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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1945: Massillon 7, Steubenville Wells 7

Tigers, Big Red Battle To 7-7 Tie In Muddy Clash
Steubenville Scores Late In Game After Massillon Fails On Several Chances


The Washington high school Tigers recorded a net gain of 349 yards moving the ball more than three times the length of a football field – and scored only seven points!

The Big Red of Steubenville Wells high school compiled a net gain of only 53 yards, a little more than half the length of a football field – and still scored seven points!

Massillon’s Tigers rang the cash register f or 18 first downs’ Steubenville’s Big Red moved the 10-yard chain but twice but the final score read: Massillon 7, Steubenville7.
6,000 Fans Witness Contest:
All this happened Friday night in the mud and rain and fog at Steubenville Wells stadium before 6,000 fans, the smallest gathering to see a Tiger- Big Red battle since the two old gridiron rivals renewed their annual shindigs back in 1937. It was far from a pleasant night for football, with intermittent showers and a slippery, muddy gridiron adding to the discomfort of both spectators and players. Only a handful of Massillon fans braved threatening weather yesterday afternoon to journey to the battle scene.

For the second time in as many weeks, Coach Augie Morningstar’s Tigers played their hearts out and gained nothing better than a tie score. A week ago last night they chalked up a wide margin over the Canton Lincoln Lions in the ground gaining department but were able to gain nothing better than a scoreless draw with the east enders, a fumble in the closing minutes of play robbing them of a chance to win.
Tigers Score Early On Pass
Last night they roamed through the air and through the mud to put on display their greatest ground gaining exhibition of the season but still they were able to score but seven points, those coming early in the first quarter on a beautifully executed forward pass from Don McGuire to Jack Zeller. But once again they saw victory elude their grasp when late in the fourth period the Stubbers intercepted a pass tossed by Bert Webb, raced it back from Massillon’s 34 to the 14 and then by dint of hard plugging rammed the ball over from the two yard line for the points that gave them a tie with the orange and black.

And today Coach Morningstar is wondering just what he can do to break the jinx that has beset his lads and which for two straight weeks has kept them away from notching victories their playing out on the field entitled them to but which they failed to achieve. There must be a reason why the Tigers today have a record for two victories against two ties, rather than a string of four straight.

Coach Morningstar has been hunting for that reason for some time and if he finds it the Tigers may still prove to be as formidable as their record of ground gained indicates.

For Steubenville’s Big Red last night’s 7-7 tie with the Tigers is one of those moral victory things. No one expected them to win or even come close to holding the Tigers to a tie. In three previous games the Stubbers had been kicked around rather soundly by Follansbeen and Weirton, W. Va., and East Liverpool. They had soaked up three straight defeats and had not been able to score a point.

Last night they scored their first points of the 1945 campaign and the seven they tallied were enough to give them a tie with the vaunted Massillon Tiger – and that more than satisfied the Big Red, their supporters and their coach. Prior to last night the Big Red had lost eight straight battles to the Tigers.

A few days ago Fortune A. Sullo, Big Red coach wrote us a letter taking us to task rather lightly for a story early in the week saying that Steubenville probably would prove another tough foe for Bengals because every team on a Massillon schedule had a habit of turning tough when they faced the Tigers.
Good On Field, Too
He said we were trying to make the game look good on paper. Well the game not only looked good on paper, but it looked awfully good from a Steubenville standpoint out there on the field. Even Coach Sullo probably raised his eyebrows a trifle last night when he saw the plucky battle his lads waged against the Tigers.

The only explanation for last night’s tie score is that the Big Red proved themselves to be better opportunists than the Tigers. Steubenville had but one chance all night to score – and the Stubbers took full advantage of it. The Tigers, after scoring once, had at least three other chances to tally points but each time they failed to make the most of their opportunity – once losing a touchdown when right up against the Steubenville goal line.

The Tigers played their hearts out again and took quite a battering from a Steubenville team that held a sizeable weight advantage but gained nothing better than a tie score out of the melee, largely because they were not able to take advantage of the opportunities their own playing brought them or because the breaks went against them – for instance a costly fumble in the fourth quarter that halted a Tiger march on Steubenville’s 30 after some spectacular dashes by Bert Webb had carried the ball from deep into Massillon territory to deep into Steubenville’s sector.

With Merle Darrah, Webb and Bob Richards nursing injuries Coach Morningstar shoved a revamped lineup into the fray, moving Gene Krisher from right tackle to center, installing Jim Young at the tackle berth and putting McGuire and Dan Byelene into the halfback posts. This aggregation played a lot of good football with Alex Giloff going in as a replacement for Gene Zorger and Gene Yost relieving Virgil Edie, who took quite a pounding from the Big Red.

Despite the muddy field and wet night, the Tigers uncovered a rather effective running attack and a better than average aerial assault with McGuire and Byelene doing the pitching and Zeller, Capt. Fred Bonk and McGuire on the receiving end. The slippery ball was hard to handle and because of this several Tiger aerials that might have been converted into touchdowns went for naught when local receivers were unable to hold the pigskin.
Tigers Tough On Defense
Defensively the Tigers were as tough to dent as a stonewall, except for that brief period in the final quarter when an inspired Big Red outfit, seeing a chance to avert defeat and gain a tie score ,plunged and lunged its way over the Tiger goal line for the points that knotted the score at seven all.

Offensively the Tigers despite the fact that they gained 340 yards, at times displayed faulty timing and interference and an attack that sputtered and failed just when they needed it most.

McGuire, Byelene, Giloff and Zorger plunged and ran their way to a lot of yardage on the water soaked field. The Tigers displayed their customary hard and accurate tackling with every boy who got into the game performing well on defense.

One of Steubenville’s biggest assets was Don Joyce, veteran end, whose brilliant and long-distance punting took Steubenville away from dangerous territory, many times. He also was a bear on defense. Offensively Pete Polovina, a fast stepping 160-pounder, who scored Steubenville’s lone touchdown on a wide dash around end, and Preston Robinson, sturdy Negro line cracker, were the Stubbers outstanding stars.

The Tigers threw passes last night, completing seven for 122 yards, one of them good for a touchdown. Steubenville tried four completing three for 14 yards. Nine Tiger heaves failed and four were intercepted. Steubenville had one aerial fail to connect.

The Tigers had a gross gain from all types of play of 364 yards with a loss of 15 for a net of 349. Steubenville had a gross of 81, a loss of 28 for a net of 43. Last night’s game proved once again that the pay off comes on points, not on yardage.

The Tigers won the toss and received and promptly chalked up their first and only touchdown of the battle. Starting from their 33 yard line after the kickoff the Tigers moved steadily toward the Steubenville goal despite a flock of penalties inflicted on both teams in midfield, the penalties keeping the ball moving back and forth much more rapidly than the gladiators were able to.

Finally Zorger rammed for a first down on Steubenville’s 42. On the next play McGuire wrapped his fingers around the slippery leather and cut loose with a long pass. Jack Zeller out in the open grabbed the ball and romped 10 yards for the score. Virgil Cocklin, sophomore placekicker, was rushed in to try for the extra point and he made good, splitting the uprights with a perfect kick. It’s a good thing he did. That point proved the difference between a tie and a defeat later on.
Pass Interception Hurts
Late in the initial period the Tigers began another march. Two first downs moved the ball to Steubenville’s 33 but Polovina intercepted a McGuire pass to end the threat. But the Tigers came pounding right back. Getting the ball after Joyce had punted, the orange and black steamed back to Steubenville’s 39 when Zorger punted for a first down. He then raced around left end for another to the Big Red’s 28. But Byelene was tossed for a loss of nine and Massillon incurred a 15-yard penalty for holding to take the ball back to Steubenville’s 49.

Once again the Tigers battered their way back after an exchange of punts. A Byelene-to-McGuire pass picked up 12 and then the Tigers brought out their fake kick play and Byelene took the ball from McGuire and ran around right end to the Big Red’s 30.

Byelene tossed to McGuire for 17 yards to put the ball on the 13. McGuire and Byelene picked up six in two plunges but on fourth down with four to go, McGuire was stopped and the Big Red took the ball on its five-yard line.

A neat 14-yard dash by Giloff and a 15-yard gain around end by Byelene late in the second period once again put the Tigers inside Steubenville’s 40-yard line but another chance to score went glimmering when Zeller failed to hold the slippery ball after taking a long pass from McGuire.

In the third quarter the Tigers launched an attack that moved the ball from their 19 to Steubenville’s two without a break but once again Lady Luck was not with them and they failed to score.

Starting from their 19 after Joyce had punted, the Tigers ripped and passed their way right down the field. Zorger, Byelene and McGuire took care of the ball toting chores while McGuire tossed, one pass to Zeller for 14 yards and Byelene heaved one to Bonk for 18 yards. Then two beautiful dashes by McGuire, each good for 11 yards, put the ball on Steubenville’s 10 and this time it looked as if the Tigers were going to hit pay dirt.
Stopped Again
Giloff and McGuire picked up five in two plunges. Then McGuire tried a short pass over the line to Bonk, which failed. Here the Tiger drive sputtered and finally fizzled out altogether when Giloff was stopped on the two yard line, inches away from a first down.

After Joyce had punted McGuire cut loose on another spectacular dash of 17 yards to put the ball on the 33 but Povolina averted a Tiger score by intercepting a Massillon pass and running it back to his 22. Stratton then clipped off 19 on a reverse to give Steubenville its first first down of the game.

Webb, Darrah and Richards were sent into the game in the fourth quarter and Webb raced the ball from his 32 to Steubenville’s 22 in two nifty dashes off tackle. But once again the Tigers ran into tough luck when Richards fumbled and Steubenville covered on its 30.
The big break for the Big Red came a few minutes later when Eugene Wells intercepted a pass tossed by Webb on the Massillon 34 and ran it back to the Tiger 14. This was Steubenville’s big chance and the Stubbers made the most of it.

Robinson plunged through the line for nine. Zeller tossed Povolina for eight on a beautiful tackle but Povolina then passed to Joyce for six and Robinson plunged again for a first down on the Tiger three. Robinson and Querlino Lelli made two in two lunges and then Povolina tucked the ball under his arm and running wide toward left end, sailed over the Tiger goal line.

Lelli’s attempted placekick was blocked but the Tigers were ruled offside and the Big Red got another chance to make the point that meant a tie score. On their next attempt Povolina plunged over for the extra point and the game was all tied up at seven all.

The Tigers received and took to the air in a desperate last minute attempt to score again. But the threat was wiped out when Povolina intercepted a Massillon pass.
Another Tie
Massillon – 7 Pos. Steubenville – 7
Zeller LE Joyce
Green LT Miller
Waltz LG Quinn
Krisher C Lawrence
Brooks RG Wells
Young RT Carocci
Bonk RE Bickerstaff
Edie QB Povolina
Byelene LH Stratton
McGuire RH Robinson
Zorger FB Mosti

Score by quarters:
Massillon 7 0 0 0 7
Steubenville 0 0 0 7 7

Massillon – Zeller.
Steubenville – Povolina.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Cocklin (placekick).
Steubenville – Povolina (plunge).

Massillon – Giloff, fb; Uilveto, lg; Tomasevich, rt; Yost, qb; Gutshall, fb; Webb, lh; Richards, rh; Darrah, c; Cocklin, rh.
Steubenville – Hess, re; Leill, qb; Crawley, c; Mosti, lh.

Referee – Gross.
Umpire – Goodwin.
Head Linesman – Schill.
Field Judge – Broda.

Mass. Steub.
First downs 18 2
Yards gained by rushing 242 67
Passes attempted 20 4
Passes completed 7 3
Passes had intercepted 4 0
Yards gained by passing 122 14
Gross yardage 364 31
Yards lost 15 28
Net yardage 349 53
Number of kickoffs 2 2
Average distance of kickoffs 48 38
Average return of kickoffs 18 27
Number of punts 2 9
Average distance of punts 37 37
Average return of punts 5 7
Number of fumbles 4 0
Times ball lost on fumbles 2 0
Number of penalties 4 4
Yards lost by penalties 50 20

Fred Bonk
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1944: Massillon 19, Steubenville Wells 6

Tigers Score 19-6 Win Over Big Red


Keller And Pedrotty Romp To Touchdowns As Improved Orange And Black Aggregation Chalks Up Third Victory of 1944 Campaign

The Tiger is on the prowl again.

And once again he’s that victory-hungry Tiger, stalking his prey on a chalk-lined gridiron and striking with a deadly attack reminiscent of that Tiger of other years.

A Tiger imbued with a new-born fighting spirit roamed up and down the gridiron at Tiger stadium Friday evening and another near capacity audience of almost 16,000 watched him batter his way to a 19-6 conquest of the Big Red of Steubenville Wells high school.
Third Triumph For Tigers
In subduing a big, husky aggregation from the banks of the Ohio river, the orange and black of Washington high school last night recorded its third victory in 4, 1944 engagements, its lone reverse coming 2 weeks ago at the hands of a powerful, smooth working outfit from Cleveland Cathedral Latin. It was Steubenville’s second trimming in 4 engagements, East Liverpool inflicting a 20-7 defeat on the Stubbers 2 weeks ago.

In conquering the Big Red Friday night, Coach Elwood Kammer’s boys ran Washington high’s string of victories over the eastern Ohio school to 8 in a row with Steubenville having but 2 triumphs to show for 10 duels with the Tigers, those victories coming way back in 1930 and 1931.
Heat Bothers Players
It was a warm balmy night out at the stadium last night, much too warm for this time of the year and the heat and heavy atmosphere made the going rather tough for the boys on the gridiron but despite this handicap the Tigers looked different last night – they looked more like the team that ran roughshod over Akron West in the season’s opener for a 60-7 triumph.

There was something in the general atmosphere around the stadium last night, which was different but familiar. It was that old air of confidence. One felt it just as soon as the Tigers trotted out on the field. They were the same boys who trotted out 2 weeks ago against Cathedral Latin and a week ago against Canton Lincoln but somehow they were different. Once again they seemed to have that old Tiger spirit – that spirit to win and before the evening was over they proved it by upsetting a husky foe, powerful but not too well versed in gridiron strategy.

Three times the Tiger took off his gloves and struck with deadly efficiency to score touchdowns. On 2 other occasions he lost points, once when a rugged Steubenville line gave an heroic exhibition of stonewall qualities and stopped the Tiger on the 2 yard line and once when a penalty robbed the orange and black of a touchdown after a thrilling
49-yard canter by little Bert Webb.

Although only in Massillon territory twice during the contest the Stubbers made one of those forays count for their lone touchdown, that coming late in the fourth quarter when Preston Robinson intercepted a pass tossed by Tiger Don McGuire and raced 45 yards in a clear field for the visitors’ only score. The tally was registered against the second team and was almost a pure gift but it kept the Big Red from being shutout, something which has not occurred this season.

That the Tigers were on the prowl is indicated clearly by the statistics which showed 15 first downs for Coach Kammer’s gladiators to 6 for Steubenville.

As expected both teams resorted frequently to the aerial game in their efforts to advance the ball but neither was very successful. The Tigers tried 10 passes, completing 3 for 61 yards and having two intercepted, one interception giving the Stubbers their lone touchdown. Steubenville tried 10 aerial heaves with big Joe Gilliam doing the pitching and completed but 2 for 26 yards with the Tigers intercepting 3.
Big Advantage In Ground Gained
In yards gained the orange and black held a wide margin over the invading Big Red. The Massillonians had a net gain of 269 yards as compared to only 70 for Steubenville.

The Tigers had a gross yardage of 273 with a loss of only 4 yards. Steubenville had a gross of 87 with a loss of 17.

Fumbles again were prevalent, the Tigers dropping the leather 5 times and recovering on 3 occasions. The Big Red fumbled 3 times and recovered twice.

Defensively the Tigers played a bang up game with their performance being an improvement over what they showed a week ago against Canton Lincoln. The forward wall was much too tough for the invaders on defense and effectively halted most of Steubenville’s attempts to gain ground either through the line or around the wings. About three-fourths of the Big Red’s offensive burden was carried by big Joe Gilliam who did all of the visitors passing and most of their line plunging and end running. Joe took quite a pounding but without him Steubenville wouldn’t have had much of an offense.

Every man on the Tiger line did a good job last night, both on offense and defense, with Dick Ielsch, Jim Gibson, Bob Heltzel and Bill Gable getting into a lot of plays. Glenn Keller and Junie Pedrotty did a fine job of backing up the line while Webb, Wilmer Luke and Vic Turkall took care of busting up Steubenville’s aerial attack in fine style.
Offensively the Tigers showed a much improved running and line smashing attack with Keller and Pedrotty carrying the mail with dispatch and effectiveness, Keller scored 2 of the Tigers touchdowns while Pedrotty tallied the third. Keller raced around the Big Red’s ends and through the line for consistent gains and Pedrotty, a stocky, energetic young man, put on tap his finest performance of the season with many brilliant slashes through the line until forced to the bench in the third period with an injured ankle.

That the Tigers had something on the ball last night is shown by the yardage they picked up in scoring their touchdowns. The first Massillon set of counters came early in the first period, the Tigers moving the ball 47 yards in 9 plays for a touchdown.

The second tally came early in the second period on an unbroken march of 85 yards with only 8 plays being required to travel nearly the entire length of the field. The third touchdown came in the fourth quarter on a march of 54 yards in 11 plays.

The Tigers won the toss and received but on the first play Pedrotty fumbled on the visitors 44 and Steubenville covered. But Junie made up for his slip a minute later when he pulled one of Gilliam’s passes out of the air on the Big Red’s 47.
First Touchdown March
Immediately the Tiger machine swung into action and started off on a touchdown march. Webb ran wide around left end and was run out of bounds after a 12 yard gain. Turkall crashed off right tackle for 7 more. Steubenville, however, was offside and the Tigers took the 5 yard penalty which made it first down and 5 to go. Webb was stopped without a gain at left end. Keller then breezed around left end for 4 and Pedrotty rammed the line for a first down on Steubenville’s 22. Keller again sprinted around left end for 9. Turkall tried the same place but picked up only half a yard before being forced out. But on the next play Vic, on a reverse to the left, rammed his way to the 4 yard line and Keller, running wide around left end scampered over the goal line for the first Massillon touchdown. Turkall’s attempted placement was wide.

A short time later Gilliam in another attempt to heave a long one to Jim Robinson saw Turkall pull the ball down on the Massillon 28 but the Tiger attack was stalled and Vic punted to Pete Polovina who was downed on his 41. Once again Gilliam took to the air and once again the Tigers were on the job, this time Webb pulling down a Steubenville pass on Massillon’s 15.

This time the Tiger machine did not stall and set off on a drive that was to cover 85 yards and pick up another touchdown. Keller hammering around his left end picked up 10 and a first down. Then Pedrotty crashed through a hole at left tackle with battering ram force and raced 20 yards before being floored.

Webb fumbled on the next play but recovered with a loss of 6. An attempted Webb to Zeller pass failed to click but on the next play Webb tossed a beautiful shot to Wilmer Luke who reached up to smother the leather in his big hands and race to the Big Red’s 34 before being nailed. It was an overall gain of 26 yards. Keller picked up 7 yards in a dash around right end and once again Pedrotty found that hole at left tackle and rammed through for 15 from a “T” formation play to put the ball on Steubenville’s 12 as the first quarter ended.

On the first play in the second period Pedrotty on a spinner went through right tackle and scored standing up to raise the Tiger total to 12. Turkall again failed in his placement kick.
Tigers Lose 2 Touchdowns
Now the Tigers were destined to run into a bit of bad luck and a stiffened Steubenville defense and it cost them 2 touchdowns. Again an intercepted pass set the Tigers in motion, Webb pulling in another Gilliam pass on the Massillon 40 and running it back to midfield. A steady Tiger march carried the ball to Steubenville’s 16 where Pedrotty was forced from the game with an injured ankle. Don Sedjo took over the fullback duties and in 3 smashes carried the ball to the 3 but here the Big Red braced and Webb and Sedjo were unable to advance into pay territory, the Stubbers taking the ball on their 2 yard line.

Harold Gibbs got off a swell punt from behind his goal line down to his 43. Don McGuire, in for Turkall who was relieved because of an ailing shoulder, tried a pass which was intercepted by Jim Robinson. Again Gibbs punted, this time McGuire taking the ball on his 30 and returning to the 38 where the Tiger launched their third touchdown march.

Keller smashed through the line for a first down to Steubenville’s 49. On the next play Webb, running from punt formation, raced through right tackle and out into the clear. Reversing his field the little Tiger merchant dashed toward the left side and breezed past6 the Big Red secondary and on across the goal without a hand being laid on him but the officials, darn’em detected a Tiger back in motion and called the ball back inflicting a 5 yard penalty on Massillon and nullifying Webb’s brilliant sprint, the most thrilling dash of the game.

However, the Tigers were not stopped and proceeded to make the touchdown the hard way. Sedjo hit the line for 6 and Webb, again running from punt formation, picked up 8 yards. Keller made it a first down on the Steubenville 39. Webb picked up 3. A Tiger pass failed but Keller smashed through right tackle for another first down to the 29. McGuire tossed again and this time Luke made a good catch for a 17 yard gain to the visitors’ 12. McGuire was stopped without a gain at right end. Turkall, coming back into the game, ripped off 7 on a reverse, going to the 5. Sedjo smashed to the 3 and then Keller against swept around left end and across for the third Tiger touchdown. This time Turkall made good on his kick from placement.

A short time later Kammer pulled out all his regulars with the exception of Sedjo and Gene Krisher at center and shoved his second stringers into the fray. McGuire, attempting a pass, tossed a perfect strike – but instead of hitting a Tiger receiver the ball landed in Preston Robinson’s outstretched hands on the Tiger 45. With a clear field ahead of him Robinson galloped unmolested for Steubenville’s only touchdown, Gilliams’ attempted placement failed.

Kammer then yanked his second team and put in the third string of all sophomores and they registered a first down before the game ended.
Like Old Times
Massillon – 19 Pos. Steubenville – 6
Zeller LE Gibbs
Ielsch LT Carducci
Heltzel LG Porter
Krisher C Lawrence
Gable RG Domanico
Gibson RT Barsuk
Luke RE J. Robinson
Keller QB Roe
Turkall LH Gilliam
Webb RH Polovani
Pedrotty FB Wagner

Score by quarters:
Massillon 6 6 0 7 19
Steubenville 0 0 0 6 6

Massillon – Keller 2; Pedrotty.
Steubenville – P. Robinson.

Point after touchdown:
Massillon – Turkall (placement).

Mass. Steub.
Total first downs 15 6
Yards gained by rushing 212 61
Yards lost by rushing 4 17
Net yards gained by rushing 208 44
Forward passes attempted 10 10
Forward passes completed 3 2
Yards gained by passing 61 26
Total net yardage,
rushing and passing 269 70
Passes had intercepted 2 3
Number of punts 2 3
Average distance of punts 38 33
Number of kickoffs 4 2
Average distance, kickoff 37 35
Number of fumbles 5 3
Times ball lost on fumbles 2 2
Number of penalties against 2 6
Yards lost by penalties 10 50

Glen Keller
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1943: Massillon 33, Steubenville Wells 6

Slashing Tiger Ground Attack Trims Big Red 33 To 6


Entire Massillon Team Plays Brilliant Game With Wallace, Pellegrini And Mastriann Sparking Attack With Long Gains

Independent Sports Editor

A dream of conquest that had been carefully nursed along for a month by the Big Red football team of Steubenville Wells high school today lay scattered in the dust and dead brown grass in Harding stadium in the eastern Ohio river city.

Striking with all the savagery of the jungle cat from which they get their name, the Tigers of Washington high school, Friday night chewed the Big Red into shreds and wiped out for another year, at least, Steubenville’s hopes of conquering the orange and black when they registered a very, very convincing 33 to 6 victory before a capacity crowed of over 7,000 howling fans jammed into Steubenville’s Harding stadium tighter than the OPA today would ever permit sardines to be rammed into a can.

Achieved Triumph the Hard Way

The Tigers achieved their triumph the hard way – by plunging and running through and over the Stubbers, by smashing great, gaping holes in their defense wide enough to drive a tank through, in short by simply smashing to smithereens any defense the Big Red thought it might have had and blasting to bits, so thoroughly, any idea the eastern Ohio gladiators had that they were the equal or superior of the Tigers that today all the Stubbers have to console themselves with as they nurse their bruises and shattered spirits is the thought that they were lucky the score was not higher.

For Steubenville it was the first defeat in four games; for the Tigers it was their fourth straight victory of the 1943 campaign and a demonstration of the growing power that has been theirs as each succeeding week rolls by.

Tigers Show Improvement

More than 500 Massillon rooters were among the more than 7,000 persons who witnessed the combat under ideal weather conditions. They saw an exhibition of slashing Tiger power that at times, to Steubenville players and fans, must have been awe-inspiring. For the thousands of Massillon fans who were unable to get to the scene of battle it can truthfully be reported the Tigers Friday night were a harder driving, harder hitting outfit than they have been at any time this season.

Their tactics were savage, to say the least, but clean. The chips were down once again and the Tigers last night were playing for keeps. As a matter of fact it seems the chips are down everytime the Tigers take the field and each time in four big engagements they have come through and each time they have looked better while fulfilling their pledge to keep Massillon football on top of the scholastic heap in Ohio and elsewhere.

The Tigers looked better Friday night in all departments of the game than they did in their exhibition a week ago against Akron St. Vincent’s with one exception – forward passing. Their aerial game did not click last night, only one pass good for 12 yards, being completed by the jungle cats. But they did not particularly need an overhead attack against the Big Red, not when their ground plays were working with such smooth and deadly precision.

As for Steubenville’s Big Red, it lived up to all the advance information received here except one thing. The Stubbers were reported to have a fast, hard fighting ball club. They did have. They also were reported to possess a deadly aerial attack. And they had that, their one and only touchdown being set up through a long forward pass. Steubenville’s defense was never touted very highly and last night against the deadly penetrating attack of the Tigers, it resembled a piece of Swiss cheese in which there are more holes than cheese.

In only one thing did the Stubbers not live up to advance information. That was in their backfield where they were said to have two guys – Captain Dick Roush and Louie Zuk, who were as fast as the wind, and Dick Fletcher, a line-cracking fullback. These boys may be every bit as good as they were hailed, but against the Tigers they failed to look impressive. The Massillon boys nailed them and nailed them hard. Roush and Zuk, nursing injured legs, might not have been up to par, but Fletcher was in good shape and showed his ability on a few occasions by dashing through the Tiger line for some good gains. But he never got too far away to cause the Bengals any worry.

Brilliant Powerful Offense

Displaying a brilliant offensive attack in which Captain Bob Wallace and Romeo Pellegrini, behind almost perfect interference that was beautiful to watch, ran wide through the tackles or around the ends for big gains and with Henry Mastriann cracking right through the heart of the Big Red line for substantial and consistent yardage, the Tigers five times rolled back the Stubbers and chalked up touchdowns. Three times Mastriann converted on placekicks and for once the orange and black seems to have a dependable lad for this job, a task which some day may mean the difference between defeat and victory.

To pick out an individual hero would be an almost impossible job and unfair to the other boys. They all played their heads off and their performance was what one has come to expect of a Washington high school football team. The line performed splendidly, ripping the Steubenville forward wall to shreds. Individually the players tackled like demons.
In the backfield Captain Wallace ran and plunged like nobody’s business. It was by far Bob’s best offensive exhibition. He had plenty of that old drive last night. Pellegrini was his usual brilliant self, ripping off long gains and scoring four of Massillon’s five touchdowns. Wallace scored the other. Mastriann continued to prove his worth, particularly in the second half when he seldom failed to gain when given the ball. He’s another boy who has plenty of drive.

And don’t forget the blocking and defensive work of Glenn Keller who led a lot of those sweeps around the ends until he was forced out late in the game with an injured arm. It was Wallace to the left, Pellegrini to the right and Mastriann through the line with such destructive success that the Steubenville boys will be dreaming about them for some time.

Then there was big Tom Jasinski whose punting last night was something to watch. Big Tom really put his foot behind the ball, several of his kicks going well over 50 yards.

Coach Elwood Kammer made nine substitutions in the backfield and line during the game and each and every boy did his part and did it well.

Argument About Ball

An argument between Kammer and Coach Bill Ellis before the game about the color of the ball to be used did not help the Big Red any, because it just made the Tigers that much more determined to mow’em down. A week ago Kammer had talked with Ellis by telephone about the ball and Ellis agreed it would be all right to use a white ball. Before the game last night he came to the Tiger dressing room and said a white ball was out. He wanted to use a dark brown ball. A rather heated argument ensued with a natural tan ball finally being decided upon.

The statistics show the Tiger superiority over the Big Red in everything except forward passing. The orange and black made 15 first down to eight for Steubenville. Massillon gaine 373 yards from scrimmage with a loss of 15 for a net gain of 358 yards. Steubenville gained 76 yards from scrimmage with a loss of 17 for a net gain of 59. Massillon tried nine passes and completed but one. Steubenville tried 20, 16 of them in the first half and completed seven, six in the first half, for a net gain of 140 yards. Each team intercepted three passes.

With Louie Zuk in the game, the Stubbers were a ways more dangerous through the air. This lad is really a passing wizard but the Tigers learned quite a lot in the first half when the Stubbers were going wild on passes and they practically erased this threat in the final two periods with the result that Steubenville’s attack subsided like a punctured balloon.

Steubenville received to open the game and threw a scare into the Tiger camp early when Ray Ensell, heaved a pass to Bill Snyder that brought an overall gain of 32 yards before Snyder was pulled down on Massillon’s 26. But then two Big Red passes were batted down and the Tigers took the ball on their 23. With Wallace dashing wide through left tackle, Pellegrini doing the same at right tackle and Mastriann plugging through the line the Tigers rushed the ball to Steubenville’s 49 before being slowed down. Here Jasinski punted but the Tigers got a break when the Big Red was guilty of roughing the Massillon punter and were penalized down on the Stubber’s 35. Pellegrini dashed wide through right tackle to the 17, Wallace scampered around left end to the 10 and then when it looked as if points were soon to be put on the board for Massillon, Pellegrini fumbled and Flectcher covered for the Big Red on its 10.

Ensell got away a quick kick but Massillon’s next bid was soon checked when Ensell intercepted a Pellegrini pass on his 41. But Pellegrini did the same thing for the Tigers, snaring Ensell’s pass on his 40 and lugging the ball back to the Big Red’s 46. The Tigers, however, were guilty of clipping on their 45 and a 15 yard penalty took the ball back to their 30.

But the first Massillon touchdown was in the making and in six plays the Tigers carried the ball 70 yards for their first score. Running behind beautiful interference Wallace and Pellegini skirted the ends for heavy gains.

First Tiger Score

Wallace breezed around left end for 11 yards to his 41. Pellegini whizzed around right end for 32 to Steubenville’s 27. Mastriann made two at the line and then Wallace racing down the left side of the field on a spectacular dash, got as far as the two yard line before being forced out. It was a 23-yard gain. Mastriann was stopped without gain and then Pellegrini, behind a wall of interference and a big hole at right tackle, went over for the first Tiger points. Mastriann’s placekick was good and the Bengals were out in front 7 to 0.

Zuk, because of a leg injury, did not start the game but Coach Ellis sent him into action after Massillon’s score and immediately the Big Red passing expert made his presence felt. Early in the second quarter he heaved a pass to Chadnock good for 15 to put the ball on Massillon’s 45. His next pass to Robinson was incomplete but then he flipped a long one to Snyder and before the dusky Steubenville end had been brought to earth he had gained 34 yards and carried the ball to Massillon’s 13, giving the Stubbers a distinct scoring threat. Here the Tigers dug in and Captain Roush gained six yards in three attempts and Zuk’s pass to Porter was incomplete. The Big Red was offside on this play and the Tigers refused the penalty, taking the ball on their seven. Pellegrini and Wallace in two plays carried the ball to Massillon’s 47 but here the attack was slowed and Jasinski then got off one of his fine punts, hoofing the ball over the goal line. With the ball on their 20, the Stubbers made a first down before Jasinski intercepted a Zuk pass on the Big Red’s 44. But Pellegrini’s attempted pass backfired. Roush intercepted and returning from his 35 to the 46.

Pass Aids Stubbers

A Zuk-Roush pass was good for 17 yards to the Tiger 38 but here the Bengals checked the enemy’s aerial game only to run into a bad break when they were penalized 15 for roughing the kicker, when Ensell punted. This gave the Stubbers a first down on the Massillon 28. Zuk tired a pass to Ensell, which failed, and then heaved one to Gillam good for five. Zuk’s next long heave to Snyder on the goal line was batted down but he was more careful on his next one, dodging Tiger tacklers until he found Chadnock out in the clear and rifling the ball to the Big Red fullback who carried it to Massillon’s four for a gain of 19 yards. Roush made two at the line, Fletcher was halted without gain but on the third play Roush went over for Steubenville’s first and only touchdown. Roe’s attempted placekick was wide.

In the second half two Steubenville fumbles, covered by the alert Tigers, paved the way for two Massillon touchdowns and definitely washed the Stubbers out of the ball game. They never got inside Massillon’s 20 in the last two periods and their aerial game bogged down with a thud.

Along with their ground gaining sweeps the Tigers introduced a new play in the last half which confused the Stubbers no end and resulted in a lot of fine gains through the line. With a flanker dropping far out on the end, Mastriann would take the ball and plunge through for hefty gains.

The Tigers reeled off two first downs after taking the kickoff to open the third period before they were stopped and Jasinski punted to the Big Red’s six yard line.

Fletcher, however, fumbled on the first Big Red play and Mastriann covered on the Stubbers’ 11 yard line. Pellegrini lost three on a reverse but Wallace picked up eight at left end. Mastriann on a spinner plunged to the two-yard line and then Pellegrini went off right tackle for the touchdown. Mastriann converted and the Tigers were out in front 14 to 6.

On the first play after Massillon kicked off to the Big Red, Chadnock fumbled on his 38-yard line and Julius Tonges pounced on the ball. Wallace running wide around left end, sailed down the sideline on a beautiful dash that did not end until after he had planted the ball behind the Big Red’s goal line. On his 38-yard sprint his final splurge to the Steubenville goal was helped by Jasinski who took out the last Big Red tackler between Bob and the goal line. Mastriann’s placekick was wide.

53 Yards in Six Plays

Shortly after another Massillon touchdown was in the making Zuk punted and Willmot was downed on his 47. Six plays later the Tigers had covered 53 yards and registered their fourth touchdown. Pellegrini made seven at right end. Mastriann picked up 12 in two smashed through the line. Wallace gained seven at left end and Mastriann through tackle went to the Big Red’s 12. Pellegrini zoomed around right end behind fine interference for the remaining distance and another touchdown. Mastriann’s placekick was good.

Massillon’s fifth and final touchdown came early in the fourth quarter and again the Tigers marched 62 yards without giving up the ball. It started when Willmot intercepted a pass and raced it back 33 yards to Steubenville’s 38. Wallace made nine at left end with Wilbert Pedrotty, who had replaced the injured, Keller, helping him along with a neat block. Pellegrini swept right end but Willmot was guilty of holding and incurred a 15-yard penalty, taking the ball back to the Stubbers’ 43. Mastriann and Wallace lugged the leather to the Big Red’s 22 in two plays. Two more plunges and Mastriann had marched to the 12.

A five-yard penalty for having a man in motion, set the Tigers back to the 17. Wallace made one, Pellegrini’s attempted pass to Mastriann failed but on the next play Romeo tossed the ball to Wallace for Massillon’s first and only completed forward. It was good for 12 yards to the four from where Pellegrini skirted his right end for the fifth Tiger set of counters. Mastriann was wide on his placekick.

Fletcher sparked a last-minute Steubenville drive but the Big Red failed to get beyond midfield and Zuk was vainly trying to connect on passes as the game ended.

A Big Night

Mass. – 33 Pos. Steub. – 6
Willmot LE Snyder
Arrington LT Barsuk
Tonges LG Roe
Williams C Lawrence
Gable RG Miller
Belch RT Schaeffer
Jasinski RE Porter
Keller QB Chadnock
Pellegrini LHB Ensell
Wallace RHB Roush
Mastriann FB Fletcher

Score by quarters:
Massillon 7 0 20 6 – 33
Steubenville 0 6 0 0 – 6

Touchdowns: Pellegrini 4, Wallace, Roush 1.

Points after: Mastriann 3 (placekicks)

Substitutes: Massillon: Berger, Heltzel, Luke, Ielsch, Pedrotty, Profant, Sedjo, Webb, Turkall.
Steubenville: Robinson, Hastwell, Zuk, Gillom

Referee: Cavanaugh. Umpire, Gannon,
Headlinesman, McFee.

Tigers Big Red
Total first down 15 8
Yards gained by rushing 373 76
Yards lost by rushing 15 17
Net yards gained by rushing 358 59
Forward passes attempted 9 20
Forward passes incompleted 1 7
Yards gained by passing 12 140
Passes had intercepted 3 3

R.C. Arrington
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1942: Massillon 33, Steubenville Wells 13


Largest Crowd of Season Moans And Applauds As Steubenville Outplays Massillon Eleven First Two Periods

By Luther Emery

An inspired Steubenville football team, guided by a capable son of Massillon, outplayed the Washington high Tigers for two periods here Friday evening, while 18,372 hearts pounded, but succumbed to its own spent efforts to absorb a 33-13 beating, its first of the season.

Program Cover

The initial loss was far from disgraceful. The Big Red gave Massillon fans what they have wanted to see, a ding dong battle with the decision hanging in the balance and for the first time since the Tigers were defeated by New Castle, Pa., in 1937, they trailed at half. It was 7-6 at intermission.

Big Red’s First Half

Points and first downs were all in the Big Red’s favor the first two periods, and though a fumble cost Massillon a touchdown in the opening period, the Tigers were fortunate to as much as score thereafter in the half. It took a 15-yard penalty for unnecessary roughness which nullified a loss of 15 yards on an attempt to pass, and moved the ball into position for their only score of the first half which came with 25 seconds left to play.

It was a poor first half as far as the Tiger brand of football was concerned, but it was a brilliant first half for the Big Red and an exciting one for fans of both teams as hopes flared and faded with fumbles and pass interceptions.

The Tigers began to find themselves in the last five minutes, but not until after the Big Red’s No. 1 player, Johnny Stojack, and the best to set foot on the local gridiron this fall, was carried off with injuries.

A Great Player

Stojack, who scored the Stubbers first touchdown, and gained practically all of the yards on the ground, was a bear as well on defense and played his heart out for his coach and team.

He returned to the game thrice after being hurt, but was only a shadow of the athlete who slashed through the Tigers the first period and a half.

Had he and Guido Mastroianna escaped injury and been able to have stuck out the entire contest, Massillon physicians would have found themselves overrun with heart cases today—the score would have been too close for comfort.

The star end and halfback, however, couldn’t stand up under the pounding and had to give way to substitutes who were far inferior to them in point of performance. An x-ray will be taken of Stojack’s shoulder today, but it is not believed serious. Mastroianna may have sustained one or more damaged ribs.

Here the Tigers had an edge. Their condition was superior and they had better replacements, two items that had a big influence on the score, and extended their undefeated string to 48 games.

It was evident from the opening kickoff that Brinker had the Big Red flaring. They raced out of the huddle and over the ball in a business like way and took off with the center snap so eagerly that they were frequently penalized for being offside. They were beating the Tigers to the first yard of turf, however, and when this is going on, you can expect an occasional offside penalty.

The Massillon attack, on the other hand sputtered under what appeared to be a poor selection of plays the first two periods, and poor ball handling had the team in the hole time and again.

The Big Red set up a 5-4-2 defense when the Tigers came out of the huddle, but jumped two men into the line just before the ball was snapped on single-wing plays thereby confusing the local players and at the same time massing the defense to face the ball carrier.

When the Tigers threw from punt formation, the Big Red secondary stayed put, and had men spread all over the field to guard against the aerial attack.

Once the locals began concentrating on a ground attack inside the Big Red tackles, they began to move, and soon had Steubenville on the defensive.

Changed Cleats

A change of cleats between halves may have contributed to the improved offense. The Tigers wore their short cleats the first two periods, and had a hard time standing up. Everyone worked feverishly in the dressing room during intermission to make the change over to long cleats and players had firmer footing the last two periods.

It was a big relief to Tiger fans to see their team finally begin hitting on all eleven and launch sustained drives that carried them into the promised land.

With the Big Red showing signs of weakening the last few minutes of the first half, most Massillon fans felt the Tigers would come through the last two periods, but few expected the score to mount to 33 points.

But with the exception of a couple of long passes over the heads of a second string Massillon backfield that produced a touchdown in the fourth period, the Big Red showed nothing the second half. They had packed all of their energy into the first two periods and when the Tigers came out after intermission to take the kickoff and march 56 yards to a touchdown, the collapse was complete.

Where the Big Red made seven points to Massillon’s six and rolled up six first downs to Massillon’s four the first half, the Tigers made 10 first downs to the Stubbvers two the last two periods and 27 points to their six.

The second half offensive gave the local team what margin it enjoyed in the statistics. First downs were 14-8 and the net gain in yardage was 344 to 233.

“Now maybe they will believe me,” was Coach Elwood Kammer’s comment after the game. “They were definitely the best team we played this year and if you don’t think it was hard going out there, look at these kids.”

The youngsters were emerging from the coach’s room at this moment and as each came out of the door, he swallowed a conditioning pill.

There were limps, bruised lips, weak wrists and skinned faces, nine names were on the casualty list with orders to report for physical examinations and possible treatment Saturday.

Big Red Suffered, Too

The same condition existed in the Big Red dressing room where Brinker and his assistant made hasty examinations of players and wondered whether several would be able to carry on next week.

When you think back over the first half, you wonder whether the Tiger team will be able to stand up under the battering it has been absorbing at the hands of heavier opponents this year. When you recall how the lines fairly rattled when they clashed as each eleven sought to push over the first touchdown, you realize why both squads bore visible marks of the struggle.

The play during the first half was terrific, with breaks figuring in nearly every series, which resulted in the ball changing hands most of the time without a punt. In fact the Tigers punted but once the entire game.

The Tigers were first to threaten, and would have scored were it not for an unfortunate fumble. Keve Bray put the locals in position when he intercepted Stojack’s pass that had been deflected by Weisgarber, on the 26-yard line. A five-yard penalty and two plunges by Holt gained a first down on the 14 and Holt smashed his way to the five on the next play where he fumbled and Stojack covered for the Stubbers.

That got the Big Red hopped up and though they were in poor position to do anything offensively on the next series, Roush intercepted a pass for them after they punted out and it looked like the Steubenville teams of 10 years ago as the Tigers rolled back to their 10-yard line. A 25-yard pass, Stojack to Percy Brown figured in the march and the Big Red appeared off to the races as Stojack in two attempts crossed the goal. But the ball was called back the second time and the Stubbers drew a five-yard penalty. The officials made up for it on the next play, however and gave the Big Red a first down on the Tiger one yard line for unnecessary Massillon roughness.
Call what followed, “The Siege of Stalingrad.” The Tigers imitated the gallant Russian defenders as they throw back the Big Red invasion and four ball carrying attempts for a net loss of five yards.

Threat Stopped

The eight man Massillon line bounced back everything that came its way and refused to budge. Brown was hurled at the center. He couldn’t gain an inch. Stojack took a crack at the middle. He got half a yard. Brown was tossed at the center again. He went down on a knee as he piled in for the loss of half a yard. Stojack was turned loose around his right end. Keve Bray sifted through and nailed him for a five-yard loss and the Tigers took over. They were doing nicely too, until Holt fumbled again on the 24-yard line and Johnny Chadnock covered for Steubenville.

Fred Cardinal had an opportunity to put on the feed bag when Stojack’s pass came his way, but in his anxiety to head for the oats bin he dropped the ball with a clear field ahead. Stopped in the air, Stojack took to the ground and on the next play a fake reverse, raced around right end for a touchdown. The shout that went up from the Steubenville stands was enough to roll the Ohio river. Mastroianna calmly kicked the extra point and the Tigers for the second time this season – trailed.

On the first play after the kickoff, the inspired Stubbers were given another lift when Roush intercepted Graber’s pass from punt formation on the Tiger 44. But Stojack was also injured on the play and the peppery Stubbers had an immediate relapse.

Brown tried to pass but Graber intercepted on his 38 and the door of the Tiger cage was open. Graber passed to Tom Jasinski for a first down on the Stubber 34 and the ball was advanced five more yards when Steubenville took a time out to get Stojack back into the contest. Graber fumbled and Holt covered for a loss of 17 yards. The Tigers were thrown back 15 more yards when Graber couldn’t find a receiver for his pass, but it did not count for the Big Red was charged with unnecessary roughness and penalized 15 yards, giving the Tigers the ball on the 28-yard line. Bray circled left end for nine yards and Holt took it to the 10. Stojack was again taken from the game with injuries. On the next play Holt plunged over the touchdown and the Tiger fans let loose a roar that must have been heard in Canton. Holt was thrown back when he tried to plunge the extra point across.

Only 55 seconds remained of the half and it closed two plays after the following kickoff.

Touchdown Parade

The second half was a Massillon parade most of the way, with the two most sensational plays, touchdown runs by Chuck Holt, called back because of penalties.

It was a tough break for Chuck. He went 51 yards on the one effort, but the officials tagged a penalty of illegal use of the hands on one player on the three-yard line and the Tigers drew a 15-yard penalty. They went over just the same.

On another occasion Graber tossed a 20-yard pass to Holt who juggled the ball on the 30-yard line, finally caught it and ran the rest of the way, only to have the effort nullified by an offside penalty. In this instance as well, the Tigers did not surrender the ball until they had crossed the goal.
The Massillon sails were set right after the kickoff of the third period. Fred Cardinal nearly got away but was tossed on his 44. Carrying the ball five consecutive plays, as the Tigers worked inside the Big Red tackles, Holt put the pigskin on the 21-yard line. The Big Red looked for Holt again, but his time Bray came around his left end behind good blocking and carried to the five-yard line where he was hauled down from behind while slowing up to give his blockers an opportunity to finish the job ahead. Holt was over in two plays and the Tigers had taken the lead. Graber ran the extra point across outside right end and the score was 13-7.

The next time the Tigers gained possession of the ball they marched to another score. It was a drive of 56 yards with Holt and Bray carrying to the 12-yard line. There they drew a five-yard penalty, but Holt more than got it back as he carried to the eight-yard line and Bray circled his left end for a touchdown. The Stubbers stopped the first bid for the extra point, but were offside. On the second attempt, Graber went over to boost the score to 20-7.

Holt’s 51-yard no touchdown run followed the next Steubenville series. After the penalization for illegal use of the hands, the Tigers were given the ball on the Big Red 18. Holt went to the one-yard line and Dallas Power took over. Holt kicked the extra point and it was 27-7.

Score On Second Backfield

Kammer sent three new faces into his backfield to make the change in the ball carrying department complete. Weisgarber blocked a Steubenville punt and the Tigers covered on the 36. The second string backs moved the ball to the two-yard line where they lost it on downs. The youngsters held, but were tagged with roughing the kicker, and the Big Red was given a first down on its 10-yard line. Throwing from behind his goal, Brown pitched to Bill Snyder for 38 yards and a yard short of midfield. On the very next play he fired to Dick Roush, who caught the leather on the 30 and went the rest of the distance for Big Red’s second touchdown.

An attempt to kick the extra point failed.

Kammer sent in his first string backs again and Holt immediately took the kickoff and raced back to the Big Red 48 before being downed. The Tigers drew a 15-yard penalty for clipping on the play, however and lost the ball on Bray’s fumble. Graber got it back on an intercepted pass and the locals were on the march again. Came the beautiful no count, catch by Holt followed by a five-yard penalty for offside that set the locals back to their own 45. Another five-yarder for too many times out pushed them back to their 40, but a 39-yard pass, Graber to Jasinski, gained a first down on the Big Red 20 and the backs alternated carrying the ball to the one-yard line where Graber went over for the final points of the game. On the first play after the kickoff, Graber intercepted Brown’s pass and got back to the Big Red 25 but the game ended before another play could be run off.


Massillon Steubenville
Willmot le Snyder
Edwards lt not readable
R. Wallace lg not readable
B. Wallace c not readable
Weisgarber rg not readable
Paulik rt not readable
Jasinski re Mastroianna
Cardinal qb Chadnock
Graber lh Stojack
Bray rh Roush
Holt fb Brown

Score by periods
Massillon 0 6 21 6 – 33
Steubenville 0 7 0 6 – 13

Substitutions – Massillon: Kanney, Power, Gibson, Pellegrini, Mastriann, Williams.
Steubenville: Gregory, Watkins, Mike, Parisi, Quattrone, Wagner, White.

Touchdowns – Holt 2, Bray, Graber, Power, Stojack, Roush

Points after touchdown – Graber (carried), Holt (placekick), Mastroianna (placekick)

Referee – Jenkins.
Umpire – Graff.
Headlinesman – Rupp.
Field Judge – Boone.

Game Statistics
Tigers Big Red
Total First Downs 14 3
Yards Gained by Rushing 266 127
Yards Lost by Rushing 18 16
Net Yards Gained by Rushing 248 111
Net Yards Gained by Passing (a) 96 122
Forward Passes Attempted 10 14
Forward Passes Completed 4 4
Passes Had Intercepted 2 4
Number of Punts 1 1
Average Distance of Punts (b) 24 24
Yards Punts Returned 18 0
Number of Kickoffs 7 2
Number of Fumbles 4 2
Times Ball Lost on Fumbles 3 0
Number of Penalties 9 10
Yards Lost by Penalties 78 56


Steubenville Succumbs After Leading at
Half, 7 to 6

MASSILLON, OH., Oct. 16 – Trailing at half time, the Massillon High Tigers, undefeated since 1937, struck back in the two final periods to trounce a fighting Steubenville Big Red eleven, 33 to 13, before 18,372 fans here tonight.

It was Massillon’s 48th straight game without defeat.

Paced by John Stojack, hardest driving halfback seen in Tiger Stadium in four years, Steubenville led Massillon, 7 to 6, at half time.

Stojack repeatedly raced through the Massillon defense, finally scoring on a 23-yard jaunt off right tackle. Guido Mastrioanni, left end, kicked the extra point and the visitors took a second-quarter lead of 7 to 0.

The Tigers then lashed back. After an exchange of intercepted passes Massillon started from its 43. Capt. Chuck Holt culminated the advance by smashing left guard from the 9-yard line. Holt missed the extra point when he bucked the line. The half closed a minute later with the Stubbers in front 7 to 6.

Previous to the invaders’ touchdown the Tigers held for downs on their 1-yard line. Steubenville finally ended up on the 6-yard line.

In the third quarter the Tigers reeled off three touchdowns while the Stubbes were checked without a threat. Starting from their 44, the Tigers took the lead when Holt shot over from the 1-yard line. Graber ran over the extra point and the Tigers jumped ahead, 13 to 7.

The Tigers then started another march from their 44 with Right Halfback Keve Bray circling left end from the 8. Graber ran around right end for the 20th point.

A 52-yard drive ended the third-period scoring. Substitute Dallas Power went over from the 2 on a quarterback sneak. Holt converted and Coach Elwood Kammer’s club led 27 to 7.

Both teams registered six points in the final stanza. A series of aerials produced the second Steubenville touchdown. Standing on his 49-yard line, Percy Brown, fullback, pitched a long heave to Right Halfback Dick Roush, who dashed over unmolested.

With the score at 27 to 13, the Massillon first-string backfield again was inserted. On fourth down Graber drove off right tackle from the one, making the final score 33-13.


Chuck Holt
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1941: Massillon 58, Steubenville Wells 0


Tear Steubenville Wall Apart As Backfield Men Dance To Long Runs; First Team Plays But Two Periods

By Luther Emery

A powerful Tiger offense that never punted and only once failed to score when it came into possession of the ball, rolled the Big Red Wave of Steubenville back into the Ohio river last night 58-0, before 8,000 amazed fans.

Polished to a keen edge, doing everything right, nothing noticeably wrong, the Massillon juggernaut scored at least two touchdowns in every quarter, despite the fact that the first, second, and third teams were used in the game.

32 Points First Half

The first stringers rolled up 32 points the first half and then retired to allow the second and third teams to carry on. The second eleven scored 13 points in each of the third and fourth periods before retiring in favor of an all-sophomore team that did not score but had the ball on the Big Red 15-yard line when the game ended.

It isn’t often you see a football game where one team never punts, but that’s what happened in Steubenville last night. Not once did the Tiger eleven have to kick the ball, and it only lost it once on downs, that the result of a fumble on fourth down when the third team was in operation. And that was the only time they failed to make a touchdown when they came into possession of the ball.

It was a sad night for Mel Knowlton, who left Massillon last Spring to take over the coaching job at Steubenville. He had the same offense, several kinds of defenses, but lacked the personnel that made up the Massillon team.

Couldn’t Stop Local Team

Knowlton felt badly about it all, but there was nothing he could do about it. It was Massillon’s night and the Tigers clawed the Big Red convincingly for their 38th consecutive victory and their fifth in a row over Steubenville.

The statistics were just as convincing as the points, 534 yards to Steubenville’s 51, and 23 first downs to Steubenville’s 2. Both of the Big Red first downs came as a result of penalties. Never were they able to penetrate the sturdy Tiger forward wall for 10 yards.

Once more it was the old story of a line that so completely outcharged its opponent that backs could run at will -–and they had a big evening. Pokey Blunt, Dick Adams, and Bob Graber all gained more than 90 yards each, while Junior White and Chuck Holt were not far behind. Blunt, Adams, Graber, and White each crossed the Big Red goal twice and even Fred Cardinal found the end of the rainbow when he scored on a quarterback
sneak – the first time he has carried the ball.

Even a drizzle of rain failed to check the scoring. In fact it gained impetus with the moisture that began dripping about the middle of the second period. At that it would be something new for the Tigers to play on a dry field. They have had rain their last three games. As expected, Knowlton had a fancy defense prescribed for throttling the Massillon speed. Massillon fans in past years had seen him direct his junior high elevens to upset victories through fancy conniving and spiriting of his team to unheard of heights. They had expected something in the unorthodox and found it a 5-3-1-2 defense with variations of 6-2-2-1 and 5-3-2-1. As the game progressed and the route continued, however, he changed to the more standard 7-1-2-1.

The way the Tiger offense functioned last night, none of the types of defense could stop it. The line hit with such ferocity that Big Red tacklers were grounded in the charge and had little opportunity to break up the interference. The blockers cut down the secondary viciously and scattered Big Red players over the field as though a machine gun had mown them down.

Many Long Runs

It was a night of long runs with Adams, Blunt, and Graber particularly having themselves a big evening. Longest of the runs was an 80-yarder by Adams, a return of a punt that didn’t count because the Big Red kicker was bumped over. Graber jaunted 55 yards after a pass interception to score, and Blunt, Carl Paulik, who has an injured shoulder, and replacing Dave Miller at left guard with Bob Wallace who has been coming along fast.

Though the Big Red looked in better condition and better coached that the disorganized teams of the past two years, it had nothing offensively to penetrate the Tiger attack, and only once was in possession of the ball in Tiger territory. That, too, was the result of the fourth down fumble by the third team that forfeited the ball to the Big Red on the Tiger
43-yard line.

Only five passes were thrown by Steubenville and three of these were intercepted by Massillon, one being turned into a touchdown.

None Seriously Hurt

A quick checkup of Massillon players after the game failed to reveal any serious injuries. Hill sustained a gash over the right eye that laid an egg on his forehead, while Cardinal was bumped hard on the leg in one scrimmage. None of the Steubenville boys was believed injured to any extent.

It didn’t take the Tigers long to show their superiority. They stopped Steubenville after the kickoff and got the ball on a punt on their own 49. It was Blunt, Holt, and Adams for three first downs in a row that ended with Blunt going through left tackle on a reverse for a touchdown. Adams kicked the extra point.

Stopped again after the kickoff Mastrioanni of the Big Red punted out on the Tiger 26. Five first downs that included a 10-yard pass from Graber to De Mando planted the ball on the six-yard line from which Blunt scored his second touchdown on a reverse. This time Holt tried to kick the extra point and missed.

The quarter ended with the score 13-0.

Early in the second period, another Big Red punt went out of bounds on the 46. Blunt reeled off 16 yards to go to the Big Red 30 and Adams took it in two plays to the eight-yard line. A reverse with Adams carrying the ball produced the touchdown. He also kicked goal for the 20th point.

The next drive began from the Massillon 30. Blunt and Graber bore the brunt of the ball carrying as they ripped off gains of 24, 23, and 10 yards. After Graber had planted the ball on the five-yard line, Cardinal plunged through on a sneak and came out of the pileup standing up. The point was missed and the score stood at 26-0.

Pass Starts Another

Junior White went into the game for Massillon and quickly intercepted Poole’s pass on his own 46. Graber fired to De Mando for 37 yards and a first down on the Big Red 17. Graber took it over in three plays. Holt missed a kick for the extra point and the half ended 32-0.

The Tigers received at the start of the third period. Two plays put the ball on the Big Red 47-yard line and Adams took it the rest of the way. He made the extra point attempt and the score was 39-0.

Having lost a touchdown on a penalty for roughing the kicker after Adams had danced his way 80 yards, the Tigers finally get the leather on the 33 and Adams ran it back to the 47. White reeled off eight and Adams tossed 27 yards to Jasinski for a first down on the eight-yard line. White went over for the touchdown. Adams missed the kick and the score was 43-0.

The fourth period opened with the ball on the Massillon 48-yard line. White overcame a
13-yard loss when Adams was thrown while trying to pass and carried the ball to the 34-yard line. Adams and Gibson took it to the 12-yard line and White went the rest of the way. Adams’ attempted kick was blocked.

The last touchdown came quick on the heels of White’s run, when Graber pulled in Poole’s pass on his 45-yard line and raced 55 yards to score. He kicked the 58th and final point.

Third stringers went in for Massillon and had the ball on the Big Red 15-yard line when the game ended.

One could hardly help but feel sorry for Knowlton as touchdown after touchdown sifted through his defense. He simply does not have the players this year. The eleven he started against the Tigers included but four players who won their letters last year and only one of the four approached being a regular.

Big Red fans as a whole, however, have shown a disposition of patience. They haven’t had a winning team for some five or six years, and they have confidence that Knowlton, if given time, will get them back into the headlines.

It’s The 38th

Massillon Pos. Steubenville
Armour LE King
Edwards LT Doggett
Bob Wallace LG Chadnock
Fuchs C Kopras
Hill RG B. Miller
Weisgarber RT Lashley
De Mando RE Kennedy
Cardinal QB Klein
Adams LH Poole
Blunt RH Mastrioanni
Holt FB Panagel

Score by periods:
Massillon 13 19 13 13 58
Steubenville 0 0 0 0 0

Massillon: Graber, Miller, White, Dolmos, Power, Stout, Kanney, Heakett, Bob Wallace, Gibson, Mastrianni, Jasinski, Willmot, Oberlin, Profant, Fulton, Barney, Wallace.
Steubenville: Cullins, Glassgow, Roush, White.

Touchdowns – Blunt 2, Adams 2, Graber 2, White 2, Cardinal.

Points after touchdown – Adams 3, Graber (placekicks)

Referee – Wallace.
Umpire – Fawcett.
Headlinesman – Cavanaugh.
Field judge – Walsh.

Mass. Steub.
First downs 23 2
Yards gained rushing 451 51
Yards gained passing 75 0
Net yards gained 534 51
Passes attempted 7 5
Passes completed 6 2
Passes intercepted 6 3
Yards penalized 35 13

Pokey Blunt
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1940: Massillon 66, Steubenville Wells 0

Massillon Team Thumps Big Red Under 66-0 Tally

Coach Brown’s Regulars Score Heavily in First Three Quarters to Gain 29th Straight Triumph; Gillom Reigsters Four Touchdowns

Steubenville high’s Big Red hooked up with Massillon high’s Tigers Friday in a gridiron tussle at Tiger stadium and the result was the same as it has been in Massillon’s other five games this season, a decision victory for the Tigers.

Coach Paul Brown’s juggernaut ran and passed its way to 10 touchdowns and converted six extra points for a 66-0 victory, their fourth win in a row over the Stubbers and their fourth in six meetings with the Big Red. Last night’s score gave the Bengals a total of 351 points in their six games to date while holding their opponents scoreless.

A crowd of 13,000 fans was in the stands to see the Tigers, recognized state champions for the last four years and now gaining national recognition, mark up their 29th consecutive triumph. Against the Stubs they scored twice in the first quarter, four times in the second, three times in the third and once again in the fourth stanza. Four of their tallies were made on passes.

Massillon’s first stringers accounted for 59 points as Coach Brown elected to leave his regulars in the ball game until the end of the third quarter. The second club went in and pushed over the final marker in the last period. The third team entered the fray in the last minute of play. Coach Joe Maley almost set a record himself for Big Red replacements, making 12 substitutions during the affair.

Despite the lop-sided score, one thing that can be said in the Stubs’ favor, they were still in there battling as the final gun cracked, though they played the entire last half without the services of Captain Cas Myslinski, Johnny Stojack and Bernie Orsini. Myslinski’s bad arm was bumped one the first play of the ball game and it started to give him trouble, Stojack suffered a painful stomach muscle bruise and Orsini had a recurrence of an old leg injury.

Tremendous speed, smooth play execution, a fast charging line, excellent ball handling and good blocking were all noticeable factors in the Tigers’ play last night and those are five of the big reasons why the Bengals have been rolling over all opposition. Then too, they also have a guy by the name of Horace Gillom, a big 190-pound colored boy, who plays a lot of football from the right end position. He’s a pass receiver deluxe, fine punter (through he only had to kick once last night), good ball carrier, and he also throws a pass once in a while. He also played a great game as one of the linebackers up on defense.

Gillom Standout

It’s hard to pick outstanding performers of this Massillon team, because they’re all good. But Gillom really was a standout last night. He crossed the Big Red goal line for four touchdowns, shifty Tom James, left halfback accounted for three tallies, with Ray Getz, Herman Robinson and Junior White, the latter a substitute back scoring one each.

The closest the Big Red came to scoring was just before the end of the half when Myslinski intercepted James’ pass on the midfield stripe and ran it back 30 yards before he was dropped on the Tiger 20. On the first play, Myslinski’s pass to Unsold was knocked down by Gillom on the 15 and the half ended.

Following an exchange of punts early in the first quarter the Big Red gained possession of the ball on its own 35. Myslinski and Stojack were both good for four yards in a pair of cracks at the Tiger line and then Stojack lost three at right end. On fourth down Johnny got off a high punt, which traveled only 15 yards and out of bounds on the Tiger 45. James slipped through center, cut out to his right and raced 34 yards to a first down on the Stub 21 and on the next play Gillom took the ball on an end around and circled his own left end for a touchdown. Getz missed his placement but the Stubs were offside and Getz made good on his next attempt and the score was 7-0 with about half the quarter gone.

Shortly after the kickoff, Massillon gained possession of the ball ontheir own 33 and marched 67 yards for its second tally, a 29-yard pass play from James to Gillom, bringing the marker. Gillom made a leaping fingertip catch and raced 15 yards to the goal line. Getz missed his placement and it was 13-0 at the end of the quarter.

Four in Second

The Tigers went 68 yards for their next touchdown, Getz sweeping left end from the
24-yard line early in the second quarter. Getz converted from placement. Following the kickoff, Eli Broglio, Tiger tackle, blocked Stojack’s punt on the Stub 17 and the ball rolled out of bounds. It was Massillon’s ball at that point and Gillom scored on an end-around on the first play. Getz again booted the point. After the next kickoff, Myslinski fumbled and Wallace recovered for Massillon on the Big Red 27 and the Tigers drove into touchdown land again, James going over right tackle from the one. Getz’ kick was good. The Bengals went 35 yards for their fourth touchdown of the quarter.

The second club marched 58 yards for the final tally mid-way in the last quarter, Junior White going over left tackle from the four yard line for the touchdown. A 30-yard gain on a pass from Adams to DeMando was the feature of the drive. John Pizzino placekicked the final point.

Steubenville Massillon
Mike LE Robinson
Monti LT Cardinal
Orsini LG Wallace
Love C Appleby
Peterson RG Russell
Lashley RT Broglio
DiFederico RE Gillom
Potts Q Kingham
Stojack LH James
Myslinski RH R. Getz
Unsold F Blunt

Big Red Masssillon
3 First Downs 17
12 Passes Tried 21
2 Completed 6
15 Yards Gained 157
1 Intercepted 1
44 Yds. Gained Running 387
42 Net Yards Lost 3
2 Penalties 7
16 Yards Penalized 55
1 Fumbles 4
3 Recovered 1
15 Kicks and Punts 11
364 Yards Kicked 524
142 Yards Returned 52

Tommy James
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1939: Massillon 50, Steubenville Wells 0

Scores Three Touchdowns, Throws Passes For Two Others; Huge Crowd See Undefeated Massillon Machine Roll Onward


Steubenville’s Big Red wave was only another ripple on the Ohio river today, as the Washington high Tigers calmed the troubled waters with a 50-0 victory before 10,000 fans Friday evening, a record football crowd for Steubenville.

Displaying the same steam roller offense and rugged defense that has carried them through to an undefeated season the Tigers marked up their 19th consecutive triumph last night in a grand gridiron pageant.
Another Fine Show
The huge crowd, that necessitated closing all ticket windows before the start of the game, the march and rhythm of the bands and the antics of the Steubenville bear and the Massillon Tiger, gave the fans the show they had come to see and though the score was
one-sided, every yard of territory was stoutly contested by the Stubs to the satisfaction of their loyal supporters.

The Big Red wouldn’t quit as touchdown after touchdown went over their goal and they were still scrapping at the final gun. In fact Steubenville reporters declared their team displayed more fight last night than at anytime this season.

In Defeating Steubenville 50-0, the Tigers won by a more decisive score than did Portsmouth, which beat the Big Red 39-6 on the same gridiron two weeks ago.

Portsmouth laid claim to the state title last year and was prepared to shout again this season, but the Tigers succeeded in hushing their claims last night.
Says Tigers Stronger Team
Bill Workman, sports writer for the Herald Star, Steubenville, declared Massillon was far superior to Portsmouth. He feels the Trojans were no more than three if not two touchdowns better than the Big Red. They got four of their touchdowns through breaks of the game.

Breaks helped place the ball in position for three of the Tiger touchdowns last night when Steubenville fumbles were recovered between the 20 and 30-yard lines and a 15-yard penalty inflicted on the Big Red helped the local eleven in a fourth touchdown march.

On the other hand penalties also helped to retard the Massillon steam roller at times and were it not for these additional scores might have been shoved over the Big Red goal.

The Tigers got a good break at the start when Bernie Cybulski fumbled the opening kickoff and Gil Pedrotty recovered on the 20-yard line. In three plays George Slusser gained seven yards, Red James nine and Slusser four more and a touchdown. Only a minute of the game had transpired when Slusser crossed the goal.

The touchdown parade continued throughout the game. A second went over the Big Red goal in the opening period and three more were put over in the second quarter. The Stubs succeeded in slowing down the invasion in the third period when they held the Tigers to one touchdown, but the Massillon gridders nearly pushed the home team back into the Ohio river with a wave of fourth period offense that produced two quick touchdowns and ended only when Coach Paul Brown put his second and third stringers in the game.
Big Red Completely Outplayed
The Big Red had the fight, but all their pepper could not save them from taking a beating in points and statistics.

They were out rushed, out passed, out kicked and even out penalized.

The Tigers gained a total of 488 yards from rushing and passing to the Stubs’ 45 yards and showed a net gain, losses deducted of 468 yards to 26 yards.

The linemen of any team that holds Steubenville to a net gain of 26 yards, deserve particular mention and that’s why Massillonians doff their hats today to Ray Getz, Roscoe Clendening, Gil Pedrotty, Jim Russell, Earl Martin, John Swezey, Gene Henderson, Ray Getz and backer upper Horace Gillom.

Gillom punting as he never has before, averaged 42 yards from scrimmage as he kicked the ball 31, 50 and 45 yards in three attempts.

Walter Lonas, the Steubenville punter, averaged 33.3 yards on his 10 punts, most of which were placed out of bounds to keep Fred Blunt, Red James and Dick Adams, Tiger safety men from running the ball back.

And the Tigers were penalized 110 yards to the Stubs’ 55 yards. Most of the penalties inflicted on Massillon were for failing to pause sufficiently on the shift. It was the first time this year they were penalized for this violation a frequent cause for penalization in past years.

First downs were 15 to 1 in favor of the local team, Steubenville’s only first down coming on a penalty for pass interference.
Big Red In Shape
But for all the beating they took the Big Red stoop up and fought back gamely. That they were in condition, no one can deny. There were few injuries, the most serious of which was George Fabian, Tiger substitute halfback who it is believed suffered a cracked rib in the fourth quarter. He was removed from the game, but at his own request, continued on with the team to Pittsburgh, where today the Massillon eleven will see the
Duquesne – University of Pittsburgh game.

If the Big Red succeeded in any single effort last night it was in bottling up Pokey Blunt. The Tiger sophomore had never been stopped before. He made one touchdown against the Stubs going over from the two-yard line, but his long runs that featured other games were missing.

You can give Ed. Mike, the Steubenville right end, most of the credit for stopping Pokey. The Massillon boy usually runs to his left and defending the right Steubenville flank, was Mike. He acted as though he knew where Pokey was going for he usually beat the Tiger carrier to the hole.

Mike’s defensive work was a highlight of the Steubenville attack. The Big Red line as a whole was badly out charged, though it seemed to come to life on point after touchdown plays. Several times the Stubs’ blocked Ray Getz’s attempted placekicks and they rushed him badly on other occasions. He only got two over the bar and between the uprights in eight attempts.

The vicious blocking of the Tigers caused a stir in the press box as Big Red tacklers were cut down cleanly. The Steubenville reporters liked that kind of football.

Inability of the Stub blockers to accord their ball carriers the same kind of support, kept their offense from making any great inroads on the Tigers.

While the Tigers crossed the Stubs’ goal eight times, the Big Red never seriously threatened. Cas Myslinski recovered. Slusser’s fumble on the Tiger 33 in the first period but in four downs the Stubs could make but three yards and they lost the ball on their
30-yard line.
Slusser Scores Three
Leading Massillon’s touchdown parade was George Slusser. He crossed the Big Red goal three times. James, Blunt, Gillom, Getz and Foster all succeeded in reaching the Promised Land once during the course of the game.

Most sensational of the eight touchdowns was a beautiful 58-yard run by Red James for the second score of the game, a 23-yard touchdown pass from Slusser to Gillom and a 47-yard touchdown pass tossed by Slusser that Ray Getz took on the dead run.

The fans had hardly recovered from the thrill of the kickoff and Pedrotty’s recovery of Cybulski’s fumble when Slusser plunged over the Big Red goal from the four-yard line with the first touchdown of the game. Getz missed the attempted placekick for the extra point.

When the Big Red failed to gain after the following kickoff, Lonas punted it out on the Massillon 41. The Tigers were penalized 15 yards for holding and they lost the ball when Slusser fumbled and Myslinski, recovered for Steubenville. They stopped the Big Red’s ball carrying attempts and took the ball on their own 30. There they began another drive that took them to their 42-yard line where James was turned loose for a 58-yard touchdown jaunt. He sidestepped Cybulski, the Stub safety man, who slipped and fell when he tried to wheel in the same direction to block the Tiger ball carrier. Getz kicked the extra point from placement and the score was 13-0.

The Tigers kicked off and when the Stubs couldn’t gain, they booted it back to the Massillon 36-yard line. The Tigers drove down to the nine-yard line, where a 15-yard penalty stopped their bid for a touchdown and forced Gillom to punt, the ball rolling over the goal.
Foster Sneaks Over
The Stubs kicked on the third down to James who was dropped on the Stubs’ 46. With James leading the way, the Tigers marched to the 10-yard line. Slusser took t he ball to within a yard of the goal and Foster sneaked through for the touchdown. Getz’s kick for the extra point was blocked. Score 19 to 0.

The Big Red received, but Lonas was forced to punt out of bounds on the Massillon 48. Blunt whirled to the 32 and Slusser running hard, carried the ball to the seven-yard line. In two more plays he banged his way over for the touchdown. Getz’s kick was wide of the goal posts. Score 25-0.

On the first play after the following kickoff, Cybulski fumbled and Foster was on the job to cover the ball on the Big Red 30. Blunt was thrown for a nine-yard loss and Hillis blocked Slusser’s pass to Gillom. The Big Red was penalized 15 yards, however, for roughing Slusser and in three attempts, Slusser and Clendening lugged the leather to the three-yard line where Blunt went over for the touchdown. Getz’s attempted kick for the extra point was low. Score 31-0.

The Tigers got the kickoff in the second half, but their advance was stopped by the Big Red who came out playing inspired football. Gillom punted over the goal. The Stubs couldn’t gain either and kicked back to the local eleven. James making a beautiful return of the ball, only to have the run nullified by a 15-yard penalty for clipping that put the ball back on the Tiger 40. A touchdown drive immediately got underway with Slusser and James doing most of the ball carrying and Slusser finally driving over through tough Big Red resistance, from the two-yard line. Again Getz’s kick was no good but the score was 37-0.

And 37 it stood until the fourth quarter when Clendening in the first minute pounced on Stauffer’s fumble on the Stub’s 23-yard line then lightning began to strike the Big Red. On the first play, Slusser stepped back and pegged the ball to Gillom who raced over for the touchdown. Getz’s kick was blocked. Score 43-0.

The Tigers kicked off to the Stubs, but got the ball back on a punt that went out of bounds on the Big Red 47. In another lightning stroke Slusser faded back 10 yards and fired a long pass that Getz took at full speed on the 20-yard line and crossed the goal with no one near him. This time he kicked the extra point.

From here on in, a continual parade of substitutes entered the game for the Tigers, several third stringers being in the lineup at the finish.

Tigers Roll On
Massillon Pos. Steubenville
Getz LE Adams
Pedrotty LT R. Mike
Russell LG Harvey
Martin C Myslinski
Henderson RG Peterson
Swezey RT Starr
Gillom RE E. Mike
Foster QB Cybulski
Slusser LH Lonas
James RH Gilliam
Clendening FB Hillis

Score by periods:
Massillon 13 18 6 13 50

Massillon – Blunt, rh; Fabian, lh; Pizzino, fb; Kingham, rh; Hill, g; Pettay, g; De Mando, e; Appleby, c; Kester, e; Moody, e; Cardinal, g; Broglio, t; Wallace, g; Croop, g; Adams, hb; White, hb.
Steubenville – Love, c; Stauffer, fb; Allen, e; Statula, e; Smith, g; Monti, t; Oraini, g; Barnett, g.

Massillon – Slusser 3; James; Foster, Blunt; Gillom; Getz.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Getz 2 (placekicks).

Referee – Ribley.
Umpire – Emsweiller.
Head Linesman – Balton.
Field Judge – Fawcett.

Game Statistics
Mass. Steub.
First downs 15 1
Yards rushing 380 25
Yards passing 98 20
Total yards gained 488 45
Yards lost 20 19
Net yards gained 468 26
Passes attempted 8 7
Passes completed 3 2*
Passes incomplete 4 4
Passes intercepted 1 1
Times punted 3 10
Average punts (yards) 42 23.2
Punts returned 2 0
Average return (yards) 12 0
Times kicked off 9 1
Average kickoff (yards) 46.6 30
Kickoff returns 1 8
Average return (yards) 11 14.3
Fumbles 5 5
Lost ball on fumbles 2 8
Times penalized 8 9
Yards penalized 110 35

*One on interference

George Slusser
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1938: Massillon 31, Steubenville Wells 0


Largest Crowd Of Season Treated To Great Gridiron Show With Steubenville And Washington High Bands Strutting Color


The Big Red wave of Steubenville, washed up from the Ohio river Friday evening and splashed harmlessly against a granite Massillon wall that would not allow as much as a touchdown to trickle through.

When the Red Tide receded after 48 minutes of hammering, the Massillon record built on three state championships, was strengthened with the sixth straight victory of the season, a 31-0 triumph.
Record Crowd Gets Real Treat
An immense crowd which school officials estimated at between 13,000 and 14,000 fans, saw the Tigers produce an open exhibition of sensational football as they throttled all offensive efforts of the Big Red and tore it apart for six touchdowns.

They saw a dazzling performance by two high school bands, who will take their hats off to no other musical organizations in the state and they witnessed a gridiron festival, the like of which has made this 1938 season the biggest and best in the history of Washington high school.

From the moment the Tiger band took the field before the game until it again swept triumphantly down the gridiron after the final whistle, the evening was filled with activity and between half entertainment such as caused one ticket purchaser to request “two reserved seats for the floor show please.”
No Blocking For Stubs
As expected the Big Red brought to Massillon a hard tackling team, but one that failed to put into use the important fundamental of hard blocking. Without blocking the Stub’s offense was stagnant and they only gained the sum total of four first downs and a net of 49 yards.

The superiority of the Tigers was shown not only in the score but in the statistics as well. They were credited with 17 first downs and a net total of 361 yards, 146 of which were made on the completion of nine forward passes.

Seven blocks of granite you could have called the Massillon line last night as it withstood the wash of the Red Wave.

Seven blocks of granite they were and the line can be given a whale of a lot of credit for the victory. Standing out defensively were Lynn Houston, Horace Gillom, Jim Russell and little Bud Lucius. Lucius played a great game and time and again his 142 pounds circled the giant 260-pound George Straka, Stub tackle before the latter could get in motion.

From Lucius to Bill Croop, who swept through in the late stages of the game to drop a Big Red runner for a 15-yard loss, the Tiger wall stood out last night. There is reason to rejoice over it, for all season the principal weakness of the Massillon team has been its defense. Coach Paul Brown set out to strengthen this department last night and how well he succeeded the statistics show.
Henderson Plugs Gap
Red Henderson, plugged the gap left vacant by the injured McMichael in worthy fashion, McMichael sitting on the bench throughout the game, felt good that he would have a worthy successor when he graduates next June. Earl Martin never made a bad pass from center and so jammed things up in the middle of the line that the Big Red could never find anything but a pileup when they struck that spot.

But out of the joy and glory that goes with victory, there comes gloom that may and again may not be forgotten in a few days.

Getz who has improved with every ball game and who came out of last night’s contest as the leading scorer with 13 points, sustained an injury to his right leg that caused coaches some concern. It may be another charley horse and a charley horse goes particularly bad with a ball carrier. Then too, Fred Toles, who was a big part of the Tiger defense, suffered a shoulder injury which may handicap his defensive play for a couple of weeks. Freddie was taken out of the game. He may not have been seriously hurt, but football injuries frequently do not show up until the next day.

The most serious casualty of all was a dislocated shoulder suffered by Ernest Carducci, 140-pound Steubenville end. The injury will put him out of service for several weeks.

Few there were who thought the game would approach the one-sided proportions it did.

There were those who picked the Tigers winners by two and three touchdowns but the fellow who said 32-0 in a certain cigar store before the game was called plumb crazy. He only missed it by a point.
Score In Every Period
The Tigers took the kickoff and as Massillon teams have been accustomed to doing, did not give up the ball until they crossed the Big Red goal. They scored a second touchdown in the second period, another in the third and two in the fourth.

The Big Red failed to threaten. In fact it never got the ball inside the Massillon 41-yard line. But in defeat the Stubs had their stars. One was Eddie Mike, a substitute back who had been kept on the bench all season. Eddie tackled and ran better than any other Stubber and threw the only two Big Red passes that were completed.

Cartledge apparently came out with the intention of playing a defensive game, punting on third down, hoping to hold the Tigers and capitalize on breaks. His strategy did not work. There were no breaks save for penalties that halted two Tiger touchdown marches and the Big Red could not hold. The Tigers picked out the Stubs 260-pound co-captain. George Straka as one of the weak spots in the Big Red line and time and again his belly was dented with Rocky Red Snyder’s head.

Cartledge substituted frequently in an attempt to halt the touchdown parade and even called upon those players he had benched last week because of their failure to give a satisfactory performance. It was Massillon’s night, however, and there was nothing Steubenville could do about it.

It was evident from the opening kickoff that the Massillon eleven was determined to even the series with the Big Red at two games each, by avenging the 68-0 licking the 1931 Tiger team took at Steubenville.

Winning the toss, the local team elected to receive at the north goal and a touchdown march began when Snyder took Hank Zawack’s kickoff on the 15-yard line and ran back to his 32 where Rogers and Wallace downed him.
Tigers Score Early
Getz ripped for two, Snyder made two more and with third down coming up and six to go, Getz raced around his left end for 15 yards and a first down on the Stub’s 49-yard line. Slusser put his trusty right arm into play. He whipped the ball to Zimmerman who gathered it in on the 40-yard line and ran beautifully along the sideline to a first down on the Stub’s eight-yard line. Bob Mike threw Getz for a four-yard loss on the next play and Toles was stopped for no gain on an end around play. The Stubs were offside on the play, however and a five-yard penalty moved the ball up to the seven-yard line and Snyder took it over in two hard cracks at the line. Getz kicked the extra point to make it 7-0.

The Tigers worked the ball into Big Red territory again in the closing minutes of the quarter, but the Stubs’ held for downs on the 35 when Gillom tried to run from punt formation.

Lucius’ recovery of Golembeski’s fumble when he was tackled as he attempted to pass, gave the Tigers the ball on their own 43 and set the stage for the second touchdown. Snyder and Getz took turns at ramming the ball through the Stub’s forward wall for two first downs as they reached the 10-yard line. Slusser moved it up to the five, but when Getz was thrown for a five-yard loss, the Big Red became the victim of a penalty for offside that put the ball on Steubenville’s one-yard line. Getz went over for the touchdown but missed the kick for the extra point.

The Tigers struck again in the closing minutes of the second period and carried the ball to the two-yard line where a five-yard penalty for too many times out ended their threat.

They had no intention of taking time out at the spot and no one knew exactly how it happened. Slusster thought Snyder had called time out and shouted to Red, asking if he had. The referee heard it, thought Massillon was taking time out and a five-yard penalty was the result. It would have been a costly mix-up in a close game.
Statue Of Liberty Scores
Michigan’s old Statue of Liberty produced the third touchdown early in the second half. All evening the Big Red ends had been rushing Slusser and the Massillon quarterback was patiently awaiting the opportunity to cross them up. He had put the ball on the 20-yard line with a twisting 24-yard dash through tackle and he was rushed hard as he passed to Roscoe Clendening in the flat for a two-yard gain.

That was enough. Out came the Statue of Liberty and as Slusser faded back for what appeared to be another pass, Getz took the ball off his outstretched arm and sped around the left side of the Big Red flank. The Big Red ends had rushed as usual and Getz was by them running hard, 18 yards for a touchdown. His kick for the extra point went to the right of the uprights.

The same play worked again in the fourth quarter with Getz running to a first down on the six-yard line. A 15-yard penalty, for failing to hesitate on the shift, throttled the touchdown attempt and it was not until the middle of the last quarter that the Tigers could again score.

The drive began when Snyder was tackled on the Stubs’ 35 just as he caught Stauffer’s punt. A 15-yard penalty for clipping put the ball back on the 50. A 15-yard pass to Getz and a 28-yard toss to Gillom took the ball to the one-yard line where Slusser went through a big hole at right tackle, standing up.

The sixth and last touchdown came cheap. Trying desperately to score, Charley Albritten threw a short pass from behind his own goal line which Foster, substitute Massillon end, gathered in on the 10-yard line and raced over the payoff stripe. An attempt to plunge the extra point failed. The game ended on the following kickoff.

As the crowd streamed out of the stands, the Tiger band marched triumphantly down the field in recognition of its team’s victory. That band is helping to pack them in. The investment the athletic board risked in buying new uniforms and instruments has come back many fold.
Present New Routine
A new routine, in which the young musicians were on the move every minute during their share of the intermission period, kept the fans away from the refreshment stand. A series of quick maneuvers spelled the words “Big Red” and ended with a capital S in front of the Steubenville stands. Back to the Massillon side of the field the band came to form an M while the alma mater was being played. “Obie” the Tiger was introduced from the goal posts. He scampered over the field to pick up Miss Margaret Busse, acrobatic cheerleader, who did 11 back flips to the roll of the band’s drums.

Steubenville’s state champion band, marching in militaristic step, likewise maneuvered brilliantly, writing Stub on the field and forming a Tiger head in front of the Massillon stands. The Big Red band is an excellent playing band and finished second in a national contest last year.

The crowd was the largest that has witnessed a football game here with the exception of the 1934 and 1936 Massillon-Canton games. Additions the past two days have increased the seating capacity of the field from 14,000 to 15,000 and most of the seats were filled. School officials estimated the crowd at between 13,000 and 14,000.

The game was relayed by two telegraph sets and a P.A. telephone system to Steubenville where three different football parties were held. Several thousand attended one of the parties held in the open air.

Six In A Row
Massillon Pos. Steubenville
Toles LE Balkun
Lucius LT Mike
Russell LG Dunkle
Martin C Wallace
Houston RG Rogers
Henderson RT Straka
Gillom RE Williams
Slusser QB Gaich
Getz LH Golombeski
Zimmerman RH Stauffer
Snyder FB Zawacki

Score by periods.
Massillon 7 6 6 12 31

Massillon – Clendening, rh; Fabian, fb; Pizzino, qb; James, lh; Lechleiter,re; Foster, le; Croop, lt; Sweezey, c; Broglio, rt; Appleby, c.
Steubenville – Allen; Carducci; Gillian; Ed. Mike; Starr; Stitt; Mylinski; Hurand; Albritten; Cybulski.

Massillon – Snyder; Getz 2; Slusser; Foster.

Point after touchdown:
Massillon – Getz (placekick).

Referee – Graf.
Umpire – Gross.
Head Linesman – Lindell.
Field Judge – Wallace.

Massillon Steubenville
First downs 17 4
Passes attempted 24 9
Passes completed 9 2
Passes incomplete 14 6
Passes intercepted 1 1
Yards gained passing 146 16
Yards gained rushing 244 66
Total yards gained 390 82
Yards lost rushing 29 33
Net yards gained 361 49
Times penalized 7 2
Yards penalized 75 14
Times punted 4 10
Average punts yards 33 28
Times kicked off 6 1
Average kickoff yards 47 45
Lost ball on fumbles 0 1

Rocky Snyder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1937: Massillon 13, Steubenville 0

Massillon Points Scored in First and Last Periods; Stout Defense Holds Big Red to Net Gain of One Yard


Out of the murk, the Washington high Tigers came, Friday evening, to overpower the Big Red of Steubenville 13-0 and write another score in the record books which Massillon fans hope will give the local team its third successive state championship.

With the elements against them, the Tigers splashed and plunged to show 7,000 fans, 1,000 of them from Massillon, why they have been proclaimed state champions the last two years.

Score in First Quarter
They struck fast. Stopped once on the one-yard line after recovering a Steubenville fumble, Bob Glass led the local eleven to its first touchdown in a 25-yard drive that ended when he plunged through stubborn resistance from the one-yard line. He also carried the ball across for the extra point.

The longer the game progressed the more it appeared the seven points would be the margin of difference.

The Big Red yielded ground in midfield but when waddling in the shadows of its goal posts, would not be moved.

Snavely Blocks Punt
Minutes were slipping in the fourth quarter when the Tigers with a series of offensive maneuvers and well placed punts shoved Steubenville back to its four-yard line and forced them to punt. But Fingers never got the ball away. Don Snavely crashed through, blocked the punt and covered it behind the Big Red goal for a touchdown.

The Stubbers tossed passes recklessly after that but could not connect.

The Big Red was a stubborn football tam. Massing its superior weight when pushed back to its goal line, it twice stopped Massillon touchdown drives within the three-yard line and on three other occasions turned back threats within the 20-yard stripe.

But the Tigers were not to be denied victory. Though the breaks helped them to their touchdowns, they helped to make the breaks and deserved the 13-point advantage as the following statistics will show.

Looking more like gingerbread boys after rolling about in the mud and water, the Massillon boys gained the sum total of 209 yards to Steubenville’s one and made 12 first downs to Steubenville’s one. In fact Steubenville’s only first down was made on a penalty and was not gained by rushing.

In every department the Tigers excelled. They tossed three passes and completed two for a gain of 29 yards. The Big Red failed to complete a pass.

Linemen Play Great Game
The Massillon line out-charged the heavier Steubenville forward wall and too much credit cannot be given the defensive playing of Don Snavely and Messrs. Gus Peters, Junior Anderson, Lynn Houston, Earl Martin and Bud Lucius for their fine defensive work.

The gangly Tiger center twice smacked through and smeared the 190-pound Di Carlo for successive losses.

The heavy footing, however, slowed the offensive charge of the Massillon gridders and they found it hard to dig the Big Red out of their goal line stands.

An all-night and all-day rain left a heavy gridiron, but thanks to solid turf, the field was not a quagmire.
Backfield men, however, found it hard from the start to handle the slimy ball and there were frequent fumbles, each team recovering the ball from opponents.

A fumble, in fact gave the Tigers their first chance in the opening minutes of the game.

Tigers Recover Fumble
The Big Red had kicked off and Glass getting but seven yards, in two attempts had punted back to the Stubbers 15-yard line. On the second play, Fingers fumbled and a Massillon boy pounced on the ball on the nine-yard line.

Then and there the Tigers found they were up against a more than average line. Bob Glass hammered through for four yards but lost three of them the next time he carried. He carried the ball two more times but could only gain seven more yards and the Big Red took the ball on their one-yard stripe.

Standing deep behind his goal line, Fingers punted out to George Slusser who made a daring catch on the Big Red 30 and got back five yards more. It was a great job of ball handling on the part of Slusser and the way he handled the slippery pigskin throughout the night is worthy of credit.

Glass Scores Touchdown
With Glass carrying the leather, the Tigers required three smashes to push it forward to a first down on the Stubbers’ 13-yard line. He whacked right tackle for one yard on a reverse and crashed through the left side for nine more and a first down on the three-yard line. The Tiger halfback required two more plays, both directed at the center of the Steubenville line, to get the ball over. Both sides were offside when an attempted kick for the extra point went wild of the posts, so Glass lugged the leather across on the second attempt for the seventh point.

Playing a break, the Big Red chose to kickoff but the Tigers held on to the ball and swept back up the field on a 24-yard dash by Slusser on a fake kick and a 10-yard sweep by Glass. The Stubbers stopped the drive on their 15-yard line, however when they twice held Glass without gain and nailed Slusser to a spinner.

The Tigers again got the ball on a punt in midfield and Glass and Zimmerman drove back to the 30 where a 15-yard penalty ended their threat. After another exchange of punts, Massillon took the ball on the Stubber’s 40 and aided by a 15-yard flip over center, Slusser to Snavely, marched the ball to the three-yard line, where Glass on fourth down with two yards to go, missed a first down by a foot. He dug his head into the tummy of Straka, 265-pound Steubenville tackle and through dazed, continued in the game.

Fingers punted out of danger but the Tigers came right back again driving down to the 20-yard line where Fingers intercepted Slusser’s toss to Snavely and got back to his 24-yard line before being tackled. Fingers got away for four yards on the next play, Steubenville’s longest gain of the game.

Neither team threatened in the third quarter. The Big Red had a chance when Di Carlo covered a Massillon fumble on the Tiger 25, but on the first play he fumbled and Lucius got the ball back for Massillon.

Early in the fourth period the Tigers began a series of maneuvers that gradually shoved the Big Red back into its own territory and paved the way for the final touchdown.

They took the ball to the 12-yard line, where a 22-yard loss on a widely tossed lateral set them back to the 34. Bob Glass planted a high punt that dropped to the four-yard line where Don Snavely downed the ball.

Snavely Blocks Punt
Fingers kicked back to Slusser who made another of those daring catches on the 32-yard line and only got forward two steps before being downed. A five-yard penalty stopped the threat and Glass, not taking any chances, punted to Fingers who was dropped by Snavely for no return on the three-yard line.

When two passes were knocked down, Fingers dropped back to punt. Don Snavely came crashing through and blocked the ball. It rolled to the side. Both players plunged for the ball. Fingers hit it first but like a greased pig it slipped from his arms and Snavely crawled on it for a touchdown.

Glass tried to kick the extra point but the ball slipped from the fingers of Red Snyder who was holding it for him. Gathering up the leather, Glass sidestepped two Stubber tackles but fell a yard short of making the extra point.

The Big Red tried to pass the wet ball but it only resulted in Bog Howard intercepting it on the Massillon 35-yard line. The game ended with the Tigers completing a first down in midfield.

The Massillon gridders emerged from the game in good condition. Though there was a lot of piling up, particularly in the closing minutes of the game, none appeared hurt except Glass who aggravated an old shoulder injury. He played with a rubber doughnut on the sore spot and though twice injured, lasted the entire game, however.

Sweaters were nearly plastered to the skin with mud and water and players of both teams had a hard time “skinning” them off after the game.

The Massillon band proved every bit as good mudders as the Tiger gridders. The Big Red turned over the entire intermission period to the local musicians, who tossed off their rain coats and drilled on the field. “The best band that has ever drilled here,” was the compliment of the Steubenville announcer.

Rained Throughout Game
Put on your rain coat, fill the bath tub with water and crawl in. You may then better realize the drenching spectators received. But it was not as severe as at New Castle last year and fans were better prepared. They had their rain coats, blankets, hats, umbrellas and boots this time. The rain had one redeeming feature, however. It kept down the fog and the vanguard of the Massillon delegation began arriving home at 11:30 p.m.

The special train which conveyed the band and several hundred fans to Steubenville pulled in an hour and a half later. It did not leave Steubenville until after 11 p.m.

Many Massillon fans remained in Steubenville all night and continued on to Pittsburgh today. The same program will be enjoyed by members of the team. They spent the night at the Fort Steuben hotel and this morning left for Pittsburgh to attend the Wisconsin – University of Pittsburgh game. They will return to Massillon tonight.

The lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Steubenville
Lechleiter LE Knowalezuk
Peters LT Straka
Houston LG Fryer
Martin C Bell
Lucius RG Barsuck
Anderson RT Mike
Snavely RE Williams
Slusser QB Roe
Glass LH Fingers
Snyder RG Di Carlo
Zimmerman FB Olson

Game Statistics
Mass. Steub.
Yards gained rushing 209 18
Yards lost rushing 29* 17
Net yards gained 180 1
Yards gained passing 29 0
Total yards gained 209 1
First downs 12 1x
Times punted 6 7
Average punts in yards 36 32
Average punts returned 4.8 1.5
Penalties 40 9
Lost ball on fumble 2 2
Passes completed 2 0
Passes intercepted 1 2
Passes incomplete 0 4
* – 22 of 29 yards lost in fumbled lateral
x – Penalty gave first down

Score by periods:
Massillon 7 0 0 6 13

Massillon – Howard, le.
Steubenville – Henry, rg.

Massillon – Glass, Snavely.

Point after touchdown:
Massillon – Glass (carried).

Referee – Goodwin (W. & J.)
Umpire – Graf (Ohio State).
Head Linesman – Gross (Marietta).
Field Judge – Lindell (Glenville State Teachers).

Bob Glass
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1930: Massillon 0, Steubenville Wells 19



WHEN line bucks and end runs failed to bring score in three quarters, Steubenville took to the air in the fourth period of Saturday’s game with Washington high on Massillon field and scored three touchdowns in rapid succession to win its sixth consecutive victory 19-0.

The highly vaunted running attack of the Big Red clicked and clicked smoothly through out the game but once the Tigers were pushed back into their own territory, they bared their fangs and refused to give little ground to the rushes of the visitors. Three times the Big Red was stopped by the Massillon gridders when scoring possibilities were in sight and twice poor passes from center sent the visitors backward when they threatened.

Steubenville the Superior
There never was a doubt as to which team was the stronger. From the opening minutes of play it was only a question to Massillon fans as to how long the orange and black could hold out against its heavier and hard hitting opponent without being scored upon.

Steubenville appeared to be doing most anything it wanted to in its own section of the field but found the going much harder once Massillon territory was reached. On the other hand the Tiger ball carriers for the most part were smothered in their tracks every time they attempted to run with the ball, while their passes were either intercepted or wide of their mark.

For three periods the game progressed in this situation, but every minute saw the orange and black weakening under the attack of the crimson wave from the Ohio River.

Big Red Scores
Early in the fourth quarter it happened. Steubenville passes which had previously sailed through the air a few inches high of the receiver, now began finding their mark, and before the last period was many minutes old, a 20-yard pass placed the ball on the Tigers’ two-yard line from which point Burgwin, lanky colored halfback carried it across. A pass placed the ball in position for the visitors; second touchdown, August taking the ball across, while another pass of 35 yards, Burgwin to Robinson, brought the third score of the day.

Steubenville, as expected, came to Massillon with a heavy and rangy team supported by 2,500 or more fans and a scholastic band of 63 pieces that added color and fine music to the setting of the day. The visitors had a big weight advantage over the orange and black especially on the tackles where Johnson and Zori, both standing well over six feet, proved almost impassable. The Big Red line out-charged that of the locals and as a result the Massillon ball carriers could hardly get started.

Three First Downs
Only in the second period did the orange and black show any offense and in that quarter their play was on a par with the visiting team. The Tigers only scored three first downs in the entire game and all of these came in succession in the second quarter when the locals made their only bid of the day for a score.

Getting the ball on their own 23-yard line the Massillonians pushed Steubenville back to its own 40-yard line where the Big Red held, forcing Kester to punt out of bounds. From the sidelines it appeared that a Massillon pass, Clendening to Williams was completed inside the playing field, which would have given the Tigers a first down on the 30-yard line, but the referee ruled Williams was out of bounds when he caught the ball and it was declared incomplete.

Kester Saved For Punting
That was the Tiger’s only offensive flash of the day. On several other occasions Williams managed to find a crack in the line where he could slip through for five yards, but these intervals were few and far between.

Kester’s ball carrying ability was not used by the orange and black, for Coach McGrew, electing to play a defensive game, decided it best to save the Massillon back for punting and in this department the locals held their own with the Big Red.

Against Massillon’s three first downs, Steubenville made the required yardage 15 times; three of which came as a result of passes. The visitors gained yard after yard from scrimmage throughout the game slipping away from Massillon tacklers with the elusiveness of a Chicago racketeer. The Tigers did not nail the Big Red ball carriers to the ground as they did when playing Cleveland Heights and apparently failed to slow up any of the Steubenville backfield men with hard tackling. The prettiest tackle of the day was made by John Clendening and had it not been for him, Burgwin probably would have scored earlier in the game. He had passed the line of scrimmage and was coming down the field at a terrific rate when Clendening caught him at the shoe tops and made him bite the dirt.

Pass Moves Ball Up
Steubenville’s first drive for a touchdown started from its own 45-yard line where the Big Red came in possession of the ball on a punt. In two plays Burgwin crossed midfield and carried the pigskin to the 45-yard line, where the ball rested at the end of the quarter. After stepping off another four yards, Burgwin shot a pass to Robinson for a first down on the local’s 25-yard line. Two yards were all the Steubenville colored ace could get at left tackle and an attempted long pass was grounded. He tried to gain on an end run but only managed to rip off two yards when tackled. With fourth down up and a pass the inevitable play, he stepped back and shot the ball to Robinson for a first down on the Tiger’s two-yard line. Wilson was first elected to carry the ball over but he failed. On the next play Burgwin smashed through center for the first score. He failed to kick goal.

Intercept Pass
Massillon had not more than received the ball on the kickoff until Burgwin intercepted Kester’s pass on Steubenville’s 46-yard line. On the next play he twisted and weaved his way to the 25-yard line. When he could not gain through the line, he took a pass from Wilson that netted his team a first down on the 15-yard line. Wilson could gain but two yards in two attempts and Burgwin again took the ball, this time carrying it to the Tiger’s five-yard stripe for a first down. August waded through left guard for a touchdown. Burgwin’s kick was wide of the posts.

After receiving the kickoff the Tiger’s tried another pass and this likewise was intercepted by Steubenville, Wilson grabbing Singer’s pass and carrying the ball back to the Massillon 40-yard line. Burgwin lugged the ball three times for a first down on the 30-yard line. A five-yard penalty set Steubenville backward a bit, but Burgwin shot a long pass perfectly timed to Robinson behind the Massillon goal line for the third touchdown of the game. This time he kicked goal for his team’s 19th point.

Burgwin Outstanding
There was no doubt as to Burgwin being the outstanding star of the game for not only did he lug the ball two out of three times but likewise punted and did most of his team’s passing. Williams was outstanding for the orange and black, an injured ankle forcing him out of the game in the last period.

While Steubenville proved very adept with the forward pass in the last quarter, the Tigers were unable to master the air at anytime. Every pass w as either grounded or intercepted by Steubenville. With the exception of the intercepted passes, Massillon got all the other breaks of the game including two Steubenville fumbles.

The crowd was by far the largest seen here in two years, Steubenville furnishing more than one-half the patronage. The visitors came by auto and a special train which arrived in the city shortly after noon. Long after dark they lingered about the streets, tooting horns and cheering in celebration of their victory.

Line up and summary:
Steubenville Pos. Massillon
Dorosczyk LE Getz
Johnson LT Willison
Henry LG Roderick
Coleman C Schott
Rybalt RG Monroe
Zori RT Price
Reducha RE Hess
Robinson QB Bordner
Wilson LH Singer
Burgwin RH Kester
August FB Williams

Score by periods:
Steubenville 0 0 0 19 19

Steubenville – Karnish for Robinson; Whistle for Rybalt.
Massillon – Worthington for Roderick; Clendening for Singer; Singer for Williams; Snodgrass for Monroe; Foster for Bordner; Shattuck for Hess; Mudd for Snodgrass; Hoyman for Schott.

Steubenville – Burgwin; August; Robinson.

Point after touchdown:
Steubenville – Burgwin (placekick).

Referee – Shafer (Akron).
Umpire – Pfeiffer (Denison).
Head Linesman – Clark (Ohio State).

John Kester