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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1934: Massillon 37, Tiffin Junior Home 0



A versatile attack, with passes and laterals mixed in with end dashes and off tackle smashes, carried the Washington high school Tigers to a 37-0 victory over Tiffin Junior Home here Friday evening in the opening game of the season played before a crowd of 5,000 fans.

Two touchdowns in the first period, two in the second and two more in the fourth told the power of the Massillon team. There were let downs frequently and occasional mechanical troubles, but the Tigers clicked consistently enough to plaster the first defeat of the season on the Junior Home boys.

Tigers in Star Roles
Leading the offensive assault was Henry Krier, D.C. McCants, the two quarterbacks, Mike Byelene and Howard Dutton and Wendall Lohr, whose snaring of Dutton’s passes delighted the crowd. Defensively, it was Cloyd Snavely whose hard tackles while backing up the line had much to do with Tiffin’s inability to carry the ball anywhere.

Outweighed, the Tiffin gridders did their best to make a game of it and went down fighting in the last ditch. Even when hopelessly beaten they dug their cleats into the sod and staved off Tiger scoring attempts on three occasions.

The Tigers did not demonstrate any unusual line crushing power. They played an open game and their touchdowns were largely the result of forward passes rather than a hard running attack.

Krier First to Score
“Heine” Krier was first to cross the Tiffin goal. The first period was well under way when Bruce Manning, the Juniors’ versatile quarterback, caught Lohr asleep and punted 60 yards on first down over the Tiger safety man’s head to the Massillon 20-yard line.

McCants was set at liberty and galloped 46 yards to the Tiffin 34-yard line before being dropped. Krier smashed for 10 yards on the next play. He got nine more yards in two attempts and McCants barely made it first down on the 14-yard line. Massillon was set back five yards for being offside, but McCants made three more yards and a pass, Dutton to McCants brought a first down on the two-yard stripe. The Juniors’ braced and held McCants to a net gain of one yard on two attempts. Krier then smashed through the left side of the Tiffin line for a touchdown. He placekicked the extra point.

The second touchdown came shortly after the following kickoff. Krier booted the ball to Manning who returned to the Juniors’ 35-yard line. McCants partially blocked Manning’s punt on the third down and Morningstar, having dropped back to cover for a pass, caught the ball in the air and raced 44 yards for a touchdown. Krier missed his kick.

That ended the scoring for the first quarter.

Lateral Scores Touchdown
Lohr started the Tigers moving for their first touchdown of the second period when he returned Manning’s punt from his own 23-yard line to his 33-yard line. McCants made six yards from punt formation. The Tigers were penalized five yards for being offside on the next play. Tiffin, however, was penalized 15 yards for roughing McCants and a pass, Dutton to Shertzer, brought a first down on the Tiffin 30-yard line. Dutton snapped another pass to McCants good for three yards and McCants ran to a first down on the
15-yard stripe on the next play. Krier hit right tackle but a 15-yard penalty for holding set Massillon back to the 30-yard line. Again Dutton stepped back and heaved a long pass to Lohr who stepped out of bounds on the five yard line. An end around play with a lateral to Shertzer produced a touchdown. Krier failed twice to set the ball across the uprights.

Krier kicked off to Manning who was stopped on his 24-yard line. Massillon held and Manning booted to Lohr, who returned 10 yards to his 43-yard line. Massillon was penalized five yards on the next play, but a pass from Mike Byelene who replaced Dutton, to Lohr netted first down on the Tiffin 30. Krier made two yards, Byelene four and McCants got through for a first down on the 20. A lateral, Krier to Shertzer lost two yards. Byelene sneaked through center on the next play for a 22-yard touchdown. Krier’s kick was wide of the posts. The second half ended a minute later with Massillon in the lead, 25-0.

Neither team scored in the third quarter. Tiffin midway in the period got into Massillon territory but a pass to an ineligible receiver gave Massillon the ball on its own 40. McCants got away to a 38-yard run but Tiffin braced and intercepted a pass to end the threat.

The fourth quarter opened with a bang. Dutton on the first play throwing a pass to Lohr who ran the remaining distance of 44 yards for a touchdown. A pass failed to gain the extra point.

The Tigers launched another drive that carried them to the 15-yard line where the Juniors grounded three passes in a row to regain possession of the ball. Manning punted the ball back to his 40 and Lohr returned to the Tiffin 28. McCants hit for nine yards and Dutton made it first down on the 18. Byelene lost a yard but a lateral to Shertzer netted first down on the seven-yard line. Dutton sneaked through to the one yard line and McCants plunged across. The pass for the extra point was grounded.

The last five minutes of the game was one substitute after another, until both coaches nearly used up their supply of reserves.

Tigers Make 20 First Downs
The Tigers had the edge in every department of the game. They made 20 first downs to three for Tiffin and completed seven of 17 passes for a gain of 129 yards. Two passes were intercepted. Tiffin gained nine yards on passing and had five incomplete and one intercepted.

Massillon lost 115 yards in penalties while Tiffin was penalized 40 yards.

Tiffin Junior Home is an orphanage of the Junior O.U.A.M. Boys from many states in the union, whose fathers are dead are sent to the orphanage. The football team last night represented 10 different states. The school only has an enrollment of 130 boys and its football team is annually called upon to play one of the stiffest schedules of any high school team. Mooseheart, Ind. And Steubenville are among its strong opponents this year.

Schools are eager to schedule the Juniors because fraternal affiliations add to the gate attractions.

Color and lots of it was injected into the game. Pennants of the Tigers 1934 opponents were suspended from the light poles. Massillon’s state champions, the American Legion boys, drilled and played before the game. So did the Washington high and the Junior Order bands.

Bud Houghton, Longfellow junior high coach described the game over a public address system from a position in the press box.

Jimmy Aiken a Spectator
One of the most interested spectators was Jimmy Aiken, Canton McKinley high coach. Said Jimmy between halves, “It looks like you have a good team. You have some big boys there. Are those weights correct? Those boys make my fellows look like pee-wees.”

We answer, “Oh yeah.”

Many compliments were heard last night over the fine condition of Massillon field. The turf is finer than that found on many of the nation’s biggest stadiums. Actual observation has disclosed that.

Except for a cramp in the leg sustained by Krier it was not necessary to take time out for any injuries last night. Krier’s leg was hurt.
Dutton’s punting brought back memories of fine Washington punters of years gone by. Not a bad one did the little Massillon quarterback get away last night and he placed several out of bounds with fine accuracy.

Washington high will face stiffer opposition here next Saturday when Jack Snavely, former Tiger coach brings his Cleveland Shaw high team to Massillon. For 10 years Massillon faculty managers have been trying to schedule Shaw, but not until this year could they complete negotiations. Shaw last made its appearance here in the undefeated season of 1922, when the later Edwin “Dutch” Hill dove over the line of scrimmage in the last 27 seconds of play to tie the score at 6-6 and Bill Edwards booted the extra point that gave Massillon a 7-6 victory.

The lineup and summary of last night’s game:
Shertzer LE Ferguson
Wolfe LT Herron
Molinski LG Valentine
Morningstar C Warf
Snavely RG Waugman
Buggs RT Quick
Lohr RE Morrison
Dutton QB Manning
Krier LH Paynter
Lange RH Johnson
McCants FB Cartwright

Score by periods:
Massillon 13 12 0 12 37

Massillon – Byelene, qb-lh; Gillom, fb; McDew, e; Miller, g; Carter, rh; Herring, lh; Price, t; Russ,e; Graybill,c; Schimke, g; Peters,t.
Tiffin – Fields, hb; Langdale, lt; Hampton, re; Fargis, le; Gunter, g; Schlemmer, t; Wilson, c; Whittaker, g.

Touchdowns: Massillon – Krier; Shertzer; Byelene; Morningstar; Lohr; McCants.

Point after touchdown: Massillon – Krier (placekick).

Referee – Shafer.
Umpire – Michaels.
Head Linesman – Rupp.

Cloyd Snavely
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1933: Massillon 40, Tiffin Junior Home 19



Bring on those Bulldogs!

There’s a pack of Tigers eager to get’em at Lehman stadium, Canton next Saturday and there’s a county championship at stake. Massillon wants that title.

The Tigers tuned up for their big game of the season last Saturday by whipping Tiffin Junior Order Home 40-19 while Canton at the same time was having a difficult time wrestling a 12-0 victory from Alliance. Massillon beat Alliance 19-0.

Tigers Show Power
Football as played on Massillon Field Saturday afternoon ought to bring the county championship to Massillon. Never this season has the orange and black crusher shown the power it did in rolling over the Junior Order gridders.

There was the lapse in the third period when the subs were in the game. It made it interesting for the crowd, mighty interesting, but when the regulars jumped into the breach in the fourth quarter the outcome was a settled matter. Massillon was the superior team. It was clicking. Tiffin suffered its worst lacing of the season and the Juniors do not play any easy schedule.

Canton, somewhat demoralized a week ago when its state championship hopes were dimmed by Springfield, was quite the contrary. The Bulldogs were not at their best against Alliance. Their high powered running attack couldn’t get out of low gear and they had to take to the air to win the game.

Everything Works For Tigers
On the other hand everything seemed to work for the Tigers. They passed better than at anytime this season and their running plays had the Juniors backing up all the time, that is with the exception of the third period when the subs went haywire and provoked fans to pulling hair and uttering words that would wreck a typewriter.

Passes produced one touchdown, helped to contributed to another and scored one of the extra points.

The Juniors brought to Massillon a defense designed especially to stop the spinner and powerful thrusts of D.C. McCants who has been doing most of the ground gaining of late.

In designing the defense, Coach John Starrett overlooked Henry Krier. With the defensive strength focused on the center of the line an alley was left through tackle and the Flying Dutchman continually smashed his way through this opening for gain after gain.

Largest Score Made Against Juniors
The scored rolled up by the Massillon eleven was twice as large as that made by Sandusky, which defeated Tiffin 20-0 several weeks ago. Steubenville only defeated Tiffin 6-0. There’s a comparison that puts a feather in the local team’s hat. The Juniors on the other hand scored three times as many points as any other team has been able to register on the Tigers this season.

Those three touchdowns caused no little excitement on the bench and in the stands. The Tigers had staked the subs to a 20-point lead and within the short space of eight minutes the Juniors had narrowed the margin to one point 20-19 to be exact.

Coach Brown stormed around on the sidelines. There wasn’t that much difference between his first and second teams. Something was wrong. The benched regulars got keyed up as victory seemed about to be taken from them. Then the gun cracked ending the third period. The first stringers went back in with a vengeance. The complexion changed immediately. In five plays the Tigers had a touchdown. They scored another and still another and had the ball on the one foot line when the timekeeper put an end to the rout.

Get Off Bench to Win
Perhaps the sojourn on the bench did the regulars good. They had played good football in the first half but never did they show such a devastating attack as they did when returned to the game in the fourth period.

The subs game them the ball on their own 32-yard line. Krier ran 14 yards for a first down on his 46. He circled his left end on a triple pass for another first down on the 16-yard stripe. Shrake on a reverse gained nine through left tackle. McCants carried to the
four-yard line and Krier went through right tackle with such force that he nearly knocked the fence over in getting stopped.

Catching the Juniors completely off guard, Krier passed to Lohr in the end zone for the extra point.
The next time the Tigers got their hands on the ball they scored again. Shrake started it when he returned a punt to his 40-yard line. McCants in four plays made a first down in midfield. Shrake lost a yard but with the Junior secondary drawn in within a few feet of the line, Krier passed to Lohr for a first down on the 36-yard line. Shrake made two yards and Krier again passed to Lohr for a first down on the five-yard line. McCants went over in two plays. Krier’s kick was wide.

Lohr Intercepts Pass
The Juniors received but on the second play Lohr intercepted a pass and dashed back to the five-yard line before being downed. Shrake moved the ball two yards nearer the goal and McCants plunged across. Krier placekicked the extra point to conclude the scoring for the day at 40-19. The Tigers, however, threatened once more and would have scored again had they had 20 seconds more; as it was the game ended with the ball within a foot of a touchdown.

What happened in the earlier periods follows.

After being stopped in their first attempt to carry the ball the Tigers again secured possession of the pigskin on the 50-yard line. McCants made a first down on the 37 in three plays and picked up eight more on a spinner before Krier smashed right tackle for an
18-yard run to the 11-yard line. Three plays only netted six yards so Shertzer stepped back and passed beautifully to Lohr who went high in the air to pull the ball down behind the Tiffin goal for the first touchdown of the game. Krier kicked the extra point.

Another touchdown was added in the second period. Shrake brought a punt back to his own 28 and McCants in two plays made 18 yards and a first down on his 46. A one-yard gain and a five-yard penalty advanced the ball to the Tiffin 48 where Krier set out on a triple pass for a 41-yard jaunt to the seven yard line. Shrake lost three but Krier again smashed right tackle for the touchdown and kicked the extra point.

Heisler Blocks Punt
A punt that appeared to hit a stone wall, bounced off the chest of Fritz Heisler and rolled backward 32 yards to the eight yard line where Buggs pounced upon it put the Tigers in position to score their third touchdown of the game. Line plays advanced the ball to the one-half yard line where McCants plunged over on the fourth down.

Exit the Massillon regulars and enter the subs. Tiffin received and the yannigans forced them to punt, but Dietz in attempting to block the punt knocked Ball, the kicker down and the Tigers’ were penalized 15 yards for roughing him.

That seemed to fire the Juniors to new hope. Paynter made four yards and E. Cartwright lugged the ball to the 30-yard line and again to the 20. Ball made four yards and Paynter danced his way across the goal.

Mellinger returned the Following kickoff beautifully to his 39-yard line but the Juniors held and blocked Chovan’s punt, W. Singleton scooping up the rolling ball and dashing for a touchdown. Ball kicked the extra point.
The Tigers received but fumbled, Hudley covering for Tiffin on the Massillon 25-yard line. On the second play Ball passed to Cartwright for the touchdown. The third quarter ended shortly thereafter, the Massillon regulars went into the game and the rest you have.

Statistics bear out the superiority of the Tiger team. The local eleven made 19 first downs to the Juniors’ eight. They completed five of eight passes for a gain of 64 yards and a point after touchdown, while Tiffin completed four of 12 passes for 52 yards. Furthermore the Tigers intercepted four Junior passes, two in the last period.

Field In Fine Condition
Perhaps the most striking of all Saturday was the condition of the field. The fans who did turn out expected to see a mud battle. Instead the players after the game were as clean as they were at the conclusion of any game last season.

The field through a little heavy was not soggy. Neither was it muddy. Groundskeepers had removed the snow Friday. The drainage beneath the sod carried most of the moisture away and the sun took care of the rest. It is a safe bet that few gridirons under similar conditions would look as good as Massillon Field did Saturday. This city can be proud of its athletic plant.

Ball kicked the longest punt that has been booted on Massillon field this year. He drove the ball 70 yards with the wind and nearly got it over Bob Shrake’s head. The plucky Tiger safety man got his hands on the pigskin, fumbled but recovered.

Lineup and summary:
Massillon Pos. Tiffin Jr. Home
Lohr LE Bridges
Birkish LT Valentine
Porter LG Hundley
Monroe C R. Manning
Snavely RG Warf
Buggs RT Herren
Heisler RE Hamlin
Shertzer QB Ball
Krier LH Paynter
Shrake RH S. Cartwrifht
McCants FB E. Cartwright

Score by periods:
Massillon 7 7 6 20 40
Tiffin 0 0 19 0 19

Massillon – Dietz, re; Mellinger, rh; Molinski, g; Peters, t; Schimke, e; Smith, g; Sladavic, fb; Wolfe, t; Morningstar, c; Mansbury, hb; Chovan, rh; Hutsell, rh.
Tiffin – Stevens, lh; Ferguson, e; Campbell, lt; Singletow, rt; Manning, qb; Johnson, rh.

Massillon – McCants 3; Lohr; Krier.
Tiffin – E. Cartwright; Paynter; Singleton.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Lohr (pass from Krier). Krier 3 (placekick).
Tiffin – Cartwright.

Willie Monroe
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1931: Massillon 7, Tiffin Junior Home 0



WASHINGTON high school gridders splashed through a driving rain to their first victory of the season Friday evening when they defeated Tiffin Junior Home 7-0 on Massillon Field.

Old Jupiter Pluvius played a more prominent part in the game than any individual in football uniform and Washington high can attribute its victory to his sprinkling system.

Handle Ball Better
Better handling of the slippery ball was responsible for the victory. If there are any three individuals on the Massillon team who deserve extra credit for the triumph, they are Schott, center, Foster who did part of the punting and Kester who not only helped to boot the ball but who cut loose with a long return of a punt from his own 38-yard line to the
one-yard line that made possible the Tigers’ only touchdown.

Kester placed the team in scoring position, and Schott’s good passing of the slippery ball gave the Juniors no chance for a break, while the Tigers following the ball like hawks, pounced upon nearly every Tiffin fumble and in that way stopped the offensive thrusts of the visitors.

The Juniors fumbled and fumbled, and often poor passes from center slowed down the punter with the result that the Tigers blocked several kicks. In practically every instance a Washington high player was on the bottom of the pileups which occurred after three misplays. On the other hand, but few fumbles were made by the local team and only one kick was blocked and that, fortunately, was recovered by a Massillon player.

Juniors Gain More Ground
In ground gaining the Junior gridders were superior and more reckless than the Massillon ball toters who chose to stick to a defensive game and take no chances after scoring the touchdown. The Juniors pushed through to 10 first downs, getting four in the first quarter, three in the second, one in the third and two in the fourth. Washington high on the other hand made but three first downs, two in the second period and another in the fourth.

Though playing under the worst conditions, the Tigers showed more fight to the 1,000 fans who braved the elements, than they have displayed in any other game this season. Tackling for the most part was more vicious than it has been and while the offense showed but little, the smashes of Williams were more like the thrusts the Massillon fullback delivered last year. Clendening did nothing with the ball but he did make a couple of fierce tackles when he stood Junior Home players on their heads as they came streaking by the line of scrimmage. K. Monroe broke into the lineup for the first time in several weeks and played a fine game.

The outstanding player, however, was not a Massillon man, but Horace Anderson tall Junior fullback whose speed made fans wonder just what he might have done to the local team on a dry field.

Anderson and R. Perry in the very first period streaked through the Massillon offense for long runs which carried the ball from the Tiffin 40 to the Massillon 15-yard line, where Schott recovered a Tiffin fumble on the first down. The Tigers punted back to the 40 but runs by R. Perry and a pass, R. Perry to Anderson, took the ball to a first down on the seven-yard line. W. Perry smashed through to the one-yard line on the next play and here the Tigers braced and showed their greatest strength of the season. They turned back the next three drives and took possession of the ball on their three-yard line.

That ended Tiffin’s two scoring opportunities in the first half. In the last two periods the Juniors twice carried the ball far into Massillon territory but lost it on fumbles.

Williams Scores Touchdown
The only time Washington high got any distance beyond midfield was when it scored. Three minutes and 45 seconds of the second period had expired when Kester snared a Tiffin punt on his own 38-yard line, and after being apparently stopped wriggled out of a huddle of players, reversed his field and raced to the one-yard line where he was stopped. On the next play, Williams crashed through the center of the line for a touchdown, and likewise bucked over the extra point.

The Massillon eleven never had another opportunity to score and for the most part played its offensive football in its own territory, punting on third down because of the slippery condition of the field.

The rain was a severe blow to the athletic treasury, for it undoubtedly would have been the best paying home tilt on the Tigers’ schedule. Yet in spit of the downpour, there were a thousand or more folks in the bleachers to witness the event which had been heavily advertised in surrounding cities. The Junior Order band of Canton was present and played before the game but left the field as soon as the rain began to fall. The Washington high band likewise was forced to scatter before the end of the first half. A play by play description was broadcast from the sidelines through amplifying equipment.

Massillon Pos. Junior Home
Heisler LE W. Schlemmer
W. Monroe LT Rich
Schimke LG C. Newkirk
Schott C Henry Anderson
W. Toles RG Peacock
Adams RT Whoolery
Getz RE Cartwright
Knowlton QB W. Perry
Singer LH Herron
Kester RH R. Perry
Williams FB Horace Anderson

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 7 0 0 7

Massillon – Brunker, le; K. Monroe, rg; Foster, lh; Singer, lg; Shrake, qb; Clendening, qb; Porter, lg; Amic, fb; Beck, lt; Shackleton, le; Shattuck, hb; Bender, re; Krug, rt; Mudd, Gump; Ripple.
Junior Home – G. Hamlin, qb; A. Hamlin, re; Fuller, e; M. Newkirk, lg; Thompson, rt; Broughton, qb; Mylers, c.

Massillon – Williams.

Point after touchdown:
Massillon – Williams (line buck).

Referee – Howells.
Umpire – Shafer.
Head Linesman – Barrett.

Time of periods: 12 minutes.