1915: Massillon 46, Lisbon 0
HIGH SWAMPS LISBON 46-0
Using straight line bucks and end runs with an occasional forward pass, Massillon high school’s orange and black eleven Saturday kept its slate clean and goal line uncrossed by swamping Lisbon high 46 to 0 on the driving park gridiron.
With the regular lineup in the game in the first half Massillon ran wild, doing practically as it pleased with the blue and white lads from the Columbiana county school. All of the orange and black’s points were made in this half.
In the second half Coach Snavely pulled out most of his first string men and sent in the substitutes, who found it impossible to score. The machine-like play, so much in evidence in the first half, was missing during the latter stages of the game and numerous fumbles kept Massillon from increasing the count.
Information that Wooster, which Massillon plays next Saturday, had spies on the sidelines, gathering data regarding the local team’s play, caused Coach Snavely to issue the order for nothing but straight football. No trick plays were uncovered.
One minute and 12 seconds after the whistle blew Massillon scored a touchdown when McLaughlin played through left tackle for 30 yards. From then on until the end of the half Massillon kept ramming the line and piling up points.
McLaughlin and Roderick were the big ground gainers for the orange and black. Roderick received a punt on the 40 yard line in the second quarter and by great running carried it over the line while McLaughlin caught a Lisbon punt in midfield and carried it to the two yard line before being downed. Houriet played a strong defensive game.
Lisbon was badly crippled and could do little, making only three first downs to Massillon’s 10.
Massillon – 46. Pos. Lisbon – 0.
Harrold le Bowling
Johnson lt Wetzel
Archbold lg Galbreath
Bischoff c Harrison (c)
Graybill rg Lafferty
H. Stultz rt Adams
Houriet (c) re Fife
McLaughlin qb Hendricks
Zorger lhb Guy
Converse rhb Lewis
Roderick fb Donnalley
Score by quarters:
Massillon 20 26 0 0
Lisbon 0 0 0 0
Substitutions: Massillon – Johnson for Harrold, Zepp for Bischoff, Muskoff for Graybill, Burke for McLaughlin, Hollinger for Burke, E. Stultz for Zorger, Stoner for Johnson.
Touchdowns – McLaughlin 2, Roderick 2, Zorger 2, Houriet 1.
Goals after touchdowns – McLaughlin 4.
Referee – Plott of Otterbein.
Umpire – Copenhaver of Massillon.
Head linesman – Boerner of Massillon.
Timers – Smith and Byers.
Time of quarters – 10 minutes.