until near the close of the game when Captain Pflug dropped back and booted a drop kick between the goal posts from the 31-yard line, boosting Massillon’s total of points to 29 against 7 for Wooster. This was the way the score stood at the final whistle.

All in all Coach Stewart has the makings of another wonderful eleven. In Price, V. Define, McCarty, Schrader, Harris and Fletcher, all newcomers to the Washington institution, Coach Stewart has six players, who although green, promise to develop into stars. In addition, Brooks, Ries and Hise, substitutes of the 1922 eleven and Murdock, Grant, Thomas and Quigley, of last year’s second team, show topnotch caliber, while the veterans of the squad displayed the same ability a year ago.

Starting Right
WOOSTER MASSILLON
Russell L.E. Potts
Lippert L.T. Edwards
Stoll L.G. Miller
Ernest C Fletcher
Mowery R.G. Pflug
Dunn R.T. Brooks
Jolliff R.E. Rohr
King Q Price
Lehman L.H. Boerner
Fritz (c) R.H. Schrader
Gould F Borza

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 12 14 3 29
Wooster 0 0 0 7 7

Substitutions:
Massillon – J. Define for Schrader, V. Define for (unreadable), R. Grant for Price, McCarty for Boerner, Harris for Brooks, Schrader for J. Define, Borza for V. Define, Price for Grant, Potts for Flectcher, Fletcher for Potts, Hise for Potts, Thomas for Rohr, Brooks for Edwards, Ries for Price, Murdock for McCarty.

Wooster – R. Hallerna for Lippert, Carson for Jolliff, Swigert for R. Hallerin, Lippert for Stoll.

Touchdowns – Fritz, Borza 2, Price, V. Define.

Goal from Field – Pflug.

Goals from Touchdowns – Edwards, Pflug, Gould.

Referee – Maurer, Wooster U.
Umpire – Bletzer – Mt. Union.
Head Linesman – Wilson.

Time of Periods – 15 minutes.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder