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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1924: Massillon 37, Warren Harding 0


Eleven wearers of the orange and black of Washington high school took their stations on the Central Steel Athletic field Saturday afternoon. And an equal number of gridders of the South Mill street institution, playing not as individuals but as a machine with the power of a massive steam roller, rushed, charged and attacked until another rival had been mown down and forced to succumb to the prowess of the orange and black.

That eleven which fell before the onslaught of the youthful Tigers was not a weakling in Ohio scholastic football circles, but the well drilled Warren outfit. Against the reputed fast and dashing attack of the Trumbull county gridders the orange and black emerged 37 to 0 victors, the most decisive defeat administered to Coach Sidney Jones’ eleven since 1922 when Massillon’s undefeated eleven ran rough shod over it.

Following closely in the footsteps of their versatile captain, Bill Edwards, the orange and black outplayed and outsmarted the visitors in every department; in skirting the ends, in passing, in crashing the line, on both offense and defense. Everything the red and white class warriors attempted the orange and black did better, in fact did better by that outstanding margin of 37 points.

From the time that Referee Stevenson blew his whistle for the initial kickoff it was evident that Coach David B. Stewart’s eleven was not to be denied and that the orange and black was well on the road toward removing another stumbling block to a most successful
season – blemished only by a forfeited game handed to Youngstown South in the steel town when the local athletic mentor withdrew his team from the field after tainted and biased officiating.

Youngstown South and Rayen high, also of the steel town, were two other elevens to hang defeats on the Trumbull county school, but neither of the victories was as decisive or by as large a score as that piled up here Saturday. South was the first to dent the Warren record, registering a 25 to 13 victory at Youngstown in a game in which the officiating, according to reports, was almost on a par in regards to biasness as that between Massillon and South. Rayen was winner by a 13 to 0 score, but even with the score in favor of the Mahoning county team, Warren played the better football but the breaks were against it.

Even though the orange and black won by a lopsided score it was not without battle, because the Warren gridders, cheered on by a delegation of about 700 followers, 350 of whom, including the Warren high school band, made the trip in a special train and the others in automobiles, gave fight for every inch of ground gained by the orange and black.

But rather dissatisfied with the manner in which his team had defeated New Philadelphia by a 20 to 7 score, and in anticipation of a hard battle with the Warrenites, Coach Stewart had sent his squad through a series of hard practices during the past week and the results were forthcoming. The wearer of the orange and black moleskins performed far better than at any time this season.

On offense the forward wall of the locals opened large gaps in the Warren line for the line charges of the orange and black. Off tackle plays and end runs went off with better snap, the carrier of the oval being afforded far better interference and protection than that given at the Tuscarawas county seat a week ago. Only in its aerial attack did the local eleven fall behind in its showing of a week ago, but two passes out of 10 being completed for a total gain of 46 yards.

The fact that Warren was white-washed is sufficient to say of the defense of the locals. In the personage of Zahnow, Warren has one of the fastest and flashiest halfbacks in that section of the state while Horner and McKee are two dependable line plungers and the former is an accurate hurler of the forward pass, but none of the trip shone to advantage as may be ascertained from the fact that but three first downs during the entire 60 minutes of strife were registered by Warren, one coming on a forward pass and the other when Mckee broke loose for gains of 12 and 13 yards.

That Massillon possessed driving power is shown by the fact that 15 times was the 10-yard chain moved with the orange and black in possession of the ball. Three of these first downs came in the first period, five in the second, four in the third and two in the final.

Captain Bill Edwards continued to stand as the tower of orange and black strength. In addition to kicking a field goal from the 25-yard line, four goals after touchdowns, the East Greenville lad encountered a new duty, that of punting and it must be said his kicking was equal to his play in other departments. He played the same bang-up defensive game that is characteristic of him, while on offensive any play through center was good for a decided gain for Bill had an opening there big enough to drive a truck through.

But the orange and black leader had 10 others closely following him and the play of King, the colored halfback, was most outstanding. He skirted the ends with an abundance of speed and his smashes at the line were with the force of a pile driver. Twice he plunged through the line across the goal for sets of counters. As has marked his play in previous game, his running of interference was excellent and on no occasions did he fail to get his man out of the play.

A poor punt paved the way for Massillon’s first touchdown shortly after the game started. Baker was called back by the visitors’ pilot to punt, but the oval rolled off the side of his shoe to the opposite side of the field where W. Price covered on the 35-yard line for Massillon. A series of line plunges brought two first downs and placed the ball on the three-yard line. Borza was held and King advanced the ball to the half- yard line. On the next play the dusky back plowed his way through for a touchdown and Edwards kicked goal.

In possession of the oval on the 39-yard line, King heaved a pass into the waiting arms of Jimmy Price, who raced 27 yards to the two-yard line before being downed. On the next play Kammer pile drove through for the only set of counters in the second period. Edwards missed goal.

In the third period after Baker had punted to Price who was downed on the 36-yard line, King made 18 yards and a pretty run around end. Kammer made seven yards in two plunges and Price five on a double pass and it was first down on the four-yard line. Warren held Kammer twice, but wilted under the driving of King and another set of counters went up for Massillon. Edwards added the extra point.

Hise got into the scoring column early in the fourth period when Hunter attempted a pass from his own 16-yard line. Hise intercepted the heave and easily raced across the line. Edwards booted goal. A few minutes later Grant recovered a Warren fumble on the
22-yard line and after Warren held for three downs, Edwards dropped back and booted a goal from placement.

An intercepted pass by Brown paved the way for the final touchdown. Catching the ball in midfield Brown made a return of 25 yards before being downed. A short pass, Grant to Leroy, netted a first down and placed the ball within the 10-yard zone from where Kammer registered his second set of markers. Edwards kicked goal.

Warren had three occasions to score but in none did it have the punch. In the second period Sennes standing on the three-yard line, muffed a throw from Horner and Warren lost the ball on downs to Massillon. Again in the third period an opportunity went amiss. Price’s punt was blocked and Sennes covered for Warren on the 20-yard line. Three plunges at the Massillon line netted six yards, while a short pass from Horner to Zahnow failed to complete a first down by inches.

The third period offered another chance when two first downs, one coming on a 12-yard off tackle run by McKee, brought the oval to the nine-yard line but the chances went glimmering for Zahnow fumbled on the next play and Weidman recovered for Massillon.

So Long, Warren!
Massillon – 37 Pos. Warren – 0
W. Price LE C. Polena
McCarthy LT Baker
Hise LG Braunberns
Edwards C Davis
Halco RG Thompson
Weidman RT Billings
Thomas RE Sennes
J. Price Q Hunter
King LH Horner
P. Smith RH Zahnow
Borza F McKee

Score by periods:
Massillon 7 6 7 17 37

Massillon – Kammer for Borza, Grant for P. Smith, Gump for W. Price, Agler for Thomas, Define for J. Price, Brughs for Weidman, J. Smith for Hise, J. Price for Define, Borza for Grant, Grant for Borza, Hise for J. Smith, Weidman for Brughs, Leroy for King, Brown for J. Price, Agler for Thomas, Spencer for Weidman, Fulton for Gump.

Warren – Consider for Braunberns, Braunberns for Consider, Shaw for Horner, Consider for Braunberns, Beach for Thompson, Shaw for Davis, Yont for Shaw, L. Polena for C. Polena.

Touchdowns – King 2, Kammer 2, Hise.

Goal from field – Edwards.

Points after touchdown – Edwards 4.

Referee – Stevenson, Kent.
Umpire – Michaels, Akron.
Head Linesman – Shaeffer, Akron.

Time of periods – 15 minutes.

Putting A Damper
On Warren’s Hopes for Victory

Baker kicked off to J. Price who returned the ball 15 yards to the 20-yard line. J. Price made one around left end and King five around the opposite side. King plunged for six and a first down. Zahnow threw J. Price for a two-yard loss. Warren smothered King’s end run and Massillon lost two more. Smith punted the ball over the head of Warren’s safety man and the ball rolled over the goal line for a total distance of 70 yards. It was Warren’s ball on the 20-yard line.

McCarthy held Zahnow to a one-yard gain. Horner made five around right end after which Baker punted to J. Price on Massillon’s 45-yard line. King hit the line for two. Borza was thrown by Sennes for an 11 yard loss. Smith punted out of bounds on Warren’s 42-yard line. On the first play Thompson was offside and Warren received a five-yard penalty. Horner was held but on a double pass Zahnow made six around right end. Baker’s punt skidded off the side of his foot and W. Price covered the ball on Warren’s 35-yard line.

J. Price hit left tackle for three and King plunged for eight and a first down. Four line plunges by King and Borza netted 11-yards and another first down. Borza hammered the line for five and J. Price went around left end for seven and another first down. The ball was on the eight yard line. Warren stopped Borza but King crashed through the line to the half-yard line from where he carried the ball across on the next plunge. Edwards kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 7, Warren 0.

King made a 27-yard return of Baker’s kickoff to the 30-yard line. J. Price was held but on the next play he made three through center. Smith punted 40 yards to Hunter on his own 38-yard line. After Horner lost a yard, Baker kicked to J. Price who fumbled, Edwards covering the ball for Massillon on his own 20-yard line. King hit off right tackle for five and Borza gained 14 around right end as the period ended. It was Massillon’s ball on its own 39-yard line.
Score: Massillon 7, Warren 0.

Kammer replaced Borza. In three plunges Kammer made seven yards, after which Smith punted. Edwards downed the ball on Warren’s 19-yard line but on the play McCarthy was offside and Massillon received a five-yard penalty Smith again punted, Thomas downing Hunter on the 24-yard line. Horner lost one and Zahnow made four around left end. Baker booted to Smith on the 45-yard line. J. Price made nine off left tackle. Kammer was held but on his second try made three for a first down. King hurled a 12-yard pass to
J. Price who ran to the two-yard line before being downed. It was a total gain of 39 yards. On the first play Kammer crossed the line. Edwards try for goal failed.
Score: Massillon 13, Warren 0.

Baker kicked off to Smith who was downed on the 21-yard line. King hit for six and Kammer hit for an equal number of yards in two plunges. It was a first down. J. Price made five. Warren covered Kammer’s fumble on the 41-yard line. McKee went around Massillon’s right end for 12 yards for Warren’s first first down of the game. Horner and McKee made four yards. On an attempted pass Massillon’s line charged Horner so fast his pass went out of bounds. An apparent touchdown for Warren went glimmering when Sennes let a pass from Horner trickle through his hands on the three-yard line. It was Massillon’s ball on the 26-yard line.

Price made four and King two. Six yards off tackle by price gave Massillon a first down. On a bad pass from center, Massillon lost 10. Grant made five after which Price punted to Warren’s 38-yard line. Hunter made two and Horner was held to no gain on a double pass. Price returned Baker’s punt 10 yards to the 45-yard line. King was held and a pass failed. Kammer made one and Price punted out of bounds on Warren’s five-yard line. Horner kicked to Grant on the 30-yard line. Define replaced J. Price. An attempted pass was grounded. Define lost 13 yards when he muffed the pass from center as the period ended.
Score: Massillon 13, Warren 0.

J. Price returned the kickoff to the 25-yard line. Borza and Price gained three and a pass was incomplete. Price’s punt was blocked, Sennes covering for Warren on the 20 yard line. McKee hit the line for thee and Zahnow gained three in two attempts. A pass Horner to Zahnow was completed but Warren lost the ball on downs by a few scant inches. After Price was held Edwards punted to midfield. The left side of Massillon’s line smothered Hunter for a one-yard loss. Horner shot a pass to Zahnow which netted 12 yards and a first down.

Another pass was grounded. Another Horner-Zahnow pass was good for six. Horner gained three around right end. McKee broke through for a 12-yard gain and it was Warren’s ball with goal to gain on the nine-yard line.

Coach Stewart sent Hise and Weidman into the fray, replacing J. Smith and Brughs. On the first play Weidman recovered Zahnow’s fumble and Warren’s hopes of scoring were obliterated. Kammer plunged for one and Edwards again booted to midfield. A pass failed but on the next attempt Zahnow snatched the oval out of the air for a nine yard gain. Edwards covered Horner’s fumble.

Price made nine around left end. Horner was injured on the play and carried from the field. He was replaced by Shaw. Kammer made two and a first down. Grant gained two. A forward was incomplete. Edwards booted out of bounds on the five-yard line. After two passes had failed, Hunter kicked to Price on the 30-yard line. King spurted around left end for 18 yards. Kammer made three and Price added five on a double pass. Kammer plunged for four, carrying the ball to the four-yard line. It was first down. Two tries by Kammer netted but a yard and a half. On the next play King shot through the line for a touchdown. Edwards kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 20, Warren 0.

Edwards’ kickoff went over the goal line and it was Warren’s ball on the 10-yard line. A pass to C. Polena was good for six yards. Two more passes failed and Baker kicked to Kammer in midfield as the period ended.
Score: Massillon 20, Warren 0.
Price lost three and Edwards kicked to Hunter on the 20-yard line. Hunter was thrown for a three-yard loss and on the next play Hise intercepted a pass and romped across the goal line. Edwards kicked goal.
Score: Massillon 27, Warren 0.

Edwards again kicked over the goal line, Warren taking the ball on the 20-yard line. Zahnow lost four on a double pass and Kammer returned Hunter’s punt nine yards to the 40-yard line. Kammer made three. A pass failed. Grant was good for six yards. Hunter fumbled Edwards’ punt and Grant covered for Massillon on the 22-yard line. Two plunges by Price and Kammer gave Massillon a first down on the 12-yard line. In two tries Kammer made three. On the next play Hunter intercepted a pass on the three-yard line. Hunter punted, Kammer returning the kick 11 yards to the 19-yard line. Three plays netted but a yard and Edwards dropped back to the 25-yard line from where he booted a field goal.
Score: Massillon 30, Warren 0.

Warren was offside on the kickoff and was penalized five yards. On the next kickoff Gump was downed on the 29-yard line. Warren held for three downs and Edwards punted to Warren’s 45-yard line. Brown who had replaced Price intercepted a pass in midfield and ran 25 yards before being brought to earth. Kammer made two. A second try for a forward, Grant to Leroy, was good for nine yards and a first down on the nine-yard line. Grant made two and Kammer plunged across for the final set of counters. Edwards kicked goal.
Score Massillon 37, Warren 0.

Baker kicked off to Edwards on the 28-yard line. Grant made three but Edwards was thrown for a two-yard loss. P. Smith went into the fray for Grant and punted to midfield. Massillon was given a 15-yard penalty for clipping on the play. A short Warren pass was good for no gain as the game ended.
Score: Massillon 37, Warren 0.

Bill Edwards
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1924: Massillon 74, Wellston 0


Illinois with “Red” Grange missing from the lineup very long wouldn’t be very much of a cinch bet to cop the Western conference championship and the Wellston high school football team without Harold Kruskamp, its captain and 175 pound halfback, could hardly lay claim to any recognition as a gridiron eleven. This Kruskamp is a wonderful athlete for a high school football team, a roving, stalwart giant of a lad who virtually carries the entire burden of offense and defense for his team.

But Kruskamp, powerful as he is, was not powerful enough last Saturday to stop the orange and black eleven of Washington high school singled handed and so the Jackson county boys were buried under a 74 to 0 score on the Central Steel gridiron by Coach Stewart’s huskies in their first autumnal entanglement with the Massillon aggregation. Wellston filling the date left vacant by the cancellation of Mingo Junction, did Massillon a favor by agreeing to come here from its haunts in southern Ohio but its boys returned home Saturday night a much wiser group of lads and with vivid recollections of how the grand old game of football is played in this neck of the woods where great scholastic gridiron teams are common rather than exceptional.

In paying to Kruskamp all the honor for Wellston’s efforts to stop the victory march of the orange and black is not slighting the balance of the team in the least. Wellston sent here an aggregation of clean cut boys, who played with all the skill they knew and fought to the last ditch but simply were not well enough versed in the rudiments of the autumnal pastime to cope with the powerful Stewart machine.

The Wellston boys, with only a handful of substitutes as compared with the long string of athletes Coach Stewart had available, played through 60 minutes of football, never asking for quarter once although after the first few minutes there was no question but that they were in for a terrific drubbing. Even Kruskamp, a very bull for punishment, at last began to find the pace set by Massillon a killing one and before the end of the game even his great strength began to filter away.

But it is no wonder that Kruskamp began to weaken when one considers that he was 75 percent of his team’s offensive strength, carrying the ball three out of every four plays, doing all the punting and forward passing and 99 percent of its defensive strength making very nearly all of the tackles credited to his team.

Wellston was simply a one man team. True, Kruskamp was given some offensive assistance by Dando, quarterback, a fair line plunger and Bumgartner, a speedy little lad, who could be developed into a good man for end runs but it was always upon the shoulders of the stalwart Wellston captain that the burden of play fell.

Kruskamp ran the ends and hit the Massillon line time after time and any gains he made must be credited only to himself for he ran and plunged without interference of any kind. On defense he roved back and forth across the field, tackling with reckless abandon, jumping from his place in the secondary defense to a position on the line and then back again. They said before the game that Kruskamp was the whole Wellston team and it was right. With its captain out of the lineup they would be still trying to add up the score in Wellston. But put four or five lads on a team like Kruskamp with his ability to stand up under 60 minutes of terrific battering and always come up smiling and it might have been different.

But it was not altogether the weakness of the Wellston team that made Massillon’s second victory in a week go past the70 mark. The team which Coach Stewart trotted on the gridiron Saturday showed more real football than at any time this fall. It was a charging, ripping aggregation, that hammered its way across the Wellston goal line for 11 touchdowns.

It was a team that played well nigh perfect football. It was a bear on defense and its offense was dazzling, presenting an interference that was deadly in its attack and swept the Wellston lads out of the way like chaff in a wind. The orange and black without a doubt presented its best interference of the season and it was this that made possible the many long runs chalked up to the local team. Interference like that of last Saturday and the remainder of the teams on the Massillon schedule are due to have their eye teeth cut and find out the havoc that a charging set of 11 husky youths can wreak once they get under way.

But the victory was not without its cost. It resulted in the loss of Vince Define, backfield flash, for at least a week and maybe for the balance of the campaign. Define, in making a 50 yard dash through the Wellston team, twisted his knee, hurt early in the campaign, and was forced to hobble the last five yards to the Wellston goal line on one leg. The old injury was brought back when Vince side stepped a Wellston tackler.

The entire Massillon team played heads up football. The backfield men were unstoppable while running behind excellent interference, Price, Grant, King, Kammer, Brown, P. Smith and Borza making numerous spectacular dashes. On defense Captain Edwards, McCarthy and Weidman were the big noises.

It required less than a minute of play for Massillon to secure its first touchdown and it resulted from a bad play on the part of the Wellston center. The visitors received and after being held for downs on their 20 yard line Kruskamp dropped back to punt but the pass went over his head and rolled behind his goal line. Edwards and Thomas were hot after the oval but Thomas beat his leader to the ball and smothered it for the first set of counters.

The second touchdown was not long in coming. After Jimmy Price had run back one of Kruskamp’s punts 30 yards to Wellston’s 25 yard line Kammer hit the line twice for eight yards and then Vince Define tucked the oval under his arm and ran through right tackle for 18 and the score.

Another set of counters came before the quarter ended. Wellston was held for downs on its 41 yard line and with Massillon failing to gain Define punted. A penalty for holding put the ball on Wellston’s goal line and then Kruskamp punted. Define caught the ball on the visitors’ 30 yard stripe and with perfect interference ran for a touchdown.

Early in the second quarter after Kruskamp had been tossed for an 11 yard loss by Thomas he punted to Price who was downed on his 35 yard line. Define made a first down on a dash around right end and on the next play Kammer skirted right end for a 38 yard dash, taking the ball to Wellston’s 17 yard line. Price then grabbed a pass from King for a touchdown.

The fifth touchdown came after a march of 42 yards. Getting the ball on Wellston’s 42 yard line Smith tore off 20 around end and Borza and Kammer then smashed the line until Kammer took it over from the four.

At the start of the third quarter with many substitutes in the lineup Massillon took the kickoff and marched from its own 33 yard line on straight line plays and end runs for the sixth touchdown, Borza turning in one dash good for 19 yards and then four plays later Smith went through the line and over for the touchdown. Smith scored another touchdown a few minutes later after Brown had put the orange and black in position to score when he scooped up the ball after Grant had fumbled a punt and ran 23 yards before being tackled. Then a pass from Grant to Brown made nine and on a cross buck Grant made nine more. Smith then hit through right tackle from the eight yard line for his second touchdown, bringing the score to 46.

The quarter ended with the ball on Wellston’s 19 yard line and with most of the regulars back in the game a touchdown was not long in coming. Two plays took the ball to the 13 yard line but a 15 yard penalty on Massillon carried it back. Then Define passed to Gump for a gain of 23 yards and on the next play Kammer inserted his shoulders in the Wellston line and crashed over for the touchdown.

The next touchdown was due to a bit of spectacular running by King, Massillon’s Negro star. After Kammer had received a punt on Wellston’s 28 yard line King was called back for an end run. But the pass from Edwards was poor and went through King’s hands but he raced back, picked up the leather and zig zagging his way across the field ran 30 yards through the visitors for a touchdown.

Then came Define’s brilliant dash and his injury. Receiving a Wellston punt in midfield Vince streaked his way toward the visitors’ goal. Not a single Wellston player laid a hand on him so good was Define’s interference and so clever his dodging but as he reached the five yard line Vince stepped quickly to one side to elude a Wellston tackler and something in his knee gave way. Gamely he hopped across the remaining yards to the goal on one leg, falling to the ground back of Wellston’s goal line.

Then came the rather unusual, the local team played Wellston with only 10 men in the lineup. Coach Stewart had about used up all of his available backfield substitutes and while he was rearranging his lineup and taking care of Define the local team with 10 men lined up while Edwards kicked the goal. Edwards was then shifted to the backfield.

This gave Captain Bill a chance to break into the scoring for a short time later when a pass from King has been batted by one of the Wellston players Edwards grabbed the oval before it reached the ground and ran 25 yards for the final touchdown.

Wellston never came within 20 yards of Massillon’s goal line. The visitors made seven first downs, two of these coming on penalties as compared to 26 first downs for Massillon. The local team completed six out of 11 passes for a total yardage of 104. Wellston completed five out of seven passes for 37 yards.

Poor Wellston
Massillon – 74 Pos. Wellston – 0
Gump LE Darling
McCarthy LT Gettles
Reis LG Stevenson
Edwards C Pierpont
Halco RG Joseph
Weidman RT McCoung
Thomas RE Howell
J. Price QB Dando
Define LHB Kruskamp
King RHB Baumgartner
Kammer FB Pope

Score by quarters:
Massillon 21 15 12 26 – 74

Massillon – Hise for Reise, Borza for King, P. Smith for Define, Grant for Price, Weymiller for Weidman, Brown for Kammer, J. Smith for Edwards, Agler for Thomas, Edwards for Hise, Williams for Agler, Herbst for Gump, Weidman for Weymiller, Brooks for Williams, Rudder for Herbst, Leroy for Borza, Kammer for P. Smith, King for Leroy, Agler for Rudder, Gump for Brooks, Define for Borza, Price for Grant, Rise for J. Smith, Crone for Hise, Hise for Edwards, Edwards for Define.

Wellston – Gearing for Bumgartner, Griffith for Darling, Worting for Griffith.

Touchdowns – Thomas, Define 3, Price, Kammer 2, P. Smith 2, King, Edwards.

Points after touchdown – Edwards 8.

Referee – Maurer (Wooster).
Umpire – Stevenson (Akron).
Head Linesman – Bast (Massillon).

Time of quarters – 15 minutes.

Bill Edwards
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1924: Massillon 77, Alliance 0


With second and third string players in the line-up during most of the second and third quarter, the orange and black scholastic football team of Washington high school Saturday afternoon had nothing more than a good workout in its annual fracas with Alliance high on the Central Steel Athletic field, burying the eastern Stark county aggregation under a 77 to 0 score in the first contest of the year between county rivals for the scholastic gridiron championship of Molly Stark’s domains. It was the largest score to be made by Coach David B. Stewart’s man eaters this fall and probably the largest to ever be run up in a duel between Stark County opponents.

Had Coach Stewart been inclined to leave his regulars in the fray throughout the entire engagement it is hard telling how high the score would have mounted. Had he kept his first string warriors on the sidelines throughout the entire game and sent the second team in to face Alliance it might have been a close battle but even against the second and third string men Alliance was helpless.

Eleven touchdowns, eight points after touchdown and a perfect field goal by Bill Edwards from the 40 yard line accounted for the points credited to the orange and black. Against the weak east enders, who have not won a game this fall, Captain Bill Edwards and his huskies did about as they pleased. They smashed the line, ran the ends and threw forward passes with reckless abandon, so bewildering the Alliance lads that after the first few minutes of play they were swept off their feet and wilted so quickly that they furnished little opposition during the remainder of the game.

With orders from Harry Giltz, their coach, to show some fight against the powerful Massillon aggregation, the Alliance team started off with a bang and in the first five minutes of play showed more real form than it has at any time this year. Getting the ball beyond mid-field in their own territory the visitors opened up with a series of long forward passes that soon took the oval deep into Massillon territory.

Two successful passes, one of 37 yards and the other of 18, carried the ball to Massillon’s one yard line. This show of strength on Alliance’s part was surprising even to the handful of Alliance rooters who had made the journey to Massillon with the team. But with the ball on the one yard line and a touchdown almost assured Rodebaugh fumbled the ball as he shot into the line.

Then out of the midst of struggling players appeared tow-headed Bill Price, the stocky Brewster lad, who scooped up the oval on Massillon’s one-yard line and dashed 99 yards across the Alliance goal for the local team’s first touchdown. Bill covered the distance from his own goal line to that of Alliance with such speed that by the time he put the oval on the ground back of the visitor’s goal line he was at least 50 yards ahead of the nearest visiting player.

That touchdown took the heart out of Alliance and from then on the orange and black scored points almost at will, rolling up 21 to the first quarter, 20 in the second, seven in the third when substitutes played almost the entire period and 29 in the fourth when the regulars once more were on the job. After that first brief flash of form Alliance never again came near scoring. The visitors were kept far too busy trying to stop Coach Stewart’s speeding machine to think about making any points themselves.

While the victory served to indicate that the local school should for the third straight year annex the Stark County scholastic championship it also furnished Coach Stewart with an opportunity of looking over some of the material he will have available for next year.

The Massillon tutor sent 29 men into Saturday’s game and from the way all of the boys played the local school should not be in such a bad way for material in 1925 although quite a few of this year’s team will be lost by graduation and ineligibility.

Two youngster who showed to good advantage and who will be heard from quite a bit in the future were Gump and Agler, a pair of ends. Both are playing their first year of varsity football but they showed plenty of ability. Gump playing a defensive game that was hard to beat while Agler brought the crowd to its feet by his spectacular catching of forward passes. Both boys are tall and rangy.

The orange and black, besides displaying a good running and line smashing attack, also uncovered a forward passing game that was a beauty, five of the local team’s touchdowns resulting from nicely executed overhead heaves. The orange and black worked nine of 17 forwards for a total gain of 281 yards, the gains running from 70 to 10 yards. Alliance intercepted two Massillon passes while six were grounded.

Alliance completed five passes for a total gain of 111 yards while nine were grounded and two were intercepted by Massillon. The local team made 18 first downs to 13 for Alliance but six of Alliance’s first downs came through the medium of penalties inflicted on Massillon for offside play.

The game started with Alliance receiving and after an exchange of punts the visitors opened up with a forward passing attack. Rodebaugh heaving a 35 yard pass to Siegenthaler to take the ball to Massillon’s 24-yard line. Then after gaining four on an end run Rodebaugh heaved another pass to Siegenthaler for an 18 yard gain, taking the ball to Massillon’s one yard one.

Then it was that Alliance fumbled and Bill Price came out of the melee to pick up the oval and race 99 yards for Massillon’s first touchdown. It was a sensational bit of playing. Touchdowns began to come thick and fast after that.

A few minutes later King ripped off a 25 yard gain around Alliance’s left end, putting the oval on the five yard line from where Kammer cracked open the Alliance line on a buck and carried the ball over. About this time Coach Stewart was pulling his regulars out and sending in substitutes but still Alliance was not able to stop the orange and black. Getting the ball on the 45 yard line after a punt Grant heaved a pass to Gump for 35 yards and then Kammer in two plunges carried it over for the sixth touchdown of the game.

With only one or two Massillon regulars in the game Alliance found itself able to check the local team during the remainder of the second quarter and for the greater part of the third. But things soon changed toward the end of the third period when Coach Stewart began sending his regulars back in.

The first half of the third quarter was largely a kicking duel until Bill Edwards got back into the game and the first thing Bill did was to block an Alliance punt and cover the ball on Alliance’s 15 yard line. That started a march for another touchdown, Borza and Grant making a first down in three plays and then Smith hit the line for the points.

In the fourth quarter Coach Stewart instructed his lads to open up and Alliance was buried under a flock of forward passes. Early in the final quarter Alliance held Massillon on the 30 yard line and Captain Edwards dropped back to the 40 yard mark and booted a perfect field goal for three more points. It was a fine bit of kicking.

Massillon received after that and on the second play King heaved a pass of 35 yards to Define who ran the remainder of the distance for a touchdown, the entire gain being 70 yards. A short time later Jimmy Price ran around Alliance’s left end for 20 yards and another set of counters.

Then the Define-Agler forward passing combination got in some work. Define heaving two passes to Agler within the space of a few minutes for two touchdowns. The first was good for 34 yards while the second was for 42 yards, Agler making a great catch of the second pass. He took the ball over his shoulder while running at full speed. It was one of the best plays of the game.

With but 30 seconds left to play Massillon tried hard for another touchdown but Alliance intercepted a pass just as the final whistle blew.

Poor Alliance
Massillon – 77 Pos. Alliance – 0
W. Price LE Lehnis
McCarthy LT Roth
Hise LG Shively
Edwards C Lindamood
Halco RG Byers
Weidman RT DeBee
Thomas RE Siegenthaler
J. Price QB Rodebaugh
King LHB McCallam
Define RHB Callbria
Kammer FB Bertilon

Score by quarters:
Massillon 21 20 7 29 77

Massillon – Gump for W. Price, Agler for Thomas, Smith for Hise, Grant for J. Price, Brooks for Weidman, P. Smith for Define, Williams for Agler, Fulton for Gump, Storey for McCarthy, Borza for King, Brown for Kammer, Fricker for Edwards, Hise for Fricker, Crone for Smith, Weymiller for Brooks, Gump for Fulton, Rudder for Williams, Dewald for Storey, Spencer for Halco, Herbst for Rudder, McCarthy For Dewald, Weidman for Weymiller, Edwards for Hise, Reis for Spencer, Hise for Crone, Leroy for Brown, Define for Leroy, Kammer for Borza, J. Price for Grant, King for Smith, W. Price for Gump, Thomas for herbst, Halco For Weidman, Agler for W. Price.

Alliance – Newshutz for Callbria, Hartman for Newshutz, Furkow for Roth, Shoemaker for Byers, Myers for Shoemaker.

Touchdowns – J. Price 2, Kammer 2, Agler, 2, W. Price, Gump, P. Smith, Define.

Points after touchdown – Edwards 8.

Field goal – Edwards.

Referee – Maurer (Wooster).
Umpire – Schaefer (Akron U.).
Head Linesman – Michels (O.S.U.).

Time of quarters – 15 minutes.

Wellston High Scheduled
For Next Saturday

Wellston high, reported to have one of the strongest scholastic football teams in southern Ohio, will be here next Saturday to oppose the orange and black Washington high, W.G. Hopper, local faculty manager, announced today that he had closed with Wellston to fill the date left open by the withdrawal of Mingo Junction.

Wellston wrote here for a game and school authorities say the team has been very successful this fall and hope to give the local eleven a hard tussle.

Bill Edwards
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1924: Massillon 39, Athens 0


Football teams turned out by Athens high school may have been regular steam rollers down in that neck of the woods in which Athens displays most of its scholastic football ability but up in this section of the Buckeye domain – well that’s a different story. A few good scholastic football teams are turned out in this territory too as Athens learned to its sorrow last Saturday when it sent its high school eleven to Massillon to tackle Coach David B. Stewart’s Washington high school aggregation of man eaters in a big battle on the Central Steel field.

The Athens aggregation got a chance to look at a fairly good example of what a modern high school gridiron team should be like, that is when it was not being knocked off its collective legs by the fierce attack of Massillon’s orange and black clad demons. All of the foregoing probably is sufficient to bring out the fact that Washington high won. It did and quite convincingly by the rather top heavy score of 39 to 0 chalking up its second victory of the campaign, the first coming a week ago when Akron Central was turned back by a 34 to 0 count.

Early in the game it was quite evident that Athens was in for a neat drubbing – how bad depending entirely upon how ferocious Coach Stewart’s lads felt. The local team had heard quite a lot during the past week from its coach and other sources concerning the strength of Athens and its imposing gridiron record so the boys were about ready for most any kind of a game Saturday and they didn’t wait very long until they showed Athens what kind of a game they had been taught to play.

The fracas opened with a bang and the dust from the first kick off had hardly settled before King, Massillon’s dusky line crusher, ripped through the Athens team for a touchdown, after a series of line plays had carried the ball right up to the visitor’s goal post. After that there wasn’t much doubt as to which team would win. Athens put up a plucky game, fought so hard that many of its players were put out of commission, one with a fractured leg, but the best efforts of the southern Oho boys were fruitless against the steady and well drilled attack of the orange and black.

Massillon scored one touchdown in the first quarter, two in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth. Athens’ only look at the Massillon goal posts came from afar, somewhere in the neighborhood of midfield. The visitors really never threatened except late in the first quarter when two passes carried the ball to Massillon’s 20 yard line but there the advance came to a sudden and untimely ending when smothered by the orange and black.

There was no real outstanding star in Saturday’s fray for Massillon. All of the players, even the host of substitutes Coach Stewart shot into the melee, played bang up games. The backfield with Kammer, King, J. Price, Borza and Define bearing the brunt of the attack acquitted itself nobly while the line with Captain Bill Edwards playing his regular game of breaking up the enemy’s attack, was never swept off its feet by the visitors. P. Smith, who went into the game for King, did some mighty fine playing while Wademan starred on the line.

Probably the most noteworthy thing about Massillon’s victory was its deadly aerial attack. There have been some who in the past have said that the orange and black did not pay enough attention to the overhead attack. If they saw Saturday’s game they probably are convinced that Coach Stewart and his lads can execute a ground gaining aerial drive. The orange and black showed itself very proficient on the forward passing game, completing 10 or 16 heaves for a total yardage of 150.

Athens also depended largely upon the air route for its gains and worked six of 11 heaves for a total gain of 70 yards.

A forward pass, Define to Price, scored Massillon’s second touchdown in the second period while a line plunge by Kammer accounted for the second set of counters in this period. Kammer also scored the touchdown in the third quarter. He scored again early in the fourth period while King made the final touchdown after forward passes had taken the oval deep into Athens territory.
How High Gridders Mopped Up Athens

First Quarter
McKinley kicked off for Athens to Massillon’s 20 yard line. Define returned the ball 10 yards. J. Price gained one yard through center. On a fake formation, Define made 20 yards around left end but the ball was called back as time had been called. King made 2 around left end and Define made 4 though center. Athens was penalized 15 yards for holding, giving the orange and black a first down in midfield. Borza made another first down in two smashes at the line. Define tore through left tackle for 8 yards, and Borza ripped off left end, carrying the ball to the 16 yard line. Meighn was inserted into the game for Schmidt in an effort to strengthen the Athenian line. Define made 2 yards and Borza came back with consecutive gains of 2 and 5 yards, giving Massillon another first down on the 5 yard line. King carried the ball to the half yard line, and then took it over on the next play. Edwards attempt to kick goal was blocked.
Score: Massillon 6, Athens 0.

Edwards kicked off over the goal line and the ball was then put in play on the 20 yard line. McKinley made 3 yards through center. Wademan tossed J. Al Jove for a one yard loss. McKinley passed to J. Al Jove for 8 yards and a first down. Carmeicheal carried the ball through the center of the line for 11 yards and another first down. Two drives at the line netted another first down. Wademan threw H. Prichard for a 3 yard loss and an attempt to pass failed. McKinley failed to gain, and then punted to Massillon’s 30, J. Price returning 7 yards. Define fumbled the ball, but covered losing 15 yards on the play. King skirted right end for a 10 yard gain. Define then punted to Athens’ 20 yard line and Thomas dropped J. Al Jove in his tracks. An attempt through center failed and Wademan then tossed J. Al Jove for a 2 yard loss when the latter took the ball from McKinley on a cross buck. McKinley punted to Massillon’s 45 yard line, J. Price returning 10. Borza made 5 yards on two attempts and Define then hit through center for 4 more and first down. H. Prichard intercepted a Massillon pass on the 10 yard line. McKinley passed to J. Al Jove for 25 yards and made 4 through center on the next play. Carmeicheal failed to gain and McKinley again passed to J. Al Jove for another 22 yard gain, putting the ball on the 20 yard line as the quarter closed.
Score: Massillon 6, Canton 0

Second Quarter
Grant was substituted for Borza, who appeared to be weak in blocking passes. Athens attempted a pass but was blocked by Grant. McKinley made a yard through center and then passed to J. Al Jove for a 2 yard gain. Referee Maurer cautioned Athens for stalling. Edwards broke through the line and threw McKinley for a 10 yard loss as the latter was attempting a pass, giving Massillon the ball on the 28 yard line. Grant made 5 yards and Define then punted to the Athenian 40 yard line. The Massillon ends were going down fast under Define’s punts and J. Al Jove was dropped before he was able to get a start. Hughes went in for Meighn. McKinley passed to H. Prichard for a gain of 7 yards. Grant blocked an attempt to pass and McKinley failed to gain on a line plunge. He then punted to the 11 yard line and Define returned 15 yards. The orange and black were penalized 10 yards, placing the oval on the 16 yard line. Define punted to the 40 yard line and “Bill” Price dropped Prichard without a gain. McKinley made 2 yards through center and Prichard was stopped without again. Massillon was penalized 5 yards for being offside and Athens was given a first down. McKinley passed to Prichard for again of 5 yards, but Prichard fumbled the ball as he was tackled, and Grant covered for the orange and black on its own 30 yard line. King made 9 yards in two cracks at the line. H. Prichard on the bottom of the pile had to be carried from the field and received a fracture of his leg just below the knee. B. Prichard, his twin brother, took his place. On the next play “Jimmy” Price skirted left end for a gain of 44 yards carrying the oval to the 20 yard line. King went through center for 4, but Massillon was penalized 5 yards for being offside. King hit left tackle for 4 more, and Define went at the same spot for 3 more. On the next play he failed to gain. It was fourth down with the ball on the four yard line. Define dropped back, took the ball and started on a run along the left side of the line. He snapped a pass a short distance to Price who crossed the goal line as he caught the ball. Edwards added another point. Stewart sent a string of substitutes into the fray, P. Smith taking King’s position, Kammer for Define, Hise for Halco, and J. Smith for Reis. McKinley kicked to the 10 yard line, Smith returning the pigskin 30 yards to the 40 stripe. Agler took Thomas’s place and Gump went in for W. Price. Smith punted to the Athens 40. An attempt to gain through the line failed, and McKinley punted to P. Smith who was downed on his own 45 yard line. Price hit right tackle for 4 yards and then took a pass from Grant which netted 7 more and a first down. Price made 6 around left end, and then was relieved of his duties by Brown. Grant made 5 yards and a first down. Kammer added 6 more. A double pass failed to gain and Brown then passed to Agler for a gain of 15 yards, putting the mole skin on the 3 yard zone. On the next play Kammer carried the ball across for the third touchdown of the game. Edwards kicked goal.

Dewald took McCarthy’s place and Waymiller took Wademan’s tackle position. Edwards kicked to the 12 yard line and Al Jove was stopped without return. An attempt to break through the line failed and McKinley punted to mid-field, Smith returning 8 yards placing the ball on the 42 yard line as the half ended.
Score: Massillon 20, Athens 0.

Third Quarter
At the start of the second half, Wademan took Waymiller’s position. King went in for Brown, McCarthy for Dewald. Reis for Hise and Borza for P. Smith. Massillon kicked off to the 20 yard line, Al Jove returning 10 to the 30. McKinley made 6 through left tackle and B. Prichard got 3y around left end. Al Jove made 4 more and registered a first down for Athens. McKinley failed to gain through the line. He made y yard on his next attempt. A pass was grounded and McKinley then punted out of bounds on the Massillon 23 yard line. King made 8 around right end and Grant hurried a pass to Agler for 28 yards. Borza muffed a pass from center and lost 10 yards. Neil went in for Baker and Baker took Al Jove’s position in the backfield. Grant punted to the Athens 20 yard line, Baker returning 6. McKinley then returned the punt to mid-field, Kammer running the ball back 9 yards, before being downed. Two passes failed. With fourth down and 10 yards to go, with the ball on the 38 yard line, Borza shot around left end for 13 yards and a first down. H. Prichard intercepted Grant’s pass on the 22 yard line and McKinley immediately punted the oval to the Massillon 42 yard line, Kammer bringing the ball back 22 yards.

King made three yards through right tackle. Borza and Kammer hit the center of the line for 6 yards more and Kammer then made a first down through the same spot. Grant then hurried a pass to King that was good for 11 yards and placed the oval on the 15 yard zone. Borza made 6 yards through the line and Kammer 1. King made 4 around left end for a first down and Kammer carried the ball across on the next play. Edwards missed the kick. Meighn went in for Hughes and Define took Borza’s place. McKinley kicked to Define on the 5 yard line and Vince returned the ball 15 yards. He made 6 more on the next play and Kammer skirted right end for a 20 yard gain. Grant made 2 yards and time was called for McCarthy who injured his arm. Grant passed to Gump for a 15 yard gain as the third quarter ended.
Score: Massillon 26, Athens 0.

Fourth Quarter
W. Price took Gump’s place and Halco went in for McCarthy. Grant made 5 through right tackle. Edgeworth took Wandia’s place. Kammer made 10 yards on two bucks at the line. E. Al Jove intercepted a pass of Grant’s on the 30 yard line. McKinley punted to Athens 45 and Define returned 5 yards. King made 2 yards and Define 2 more on smashes at the line. Borza took the ball to the 1 yard line. Kammer fumbled and then covered without a gain. Kammer then took the ball across from the one yard line. Edward’s kick was blocked. Price took Kammer’s place in the lineup. McKinley kicked over the goal line. With the ball placed in play on the 20 yard line King made 9 through right tackle. Edwards made a poor pass, losing 10 yards. Define kicked to midfield and Baker returned 4 yards. McKinley punted to the 20 yard line. Define returning 15 yards. King lost 6 on a fumble. Define passed, 25 yards to Price, and on the next play duplicated the stunt for another 25 yard gain. Define passed to W. Price for 8 yards and then shot a pass to Thomas for 12 more. Price made 2 through center and King carried the ball across the line for a touchdown. Edwards added the extra point. Dewald went in for Wademan, P. Smith for Define, Williams for W. Price and Brooks for Thomas. Athens substituted Williams for J. Al Jove and Thompson for Carmeicheal. Brown for J. Price, Schmidt for Miller. McKinley kicked to Smith who returned the ball 25 yards. He made first down on the next play on a dash around left end. Grant’s pass was intercepted and the game ended with Athens in possession of the ball in mid-field.
Final score: Massillon 39, Athens 0.

Poor Athens
Massillon – 39 Pos. Athens – 0
W. Price LE Brown
McCarthy LT Baker
Reis LG Schmidt
Edwards C Wandas
Halco RG Miller
Wademan RT Benefield
Thomas RE E. Al Jove
J. Price QB J. Al Jove
King LH H. Prichard
Define RH Carmeicheal
Borza FB McKinley

Score by quarters
Massillon 6 14 6 13 39

Massillon – Grant for J. Price, P. Smith for King, Kammer for DeFine, Hise for Halco, J. Smith for Reis, Agler for Thomas, Gump for W. Price, Brown for J. Price, Dewald for McCarthy, Waymiller for Wademan, Wademan for Waymiller, King for Brown, McCarthy for Dewald, Reis for Hise, Borza for P. Smith, Define for Borza, W. Price for Gump, Halco for McCarthy, J. Price for Kammer, Dewald forWademan, P. Smith for Define, Williams for W. Price, Brooks for Thomas, Brown for J. Price.

Athens – Meighn for Schmidt, Hughes for Meighn, B. Prichard for H. Prichard, Neil for Baker, Baker for J. Al Jove, Meighn for Hughes, Edgeworth for Wandas, Williams for E. Al Jove, Thompson for Carmeicheal, Schmidt for Miller.

Touchdowns – King 2, Kammer 3, J. Price 1.

Point after touchdown – Edwards 3.

First downs – Massillon 20.
Athens 7.

Time of periods – 15 minutes.

Referee – Thompkinson, Akron.
Umpire – Maurer, Wooster
Head Linesman – Bast, Massillon.

Bill Edwards


Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1924: Massillon 34, Akron Central 0


The orange and black colors of Washington high school waved in victory Saturday afternoon on the Central Steel field when the gridders of the South Mill street institution in their first test of the 1924 season administered a 34 to 0 whitewash to Akron Central, an ancient foe of the local school.

The decision attained by the orange and black standard bearers was clean cut and it was by thoroughly outplaying the Summit county eleven that Coach David B. Stewart’s squad made possible the piling up of 34 points on an eleven which but the week previous had lost to the highly touted Warren outfit by a 14 to 0 score.

As in teams of other years flaws in team play of the orange and black cropped out, but results of the Saturday fray were gratifying and indicated that the 1924 varsity when the season is brought to a close in November with McKinley high of Canton, will have attained a record in keeping with those garnered by squads of previous years and which have placed teams of the local school on a high plane in the Ohio scholastic ranks.

The orange and black veteran backfield showed it had the ability to play the part of a steam roller in crushing through its opponents line and skirting the ends. It also presented an aerial attack which in future games should prove an important factor in orange and black scoring. The entire backfield is exceptionally fast, faster than any the local school has had in recent years.

Although far from the form he displayed last season, Vincent Define , the Navarre lad, showed sufficient ground gaining ability against the Akronites to warrant the belief that he will be the same star of a year ago. Define, a dangerous triple threat man, was playing under a handicap Saturday, his leg injured in pre-season practice having kept him out of uniform for several weeks.

Probably more outstanding in the backfield than Define, was the work of Jimmy Price, orange and black field general and King, dusky warrior playing his first game for the local team although in the two previous seasons, he starred against local elevens for Wooster high. The Brewster youth used good judgment in running the team in addition to making several pretty runs in a broken field, one resulting in a touchdown. King’s speed gave him numerous gains around the ends, while he also proved to be a strong defensive player.

Borza and Kammer, the latter playing his first game as a regular, showed decided power in plunging the line. The play of Grant, alternating with Price at quarterback, was equally as good as in 1923, which proved him a brainy field general.

Massillon’s green line came through the test with colors flying. With Captain Bill Edwards and McCarthy as the only veteran linemen, the forward wall withstood the onslaught of the Akron plungers in a worthy manner, although at times it broke sufficiently long for an Akron attack to ring a first down or two. Of the linemen the work of Captain Edwards stood out above the others, the orange and black leader especially proving himself a bulwark of strength on defense.

That Ries, shifted from a backfield position, and Halco and Hise will earn their letters at guard positions was evidenced when on numerous occasions they broke through the visitors’ line to throw the runner for a loss. Weidman, a Navarre husky, playing his first scholastic game, showed well at tackle while McCarthy distinguished himself at the other tackle position. With more experience under fire Bill Price, brother of Jimmy, and Thomas should develop into two sturdy ends. J. Smith and Gump, linemen and P. Smith and Brown backfield candidates, also gave good accounts of themselves.

Standing head and shoulders above all others of the Akron eleven, was Captain Warren, big fullback. The wearer of the red and white was the only consistent ground gainer for the visitors and his defensive play was of high quality. Coach Blair’s eleven had a well-laid aerial attack with Harris serving as an excellent pivot. Several of Harris’ passes were good for substantial gains although they never brought the Summit County eleven to within scoring distance.

Penalties were frequent with the local eleven bearing the brunt of the penalties. In the first period, the only one in which the visitors held the orange and black scoring machine in check, a penalty prevented a score. With the ball on the 15-yard line Captain Edwards tried for a place kick. The oval went hurling through the air and over the crossbar but the score was not allowed as Ries was guilty of a mis-play and instead of Massillon gaining three points it was given a 15-yard penalty. This was the only instance in which a penalty served directly to prevent a score but a total of 145 yards which the orange and black was penalized proved a big difficulty to overcome. Four penalties were chalked up against the visitors for a total of 60 yards.

Massillon and the Centralites battled on even terms in the first period, although it was in this 15 minutes that Edwards booted a field goal only to lose credit for it when a local player received a penalty. The visitors opened their attack with a rush and after the initial kickoff Warren plunged through Massillon’s left side of the line for a first down. The two elevens battled in Akron’s territory most of the period but the orange and black was never able to advance the oval beyond the 15-yard line.

It was late in the second period that the orange and black sent across its first set of counters, a pass from Define to King bringing the marker. The march of Coach Stewart’s squad began on the Akron 34-yard line after Define had made a 23-yard return of one of McGowan’s punts. Plunges by King, Kammer and Define, netted a first down. Three more plays gave Massillon another first and ten with the ball on Akron’s 12-yard line. Define made a short pass over the line of scrimmage and King grabbed the oval and scampered eight yards for a touchdown.

A forward pass again reaped fruit in the third period, this time with Define on the receiving end. Massillon gained possession of the ball on the 33-yard line after the Akron safety man fumbled a local punt when tackled by Edwards. King ripped off a 13-yard gain and on the next play Massillon was given a 15-yard penalty. Then King stepped back and hurled a pass on a direct line into the waiting arms of Define and another orange and black touchdown was chalked up. Edwards kicked goal.

Touchdowns came more rapidly in the fourth period. On the first play, a double pass, Price aided by excellent interference skirted Akron’s left end for a 26-yard gain and a touchdown. The kick for the extra point was blocked. Shortly after a pass from Define to Price advanced the oval to the five-yard line from where Borza plunged across. Edwards booted for the seventh point. The same play that brought the orange and black the first touchdown of the period netted them their final, Define registering the points from the 21-yard line. Edwards kicked goal.

Although Akron failed to threaten the Massillon goal line 12 first downs were scored to the visitors’ credit against 16 for the locals. Massillon gained more consistently with the overhead attack than did the visitors, working six passes out of 20 tries for a total gain of 112 yards. The visitors were successful in five tries out of 14 attempts, gaining a total of 70 yards.

Starting Right
W. Price le Frye
McCarthy lt Bee
Halco lg Rhulin
Edwards c Berry
Ries rg Gleasnes
Weidman rt Ferguson
Thomas re Cockan
J. Price q Pilakin
Borza lh McGowan
Krammer rh Sparks
Define f Warren

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 7 7 20 34

Touchdowns – Define 2, J. Price, King, Borza.

Points after touchdown – Edwards 4.

Massillon – Grant for J. Price, J. Smith for Ries, Brown for Grant, P. Smith for Define, Ries for J. Smith, J. Price for Brown, Borza for Kammer, Hise for Halco, Kammer for Borza, Grant for Kammer, Gump for W. Price.

Akron – Harris for Sparks, Bittner for Bee, Miller for McGowan, Bee for Bittner, Berry for Spletser, Bittner for Bee, McGowan for Miller

Referee – Maurer.
Umpire – Thompkinson.
Head Linesman – Bast

Time of periods – 15 minutes.

Bill Edwards