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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

’72 Game Against Upper Arlington Was a Classic

Throughout Massillon’s storied football history numerous games have been played that significantly impacted the season, whether it be a league championship, the final A.P. Poll, a trip to the playoffs or determination of the state champion.  But few were as big as the 1972 rematch between the Tigers and the Golden Bears of Upper Arlington, a buildup of which garnered instant statewide attention.

There was a bitter taste in the mouths of many Massillon fans back in 1966 for more than one reason.  After showing complete dominance on the gridiron for the better part of four decades and coming off of consecutive state championships, the Tigers were sitting on an uncharacteristic record of 3-3-1.  Compounding that was a 21-6 defeat in Tiger Stadium at the hands of Upper Arlington, a relative unknown from Columbus.  It didn’t matter that future Ohio State head coach Earl Bruce had just left town and newcomer Bob Seaman had taken over.  There was no room in Massillon rebuilding.  It got even worse when during the following year the Tigers’ bid for an undefeated season was derailed at home by this same team, 7-6.

Although the Golden Bears lost the final game of that 1966 season to Columbus Watterson 35-0, negating an undefeated season and potential state title, they would go on to win the next three.  In fact, UA’s head coach Marv Morehead would remain through the 1970 season and finish his 15-year career having lost just once (Watterson) in his last seven years.  As a side note, both Arlington and Mentor finished 10-0 in 1968, but the title went to the defending champion Bears.  Meanwhile Mentor, a 19-0 winner over the Tigers that year, would open with UA in 1969, only to lose 7-6.

But Massillon was able to turn the program around and ease the pain somewhat with the arrival of new coach Bob Commings, who finished 7-2-1 in 1969 and 10-0 in 1970, while capturing the A.P. state championship.  The problem was that the sportswriters supplanted Upper Arlington in the top spot, in spite of the defending champ Golden Bears also going 10-0.  This didn’t sit too well with a lot of football fans across state.  So it was time for a rematch.

The Massillon Offense (Photo by Massillon Independent)

The game was set for 1972, the venue being Marv Morehead Stadium, located in Upper Arlington.  Both teams were 2-0 and primed for outstanding seasons.  As was the case in Massillon, there was also a big buildup in Columbus.  So it was no surprise that a capacity crowd of 11,500 showed up for the game, including some 4,000 Tiger fans  As was tradition at that time, many cars traveling to the road game were decorated with signs and ribbons displaying their support of the Tigers.

But surprisingly to the Massillon fans, all pre-sale tickets were general admission.  So those 4,000 fans showed up early to get the choice seats, assembling at the north end zone visitors’ entrance.  Only the visitors’ side also numbered around 4,000.  That would have been OK, except that the gate for the home fans opened a half hour early and many of these patrons, having been sold GA tickets, began finding their way to visitors’ stands.  This angered the Massillon contingent and upon the gate being opened, they rushed the stands without their tickets being checked.  Within five minutes all of the seats on the visitors’ side were occupied.  Anyone coming later was forced to stand.

Massillon’s Tommy Hannon blows through the Upper Arlington line (Photo from 1973 Massillon WHS Yearbook)

As far as Tiger fans were concerned, the game did not disappoint.  After a scoreless first half, Upper Arlington fumbled the second half kickoff and Massillon recovered at the UA 33, launching a march to the end zone.  Following a 19-yard draw play by Tommy Hannon, Terry Edwards went over from the one for the initial score.  Hannon’s PAT run made it 8-0.  Then early in the fourth, the Tigers scored again following a Brian Bach interception at the UA 25.  Massillon needed just two plays for the clincher.  Again it was Edwards, tallying his second TD, this time on a 13-yard run.  It followed a 12-yard jaunt by Hannon.  The game ended with the Golden Bears on the Tigers 14 yard line.  But it didn’t matter as Massillon fans celebrated the huge 14-0 victory throughout the long ride home.  They enjoyed that the Tigers were victorious and all was right in the world.

Massillon dominated play, leading in total yardage 328-130, yards rushing 306-60 and first downs 15-6.  The only turnovers were the ones mentioned above.  After the game, Coach Commings remarked, “I’m very happy…it’s always a nice feeling when you beat a good, strong football team and Upper Arlington is a strong, well-coached team that never quits.  No question, our defense won if for us.”  Upper Arlington Coach Pete Corey took the loss well, saying, ““Massillon is a great team, they execute as well as any football team I have ever seen.  That Tom Hannon is one of the best runners we have ever faced, he can seem to be running at top speed and then shift into high gear…he’s a fine one.”

The loss was Upper Arlington’s first at home since opening their new field four years earlier.  A second loss that year eliminated them from potential qualification in this the first year of the state playoffs.  But two years later they were back in the hunt, losing to Warren Harding in the state finals.

Massillon would go on to post an undefeated season, but drop a 17-14 heartbreaker to Cincinnati Princeton in the state semifinals, a game that was played in OSU Stadium.  Tommy Hannon was named high school All-American and would later star for Michigan State and the Minnesota Vikings.  Coach Bob Commings coached for one more year before taking over the head duties at the University of Iowa.  Later he would mentor GlenOak.

Massillon and Upper Arlington faced each other three more times following the 1972 game, with the Tigers winning in ’73 and the Golden Bears winning the next two.


Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1975: Massillon 7, Upper Arlington 8

Conversion pass trips Tigers 8-7
In hard-hitting contest with Golden Bears


The Massillon Tigers and the Upper Arlington Golden Bears battled Friday night in one of the hardest hitting games seen at Tiger Stadium in recent years and as Tiger Coach Chuck Shuff said, ‘We came out on the short end of the stick.”

Over 12,000 spectators watched Arlington win, 8-7.

It was a shame somebody had to lose.

FOR THE most part the game was a brutal defensive struggle – resulting in three incapacitating injuries and several other lesser injuries.

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Arlington’s star halfback and punter Kyle Mercer suffered a broken leg and will be sidelined for the rest of the season. Massillon’s Jeff Lab received a leg injury and will be out for the next few games. Arlington end Bob Sorrell injured an already weak knee and will probably need several weeks to recover.

“Losing Mercer is a terrible blow to our offense,” Bears Coach Pete Corey said following the game. “We were thin in experienced backs already.”

Mercer was carried off the field on a stretcher, as were Lab and Sorrell.

Mercer made an outstanding punt from inside the Bears’ 30-yard line in the second quarter and most fans watched the ball sail down to the Massillon 18. On that play Mercer was injured and the game was delayed several minutes until he was carried off the field. During that period Corey went onto the field and argued with Referee James Keffer because there was no penalty for roughing the kicker.

COREY SAID he was told the punter’s momentum carried him into the rushing defenders. He quit arguing with Keffer and talking to the Bears’ trainer about the injury when Keffer interrupted, Corey said.

“I told him to shut up and he said ‘I don’t have to take that’ and he called a technical on me for 15 yards,” Corey stated.

Shuff said his understanding of the play was that the Tiger defender was blocked into Mercer’s path as he kicked the ball.

In the locker room after the game Shuff expressed pride in the over-all performance of the Tigers.“The kids played good football. That was the best hitting in two years…There were a few mistakes that hurt us, but it was a spectacular effort,” he said.

EVEN THOUGH Massillon lost, Shuff was obviously more pleased with the Tigers’ performance against Arlington than he was with the team’s performance against Nordonia last Friday.

“We spotted a weakness in the secondary,” Corey said and that’s how Arlington won

Quarterback Scott Immell completed 6 of 11 passes, one for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter and one for the two-point conversion that gave the Bears the 8-7 edge.

Corey said his staff noticed the Tiger secondary was making more tackles on rushing plays than it should, getting out of position, “So we passed.”

Shuff said of the Arlington scores, “We expected the pass and signaled to the kids, but they didn’t respond.”

The first half ended scoreless. Arlington got inside Massillon’s 40-yard line once in that half, on a fumble recovery at the Tigers 37. The Tiger’s got inside the Arlington 40 once in that half, driving the ball from their 37 to the Bears’ 26, where an illegal procedure penalty halted the drive.

MASSILLON’S scoring drive in the third quarter started at the Tiger 35-yard line. Bill Harmon took the ball up the middle for a couple yards and then Jay Harper, a 5-5,
147-pound junior, ran through the line and scampered to the Bears’ 39.

Quarterback Todd Keller pitched back to Harper on the next play, but the ball went past Harper and he jumped on it at midfield. After he jumped on the ball some over-eager Arlington defenders jumped on Harper, and a 15-yard penalty was stepped off against the Bears.

Harmon carried twice and then Harper took the ball again, but the only thing he gained was a headache. After a crunching tackle Harper stood up, fell down and was assisted off the field.

Tom Grizzard split through the right side of the line next and got to the 17. Harmon ran for one yard and a first down and when the pile of players was unscrambled, Sorrell remained on the turf and had to be carried off.

Grizzard ran to the two-yard line and Harmon took the ball to the goal when Massillon was caught on another procedure infraction. Grizzard went from the five to the one and then Harmon pushed over the goal with 1:47 left in the third quarter. Keith Harmon’s kick was good and the score was 7-0.

IN THE FOURTH period, a punt by Mercer’s replacement David Webb, rolled to the Massillon one-yard line and the Tigers ran the ball out to the 21 before punting it back. Arlington started at the Tiger 43 after the punt return and in 10 plays the Bears’ crossed the goal.

Bill Piccinini, who was playing only defense until Mercer’s injury, ran for 15 yards on first down and was tackled hard by Tom Grizzard on the next play and left the game. He returned on fourth-and-two and picked up the first down at the 17, fullback Ben Tenita went to the 12 and Piccinini ran to the six.

On third down at the five, Immell faked to Tenuta up the middle, rolled to his right and lofted the ball to end Duke Dahlen, who was all alone and caught the pass for six points. Immell did the same thing for the conversion, except the receiver who was all alone was halfback Larry Self, another Mercer replacement. He caught the pass and the score was
8-7 with 1:47 left to play.

Seconds later Keller completed a 23-yard pass to Keith Harmon and on second-and-10 at the Massillon 43 Keller threw to tight end Mark Matie. The ball left Matie’s hands at the Arlington 47, the Bears recovered the ball and ran out the clock for the victory.

The pass to Matie caused some discussion in the locker room. “It was an incomplete pass, no doubt about it,” Shuff said. Matie had to turn around to catch the ball and never had possession when he dropped it, Shuff explained. But it was ruled a fumble and Arlington’s coverage killed the Tigers’ last chance.

“BUT ONE PLAY doesn’t make a ball game,” Shuff said, “there were so many plays that came so close…”

Corey said Massillon was the toughest team the Bear’s have faced and will probably remain so through the rest of the season. As for his athletes, he said, “This was the truest team victory I’ve ever been associated with. It was reminiscent of the 1967 game.” (Arlington also won that contest by a single point, 7-6).

Summing up, Shuff said the Tigers know they did their best and “they’ll definitely be ready” for Niles McKinley next week.

U. Arlington 0 0 0 8 8
Massillon 0 0 7 0 7

Massillon – B. Harmon, 1 yard run (conversion kick by K. Harmon).
U. Arlington – Dahlen, 5 yard pass from Immell (conversion pass from Immell to Self).

Ends – Ransom, Webb, Costin, Dahlen, Dewitt, Dugger, Conie, Sorrell, Hoyl.
Tackles – Lewis, Jacobs, Cunningham.
Guards – Drake, Solomon, Checkles, Triplehorn, Boggs, Hall, Gunderson, Hohman.
Centers – Rayo, Thompson.
Quarterbacks – Immell, Gray.
Running backs – Rechel, Mercer, Bigham, Cecutti, Tenuta, Piccinini, Self, Shaw.

Ends – Arner, Conley, Chovan, Bammerlin, Matie.
Tackles – Genet, Drobney, Easter, Mike Lauber.
Guards – King, Schumacher, Christoff, Bettilyon.
Center – Nagle.
Quarterback – Keller.
Running backs – B. Harmon, K. Harmon, Stewart, Warthen, Simpson, Harper, Lab, A. Grizzard, T. Grizzard, Ellis, Parson, Dorsey, Martin.

Referee – James Keffer.
Head Linesman – Roger Thompson.
Back Judge – Ronald Giacomo.
Umpire – Jack Werkowitz.
Field Judge – Hugh Davis.

First downs-rushing 8 9
First downs-passing 1 3
First downs-penalties 1 0
Total first downs 10 12
Yards gained rushing 181 141
Yards lost rushing 22 33
Net yards gained rushing 159 108
Net yards gained passing 32 52
Total yards gained 191 160
Passes attempted 8 11
Passes completed 2 6
Passes intercepted by 0 0
Yardage on passes intercepted 0 0
Times kicked off 2 2
Kickoff average (yards) 53.0 56.5
Kickoff returns 9yards) 20 21
Times punted 5 7
Punt average (yards) 35.6 39.1
Punt returns (yards) 18 0
Had punts blocked 0 0
Fumbles 2 0
Lost fumbled ball 2 0
Penalties 4 4
Yards penalized 35 60
Touchdowns rushing 1 0
Touchdowns passing 0 1
Touchdowns by interception 0 0
Miscellaneous touchdowns 0 0
Total number of plays 47 68
Total time of possession 19:53 28:07

Bill Harmon
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1974: Massillon 14, Upper Arlington 31

Arlington rolls over Tigers 31-14
Bears too quick and too physical for WHS

Independent Sports Editor

It wasn’t a pretty sight for the Tiger faithful Friday night at Upper Arlington Memorial Stadium. In fact, it was a downright humiliating sight.

The Tigers got pushed around pretty good by a Golden Bear team which head coach Pete Corey said gave its best team effort in many years. When the Bears got through pushing, the Tigers were on the wrong end of a 31-14 score and went down to their second loss in three games while Arlington notched its third straight victory.

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NOT SINCE 1910, under Ralph Fugate, when the Tigers lost their second and third games to Cleveland Shaw and Akron Central have the Orange and Black come up with one win and two losses in their first three games – by losing the third game.

Under Elmer McGrew the 1930 Tigers were 1-2 after beating Conneaut in the third
game – the first night game ever played here.

In 1931, after losing to a Jimmy Aiken-coached Toledo Scott team, in the third game, the Orange and Black were 0-1-2.

In 1923 Dave Stewart had an experience familiar to present head Coach Chuck Shuff’s when his team lost at Harrisburg, Pa., Tech 26-0 after having trounced Salem 82-0 in the second game the week before. The Tigers barreled Cleveland East 67-0 last week.

Playing inspired football the Bears rolled up net ground 277 net yards rushing to the Tigers’ 219. However, the overall yardage was only 354-332 in favor of Arlington. The Tigers got 133 yards in passing in the second half to Arlington’s 38 to give the Tigers a
251-206 total yardage figure after the intermission. The Orange and Black had picked up no air yardage in the first half.

FOR THE second time in three games the contest was lost in the trenches. The Arlington offensive and defensive lines out-muscled the Tigers’ line, were quicker than the Orange and Black and out finessed them.

The Bears were successful on eight of 13 third-down conversion attempts. The Tigers capitalized only four of 12.

“I look at those kids on the Massillon team and I can’t believe that we handled them like we did,” Corey said.

“They were quick, they were physical, they were bigger than we were,” Shuff said. “They controlled the line of scrimmage. They put us in the hole from the start. When you have to play catch-up football you have a rough way to go.” The counter play really hurt us. Coach Corey said this was the best he’s ever seen an Upper Arlington team prepared mentally for a game.”

SHUFF CONTINUED, “We can’t panic at this point. We’ve just got to pull together and make the kids realize we have a lot of that season ahead of us.”

The Tigers put forth a tremendous goal line stand in the first quarter and it looked as if this might spur them on, but it wasn’t to be. The stand came after Arlington soccer style kicker Dave Goldthwaite had tried a 26-yard field goal, made it, but the Tigers had roughed Goldthwaite.

The Bears decided to take the penalty and try for the touchdown from the 2y yard line but senior fullback Rod Gregory was stopped.

The Tigers didn’t score until the third quarter when junior tailback Tom Grizzard capped an 80-yard drive after the kickoff with a 15-yard run around end off a pitchout and was literally knocked end over end into the end zone. His conversion run was short.

Senior swingback Mark Pifer scored on a 57-yard pass-run from junior quarterback Todd Keller on the final play of the game. Pifer ran the last 30 yards and senior tailback Keith Herring ran the conversion on a pitch over tackle.

PIFER RAN kicks back 20 and 26-yards. One set up a second quarter drive which ended on fourth down on the Arlington 22. The other started the drive which led to his touchdown. Pifer also was on the receiving end of 18 and 24-yard passes from senior quarterback Greg Wood which helped set up Grizzard’s score.

He was interfered with on a third-down pass on that drive and the Tigers got the ball on the Arlington 19 and scored three plays later.

The Tigers had a pass intended for Pifer, who became the prime receiver because split end Eddie Bell lost a contact lens before the game and couldn’t see well enough to operate efficiently, intercepted by senior halfback Jon Tenuta and he ran it back 32 yards to the Tigers’ 48 as the first half ended.

In the third quarter Grizzard had made a first down on the Tiger 40 as the Orange and Black got rolling after Bill Harmon had recovered a fumble by the Bear’s Bryan Johnson on the Massillon three. However, a holding penalty killed that drive and there were no more.

Wood, trying hard to get the ball to his receivers, went from sprint out to drop back passes in the third quarter, but just wasn’t consistent enough. He did carry the pigskin for nine attempts, netting 71 yards.

ON ONE carry, on some excellent reverse field running, a 29-yard to the Arlington 29, ‘Woody” suffered an ankle cramp and had to leave the game.

Junior halfback Scott Straker scored two TDs for Arlington, one of them on a third quarter five-yard pass from senior quarterback Gary Ginther, the other in the second quarter on a three-yard pitch run around end. Ginther skirted end for five yards in the third quarter.

Junior fullback Ben Tenuta dove over the center of the pack from the one in the fourth quarter.

Goldthwaite kicked four conversions, one of them from 35 yards away due to an illegal participation penalty, and kicked a 24-yard field goal.

Ginther’s 21-yard pass to Tenuta set up the field goal and his 18-yard pass and 25-yarder on a pass-run to end Mark Moorehead set up Ginther’s score.

SENIOR WINGBACK Greg Amicon’s counter runs were devastating. His 45-yard set up Staker’s first TD.

His 17 and 30-yarders took the Bears to the Massillon seven where they lost the ball which Harmon recovered on the three. He also had a 14-yarder which helped start Arlington on its way to if final TD drive.

By the Tigers bench was Obie V’s empty cage, containing the players, coaches’, trainers’, and managers’ Obie buttons on shoe laces. The Upper Arlington administration still would not permit Obie V to be taken into the stadium. So he stayed home.

Before the game the Tigers watched the 1971 Orange Bowl film, featuring Louisiana State University. Head Coach Chuck Shuff hoped that the players, watching several shots of LSU’s live Tiger mascot on the sidelines, would help them remember Obie’s absence. The team normally watches a movie before a game.

CO-CAPTAIN Mark Streeter led the team through the pre-game hoop which said “In Massillon We Love Tigers” and the Arlington team ran through a square which said, “Tigers, beware. This is Bear Country.”

Tiger junior tackle Mark Matie received a cut under one eye that required four stitches to close. Co-Captains Tim Gusthall re-aggravated his knee injury and came home on crutches.

Junior fullback Bill Harmon got banged soundly in the first quarter, but came out of it okay and returned to the game.

Senior halfback Kyle Mercer of Arlington twisted a knee badly in the second quarter.

Ends – Partenchuk, Sorrell, Hyatt, Gray, Wolford, McKee, Moorehead, J. Tenuta, Stentz, Taggart.
Tackles – Stephan, Olson, Sublett.
Guards – Vaughan, Keitz, Boggs, Thompson, Lewis, Mason, Soloman.
Center – Green.
Quarterbacks – Ginther, Knisley.
Halfbacks – Mercer, Staker, McCabe, Hodson, Bowman, Amicon.
Fullbacks – Johnson, Gregory, B. Tenuta, Lestock, Drake.
Kicker – Goldthwaite.

Ends – Lemon, Coates, Bell.
Tackles – Rich, Matie, Lauber, Rambaud, Eastern, Greshen.
Guards – Bricker, Lightfoot, Dowd, Parrish, White, Christoff, Schumacher, Snell, Brand.
Center – Nagle.
Quarterbacks – Wood, Keller.
Halfbacks – Pifer, Streeter, Grizzard, K. Harmon, Herring, Dorsey, Robinson.
Fullbacks – B. Harmon, G. Waldrop, Martin, Hoffner, Lab.

A – Dave Goldthwaite, 24 field goal;
A – Scott Staker, 3 run (Goldthwaite kick);
A – Staker 5 pass from Gary Ginther (Goldthwaite kick);
M – Tom Grizzard, 15 run (run failed);
A – Ginther, 5 run (Goldthwaite kick);
A – Ben Tenuta, 1 run (Goldthwaite kick);
M – Mark Pifer, 57 pass-run from Todd Keller (Herring punt).

Referee – Paul Askins.
Umpire – Dan Moore.
Head Linesman – Don Miller.
Field Judge – John Pollis.

Mass. UA
First downs – rush. 10 1
First downs – pass. 4
First downs – penal. 2
Total first downs 16 1
Yds. Gained rush. 222 25
Yds. Lost rush. 3 1
Net yds. gained rush. 219 277
Net yds. gained pass. 133 6
Tot. yds gained 352 354
Passes attempted 16
Passes completed 6
Passes inter. By 0
Yd. on passes inter. 0
Times kicked off 2
Kickoff ave. (yds.) 28
Kickoff returns (yds.) 55
Times punted 3
Punt ave. (yds.) 31
Punt returns (yds.) 0
Had punts blocked 0
Fumbles 2
Lost fumbled ball 1
Penalties 6
Yds. Penalized 45
TDs rushing 1
TD pass 1
TD by inter. 0
Misc. 0
Tot. no. of plays 56
Time of possession 23:36

Joe Studer
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1973: Massillon 13, Upper Arlington 7

Tigers stand firm against tough Bears

By CHUCK HESS JR. Independent Sports Editor

Medical textbooks will tell you a man is made of some metal, some minerals and a few other odds and ends, but some gallant gridders from Washington and Upper Arlington Highs penned a different version Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

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Their formula was courage, desire and stamina and the Tigers added one other element—tradition—that intangible that says the enemy shall not pass the Orange and Black goal line come hades, high water and a dozen or so assorted injuries.

The result was a 13-7 victory before the season’s largest crowd, 14,324, after 24 minutes of bone crushing football. By winning their third straight game and their 15 th consecutive regular season contest, the Tigers sent Arlington down to its second defeat in three games.

The Golden Bears’ bus trip home was not happy, but they did have the knowledge that they outplayed the Tigers offensively. Arlington rolled up 234 yards to the Tigers’ 146 and 13 first downs to the Orange and Black’s eight.

Already banged up before entering the game, the Tigers suffered more injuries. Second liners such as defensive end Rusty Venables, guard Dennis Bricker and tackle Bruce Chapman answered the call.

It wasn’t the Tiger defense which faltered, allowing Arlington its only touchdown with 2:08 left in the first quarter. Joe Studer’s snap over punter Todd Keller’s head from the Massillon rolled to the 18 where Joe Foley pounced on it. The Golden Bears drove to the two—with the help of some neat ball carrying by fullback Bill Cornwell—and lost the ball on downs.

Terry Henderson fumbled on the Tigers’ first carry. George Lewis recovered on the four and on the third play Cornwell drove over from the one with 2:08 left in the first quarter. Dave Goldthwaite, a soccer style kicker, booted the conversion.

Mark Streeter grabbed a deflected pass at the Massillon 12 in the second stanza to stop an Arlington drive after Tim Gutshall had whaled into Arlington receiver. The Tiger defense stiffened at the Massillon 37 and 39 in the third quarter. Terrific punts by Arlington’s Ken Hoag on the two fourth downs put the Tigers into deep holes when the ball was grounded on the four and on the six. A holding penalty and Charles Danzy’s fumble set the Tigers back to the two in both cases.

Keller, who also did some fine punting, was forced to kick from the end zone. Tom Kaparos ran back from the Tiger 47 to the 37 where he was about torn apart by Tim Graber.

Arlington moved to the seven in six plays. Tiger middle guard Allen Lemon whacked Bear quarterback Gary Ginther and the Tigers took over early in the fourth quarter.

Ends Vince DiLoreto and Venables stopped an Arlington drive on the Massillon 34. DiLoreto wrenched the ball lose from Ginther and Venables dove on it.

Denny Gutshall went to his knees to intercept an Arlington pass on the Massillon 18 and DiLoreto and Tim Gutshall stopped the Bears at the Tiger 25 when they hauled Ginther down shortly before the game ended.

The Tigers scored in the first quarter after John Mayor had run the opening kickoff back from the 15 to the 34. An interference penalty put the ball on Arlington’s 49 and Gary Waldrop, the offensive hero of last week’s game, took off on a trap over for the score with 10:50 remaining.

Alan Binks used his soccer kick for the conversion.

Mayor got things going again near the end of the first quarter with a 33-yard punt return to the Arlington 47. In seven plays Massillon scored again with Henderson going over right tackle from five yards way. There was 11:23 left.

The conversion snap by Studer was high and Binks had no chance to kick.

Streeter’s 29-yard punt return to the Tiger 41 started another drive late in the second period, but Jon Tenuta intercepted Greg Wood’s aerial intended for Mayor at the Bears’ 25 and the Orange and Black didn’t get out of its territory the remainder of the night.

“This was one of the best victories I’ve had as a Massillon coach because we had kids playing out there who played on nothing but pure, u n a d u l t e r a t e d g u t s,” Commings said. “Most of the guys who were hurting were on the offense. I think the kids hung in and did a heck of a job.

“Nobody knows the inside and all of the bugaboos which have hit this team in the past three weeks. I was very apprehensive because we had to play a lot of different kids in a lot of different places, but they responded.

“We hit like there was no tomorrow. We hit a little too hard for an Arlington team which played its heart out and that’ what won the game.”

Pete Corey, Arlington coach, was quite proud of his team and said “The Tigers had to play a whale of a game. We had them on the ropes but couldn’t find the knockout punch. Our offensive line executed as a team.

“Andy Schmidt played his heart out and I think Dale Keitz did too. They all did.

“I think it was a case of who would out execute the other. We made a couple of mistakes on some of Bob’s favorite plays up the middle and that was it. What a hard hitting game!”


Ends – Huffman, T. Lemon, Matie, T. Gutshall.

Tackles – Lee, Csonka, Rich, Nicewander, Chapman.

Guards – Fenton, Schumacher, Bricker, Graber, Parrish.

Center – Studer.

Quarterbacks – Wood, Bickford.

Halfbacks – Danzy, Henderson, Streeter.

Fullbacks – Waldrop, McGuire.

Defensive ends – Rolland, Venables.

Middle guard — A. Lemon.

Defensive halfbacks – D. Gutshall, Mayor, Pifer, Swann, Dailey, Herring, Lentz.

Punter – Todd Keller.

Placekickers – Alan Binks, Brad Limbach.


Ends – Southworth, McKee, Woods, Keitz, Parfenchuk, Tenuta, Webb, Sinelmann.

Tackles – Brown, Olsen.

Guards – Kuehn, Glandon, Lewis, Corna.

Center – Gerlach.

Quarterback – Ginter, Mercer, Kaparos.

Halfbacks – Cross, McPherson, Foley, Staker, Hoag, McCarty.

Fullbacks – Cornell, Schmidt.

Placekicker – Goldthwaite.


Referee – Dr. Phil Davidson; umpire – Richard Bowers: head linesman – Jack Werkowitz; field judge – Robert Stewart; back judge – Dr. Henley Freeman.

Arlington 7 0 0 0 — 7

Massillon 7 6 0 0 — 13


M – Gary Waldrop 49 run (Alan Binks kick): A – Bill

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Jeff Huffman
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1972: Massillon 14, Upper Arlington 0

Mighty effort nets Tigers 14-0 win

Independent Sports Editor

The pop was warm and the chicken cold on the team buses after the game.

But who cared?!!!
* * *
STUDENT MANAGER Randy Russell was a little premature with his “State Champs” tie and so were the Tiger Swing bandsmen with their impromptu dance and shouts of “We’re No. 1!” on the gridiron after the game.

But who cared?!!!

Tiger Booster club officials took Obie III with them. They still couldn’t get the 100-pound live Tiger mascot into Arlington stadium.

But who cared?!!!

The team bus on which this reporter returned home was filled with songs and laughter so that you couldn’t sleep.

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But who cared?!!!
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THE MIGHTY Massillon Tigers (3-0) reached back and got that something extra that Tiger tradition has given to Washington high gridders and roared to a 14-0 win over host Upper Arlington (1-1-1) Friday night before over 11,000 standing-room-only fans.

Their first-ever invasion of central Ohio netted the Tigers a victory their fans had waited five long years for. Arlington had left Tiger stadium in 1967 with successive-year victories the third straight week.

He did not score a touchdown for the first time, but senior right halfback Terry Edwards took care of that chore, getting both TDs.

But Hannon – for the third consecutive week carried over 20 times. Friday night he lugged the pigskin 24 times for 212 yards without a loss.

In three games he has carried for 466 yards in 73 attempts or a 6.4 average. He has scored three touchdowns and two conversions with his great second effort running in getting by tacklers. Edwards has scored three six-pointers.
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HANNON DARNED near had a fourth TD Friday night at the end of the third quarter after a 17-yard pass-run from senior quarterback Kevin Westover to Terry Edwards’ twin wingback brother Dari, which gave the Orange and Black first down on their 42.

Hannon took off around left end on one of his many sweeps off handoffs and pitches
and – behind a great block by fellow tri-captain Larry Mayles – raced to the Arlington 29, started to cut in and had his leg buckle under him.

“I had a cramp again,” Tombo said. “Give those linemen credit for blocking very well for me. It felt real great to win!”

His coach Bob Commings exaulted, “Tom had a great night!”

“He didn’t get anywhere in the second half, but he ran wild in the second,” Arlington Coach Pete Corey said. “I don’t know what the breakdown was in the second half. The men upstairs saw no difference. When a fellow can run like he can and get by the line like he can, that’s the difference.”
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TIGER DEFENDERS such as senior Brian Bash – playing superlative ball for the third consecutive week – senior co-captain and tackle Bob Geiser, junior tackle Bill Csonka, senior end Dari Endwards and sophomore linebacker Tim Gutshall led the defense on another successful charge – holding Arlington to 130 net yards (60 on the ground) – while the Tigers rolled up 328 (306 on the ground).

Arlington’s deepest penetrations were to the Massillon 22 in the first quarter – where Danzy applied the stopper – and to the 15 on the last play of the game. The only other soiree was to the 47 in the second half where Dari Edwards stood firm.

Arlington found out what many a Tiger foe has. If old Obie sniffs a victory, look out!

Sophomore Greg Cook pounced on the ball, which dropped out of Arlington senior halfback Craig King’s hands on the second half kick runback at the Golden Bears’ 32. Eight plays later, Hannon shot through the middle on second down from the draw, running 17 yards to the two.

Edwards cut over left tackle on the next play for six points with 8:36 left. Hannon took a pitch and skirted right end for two more.
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BRIAN BASH gave the Tigers’ the ball on the Arlington 25 in the fourth stanza when he batted a Phil Fulton pass and grabbed it out of the air.

One play later Hannon took off again – this time around right end – and raced 13 yards to the Arlington 12. Edwards then slanted off right tackle with 9:28 left, but Don Muhlbach’s kick was partially blocked.

Through all the rejoicing Commings pointed out that for the third straight week the Tigers had left an opponent off the hook.
“We made improvements though and that’s what it’s all about,” he said. “I feel we beat a good team and that makes the victory all the sweeter.”

The Tigers started off as if they were going to blow Arlington out of the stadium. Hannon ran the kickoff back 12 yards and junior fullback Charles Danzy took a pitch, raced around left end for 32 yards to the Bruins’ 37.

Hannon raced 17 yards to the 26, but Terry Edwards – wide open – dropped a fourth down pass from the 17. Hannon figured on runs of 11, 9 and 18 yards, which carried his team to the Arlington 36 on third down early in the second stanza and had a 26-yarder to the Bears’ 30 nullified by an offside call.
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HE RACED 12 yards to the 24 for a first down, but the Tigers clipped and ended on their 49 – forced to punt – and for the second time in three weeks found themselves faced with a scoreless first half. They have yet to score in the welcome canto.

The ball was in Arlington territory most of the third quarter, but a Hannon 11-yard run was for naught as a fourth-down pass was incomplete from the 24. “Tombo” gave the Obieman one more chance in the goodbye quarter as he rolled 50 yards to the Arlington 33, but Terry Edwards was inches short on fourth down from the 25.

Ends – Bash, D. Edwards, Bodiford, McCauley.
Tackles – Geiser, Green, Csonka, Lee.
Guards – Mayles, Guiffre, Ahlstrom.
Center – Cocklin.
Quarterback – Westover.
Halfbacks – Hannon, T. Edwards.
Fullbacks – Charles Danzy, A. Wood.
Middle guards – Balizet, G. Wood.
Linebacks – T. Gutshall.
Defensive halfbacks – Jackson, Dan Gutshall, Muhlback, Mayor, Christie, Swann, Pfeiffer, DiLoreto.

Ends – Vercelli, Craine, Hazelbaker, Woods, J. Cornwell, Burkholder, Trotier, Doyle, Webb.
Tackles – Bonesteel, Hopkins, Drumond, Rossel, Hill, Boggs.
Guards – Walter, Marsalka, Hutchings, Gladnon, Lestock, Crites, Corna, Murphey.
Centers – Arthur, Applegate.
Quarterbacks – Fulton, Taylor.
Halfbacks – Hoag, Lankamer, Dawson, King, Warner.
Fullbacks – B. Cornwell, Schmidt, Larmee.

MASSILLON 0 0 8 6 14
ARLINGTON 0 0 0 0 0

M – T. Edwards, 2 run (Hannon run);
M – T. Edwards, 12 run (kick blocked).

Referee – Dale Helmick.
Umpire – Donn Bunbar.
Head Linesman – John Shelton.
Field Judge – Paul Wyman.

First downs, rushing 14 4
First downs, passing 1 2
First downs, penalties 0 0
Total first downs 15 6
Yards gained, rushing 325 85
Yards lost, rushing 19 25
Net yards gained, rushing 306 60
Net yards gained, passing 22 70
Total yards gained 328 130
Passes completed 2-11 5-12
Passes intercepted by 1 0
Yardage on passes intercepted 0 0
Times kicked off 3 1
Kickoff avg. (yds.) 3-47 1-42
Kickoff returns (yds.) 13 39
Punt average (yds.) 4-30.2 3-37.1
Punt returns (yds.) 28 20
Had punts blocked 0 0
Fumbles (lost) 0(0) 1(1)
Yards penalized 9-75 2-13

Massillon Mauls Arlington

Massillon’s mighty Tigers with Tom Hannon picking up 212 yards in 23 carries handed defensive minded Upper Arlington its first defeat in the four year old Golden Bear Stadium, 14-0 Friday night before a standing room only throng of 11,500 fans.

Massillon displaying explosive offensive power used two big Golden Bear mistakes to crack the heralded Arlington defense.

AFTER A scoreless first half in which both teams threatened, the Tigers started to move when Greg Wood recovered Arlington’s fumbled third quarter kickoff on the Golden Bear 33.

Four plays later, faced with a key fourth-and-two, Massillon quarterback Kevin Westover snaked over the middle for two and a big first down on the Arlington 23.

HANNON KEPT it alive as he sped 19 yards up the middle on the draw play to the Arlington one before Terry Edwards slanted left tackle for the first six points given up by the Golden Bears this year. Hannon cut inside tackle for the two points and Massillon led 7-0.

Early in the final period Brian Bash picked off Phil Fulton’s tipped pass for an interception on the Arlington 25.

After Westover’s pass misfired, Hannon sliced right end for 12 and Terry Edwards cut back over right tackle for 13 and a big 14-0 Tiger lead with 9:25 left in the game.

Massillon marched 72 yards in 10 plays in the closing minutes, but the Golden Bears defense held and Arlington gave it one last shot.

With less than a minute left, Fulton hit Craig King for 21 on the swing pass, found him open again for four and then connected for 34 yards to the Tigers 23.

DROPPED FOR a two yard loss trying to pass, Fulton connected for 11 on the last play of the game to the Massillon 14 for Arlington’s deepest penetration of the game. Massillon coach Robert Commings was very pleased with his Tigers’ first-ever victory over Arlington, ‘I’m very happy…it’s always a nice feeling when you beat a good, strong football team and Upper Arlington is a strong, well-coached team that never quits. No question, our defense won if for us.”

ARLINGTON’S COACH Pete Corey had nothing but praise for the Tigers, “Massillon is a great team, they execute as well as any football team I have ever seen. That Tom Hannon is one of the best runners we have ever faced, he can seem to be running at top speed and then shift into high gear…he’s a fine one.”

Massillon totaled 15 first downs with 307 yards rushing and hit on two of 12 passes for 23 yards. Arlington picked up eight first downs, 46 yards rushing and added 84 yards on seven pass completions in 12 attempts.

Massillon 0 0 8 6 14
Upper Arlington 0 0 0 0 0

TDs – T. Edwards, 2 (3, 13 runs),
PATs – Hannon (run).

Tommy Hannon
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1967: Massillon 6, Upper Arlington 7

Arlington ‘Bears’ Down on Massillon 7-6
Injuries To Bengals Are Too Much Anyone For A Break In Tigers’ Slate?
Schmidt Gains 108 Yards


The rigors of a 10-game “Murderers Row” football schedule caught up with Massillon’s Tigers Friday night at Tiger stadium. Those who would seek to criticize Coach Bob Seaman for daring to suggest the Obies should have a “breather” now and then found out what happens when you don’t have one.

Playing without two-thirds of their power blocking because of injuries last week to Reggie Moore, 200-pound fullback, and Tom Houser, 224-pound tight end and sometimes front man in the I, the Bengals were clawless. The absence of 220-pound senior Linebacker Hoyt Skelton didn’t help matters either as Upper Arlington edged the Orange and Black 7-6 before the season’s biggest crowd, 19,017, on Homecoming night.
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IN BEATING Massillon, the Bears ended a 6-game winning streak and extended their skein to 7. Tiger chances for a state title have dimmed but the lights haven’t been turned out yet.

To make the situation even worse, Friday Tom Robinson, 174-pound junior who practiced all week as Houser’s replacement, injured a knee in practice Thursday night. Mike Snyder, 192-pound senior, was switched from strong tackle at the last minute to fill in for Robbie and did the best he could under the circumstances.

Had the Obiemen had a “breather” Friday night instead of a continuation of their killer slate, those on the injury list would have had a week to recuperate.

Co-Captain Trevor Young, near tears after the game said, “We let the fans down.” But the Tigers didn’t let anybody down. They had about as much chance of winning as an
8-cylinder car has of moving with the wires off 5 of its spark plugs.

Except for the beginning of the game when the Bengals moved well outside, they couldn’t get any kind of continuity of attack going. Without Moore, to work inside, junior tailback Jim Smith couldn’t move at all on the outside, averaging his lowest rushing figure of the season, 2.9 yards.
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THE BENGALS got out of their own territory only twice all night – in the first and second quarters. The last half was played mainly in the shadow of the Obies’ goal post, as Massillon got only 2 first downs.

“Did the injuries hurt us?” Seaman asked and then just as quickly answered. “I guess they did! They stopped our offense purely and simply. We missed Houser. When he double teams down, he double teams down!”

“There are not many teams who can lose 3 first stringers, one a 2-wayer (Houser) and have subs fill in and do the job they did tonight. I’m not pleased, of course, but I’m proud of our boys.”

Houser was in for only 4 plays while Moore did some kicking off. Skelton saw very limited action.

In an obvious reference to Arlington’s schedule, Seaman said, “I wish I had to get ready for only one game a year instead of 10. We play too darn many tough ones.”
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WITH JUNIOR fullback Geoff Schmidt, showing the way as he did last year, with 108 net yards in 31 tries, for a 3.5 average, the Bears beat the Tigers at their own game – control football. The Bruins ran 83 plays to the Obies’ 51. Without their power attack, the Orange and Black couldn’t hang on for any length of time.

Marv Moorehead, who has seen his charges win here 2 years in a row, watched the Bears total 144 more yards and 11 more first downs than Massillon.

“Our defense won the game,” Moorehead said. “It was great in the second half. The whole interior was a thing to behold.”

Then Moorehead spat out names like a machine gun, mentioning linebacker and
Co-Captain Carl Compton, tackle Jim Merrell and ends Steve Sikora and Bruce Johnson as his big guns.

Actually, the game boiled down to 2 plays – one to Massillon’s credit in the second stanza and another in Arlington’s plus column in the goodbye canto. The former was Marc Malinowski’s 75-yard interception return for a touchdown helped by Russ Fenton’s key block with 6:41 left. A pass to Smith for the conversion was incomplete.

The latter came on fourth and 7 on the Obiemen’s 29. Senior Co-Captain and halfback Gary Moore scampered 22 yards on a counter play, one of the few calls made by Moorehead all night. An offside penalty put the ball on the one and after Schmidt missed on a dive play, he drilled off tackle for the equalizer at 4:46 with Scott Hustson’s kick the clincher.

It appeared the Bengals were going to be off to the races in the first quarter. Mark McDew, junior halfback, pilfered a pass on Massillon’s 39 as Arlington went on the move after the opening kickoff.

Smith raced 20 yards on an option left on the first play. Two plays later Young charged through the center for 16 yards to the 14.
Young and Smith moved the ball to the 4-yard line but the Tigers were hit with a procedure penalty. Smith and Young again combined to get to the 2 but someone in the line missed a faking maneuver and Young was tossed to the 7 ending the invasion.

The Tigertowners’ only other drive came at the beginning of the second quarter after a punt. They moved 40 yards to the Arlington 44 with McDew running 17, 10 and 8 yards.

However, with fourth down on the Bears’ 43 and the ball short of a first down on what must have been one of the closest measurements in Bengal football history, Smith couldn’t get the necessary yardage with the Obies’ blocking short circuited.

Arlington made repeated drives into Bengal land and almost scored in the third period but ran into a clipping penalty on the Massillon 6. Holder Ted McNulty ran with the ball on a fake field goal attempt on fourth down but was felled 9 yards short of the mark.

The Tigers return to All-American conference warfare next week by ending the home season against Warren Harding.

Ends – Ball, McKenzie, Johnson.
Tackles – Carter, Merrell, Harding, Sikora.
Guards – Scovanneri, Loewel, Miely.
Center – Condit.
Quarterbacks – Stanley, McNulty, Reiter.
Halfbacks – Moore, Gilbert, Dicke, Huston, Lloyd.
Fullbacks – Schmidt, Compton, Crim.

Ends – Houser, Dampier, Snyder, Richards.
Tackles – Snowball, Ricker, Laase, McGeorge.
Guards – D. Gipp, Ertle, Whitfield, Doll, Couto.
Centers – B. Moore, Skelton.
Quarterbacks – Young, Shumar, Malinowski.
Halfbacks – Smith, McDew, Autrey, Fenton, Evans, Streeter.
Fullbacks – Moore, Simon, M. Gipp.

Arlington 0 0 0 7 7
Massillon 0 6 0 0 6

Massillon – Malinowski (75-yard interception return).
Arlington – Schmidt (one-yard run).

Extra points: Huston (kick).

Player Att. Net. Ave.
Young 10 48 4.6
Smith 17 49 2.9
McDew 10 45 4.5

Player Att. Net. Ave.
Moore 13 81 6.2
Schmidt 31 108 3.5

Referee – Howard Wirtz.
Umpire – Harvey Hodgson, Jr.
Head Linesman – Bill Makepeace.
Field Judge – Nick Ruggiero.
Back Judge – George Ellis.


Mass. U.A.
First downs – rushing 8 14
First downs – passing 0 5
First downs – penalties 0 0
Total first downs 8 19
Yards gained rushing 179 240
Yards lost rushing 29 11
Net yards gained rushing 150 229
Net yards gained passing 0 65
Total yards gained 150 294
Passes completed 0-3 11-21
Passes intercepted by 2 1
Yardage on passes intercepted 75 14
Times kicked off 2 2
Kickoff average (yards) 47.0 56.5
Kickoff returns (yards) 23 21
Times punted 6-33.0 3-40.0
Punt return (yards) 5 5
Had punts blocked 0 0
Fumbles 0 1
Lost fumbled ball 0 1
Penalties 4 6
Yards penalized 16 40
Touchdowns rushing 0 1
Touchdowns passing 0 0
Touchdowns by interception 1 0
Total number of plays 51 83

Ron Ertle
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1966: Massillon 6, Upper Arlington 21

Bengals Beaten For The Third Straight Time
Night of Frustration As Bears Were Too Much

Independent Sports Editor

It was a night of utter frustration for the Massillon Tigers.

The frustration took many forms – inability to spring ball carriers loose, inability to catch the ball, inability to stop a will-o-the-wisp southpaw quarterback and a hard-running fullback.

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THE RESULT was a 21-6 home-coming and “Dad’s Night” loss to one of the finest teams to come out of Central Ohio in a long time. The Tigers fought gamely to the wire before 15,610 at Tiger stadium but went under for the third straight time – the first time since Warren, Cathedral Latin and Barberton managed the trick in 1947.

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The last time Massillon was beaten by 2 touchdowns at home, Cleveland Benedictine was the unwelcome visitor in 1962. This was also the last time the Tigers lost 3 games in one season.

Added to all the Tiger woes of the night were 3 more injuries in a long line this year for the Obiemen who are now 3-3-1. Junior offensive right tackle Bill Snowball was lost for the season with fractures of both bones in the lower left arm. Junior “monster” defensive back Ron Muhlbach suffered a mild concussion, senior defensive back Dale Gallion, a left shoulder strain. Both of the last 2 are co-captains.

The Tigers found themselves what may be a promising sophomore in left halfback Mark McDew. Quarterback Craig Maurer continued to throw reasonably well but Tiger receivers just don’t have those glue fingers this year.

For Arlington, with a 7-0 record this year and 26 successive wins, dating back to 1963, it was a sweet victory for no other Columbus team had beaten the Tigers in 4 previous tries. Senior quarterback Brian Kitchen and sophomore fullback Geoff Schmigt, filling in for injured Co-Captain Dan Love, were the offensive keys for the Golden Bears.

ADDED TO those names must be those of sophomore defensive halfback Ted McNulty, who ran a kick back, which both coaches said was the turning point. Coach Marv Moorhead of Arlington plugged his defensive line of Steve Sikora, Denny Lawrence, Steve Canfield and Tom Kahn and effectively stopped the Tigers’ running game. They got a little help from cornerman Tom Morgan and Co-Captain Tom Franklin, playing his first game as a middle linebacker, in place of Love.

Kitchen ran the Bears’ offense well, calling most of the plays himself and mixing passes effectively with runs. Several times on crucial yardage plays he bailed the Bears out with first downs on rapid roll out running.

Schmidt ran through the Tigers’ line as if he owned it. His specialty was from guard to tackle on both sides.

Massillon was held to 150 total yards while Arlington rolled to 262. The Tigers got out of their own territory only 4 times, once on a fumble recovery.

Arlington scored the second time it got its hands on the ball on a 64-yard, 11-play drive. Kitchen picked up key, third down yardage twice, mixed in 15-yard passes to ends John Fickell and Mike Tharp and called on Schmidt for 14 yards, the last yard being the score over right guard, on second and one from the one-yard line. Kahn’s kick made it 7-0 with 5:52 left in the welcome canto.

THE TIGERS started a 62-yard drive, which fizzled on the one on fourth and one, just before the period ended. On the next series, tackle Mike Sherrett recovered a fumble and Massillon had its only score in 3 plays with 5:07 remaining in the second frame.

Maurer hit split end Tim Moyer in the right corner of the end zone. But sophomore Jim Smith, another split end, had a go-ahead conversion knocked away from him in the same corner by an Arlington secondary, which was very alert all night.

Arlington had a second period drive stopped when Mike Kraft and Kim Hauenstein picked up a fumble on their 42. The Bears went further ahead when McNulty ran a punt back 86 yards up the right side at 8:30 of the third period, sprung lose by Morgan’s block on the Massillon 40. Kahn kicked from the 15, after a delay penalty, for a 14-6 lead.

The Tigers lost scoring opportunities later in the period when Sikora recovered a fumble and McNulty intercepted a pass. Tharp pilfered a pass in the last quarter.

Arlington’s final score came after Sikora’s recovery. The Bears drove form the Tigers’ 35 in 8 plays using the passing and key-play yardage of Kitchen and the running of Schmidt. The important play was a 10-yard pass to the 3, which was off one Bear’s hands and into sophomore end Bruce Johnson’s on a diving catch.

SCHMIDT WENT over left tackle on the next play with 4:10 left. Kahn’s conversion boot was good.

Moorhead classed the victory as “one of the top performances I can recall.” He added, “I don’t know when the electricity and sizzle has been so apparent but yet the boys were relaxed enough to play. Football is a game of the physical and the spirit. They were blended together in high fashion tonight.”

Seaman said, ‘The Tigers didn’t quit. The kids gave everything they had. We were outsized on the line a bit. Arlington was as good or better than any team we have played all season.”

The Tigers hit the road to Warren next Friday.

Ends – Johnson, Secrest, Fickell, Tharp.
Tackles – Gridley, Canfield, Riley, Lawrence, Sikora, Arend.
Guards – Morgan, Kahn.
Center – Franklin.
Quarterbacks – Kitchen, McNulty.
Halfbacks – Moore, Bates, Gordy, Lloyd.
Fullbacks – Schmidt, Chandler, Compton.

Ends – Liggett, Smith, Moyer, Griffin, Sterling, Richards, Gallion.
Tackles – Campbell, Snowball, Ricker, Sherrett, Neago.
Guards – Porrini, Russell, Ertle, Beiter, Hauenstein, White.
Centers – Senften, Kraft, Skelton.
Quarterbacks – Maurer, Henderson, Young, Malinowski.
Halfbacks – James, Simon, McDew, Fenton, Staples, Muhlbach, McFadden.
Fullback – Foster.
Punter – Krenzer.

Arlington 7 0 14 0 21
Massillon 0 6 0 0 6

Massillon – Moyer (16-yard pass from Maurer).
Arlington – Schmidt 2 (one and 3-yard runs); McNulty (85-yard punt return).

Extra points: Arlington – Kahn 3 (kicks).

Referee – Harvey Hodgson, Jr.
Umpire – Harold Rolph.
Head Linesman – Frank Toth.
Field Judge – Joe Yanity.

Attendance: 15,610

Massillon Opp.
First downs – rushing 7 14
First downs – passing 2 5
First downs – penalties 1 0
Total first downs 10 19
Yards gained rushing 138 164
Yards lost rushing 31 8
Net yards gained rushing 107 156
Net yards gained passing 43 102
Total yards gained 150 262
Passes completed 3-14 11-20
Passes intercepted by 0 2
Yardage on passes intercepted 0 20
Times kicked off 2 4
Kickoff average (yards) 59.0 52.2
Kickoff returns (yards) 97 23
Punt average (yards) 6-37.1 1-38
Punt return (yards) 0 114
Had punts blocked 0 0
Fumbles 2 3
Lost fumbled ball 1 2
Penalties 2 3
Yards penalized 20 27
Touchdowns rushing 1 3
Touchdowns passing 1 0
Touchdowns by interception 0 0
Miscellaneous 0 0
Total number of plays 61 70

Will Foster