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Arvine Ulrich To Enter the Football Hall of Fame

Arvine Ulrich To Enter the Football Hall of Fame

Arvine “Tink” Alrich will be inducted into the Massillon Tiger Football Hall of Fame this summer in conjunction with the Booster Club’s Reverse Raffle event, which will be held on July 20, 2023.  He will also be recognized prior to the opening game against Valdosta, which is slated for August 18.

Arvine Tink Ulrich, Wittenberg, Dave Stewart, Massillon Tiger Football Hall of FameUlrich played football for Massillon from 1920-22 under Head Coach Elmer Snyder during his sophomore year and then the legendary Dave Stewart thereafter.  He was also a 2-year starter and team captain during those two years.  In his junior year the Tigers finished 5-4, with Ulrich scoring five rushing touchdowns, including three against Akron North, while out of action during part of the season with a knee injury.

The following year the team finished 10-0 and was named state champion by popular acclaim, sharing the title with Toledo Scott.  The players were so dominant that they outscored their opponents, 379-28, registering six shutouts.  Only one team was able to stay with them, Cleveland Shaw, which the Tigers defeated with a late score, 7-6.

During the season Ulrich, the quarterback, scored five rushing touchdowns and three others via punt and kickoff returns of 90, 81 and 40 yards.  Three scores came against Akron North in a 94-0 victory and two were against Dayton Steele in a 31-7 win, avenging a 68-0 loss from the previous year.  The team also defeated Canton McKinley 24-0, with Ulrich scoring from 28 yards out.  With 49 total points scored, he was second on the team in that category, behind Edwin “Dutch” Hill.

Football wasn’t his only sport, as he also played guard on the basketball team and ran track.

After high school, Ulrich played three years of football at quarterback for Wittenberg College and also found some extra time to be president of the Wittenberg senior class.

The Massillon Football Booster Club, which was founded in 1934, is proud to say that he was their first president.  Active civically, he was:

  • President of Massillon Chamber of Commerce
  • President of Massillon Rotary Club
  • Commissioner of Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America
  • Trustee of Molly Stark Hospital
  • A member of several boards of director, including the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Congratulations to Tink Ulrich and his family.

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Booster Club Report – Week 1

President Ben Leiberman called the meeting to order.

Booster Club Officers for 2018 are Bruce Gallagher (Vice President), Eric Smith (Vice President), Rick Dalsky (Secretary), Vince Pedro (Treasurer), Bob Marks (Associate Treasurer), Gary Vogt (Historian), Brock Herring (Touchdown Club Chairman), Phil Elum (Orangemen Chairman), Mark Fair (Sideliners Co-Chairman), Anthony Repp (Sideliners Co-Chairman), Ron Prunty (Videographer) and Bob Hollender (Obie Crew Chairman).  Steve Berecek is the outgoing Booster Club President.

Every Massillon football team recorded a victory last weekend:

  • Varsity: Massillon 25, Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 7
  • Junior Varsity: Massillon 35, Akron  St. St. Vincent-St. Mary 13
  • Freshmen: Massillon19, Mansfield 13
  • 8th Grade: Massillon 36, Mansfield 16
  • 7th Grade: Massillon 8, Mansfield 6
  • 6th Grade Varsity: Massillon Black 7, Green Black 0
  • 6th Grade JV: Massillon Black vs. Green Black: won
  • 4/5th Grade Varsity: Massillon 7, Canton Saints 0
  • 4/5th Grade JV: Massillon vs. Canton Saints: won

Game schedule for this week:

  • Varsity: Canton GlenOak, Away, Friday, 7:00 pm
  • Junior Varsity: Canton GlenOak, Home, Saturday, 12:00 n
  • Freshmen: Canton GlenOak, Home, Saturday, 10:00 am
  • 8th Grade: Oakwood Middle School, Home (Massillon Middle School), Saturday, 10:00 am
  • 7th Grade: Fairless, Home (Massillon MIddle School), Tuesday, 5:00 pm
  • 6th Grade Varsity: Green Orange, Home (Massillon MIddle School), Saturday, 3:00 pm
  • 6th Grade JV: Green Orange, Home (Massillon MIddle School), Saturday, 4:30 pm
  • 4/5th Grade Varsity: Green Orange: Away (Green Arris 1), Saturday, 1:00 pm
  • 4/5th Grade JV: Green Orange: Away (Green Arris 2), Saturday, 2:30 pm

Per Bill Brown, buses will be available for the Louisville game for the cost of $20.  This does not include the game ticket.  Bus tickets can be purchased at Keller’s Office Furniture.

A big thank you to Bill Dorman for leading the effort to secure a new scoreboard.  Definitely has the “wow” factor.

The Booster Club Website (massillontigers.com) set a new record last Friday for page views in a single day with 9,600.  The Tiger Facebook page numbers are in the thousands.  It is unknown at this time how many people viewed last Friday’s game online, but it believed to be a significant number.

The Booster Club is raffling off 2 club seat tickets to the Cleveland Browns game on September 20, 2018 vs. the New York Jets at First Energy Stadium – kickoff at 8:20 PM.  Raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 tickets for $20.Tickets will be available at the weekly Booster Club meeting, Touchdown Club luncheons and Sideliner dinners. The winning ticket will be drawn at the September 17th Booster Club meeting.

The Booster Club is collecting Bonanza coupons, which can be cut out from Friday’s Independent or Repository.  The winning school receives $2,000 for its booster club.  Last year Massillon was victorious in this effort and needs your support to repeat.

The canned food drive contest between Massillon and Canton McKinley is well underway.  Monetary donations are also accepted and are factored in at 7 lbs. for a dollar.

Kyshad Mack, Tyree Broyles and Tre’van Morgan were the guest co-captains.  Each spoke about the St. Vincent game and this week’s opponent, Canton GlenOak.

The guest coach was Jason Jarvis.  He noted that the special teams played very well, especially during the kickoff return by Broyles for a touchdown.  The return is something he anticipated based on the Irish scouting report.  Jarvis applauded Magnus Haines for his directional punts.

Jarvis summed up the defensive effort by saying the players were “fast, physical and hungry.”

Head Coach Nate Moore stated that “last Friday’s game was a “good victory against a good opponent.  But this week we’re starting over.  I’m proud of the kids.  The kids played hard.  It was a good performance.”

Following the film review, Coach Jarvis mentioned that the Massillon defense is the same as last year.  Only this year the players are more disciplined.  Everybody is where they need to be when they need to be.  “Our kids are experienced,” he said.  The defense played so well that St. Vincent’s star running back, Terrence Keyes, who gained 198 yards last year, was held to just 10 yards in 11 carries, the longest run being just four yards.

Coach Moore gave the scouting report for GlenOak, this week’s opponent.  He said that quarterback, Kindel Richardson is their best player.  Although considered an average passer, he is very dangerous running the ball.  They have a couple of good receivers with speed, who will get their opportunities in this big-play offense.  Look for lots of empty set formations.  The defense has converted from a 3-4 underfront to odd stack 3-3.  Seven players go both ways and up to eight sophomores see action.