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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1935: Massillon 66, Cleveland Shaw 0

Massillon Gridders Will Travel to Southern Tip of State to Play Undefeated Spartans, Friday;
Squad in Good Shape After Encounter


Having commanded the attention of the state with their crushing 66-0 victory over Cleveland Shaw, Saturday, the Tigers of Washington high school today began pointing for their second successive invasion.

Thursday they travel to the southern tip of the state where Friday evening they battle Portsmouth, a team undefeated in three games and a team which annually ranks with the best in southern Ohio.

Portsmouth Has Strong Team
Down in Portsmouth they are preparing for a battle royal. The Spartans have no intention of stretching themselves on the ground and watching Massillon legs walk over them. In fact they see for themselves an opportunity to step into the limelight of the scholastic gridiron this week-end for a victory over the Tigers would put them on top in the scramble for the mythical state schoolboy title.

Paul Brown, Washington high school coach, is just as concerned about this week’s game; for Portsmouth right now looms as the biggest hurdle between now and the Canton game.

In fact the Tiger coach began his preparations for Portsmouth last week and one reason why the Massillon offense at times in the Shaw game looked like a flivver with a cylinder or two missing was the fact that Brown was using the game as a laboratory to test a few things he had been thinking about for next week.

Leave Thursday for Game
Brown is sufficiently concerned about Friday’s game that he is taking his squad to Portsmouth Thursday so as not to tire the team with a long ride the day of the game.

Fortunately the Massillon gridders came out of their romp with Shaw in good condition. There were few injuries and time was taken out but once Saturday and for the first time this season when Ed Herring, light halfback got lime in his eye and a bump on the head when two Shaw players tackled him at the same time. Jake Gillom got a swat on the leg, but the stiffness probably will be gone by Friday.

Shaw looked anything but a Snavely coached team as Massillon remembers the elevens he turned out here years ago.

There was weight in the squad of some 40 players who lined the bench and there were several capable ball carriers, but the machine-line precision which Jack always obtained in Massillon was missing and the players gave way quickly to injuries.

From the opening whistle there was no doubt left as to the outcome of the game. The Massillon forwards opened yawning gaps in their opponents’ line. The quarterbacks, Dutton and Byelene quickly sensed Shaw’s weak pass defense and hurled the ball for gains of 142 yards alone. They say a perfect pass cannot be blocked and that more than Shaw’s weak defense may be the reason for their success in the air. Furthermore, with a little better receiving, the Tigers would have scored at least two more touchdowns. The boys, it seems, dropped the easy ones and caught the impossible shots.

Gillom Leads Assault
It was long legged and shifty Jake Gillom who led the assault that produced 10 touchdowns and six extra points, but five other boys shared in the scoring.

It was little Ed Herring, who weaves with the rhythm of a Negro spiritual, who brought the spectators to their feet when he hit off tackle in the second period for a 68-yard touchdown sprint.

It was Augie Morningstar who went up into the air and pulled down a pass when two Shaw players had their hands on the ball.

It was Howard Dutton and Mike Byelene who shot the twisting passes into the arms of the receivers.

It was the entire Massillon team, cooperating in one unit, supported by 1,000 fans and a smartly stepping band that convinced Cleveland spectators that Massillon must be included again this year in the reckoning for state title.

Make 27 First Downs
There are several reasons why. In the first place the Tigers made 27 first downs and the fact that Shaw failed to make any speaks well for the unseen work of those men in the pit, Messrs. Morningstar, Anderson, Held, Buggs, Voss, Updegraff, Woods and the supporting cast.

In the second place, had Coach Brown wanted to do so, he could have piled up a much larger score, but as it was, he chose to substitute and used two full teams in the game.

The Tigers scored the first time they got their hands on the ball. Jake Gillom ran the kickoff back to the 35-yard line. Then he and Shaw made it first down on the Shaw 40. A 25-yard sprint by Gillom put it on the 15. Gillom and Glass put it on the one-yard line where Jacob went across. Glass’ kick for the extra point was wide.

Shaw kicked off again to Massillon, Charley Anderson running it back to his 40. When a pass and line play failed to produce sufficient yardage, Dutton punted to the Shaw 30.

The Tigers held and Cadiou punted back to the Massillon 30. Dutton and Gillom made it first down on the Shaw 40. A pass, Dutton to Anderson advanced the ball nine more yards and Gillom carried it to a first down on the 20. Then Dutton rifled the ball to Morningstar who was downed on the six-yard line. Glass in two attempts bucked it over. Dutton passed to Charley Anderson for the extra point.

Shaw again kicked off, Herring lugging it back to his 40. Byelene dashed to the Shaw
33-yard line. Herring gained seven on a reverse. Byelene passed to Herring for what would have been a touchdown but the ball was called back and a five-yard penalty inflicted on the Tigers. Snyder made seven yards and Byelene one, but when Snyder drove for a first down the ball was again brought back and a 15-yard penalty inflicted on Massillon for holding. Determined not to punt Byelene dropped back and shot a long pass which Anderson caught on the 10-yard line. Herring put the ball on the seven-yard line as the quarter ended.

Second Quarter
Byelene made five yards but both sides were off and the ball was brought back. Snyder went over in two drives at the Shaw line and carried it across again for the extra point that made it 20-0.

Anderson fumbled the kickoff and Cadiou recovered on the Massillon 40. Dutton came to the rescue, however, and intercepted Eisenhut’s pass on the 32. On the first play, Ed Herring hit through right tackle for a 68-yard run and touchdown. Glass kicked the extra point.

Herring brought the following kickoff back to his 45. Dutton made nine yards in two attempts and Herring made it first down on the Shaw 45. A triple pass lost three yards. Herring made six yards and Dutton shot him a pass for a first down on the 12-yard line. Dutton made three yards and Glass hammered through for the touchdown and kicked the extra point that made it 34-0 in the Tigers’ favor at the half.

Third Quarter
Shaw received at the start of the second half but quickly punted back to the Tigers’ 40. Jake Gillom and Dutton carried it to the 30-yard line where Gillom hit off around the right side for a touchdown. Dutton passed to Anderson for the extra point.

Shaw received and when Russell fumbled, Dutton pounced on the ball on the 28-yard line. An 18-yard pass to Morningstar made it first down on the 10-yard stripe. Dutton lost two and Anderson only made two on a mousetrap, but Dutton stepped back and sent the ball sailing down the alley to Jake Gillom who caught it behind the Shaw goal. Molinski’s kick for the extra point was low.

Morningstar kicked off over the goal line and the ball was put in play on the 20-yard stripe. The Tigers held and Gillom returned Cadiou’s punt from his 40 to the Shaw 25. Anderson dropped Dutton’s pass. Gillom made two at left end and Dutton went to the 10-yard line on a spinner. Snyder ripped through for a touchdown. A pass for the extra point failed and the quarter ended with the score 53-0.

Fourth Quarter
The fourth quarter was getting well along before the Tigers could score again, though they twice were down to the goal line, once losing a touchdown on a muffed pass and again fumbling on the one-yard line. The assault started anew, however when Herring caught a punt on the Shaw 40 and ran back to the two-yard line before being nailed. Byelene immediately wiggled over the goal. A pass was grounded for the extra point.

Taking the kickoff to the Shaw 40, the Tigers struck back for their final touchdown of the game. Byelene passed to Herring for a first down on the 25. Two five-yard penalties set the Tigers back, but Byelene again passed to Herring for a touchdown. His pass to McDew provided the 66th point of the game.

The game was the first road trip for the Tigers this season and nearly 1,000 fans followed the team by auto. A caravan of some 100 autos escorted by police, left at noon. Many others followed at a later hour.

The school band made a great showing, particularly when pitted against the Shaw musicians who have one of the best scholastic bands in the United States.

Lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Shaw
Anderson LE McGinnis
Held LT Russell
Updegraff LG Jack
Voss C Hill
Woods RG Wilson
Buggs RT Drickamor
Morningstar RE Halliday
Dutton QB Nolish
Gillom LH Cadiou
Molinksi RH Eisenhut
Glass FB Hermanson

Score by periods:
Massillon 13 21 19 13 66

Massillon – McDew, re; O. Gillom, le; Moffet, rt; J. Anderson, lt; Miller, lg; Russ, rg; Snavely, c; Byelene, qb; Herring, lh; Spillman, rh; Snyder, fb; Carter, lh.
Shaw – Edney; Oliphant; Ring; Berkey; Neary; Chapell; Campbell; Moore; W. Russell.

Massillon – J. Gillom 3; Glass 2; Snyder 2; Herring 2; Byelene.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon –Anderson 2 (pass); Snyder (plunged); Glass 2 (placekick); McDew (pass).

Referee – Brubaker (O.W.U.)
Umpire – Gross (Marietta).
Head Linesman – Scullion (O.W.U.).

Augie Morningstar
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1934: Massillon 46, Cleveland Shaw 0



Having turned back John Snavely’s Cleveland Shaw high team in no uncertain matter by a score of 46-0, the Washington high Tigers prepare this week for the invasion of another former Washington high coach, David B. Stewart and his Sharon, Pa., gridders.

Twill be a more difficult task the Tigers will face next Saturday afternoon on Massillon field than that they had to deal with last week, for scores prove Sharon superior to Shaw and it being Stewart’s first appearance since he left Washington high after the 1925 season, a great battle is looked forward to with not many points separating the victors.

Typical Stewart Team
Scouts bring back the word that this year’s Sharon team is a typical Stewart team, big, rough and in condition to play 48 minutes of the hardest kind of football.

It will be remembered that this was always a primary factor in Stewart’s success while coaching in Massillon and one only has to review scores of the 1921-25 seasons and see how many games Massillon won in the second half of those years to prove his point.

Two of them were the greatest battles ever played by a Washington high eleven, that with Cleveland Shaw in 1922 and the other with Erie Academy at Erie, Pa., in 1925, when none other than your present coach, Paul Brown, directed a fourth quarter rally that netted two touchdowns and victory. These games were unbelievable comebacks that snatched victory out of the fire. They were typical Stewart played games.

Rayen Beat Sharon
Sharon can be defeated. Youngstown Rayen has already done it by a point this year and the type of football played by the Tigers against Shaw Saturday, ought to place them on a par with Stewart’s rough and ready huskies.

The Massillon team was an improved eleven Saturday and clicked much smoother than it did in the opening encounter last week against Tiffin Junior Home.

A versatile attack that combined passes with a running attack had the lighter Shaw team backing up from the start and the defense stubbornly refused to yield ground.

In their goalward marches the Tigers rolled up 23 first downs to six for the visitors and advanced the ball 161 yards on forward passes. They completed nine of 19 passes, two of which were intercepted.

Shaw Gains on Passes
Shaw made its first down as a result of aerial heaves, mostly short pegs over the line of scrimmage. Bill Snavely, son of the coach to Leslie Woodworth, an end. Young Snavely was the outstanding player on the field for the visitors, while his third cousin, Cloyd Snavely, of Washington high eleven, backed up the line viciously for Massillon and on one occasion intercepted one of his cousin’s passes and galloped 50 yards for a touchdown that was not allowed when the officials found Wolfe guilty of holding on the play.

It was apparent from the kickoff that the wet grass would work a handicap to both teams and the Shaw players, lacking long cleats for wet weather found it exceptionally hard to hold their footing. Though the field otherwise was in good condition for play, the crowd was disappointing to the management and no more than 3,000 spectators at the most witnessed the game. Weather, it is believed, dampened the attendance.

The Massillon gridders scored the first time they laid their hands on the ball. Held on the 20 yard line after receiving the kickoff, Dave Wistar, halfback got away a quick kick that Lohr returned eight yards from his 35 to his 43 yard line. Krier got two yards at right tackle and ran 15 more for a first down on the Shaw 40. Dutton made five and McCants hit Hogan’s alley for a first down on the 21. Krier made three at left end, McCants a yard at center, Krier five more at right tackle and then hit through right tackle for a first down. Dutton made three and Shaw was penalized five on the next play. Krier made it first down on the goal line and McCants plunged the ball across. Krier placekicked the extra point.

Krier Scores On End Sweep
Wistar fumbled the following kickoff on his 25-yard line and McCants recovered for Massillon. Dutton’s pass was grounded. Krier made five yards before being hit by Gaudio and McCants plunged to a first down on the nine-yard line. Dutton sneaked through for six yards and Krier circled his left end for the touchdown. McCants was nailed in his tracks when he attempted to plunge for the extra point.

A drive of 70 yards that began in the first period produced the third touchdown of the game early in the second quarter. A beautifully placed punt by Wistar got by Lohr and rolled to the Massillon 30 where Dutton scooped it up and returned four yards. Krier made five yards and when Perna piled on to the Massillon player, Shaw was penalized 15 yards. McCants lost a yard from punt formation but made nine on the next play. On two more attempts he made it first down on the 27 yard line. Dutton fumbled for a three yard loss, Krier recovering. Shaw was penalized five yards for offside and Krier slipped and lost four yards as the quarter ended.

Lohr took Dutton’s pass on his finger tips but couldn’t hang on to the ball. A pass over the line to Lohr, however, netted a first down on the 12-yard line. Krier lost two yards and Massillon was penalized five for being offside. Dutton stepped back and shot a pass to Shertzer for a touchdown. Krier plackicked the extra point.

The Tigers got into position for their next score when they held Shaw for downs on Shaw’s 35-yard line. McCants made five yards and Dutton passed 14 yards to Shertzer for a first down on the 16-yard line. Byelen lost three yards at right end and missed Dutton’s pass over the goal. Dutton passed over the line to Lohr for nine yards and McCants plunged for a first down on the four yard stripe. Byelene got two yards at right guard and McCants went through the same spot for a touchdown. McCants slipped when he tried to catch Dutton’s pass for the extra point.

Shaw In Tiger Territory
The Massillon gridders made but one touchdown in the third period. It followed Shaw’s first offensive threat of the game in which passes from Snavely to Woodworth carried the ball to the Massillon 41 where Snavely was forced to punt. His kick was blocked and McCants recovered for Massillon on the 44. Krier made 15 but Massillon was penalized 15. Krier made four yards at right tackle and Dutton pegged a pass to Krier for 19 yards. McCants plunged for a first down on the 33 yard stripe. Shertzer missed Dutton’s pass by inches. Dutton made five yards at left tackle and Krier hit the other side for a touchdown. His attempted placekick was blocked by Snavely.

Shaw kicked off to Massillon and McCants was downed with the ball on the 14-yard line. Dutton immediately dropped back and hoisted a beautiful 60-yard spiral to the Shaw 35. Shaw’s passing attack flashed momentarily as the ball was brought back to the Massillon 41-yard line, but Dutton ended the threat when he intercepted Snavely’s pass and ran it back to the 44-yard line. That started another touchdown drive. McCants fumbled for a loss of three yards, but got it back and more on the next attempt. Dutton shot a pass to Shertzer for first down on the visitors 48 and on the next play pegged the ball to Krier for 15 yards and Krier raced 18 more to a first down as the quarter ended. McCants hit center for five and drove again for a first down on the two-yard line. He went over on the third attempt for a touchdown and Krier placekicked the extra point.

Early in the period Shaw worked the ball with passes to the Massillon 30-yard line where the Tigers held for downs and took possession of the ball. Massillon launched a 70 yard drive for a touchdown. Dutton made 14 yards on a spinner and McCants in two attempts made it first down on Shaw’s 44-yard line. Dutton passed 22 yards to Lohr for a first down on the 22-yard line. McDew let Dutton’s pass go through. Krier picked up five yards at right tackle and hit the same spot for first down on the five-yard line. McDew circled his right end on a lateral pass for a touchdown. Krier kicked the extra point.

Lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Shaw
Shertzer LE Flint
Wolfe LT Zentgraf
Molinski LG Ryan
Morningstar C Struck
Snavely RG Kipp
Buggs RT Kidd
Lohr RE Cleland
Dutton QB W. Snavely
Krier LH Wistar
Lange RH Eisenhutt
McCants FB Gaudio

Score by periods:
Massillon 13 13 6 14 46

Substitutions: Massillon – Byelene, lh-qb; McDew, le; Herring, lh; Gillom, fb; Graybill, c; Russ, re; Peters, lt; Miller, le; Carter, qb; Price, rt; Schimke, rg.
Shaw – Byers, re; Kraft, rt; Perha, lb; Wilson, rg; Hill, c; Seman, rh; Woodworth, le; Dainert, lt; Walters, fb; Goodwin, lt.

Massillon – McCants 3; Krier 2; Shertzer; McDew.

Point after touchdown:
Massillon – Krier 3 (placekick).

Referee – Gross (New Philadelphia).
Umpire – Howells (Sebring).
Head Linesman – Kelly (Salem).

Cloyd Snavely
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1922: Massillon 7, Cleveland Shaw 6



A lad so ill that his iron nerve alone kept him on the field of battle striving to maintain the reputation his team had made, and a tall, rangy youth with a penchant for tackling and drop kicks were the heroes of Washington high school’s spectacular 7 to 6 football victory over Shaw high of Cleveland last Saturday afternoon on the Pearl street gridiron before 6,000 rabid and enthusiastic fans. It was victory snatched from the very jaws of defeat in the last minute of play by as brilliant a display of gameness and dogged determination as has ever been witnessed on any gridiron.

The lad whose illness had robbed him of the strength he generally displayed in football clashes, was “Dutch” Hill, Massillon’s great fullback, whose driving attack in the last 60 seconds of play made possible the touchdown that furnished the points to tie the invaders from Cleveland. The other youth was “Bill” Edwards, from East Greenville, whose drop kick after touchdown gave Massillon the point that decided the issue in favor of the orange and black just 27 seconds before the most thrilling football game ever staged on a local field passed into history.

There were many heroes in this great struggle but Hill and Edwards were the outstanding figures for it was due to their individual prowess and ability that the youthful Tigers came through and won after even their staunchest supporters had given up hope. Harry Potts, dark haired and slender, who tackled with the viciousness of a demon, let loose and who grabbed forward passes out of the air with his fingertips, was another hero. Captain “Tink” Ulrich, who spurred his followers to perform feats that will long be remembered in scholastic football circles, was another hero. And there were many others, not only on the Massillon team but on the Shaw aggregation as well.

Fighting against a team that was well versed in all the tricks of the game, a team that could forward pass, run the ends, crash through the line, and had a defense that resembled ribbons of steel, Massillon’s great eleven, with six consecutive victories behind it and touted as the strongest high school aggregation in the state at last was forced to admit that it had nearly met its match in the versatile Shaw high team, coached by Jack Snavely, former local high school coach.

Up until two minutes before the game ended it looked as if Snavely was to realize his ambition and that his team was going to stop the victory march of Coach David B. Stewart’s lads. Snavely’s team had scored a touchdown in the second quarter on a long forward pass from an open formation but it failed to kick goal.

Leading by six points the visitors put all their remaining efforts into keeping Massillon’s team from scoring. Three times in the third quarter the orange and black carried the ball deep into Shaw’s territory, on one occasion taking it to the four yard line, but each time Shaw either held or Massillon fumbled and the chance to score was gone.

But even though they were fighting an up-hill battle against a team that was not going to be defeated if it could help it, the local gridders never stopped trying. The touchdown Shaw scored in the second quarter only spurred them on to greater efforts. It made them fight all the harder to win, but until the last two minutes of play it looked as if the efforts put forth by the orange and black would not be able to keep its slate clean of defeat.

But a football game is never lost or won until the final whistle blows. Even though Shaw was stalling and consuming all the time it possibly could to keep Massillon from opening an eleventh hour attack, the youthful Tigers bided their time. Finally Shaw punted to Ulrich, who was downed on his 36-yard line, 64 yards away from Shaw’s goal. Less than two minutes of play remained. It seemed almost an impossible task for Massillon to score in that short a time.

But then the greatest rally and attack ever displayed by any local high school team was launched and before it was finished the orange and black was destined to win this greatest of all battles. Hill who was knocked out at the end of the second quarter, had returned to the game a few minutes before. He was ill, had been all through the game, but he called upon his last few ounces of strength and Massillon started up the field.

On the first play after the punt, Hill shot a long forward to Potts who snatched the ball out of the air while running with his face toward the Shaw goal. It was a brilliant catch and was good for a gain of 15 yards.

On the next play Hill shot another pass over the line but Potts missed it by inches. Not despairing Hill again tried another forward on the next play and this time Potts dashed into the midst of the struggling warriors and grabbed the ball. He was 20 yards nearer Shaw’s goal when he finally was brought to earth.

Then Captain Ulrich called Hill to smash the Shaw line and pleaded with his linemen to open up holes in the visitor’s defense so that the stocky fullback could plunge through. The line responded nobly and Hill shot through for a gain of three yards. Again Ulrich called upon him and once more Hill responded by ripping off a 10-yard gain.

The ball was on Shaw’s six-yard line. A minute of play remained. Thousands of anxious fans were shouting for Massillon to score. Again Hill plunged into the Shaw line and again he gained. This time he made three yards. Once more Ulrich called for Hill. And once more he plowed into the struggling mass and gained a yard. One more smash and Hill had carried the ball forward another yard to Shaw’s one-yard line. Fourth down with goal to gain was coming.

It was then or never for the orange and black. Ulrich barked out the signals. The orange and black linemen, their faces grim and dirty, stiffened. Across from them a band of lads clothed in red jerseys sensed that the supreme test of the game was near. They wore a determined look on their faces. No longer were they certain of victory. They knew that they must stop Hill’s next plunge or see their triumph snatched from their grasp.

Ulrich finished calling signals. Roth snapped the ball back to Hill. The lines crashed together, Hill plowed into the wall of human flesh that was battling – one group to hold, the other to push forward. For an instant the Massillon plunger was lost from view. Then a mighty shout went up. As the struggling warriors were pulled apart Hill could be seen lying on the ground a full yard over Shaw’s goal line.

Pandemonium broke loose. A thousand cheering fans rushed onto the field. They grabbed a Massillon player wherever they could find one and placed him on their shoulders. The touchdown had been scored just 27 seconds before the game was to have come to an end. The local players were crying for joy. Lined up against their own goal stood a band of eleven lads. Tears steamed down their faces. They had fought a good fight but their best had not been good enough. They were unheeded in the mad rush of fans who swept forward to congratulate the orange and black.

On a bench on the south side of the field sat a man who had hoped that his team could defeat Massillon. He had not expected that Massillon could unleash an attack in the closing minutes of play that would bring a touchdown. The man was Snavely. To see victory snatched out of his grasp was a hard blow for Jack but he bore it manfully.

Police and school officials finally succeeded in getting the field clear so that the teams could line up for the attempt to score another point from field goal, the point that would decide whether the contest would end a tie or a victory for Massillon. Then it was that Bill Edwards got his chance to become a hero. It was upon Edwards shoulders that the responsibility for kicking the goal rested.

“I’ll kick that goal or die in the attempt,” muttered Bill as he dropped back to receive the pass. The referees’ whistle blew. The ball came back to Edwards. There was a thud as leather met leather and then the oval sailed over the cross bars, a scant few inches from one of the uprights and Massillon had won. Another demonstration was staged after Edwards kicked goal.

As was expected, Snavely brought to Massillon a team that was well drilled in the use of the forward pass and open play formations. But Massillon beat the visitors at their own game, winning the battle through the use of an overhead attack which enabled the orange and black to carry the ball into Shaw’s territory in the final quarter.

It was a titanic struggle throughout. Never once did the fight lag. Massillon was out to keep its record clean. Shaw was in the game to win. Shaw showed a well-coached team, one that tackled fiercely and with such force that once the visiting players hit a man he seldom got away. The visitors also had plenty of interference for the man carrying the ball. And this enabled Momberger, star quarterback of the visitors, to rip off a number of substantial gains by running from punt formation.

Play was about even in the first quarter although Massillon succeeding in working the ball within Shawl’s 20-yard line shortly after the kick off. Shaw held and then Edwards tried a drop kick, which went wide. In the second quarter Shaw opened its aerial attack in its own territory, Momberger heaved a pass to Kyle that was grounded but Referee Gibson ruled that Joe Define had interfered with Kyle and Shaw gained about 20 yards on the play. On the next play Shaw used one of its open formations, the team being spread out across the field. Momberger dropped back as if to punt but instead shot the ball to Kyle who caught it on Massillon’s 35-yard line and dashed away for a touchdown, eluding two Massilln tackles. Kyle was brought to earth a foot from Massillon’s goal line but fell over the line. Shaw’s attempt to kick goal failed.
Statistics of the game show that Massillon outplayed the visitors. Coach Stewart’s lads made 16 first downs to seven for Shaw. Massillon’s best attack came in the last two quarters when it went through the Shaw team for 10 first downs while Shaw made only one. In the aerial game Massillon also excelled working seven passes for a total yardage of 101 while Shaw completed five passes for a gain of 96 yards, the one which resulted in its touchdown being good for 55 yards.

In the third quarter a pass from Ulrich to Potts, that was good for 35 yards, took the ball to Shaw’s 22 yard line. Line plays, carried it to the nine-yard line before Massillon fumbled. Then Hill returned to the game and with his battering ram tactics soon took the ball back into Shaw territory. This time the orange and black carried it to Shaw’s four-yard line with goal to gain on the fourth down. Hill hit the line but Shaw held and recovered the ball on its one-yard line.

The fourth quarter found Shaw largely on the defensive and stalling as much as it could whenever it had possession of the ball. The visitors were penalized once by the referee for stalling but they felt their strength going and realized that they must hold Massillon in check if they were to win. But Massillon’s fighting spirit was not to be denied and Shaw’s best efforts were finally brushed aside when the youthful Tigers launched their victory march.

The two teams were evenly matched in weight. Shaw had a 250-pound tackle in Brown and the rest of its team was of sturdy build. The visitors displayed a smooth working machine. Massillon appeared to be slightly off form. The customary dash of the orange and black was missing for three-quarters of the game. Hill, tower of strength, was far from being in shape.

He was not at all well and a bump near the end of the second quarter stretched him out and he had to be carried off the field. He was out of the game during part of the third quarter, but when he returned he gave Massillon the strength it needed to win.

Some Victory

Massillon – 7 Position Shaw – 6
Potts LE Stopple
Edwards LT Carpenter
Kallaker LG Burgess
Roth C Cox
Pflug RG Ozinski
Salberg RT Hofne
Weirich RE Kyle
Ulrich (c) Q Momberger
Thomas LH Hayslett
Boerner RH Hotckiss
Hill F Remley

Score by quarters:
Massillon 0 0 0 7 – 7
Shaw 0 6 0 0 – 6

Substitutions: Massillon – Define for Boerner, Weirich for Hill,
Rohr for Weirich, Hill for Weirich, Jamison for Rohr.
Shaw – Brown for Horne, Mixer for Hotchkiss,
Kriss for Remley.

Touchdowns – Kyle, Hill

Point from drop kick after touchdown – Edwards

Referee – Gibson, Mount Union.
Umpire – Bietzer, Mount Union.
Headlinesman – Wilson.

Time of quarters – 14 minutes.

Extra 2 Minutes Gives Massillon
Its Big Victory

Starting of Saturday’s game was delayed about 15 minutes while officials and coaches of the two teams were trying to reach a settlement on the length of quarters. Snavely held out for 12 minute quarters, saying that it was the rule at Shaw high that its teams should not play over 12 minute periods.

Coach Stewart of Massillon held out for 15-minute periods. The matter was finally settled when both coaches agreed upon 14-minute periods. And the extra two minutes, which Coach Stewart succeeded in getting enabled Massillon to win the game. Had the quarters been 12 minutes long the game would have ended before Massillon could have started its great rally in the last quarter.


First Quarter

Massillon received, defending the west goal. Shaw kicked off to Edwards who returned 15 to Massillon’s 40. Carpenter, Shaw’s left tackle, was injured in the play. Ulrich hit off left tackle for 3. Hill hit the same hole for 3 more. Hill made 3 more on another line play and then punted to Shaw’s 30-yard line. Shaw completed a pass for 4 but fumbled on the next play, Massillon covering the ball on Cleveland’s 33-yard line.

Ulrich and Boerner failed to gain but Hill made a first down in two plunges at Shaw’s right side. Snavely yanked Horne out of right tackle and sent in Brown, a big 250 pound lineman to plug the hole. Shaw held and Edwards tried a drop from the 20-yard line which went wide of the bars. It was Shaw’s ball on its 20-yard line. Momberger passed to Stopple for a first down. Roth dropped Hotchkiss after the latter had made 12 yards on a double pass formation. Hill batted down a Shaw pass. Edwards and Salberg tackled Momberger for a loss of 9. Hayslett skirted Massillon’s right end for 9. Momberger, running from punt formation, made a first down for the visitors, carrying the ball to Massillon’s 25-yard line. Shaw fumbled on the next play and Weirich covered for Massillon on his 18-yard line. Hill and Ulrich ripped through Cleveland’s line for a first down. Ulrich skirted Shaw’s left end for 5. Hill failed to gain and on the next play went through for 40. With two yards to go for first down Hill slipped and failed to gain, Shaw securing the ball on its 36-yard line. The quarter ended with Shaw in possession of the ball on its 25-yard line. Score: Massillon – 0, Shaw – 0.

Second Quarter

Shaw fumbled and Edwards covered on Shaw’s 26-yard line. Ulrich lost 3 and Hill’s pass to Ulrich was grounded. Edwards tried a drop from the 35-yard line which was short and Shaw put the ball in play on its 20-yard line. Edwards and Weirich broke through and threw Hayslett for a 5-yard loss. Shaw punted and the ball was downed on Shaw’s 36-yard line. Hill tore through for a first down. Thomas lost 3. Ulrich passed to Boerner for a gain of 5. Ulrich’s short kick was covered by Shaw on its 28-yard line. A forward failed and Shaw punted to Ulrich who was downed in midfield. Shaw was penalized 10 and it was Massillon’s ball on Shaw’s 40. Hill and Define negotiated a first down in three plays. Hill went through for another first down. Define fumbled but recovered without gain. Massillon failed to make its yards in four plays and Shaw gained the ball on its 18-yard line. Massillon was penalized when Define interfered with Kyle when the latter attempted to grab a forward from Momberger. It was Shaw’s ball on the 45-yard line. On an open play formation Momberger pased 20-yards to Kyle who eluded two Massillon tacklers and ran 35-yards for a touchdown. A bad pass from center spoiled Shaw’s attempt to add another point by a place kick.

Massillon received and Salberg returned 20 to the 40-yard line. Ulrich made 6. Hill made 1 and then Ulrich went through for a first down. Define made 5 but Ulrich’s attempted pass to Potts failed. Hill punted to Momberger who was downed on his 31-yard line. Momberger skirted Massillon’s left end for 15 as the quarter ended. Hill was hurt in the play and had to be carried from the field. Score Massillon – 0, Shaw – 6.

Third Quarter

Shaw received and Hayslett was downed on his 37-yard line. Momberger passed to Stopple for a gain of 15 yards. Momberger then heaved the ball to Brown for a gain of 8. Shaw was penalized 15 for unnecessary roughness and Momberger from punt formation ran
18-yards. Massillon held for downs and gained the ball on its 33-yard line. Define went around end for 30 but Salberg was guilty of holding and Massillon was penalized 15. Ulrich passed to Potts for a 35-yard gain. It was Massillon’s ball on Shaw’s 23-yard line. Ulrich went through for 5. Thomas made 7 carrying the ball to Shaw’s 9-yard line. Massillon fumbled and Shaw covered. Momberger punted to Ulrich on Shaw’s 29-yard line. Hill came back into the game replacing Weirich. Hill hit Shaw’s line for 12 and a first down. Hill made 7 in two plays and Shaw was penalized 5 for being offside, taking the ball to Cleveland’s five-yard line. Hill was thrown for a loss of 5, but made it up on the next play. Hill went through for 3, taking the ball to Shaw’s 4-yard line, but failed to carry it over on the next play which was fourth down. Shaw secured the ball on its 1-yard line. Momberger punted to Ulrich on Shaw’s 30. Ulrich made 6, Hill 1 and then Massillon was penalized 5 for being off side. Thomas lost 3 on an end run but Ulrich passed to Potts for a gain of 20 and a first down. Massilln failed to gain and it was Shaw’s ball on its 26-yard line as the quarter ended. Score Massillon – 0, Shaw – 6.

Fourth Quarter

Shaw punted to Ulrich who was downed in midfield. Thomas passed to Ulrich for l3 and a first down. Three attempted passes failed and then Kriss intercepted a Massillon pass and carried the ball back to Massillon’s 43. Potts stopped Momberger without gain. Thomas intercepted a Shaw pass on his 32-yard line. Hayslett intercepted a Massillon pass and took the ball to Massillon’s 43-yard line. Massillon was fighting desperately to gain by an overhead attack while Shaw was trying just as hard to break down the Massillon attack. Shaw punted and Ulrich fumbled but Thomas recovered the ball and was down on Massillon’s 12. Hill punted (rest of copy is missing)

Tink Ulrich
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1912: Massillon 6, Cleveland Shaw 0


Game Was Fiercely Contested At All Times 55 YARD RUN BY MILLER
Massillon Captain Shakes Off Five Tacklers and Goes For a Touchdown Teams Were Evenly Matched and Neither Line Was In Danger

In one of the fastest and most hotly contested games ever played on the local grounds, Massillon high took Shaw high, of Cleveland, into camp, Saturday afternoon by a score of 6 to 0.
The only touchdown of the game was made when Miller, the speedy Massillon captain and half back, went through right tackle, shaking off five Shaw tacklers by his great twisting, and dodging and raced 55 yards to the goal line. His run was undoubtedly one of the greatest ever pulled off in the history of the school and Miller’s name will go down in the annuals of high school athletics as the man who scored a victory against Shaw.

Not only did Miller put up the greatest game of his career, but the entire team played as it never had played before. Had there been one weak spot in the local line-up, the game would probably have been lost. The line played hard and low and when Shaw had rushed the ball to the 10 yard line it held the heavy Shaw backs for three successive downs and Wells got the ball on the next down on a fumble. The backfield played a great game and Miller, Rudy and Kester kept ramming the opposite line like battering rams. Hollinger ran the team like a veteran and handled punts in good shape.
The two teams were about as evenly matched as two teams could be. Neither time was either goal line in immediate danger and the leather was kept moving to and fro across the middle of the field. Both teams tried forwards a number of times only to have them broken up by the opposing team. Each got away successfully with about two. For Shaw, Goss played the star game and this stocky end pulled off some good gains besides breaking up many Massillon formations and spilling the man with the ball.
The students were out in full force and under the direction of their leaders, Henrich and Becker, they supported the team to the full capacity of their lungs, which was by no means small. When Miller cut loose for a touchdown bedlam broke loose among the local supporters and the air was full of pennants, hats and noise. Old men forgot their age and danced up and down in their glee. The game was clean and very little time was taken out for injured players.
Massillon received and Stern returned the ball 20 yards. Massillon started down the field with the ball, but after a 30-yard march they were forced to kick. Shaw advanced the ball to the 40-yard line and kicked. Massillon lost the ball on downs but soon after Miller regained it by intercepting a forward pass. Massillon was forced to punt. Shaw advanced the ball to the middle of the field and the quarter ended.

Shaw punted and after a forward pass failed Kester booted the ball 40 yards. Shaw made 12 yards on a fumble and advanced steadily down the field but Massillon held and Shaw punted 35 yards. Massillon began hammering the left side of the line and after making several good gains were forced to punt, Danforth returning the ball 25 yards before being downed. Shaw was held and kicked when the first half ended with the ball on Massillon’s eight yard line and in possession of the locals.
Shaw received and after making 15 yards, punted. On the next down Miller ripped through right tackle for a run of 55 yards and a touchdown. Kester missed goal.

Shaw received. They advanced the ball 35 yards and punted the ball over the line. The ball was put in play on the 20 yard line and after making their yards in the first four downs, Massillon was forced to punt. Shaw returned the ball 15 yards and lost it on downs and Massillon did the same. Shaw advanced the ball to the 22 yard line when the third quarter ended.

Shaw was held and forced to kick the ball going over the line. Massillon lined up for scrimmage on the 20 yard line. Massillon advanced the ball nine yards and was forced to kick and Kester lifted the pigskin 35 yards. With the ball in their possession the Shaw players began to advance the ball regularly, making their distance in the required downs. Steadily the ball was carried toward the Massillon goal line, the local team disputing every inch of the way. Finally the ball was worked up to the 10-yard line when the Massillon team took a decided brace. On the first down they were held in their tracks. The second down gained nothing for them, and on the third they met with the same fate. On the fourth the ball was fumbled and Wells pounced upon it. Massillon started down the field but the final whistle blew ending the game.

In Saturday’s game one Massillon man played his last game for the school and another played his first. Wells wound up his football career with Massillon in a blaze of glory. Never did he play a better game and it was a fitting end to the work of so good a player. Wells will leave the city this week for Loranin. Eckstine was the player who played his first game for the school. He is a big fellow and although his first game was the hardest, yet he handled his position in great shape and showed that he was made of the proper stuff.

The line up and summary
Massillon Pos. Shaw
Limbach le Gross
Wells lt Kaull
Eckstine lg Bean
Rider c Henn
Baer rg Zeman
Backer rt Butner
Stern re Randall
Hollinger qb Danforth
Miller lhb Boley
Rudy rhb Husband
Kester fb Loche

Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1911: Massillon 0, Cleveland Shaw 6

Shaw Well Versed
in Punt Running and Catching
Cleveland Made material Gains
Through the Local Line
Whenever Yards Were Needed
Few Plays Went Around Stearns or Rudy,
of Massillon’s Ends

After having seen the sights of Cleveland in a forty mile automobile strip, Saturday morning, the high school donned the orange and black suits and almost gave Shaw high school the game without protest.

For some reason Massillon was unable to get into football condition. The greatest mistake made was, according to the majority of the by-standers, Massillon’s determination to play a kicking game when a few minutes of hammering the Shaw line would have broken the road for clear playing.

And when relying on the kicking Massillon lost, for Heyman was not at his best. The ball frequently fell short. Punt recovering was not very noticeable by Massillon players. Time and again a punt was fumbled but if it had been held material gains would have been credited to Massillon.

Shaw did not show up on trick plays to any advantage and the home team was working a great part of the game in Shaw territory. Relying, the latter part of the game on forwards, which occasionally worked out, Massillon spruced up slightly but every opportunity for scoring offered was thrown carelessly away.

Shaw was unable to make any gains on tricks, resorting principally to line bucking. Gains were seldom made around either of the ends.

The plays see-sawed up and down the field but finally the balloon went up near the close of the second quarter when Taylor, Shaw’s fullback, carried the ball through the line for a touchdown. One more point was scored when Shaw kicked goal.

Rudy, Miller and Ryder, for Massillon, are to be commended for their quick work in breaking up forwards for Shaw. Several times the members of this trio made individual attempts to catch the passes and saved Massillon from a much worse defeat.

The attendance at the game was fair, but was not as great as Shaw officials had expected. The Case-Dennison football game and the Cincinnati game at Cleveland drew heavily form the high school game. Weather conditions were the best and the grounds were superior to any Massillon high school has played on this season.

Lineup and summary
Shaw Pos. Massillon
A. Ward le Rudy
McNamara lt Wagoner
Riblet c Ryder
Battenfield rg Wells
Queiser rt Baltzly
Allan (capt.) re Stearns
Ferrier qb Arther (capt.)
Locke lhb Miller
Taylor fb Kester
Gordon rhb Heyman

Shaw 6
Massillon 0

Shaw – Taylor.

Shaw – Taylor.

Referees – Baer (Oberlin).
Umpire – Bast.
Head Linesman – Bowie (Reserve).

Time of periods: 10, 12y, 10, 12y/

Time of game – 2:15

Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1910: Massillon 6, Cleveland Shaw 17

Cleveland Team Too Fast for Locals


Makes Massillon’s Only Touchdown and Kicks Goal
Local Boys Put Up Fast, Clean Game but are Downed
Large Crowd Lines Field

In one of the fastest and most exciting games ever played on the local grounds, Shaw high school, of Cleveland, Saturday defeated Massillon high school by a score of 17 to 6.

Every foot of ground was fiercely contested from the beginning of the game till the time keeper blew his whistle for the last time. Shaw high has one of the fastest teams Massillon ever tackled, and although the home boys were defeated they put up a good, straight, clean game, as did Shaw.

Massillon kicked off to Shaw and the runner did not return it far before being downed. After the ball had changed hands several times, Smith made the first touchdown on a forward pass and as the attempt at goal was missed the score stood 5 to 0.

At this moment a husky player was seen replacing Barber at end. It was Blackburn, who got in the game at the last moment and threatened to stampede the crowd. Then things began to happen. With Massillon in possession of the ball, a forward pass was made to Blackburn and made a sensational run of over 60 yards for a touchdown and he also kicked goal, making the score 6 to 5 in favor of the locals. The whistle then blew for the end of the first quarter. The local rooters yelled themselves hoarse.

In the second quarter the players went after the game harder than ever and after a few minutes of play Taylor broke through Massillon’s line and after a long run, made a touchdown. Goal was kicked and the score stood 11 to 6, in favor of Shaw. Toward the end of the second quarter the ball was carried within twenty yards of Massillon’s line, and Yost received a forward pass for another touchdown. Goal was kicked and the score stood 17 to 6 at the end of the first half.

Neither side scored during the second half, but the ball zig-zagged back and forth across the field. Massillon made many gains during this half, but Shaw managed to hold them on the second and third downs, although Massillon made her yards many times. The whistle blew with the score at 17 to 6.

The local boys put up a good, stiff, clean game and were beaten fairly by the Cleveland aggregation. Shaw’s players are as clean and square as any with whom the locals ever played. The attendance was about 600. All were orderly and no trouble was experienced in keeping them off the field.

The line-up:

Massillon Pos. Shaw
Huffman re Yost
Kester rt Omisser
Rudy rg Morgan, Folgen
Portmann c Wagner
Clay, Wagner lg McNamara
Keeton lt Gender
Barber, Blackburn le Hense
Miller qb Bushnell
Sonnhalter fb Allen
Guster lh Smith
Taylor fb Heyman

Massillon – Blackburn; Taylor.
Shaw – Smith, Yost.

Referee and umpire, alternating – Bast and Hym, of Canton.
Field Judge – Menke.
Head Linesman – Merwin.

Time of quarters – 10 minutes.