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Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1933: Massillon 53, Wooster 0



It will take more than New Philadelphia, Friday evening’s opponent of Washington high school to test the strength of the three Tiger elevens that Saturday afternoon, invaded Wooster and swept through the Generals to a 53-0 victory.

Reverse the picture and you can visualize what the Quakers have to think about this
week – they must play Massillon’s team that beat Wooster 53-0. Wooster defeated New Philadelphia 13-12. It seems the Tigers will have to wait another week to see just how good they really are.

Three Teams Used Saturday
Overconfidence will be a stronger opponent than New Philadelphia in Friday evening’s game and if the orange and black can keep inflation out of their minds they should win without difficulty.

Coach Paul Brown did everything possible Saturday to keep down over confidence. When his first team pushed over three touchdowns in seven minutes, he yanked all eleven men and sent in an entirely new eleven. When the assault did not did not cease, he pulled out the second team and sent in the third stringers and even supplemented their ranks with other substitutes. Still the touchdown mania continued. Coach Brown couldn’t stop it, for the subs wanted to make a showing and so they did, scoring two touchdowns in the second period, two more in the third and one in the fourth. All in all it was the largest score a Washington high eleven has made in many a moon and yet the first stringers played but seven minutes of the game.
That is why it can be said that the Washington high team still remains untested. Had the regulars been left alone to continue their romp Wooster probably would have been thumped by twice the score.

But why hazard injury to a player just for the sake of obtaining the kind of satisfaction derived from displaying an oversize peach at a county fair?

That was Coach Brown’s sound reasoning and he chose to save the strength of his team for the time when it will be needed rather than give an opponent an unmerciful beating at the possible cost of inflating the mental structure of his own team to the point where it would explode with the first puncture.

Made 20 First Downs
It is significant, however, that even with the second and third teams playing Massillon punted but once and made 20 first downs to five for Wooster, one of which was a gift by penalty.

It is also noteworthy that the first team made touchdowns the first three times it laid its hands on the ball and that it was yanked as soon as it made the third touchdown.

The Tigers received the kickoff and barely a minute had passed before the ball was carried back up the field for a touchdown. Gifford hoisted to Shrake who caught the ball on the 20-yard line and returned to the 35. Shrake circled left end for a 20-yard dash to the Wooster 45 and Krier dashed around the other side for a 25-yard sprint to the 20-yard line. Around the left wing came Shrake again to the four-yard line and Krier raced around the right for the touchdown and placekicked the extra point.

McCants Romps 62 Yards
Wooster again chose to kick to the Tigers and McCants returned Gifford’s boot from the 15 to the 38-yard line. On the very next play he ran 62 yards straight through the center of the team for a touchdown. Again Krier placekicked the extra point.

It took a little longer to score the third one because of a penalty. Krier kicked off to the
15-yard line and the ball was returned five yards. On the next three plays Massillon was penalized five yards and Wooster 15 yards, the generals eventually punting to Shrake who caught the ball on the Wooster 40 and returned five yards.

Krier made eight yards on a right end reverse and Shrake on a triple pass raced for a first down on the nine-yard line. Krier ran across the goal line on the next play but the ball was called back and Massillon was penalized 15 yards for holding. It made no difference, however for on the very next play, Shertzer shot a 24-yard pass to Lohr who scampered over the goal line. Again Krier placekicked the extra point.

From there on it was nothing but one substitute after another, both coaches making many replacements.

Chalk Up Another
Toward the end of the quarter the Tigers started another march that produced a touchdown early in the second pr4eiod. Getting the ball on their own 38-yard line they began with Hutsell getting away for a dash to the Wooster 32-yard line only to have the ball called back and another penalty inflicted. Mansbury made two yards and then raced to the 46-yard line on a spinner. Mellinger picked up six on a reverse. Hustsell was thrown without gain but Mansbury waded through to the 35-yard line and came right back with another 15-yard sprint to the 20-yard stripe. The quarter ended with the ball on the
12-yard line.

Mansbury picked up five on a spinner and made it first down with goal to go. He plunged over from the one-yard line for the fourth touchdown.

The second touchdown of the second period and the fifth of the game started when Dutton intercepted a Wooster pass on his own 46-yard line. Mansbury made seven on a spinner and Mellinger ran for a first down on the 37. Toles sprinted around left end for another first down on the 16-yared stripe and Mansbury plunged through for six more yards. Mansbury made seven more and first down on the three-yard line and the Tigers took three more plays to get it over, Mansbury crossing from the one-yard line. He likewise plunged for the extra point.

Dutton Intercepts Passes
Dutton provided the fireworks in the second half. Early in the third period be intercepted Joliff’s pass on the Massillon 45 and ran 55 yards for a touchdown. In the fourth period he intercepted another of Joliff’s passes to run 98 yards for a touchdown and thereby end Wooster’s only scoring threat of the day, an aerial attack that had carried the ball from midfield to the Tiger’s nine-yard line.

The Tigers made one other touchdown in the third period one a 48-yard march. Mansbury, Toles and Mellinger carried the ball most of the time; Mansbury carrying it across from the two-yard line. Attempts to negotiate points after the last three touchdowns all failed.

One of the most sensational sprints of the day went for naught when a Massillon man who never figured in the play was caught holding. The dash was contributed by John Mellinger on the first Tiger play in the second half. Wooster, after receiving the kickoff and failing to gain punted to Mellinger, who caught the ball on his own 35-yard line, eluding two tacklers and streaked down the east side line for a 75-yard run. It was a beautiful piece of open field running and more marvelous was the blocking on the play. As fast as a Wooster tackler came within reach of Mellinger a Massillon man was there to block him out.

Excellent Blocking
The same effective blocking was responsible for the many long runs made by Tigers backs Saturday. When McCants ran 62 yards for a touchdown he was escorted across the goal line by three Massillon players. Dutton likewise had blockers to spare when he ripped through Wooster for two touchdowns after intercepting passes.

Wooster was greatly handicapped Saturday by not having two of its star players in the lineup, Mullins, a fine defensive end, and Kate, a backfield man. Both were on crutches as a result of injuries sustained in the Dover engagement a week ago.

While the first team completed its only passing attempt, the second and third stringers tossed nine passes unsuccessfully, one being intercepted. Wooster completed four passes for a gain of 28 yards. Massillon intercepted three and grounded five others.

The line up and summary:
Massillon Pos. Wooster
Heisler LE Eschenberg
Birkish LT Leonard
Porter LG Gifford
Monroe C Sapp
Snavely RG Hindman
Buggs RT Munson
Lohr RE Goheen
Shertzer QB Joliff
Krier LH Smith
Shrake RH Gibbens
McCants FB Huston

Score by periods:
Massillon 21 14 12 6 53

Massillon – Hutsell, hb; Cary, e; Mason, qb; Dietz, e; Dutton, qb; Mellinger, hb; Smith, g; Slacvic, fb; McDew, e; J. Schimke, g; Peters, t; J. Russ, g; Greenfelder, e; T. Toles, hb; Tom Price, t; Graybill, c; Willison, t; L. Russ, qb; Molinski, g; Morningstar, c; G. Schimke, e; Mansbury, fb.
Wooster – Creighton, lh; F. Kate; Miller; Castner; Glasgow; Knight; Weekly.

Massillon – Krier; McCants; Lohr; Mansbury 3; Dutton 2.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Krier 3 (placekick); Hutsell (carried), Mansbury (carried).

Referee – Pund (Georgia Tech).
Umpire – Watkins (Wooster).
Head Linesman – Kidder (Bethany).

Willis Monroe
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1932: Massillon 20, Wooster 7



A green but peppy Washington high football team, underwent its first test successfully at Massillon Field last night, when it turned back a formidable N.E.O. league threat in the form of Wooster high school and crashed through for a 20-7 victory.

They played football last night and for that reason all hats were off today to the Washington high school boys. The 3,000 Massillon fans who gained admission to the field one way or another saw more offensive football last night than they were privileged to witness in any single Washington high game last year with the possible exception of the final encounter of the season with Canton McKinley high.

Offense Is Deceptive
Working spinners, lateral passes, end runs and off-tackle smashes, the Tigers crashed through Wooster for 10 first downs. Wooster by adopting the forward pass occasionally made the yardage nine times. In only one department of play did the Massillon team appear weak and that was in the forward pass. The locals tried passes three times but all were grounded by the Wooster secondary.

Wooster on the other hand made gains of 102 yards by use of the forward pass, having but three grounded by the Massillon defense.

With seven green men in the lineup, four of whom had never played varsity football before and three of them only portions of a couple of quarters, the Tigers uncorked an offensive in the very first period that signaled spectators they were going to see more football this year than in recent years.

Scores on Blocked Punt
The Massillon eleven in fact showed more ground gaining ability in the first period and a few minutes of the last quarter than it did at any other time during the game. Though the first drive did not net a touchdown, it did place the ball in position for Birkish to contribute his first bit to the team by throwing himself against the ball as Starr attempted to kick out of danger, the blocked punt rolling back of the Wooster goal line where Brunker dove for it as through it were a $5 gold piece and gathered it in where no one could steal it.

The Tigers might have scored through straight football had not Andy Heben bobbled a pass from center just long enough to be tackled before he could get by the line of scrimmage on an end run.

An intercepted pass by Knowlton followed by a 35-yard run in which the little quarterback knifed this way by the Wooster secondary paved the way for the Tigers’ second touchdown, while the third was scored by “Bo” Kester after an advance of 27 yards in which Kester and Knowlton were important factors.

Wooster’s score came on a well executed pass with Starr hurling the ball to Mullen for 15 yards and the latter running 55 yards for the touchdown.

The head linesman blew his horn for offside just as the pass, was thrown and the Massillon safety man apparently heard the horn, and hesitated knocking down the pass.

Gun Ends Wooster Threat
Wooster was well on its way to score in the closing period and probably would have carried the ball over the goal line were it not for the timekeeper’s gun. Getting the ball on the Massillon 35-yard line, the visitors threw forward passes and an occasional line play carried it to the two-yard line with first down and goal to gain when the game ended.

Once in the second period the Wooster gridders also had the ball within four yards of the Massillon goal when they forfeited it to the local team on downs.

The Tigers, on the other hand, played much of the fourth period in Wooster territory, losing the ball several times within the 20-yard zone. This in fact appeared to be the only outstanding weakness on the part of the Massillon team – lack of punch at the goal line. The team does not have a plunger with the drive of Glenn Williams, fullback of the past three years, but someone may develop that punch within the next couple of weeks.

Many Substitutes Used
Coach Brown tossed so many substitutes into the game in the last half that it was difficult to keep track of all the players. It was the fist game of varsity football for all the subs and though they were weak in stopping Wooster’s passing in the last quarter, they offered almost as sturdy a forward wall as the starting linesmen.

Kester and Knowlton proved to be the best ground gainers for the locals last night. The locals made two first downs after taking the kickoff as a result of gains on end runs, one on a lateral by Kester. The first real drive, however, started about the middle of the period when the Tigers got the ball on a punt on their 42-yard line and carried it back to the three-yard line where it was lost on downs.

Knowlton was the chief factor in the advance, spinners, through the right side of the Wooster line enabling him to twice get away for gains of 10 yards. The advance had its effect on the Wooster team, however, for Birkish broke through to block Starr’s hurried punt and Brunker was on the ball immediately for a touchdown. Krier’s attempted kick from placement missed the posts.

Wooster showed its first offense in the second period when Taliaferro and Vitallo carried the ball from Wooster’s 45-yard line to the Massillon four-yard line where the ball was lost on downs. Massillon kicked back to the 26 and Wooster brought it back to the 15-yard line before again surrendering the ball on downs.

Knowlton gave the Tigers their second touchdown early in the third period when he snared Starr’s pass on the 35-yard line, midfield and cut to the east side, throwing the Wooster safety man off balance with a pretty side step as he raced over the goal. This time Krier’s placekick split the center of the posts for an extra point.

Wooster scored in the same period when Starr hurled a 15-yard pass to Mullen who took the ball on his own 45-yard line and ran 55 yards unmolested for a touchdown. Starr carried the ball over for another point. No more offense was shown by either team the remainder of the period.

Fourth Quarter Full of Action
The fourth quarter, however, was full of action, the Tigers once carrying the ball from their own 45-yard line to the Wooster 11-yard stripe and again advancing it another time from the Wooster 26-yard stripe to the six-yard line where a pass over the goal ended the threat.

Wooster’s last effort took the ball to the two-yard line with first down and goal to gain when the gun sounded. The Massillon ranks were filled with substitutes, however when this offensive was launched.

The attendance last night exceeded that of any home game last year. The bleachers were filled with spectators and a force of policemen kept the crowd clear between halves.

The Wooster band and the Washington high band were in the stands, while the drum and bugle corps of Massillon Post 221 drilled and played.

Lineup and summary:
Lohr le Mullen
Birkish lt Campbell
Krier lg Drabenstott
Hoyman c Mathie
Schimke rg Sapp
Monroe rt Milham
Brunker re Fry
Knowlton qb Taliaferro
Kester hb Starr
Schrake hb Jolliff
Vitallo fb Foster

Score by periods:
Massillon 6 0 7 7 20
Wooster 0 0 7 0 7

Massillon – Amic, fb; Heben, hb; Snavely, lg; Scott, rg; Bray, lt; Keller, re; Mansbury, hb; Brinker, le; Hutsell; Ripple; Silvis; Chovan.
Wooster – Hinderman, Zebra, re; Falvo, qb; Capolla, hb; Stoneburner, re; Heckbert, rt.

Massillon – Brunker; Knowlton; Kester.
Wooster – Mullen.

Points after touchdown:
Massillon – Krier 2 (kicks from placement).
Wooster – Starr (line buck).

Referee – Jenkins.
Umpire – Wagner.
Head Linesman – Rang.

Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1928: Massillon 32, Wooster 0


Like the Prodigal Son who went out to conquer the world, and returned as meek and humble as an overgrown schoolboy after being spanked by his smaller teacher, so the Washington high school football team returned to its home field Saturday afternoon, somewhat dubious as to the mood of the fans because of the poor showing in the first road game of the season, at Lorain Sept. 29.

But with nothing to lose, and everything in the world to gain, the youthful tigers this time accomplished what they set out to do, and smothered the troop of grid warriors from Wooster high under a 32 to 0 defeat.

No fatted calf gave its life to celebrate the triumph, the wearers of leather and moleskin contenting themselves by feasting on the glories of the victory, while Massillon fans, themselves surprised at the overwhelming score, stand ready to sing aloud the praises of the orange and black.

The team resembled the steam roller of old. A powerful offense that gained yardage at will, crashed through the Wooster line for a quintette of touchdowns that produced the team’s first victory of the year, and incidentally the largest score rolled up by a Massillon machine since the middle of the 1926 season.

Gaining on practically every means of offensive play with the single exception of the forward pass, McGrew’s gridders had the Wayne county team completely baffled and the only thing that saved it from an even more crushing defeat was the fouling of the orange and black eleven, which resulted in many penalties.

This furnished the only dark spot in the team’s play during the afternoon, and Coach Elmer McGrew took immediate steps to remedy the condition while the game was in progress by removing every player on his team caught by the officials violating the laws of the gridiron. These penalties, five of them, of 15 yards each, set back the youthful tigers several times when they were on the march to the Wooster goal line and had it not been for the loss of 100 yards through penalties the local team probably would have run up a much larger score.

Wooster showed nothing, scoring but two first downs. The orange and black forward wall outcharged the Wayne county gridders and either had them on the ground or running backward the greater part of the game. To the line goes a lot of credit for the victory. These seven youths who form the fortification for the backfield and whose praises are seldom sang, opened large holes for the ball carriers Saturday, and outplayed the Wooster gridders with such consistency that but one yard was lost from scrimmage by the orange and black, with the exception of a fumble.

The local team’s offensive strength also was helped considerably by the interference which protected the ball carrier. The interference Saturday was the best that has been given an orange and black ball carrier for several years, and is believed due directly to changes made by Coach McGrew in his backfield during the past week. Both Buttermore and Hollwager are good blockers, and carry the ball well. Hollwager looked good on off tackle dashes, while Buttermore, built like an old fashioned battering ram, showed an ability to lower his head, close his eyes, and drive through the center of the line mowing down the opposing team for several yards as he plunged along. George Hess and John Kester, the other members of the backfield who started the game, also gained their share of yards during the day, Hess gaining more yards than any of the other backs. Hess also ran the team well, mixing up his plays and showed a good example of unselfishness to the others when he permitted Buttermore to buck across a touchdown on two consecutive smashes at the line after the latter had placed it in position for scoring.

In defeating Wooster, however, the local gridders should not feel that they have accomplished a difficult task. It was Wooster’s third defeat in as many games this year, Barberton and New Philadelphia having previously knocked off the blue by scores of 45 to 7 and 6 to 0 respectively. The orange and black players should not get overconfident as a result of the victory, but should let the score give them confidence, sufficient to inspire them to fight all the harder for greater victories.

A game such as the one with Wooster Saturday should have been scheduled for the local team for the first of the season. Such a victory would have given the gridders the confidence necessary to carry on a successful season on the football field. But games cannot always be arranged as you would like to have them and to make the best of a difficult early season schedule, the team now expects to start in this week with Alliance where it left off Saturday with Wooster, and get the jump on Canton by taking the lead in the Stark county series.

Saturday’s game had its thrills and its sighs. The thrills came when Schnierle circled the Massillon right end for 28 yards and a touchdown and when Lewis, shortly after the kickoff in the second half stepped through Wooster’s right tackle for a pretty run of 45 yards and a touchdown. The sighs came when the orange and black’s goalward marches were stopped and set back by penalties. Penalties and an intercepted pass were the only things that kept McGrew’s team from scoring in the first period, when they made five first downs.

In the second period, however, the yards were clicked off with more regularity and by the time first half intermission was reached the Massillon team had not only scored its first touchdown of the season but had pushed across three additional sets of counters for a total of 20 points. During the first two quarters the local team produced 10 first downs, while as far as Wooster was concerned, first downs were as scarce as toes on a peg leg.

The youthful tigers started their first march to a touchdown shortly after the start of the second period, when Schnierle took Zapponi’s punt on his 40-yard line and carried it back to the Wooster 45-yard line. His run was largely made possible by Captain Potts who took two Wooster men out of the play in one dive. Hess made a yard on the next play and Hollwager tore through the line for three more, Wooster, however, was declared offside and Captain Potts took the penalty rather than the gain. Schnierle fumbled after a nice run on the next play and Wooster was again offside, but Captain Potts this time took the gain which gave the orange and black the ball on the 28-yard line. Kester hit left tackle for six yards, but Conrad broke through and tossed Hollwager for a two-yard loss. G. Hess made three yards and Kester five yards, but the ball was called back, both teams being offside. Hollwager then plunged through the line for a first down on Wooster’s 14-yard line. On the next play Buttermore rammed through the center of the line for 13 yards, carrying the ball to the one-yard line. He tried it again and placed the pigskin on the one-foot line and on the next play put it over. Schnierle drop-kicked the extra point.

Additional grief to the Wooster rooters came a few minutes later. Getting the ball on their own 35-yard line, the followers of Obie, marched 65 yards across the visitor’s goal line. Gaining possession of the ball as a result of a punt, Hess on the first play made nine yards. Hollwager followed with two yards, making a first down on Massillon’s 46-yard line. Kester dashed around left end for 14 yards, taking the ball to the Wooster 40-yard line. Buttermore plunged through for four yards but the orange and black was penalized 15 yards for holding. Schnierle picked up 14 yards on the next play on a run around end. Hess made two more and Kester then slipped through for a run of 16 yards, taking the ball to the Wooster 28-yard line. Hollwager made six yards on the first down and Hess then wormed his way through for a gain of 13 yards, being downed on the Wooster nine-yard line. Hess made four yards on his next attempt after which Hollwager carried the oval across. Schnierle’s kick struck the line of scrimmage.

The third set of points in the quarter were scored as a result of Houriet intercepting Strock’s pass on the 40-yard line and carrying the ball back to the 28-yard line, from which Schnierle took the ball across on the next play on a sweeping run around Wooster’s left end. He gave himself another point by kicking goal.

The big parade of the day, however, came in the second minute of the third period. Wooster had just made its first offensive threat which came to a sudden ending when Captain Potts intercepted Strock’s pass in midfield. Three plays and two penalties finally found the ball on the Wooster 43-yard line, from where Ike Lewis, sophomore quarterback, made a dash for a touchdown. It was the most spectacular run of the day. Getting started slowly, Lewis sidestepped a flock of tacklers until only the safety man was in his path to the goal. A quick change of pace got rid of him, and the Ike scampered across the goal. Again the try for point was low.

From then on Coach McGrew began refreshing his ranks with substitutes in order to give his younger players a taste of gridiron roughness. The result was that the youthful tigers after many threats, finally started on their last scoring march of the day that was realized only 38 seconds before the final gun was fired. It all started when Myers covered a Wooster fumble on the latter’s 26-yard line. Kester made three yards and Hollwager picked up six more. Buttermore then made it first down on the Wooster 14-yard line. On the next play G. Hess slipped through for eight yards, taking the ball to the six-yard line. Kester made a bid for a touchdown, carrying the pigskin to the one-yard line, from where G. Hess plunged it over. Malone’s attempted drop kick went wide of the bar by a few inches.

The orange and black made 17 first downs to Wooster’s two. Wooster completed two forward passes, one for a gain of 11 yards and the other for a loss of a yard. Massillon had two passes incomplete and Wooster six, while one of the local team’s passes was intercepted against three of Wooster’s. Wooster was penalized 35 yards and Massillon 100 yards.

The Washington high gridders gained 417 yards from scrimmage Saturday, divided as follows: G. Hess, carried ball 22 times, 123 yards; Schnierle carried ball six times, 67 yards; Kester carried ball 12 times, 67 yards; Hollwager carried ball 14 times, 61 yards; Buttermore, carried ball seven times, 28 yards; Lewis carried ball four times, 48 yards, and Worthington carried ball five times, 23 yards.

Lineup and summary:

Massillon Pos. Wooster

Schnierle LE Zapponi

Slinger LT Heye

Goodman LG Franks

Potts C Conrad

Blatz RG Cappola

Fisher RT Beach

Houriet RE Dahl

Hess QB Strock

Hollwager RHB Dalby

Kester LHB Kalkas

Buttermore FB Gohen
Score by periods:
Massillon 0 26 6 6 32

Massillon – Mann for Slinger, Minger for Buttermore, Buttermore for Mann, Lewis for Potts, Potts for Fisher, Worthington for Houriet, Willison for Potts, Potts for Lewis, Lewis for Kester, Fisher for Potts, Potts for Willison, Pfister for Goodman, Mann for Pfister, Slinger for Minger, Houriet for Mann, Barrett for Lewis, D. Hess for Barrett, Kester for Worthington, McGinnis for D. Hess, Malone for Schnierle, Myers for McGinnis, Francis for Houriet, Toles for Buttermore, Wolfe for Hollwager.
Wooster – Drabanstatt for Franks, Richardson for Kalkas, Noscar for Beach, Franks for Drabenstatt, Drabenstatt for Dall, Haldeman for Zapponi, Paulmier for Richardson, Beach for Noscar, Noscar for Conrad, Zaugg for Dalby, Edwards for Drabenstatt, Holleran for Gohen.

Touchdowns – Buttermore, Hollwager, Schnierle, Lewis, G. Hess.
Point after touchdown – Schnierle 2 (drop kick).

Officials—Referee—Howells; umpire—Schnake; headlinesman—Walsh.

Henry Potts
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1927: Massillon 12, Wooster 6


A well directed offense in the second period, Saturday afternoon, brought the season’s first gridiron victory for the orange and black of Washington high school, when the South Mill street institution, with difficulty, succeeded in bowling over the fighting purple warriors from Wooster high, 12 to 6 on Massillon Field.

Though the youthful Tigers won, there is little glory in the victory, for the same Wooster team was trampled upon earlier in the season by Canton McKinley, 46 to 0. In fact many Wooster fans expressed satisfaction over the outcome of the game and even though their team was on the short side of the score, considered the result a moral victory for Wooster.

And such it probably was, for the fighting purple squad not only held the Massillon team to a pair of touchdowns, but crossed the orange and black goal line once, registered 11 first downs to Massillon’s eight and decisively outplayed and outfought the youthful Tigers in the last half of the game.

True the local team was hampered somewhat with injuries, Briggs, Dommer and Schnierle being out of the game. Yet, these injuries should not have kept Massillon high from being at least four touchdowns better than their Wooster rivals. However, it must be said in fairness to the orange and black’s defense that several of Wooster’s first downs were made as a result of penalties inflicted on the Massillon team.

The Massillon crew showed its most powerful drive near the middle of the second quarter which resulted in the scoring of two touchdowns. Getting a punt on the Wooster 41-yard line the youthful Tigers started a drive that did not end until Grant carried the ball across from the two-yard line. It all happened this way. Wooster punted to Foster who was downed in his tracks on the visiting team’s 41-yard line. Grant lost a few yards, but on the next play, Foster tossed a pass that was knocked down by a Wooster player into the arms of Shanabrook. Massillon end, who scampered several yards before being tackled. The play was good for 16 yards and brought a first down on Wooster’s 27-yard line. Laughlin rammed through for five yards and Grant dashed off left tackle on the next play for a gain of 20 yards, placing the ball on Wooster’s two-yard line. Andres failed to gain and Laughlin failed to move the ball any closer to the goal. On the next play, however, Grant bucked his way through left tackle for the first points of the game. The kick was missed.

The second touchdown for Massillon came shortly afterwards and was the direct result of a forward pass and a pretty run for 40 yards for a touchdown by Captain Laughlin. Foster tossed the pass to Laughlin.

Fans expected to be treated to another offensive drive by the orange and black in the second half, but it did not come. Instead, however, Wooster began hammering the Massillon line and tossing passes, to score a touchdown early in the last period, W. Franks carrying the ball across. The visitors; chance came as a result of the recovery of a blocked Massillon punt on the local team’s 19-yard line, by Ralph Rutter, a former Massillon boy. Three plays netted nine yards for Wooster and on the fourth play, Franks bucked his way through the Massillon line for three yards and a first down on the seven-yard line. In two cracks at the Massillon line the same diminutive Wooster player carried the pigskin across for his team’s only points.

In winning Saturday the local team showed a greatly improved aerial attack, completing six passes out of 12 attempts for a total gain of 99 yards. Five of the passes were incomplete and one intercepted. Wooster completed three passes for a gain of 18 yards. Two of the visitors’ overhead attempts to gain were not complete and one was intercepted.

Massillon was set back 35 yards in penalties and Wooster five yards.

The game Saturday brought out several facts, chief of which was the lack of spirit displayed by the Massillon team, on the bench as well as on the field. The team does not have the pepper, snap and spirit of confidence and alertness that will give it the jump on its opponents and cause its members to fight to the last notch and give every ounce of its efforts to keep pushing ahead. Either the members of the team are not of a fighting nature or else the spirit of battle has not been instilled into them. The same lack of sprit was shown on the bench Saturday afternoon. In the second half of the game, two orange and black players were pulled from the conflict when they weakened under the strain of the battle. Tired and perspiring freely so that their jerseys and moleskins were wet with perspiration, they made their way to the bench and took their places beside fellow players. A gentle breeze was blowing across the field, making an excellent condition for the two benched players to catch a bold and yet in spite of the fact that plenty of blankets were about and in the hands of other players on the bench, neither of the lads were offered any cover for several minutes and during that time no one made it his duty to see that the tired youths were provided with wraps to protect them from the weather.

Another factor was again demonstrated Saturday and that is that the local team lacks the last and greatest team lacks the last and greatest punch to push cross a touchdown. Had the orange and black had this final punch, the score Saturday might have been larger, for the youthful Tigers on several occasions had the ball within the 20 and 30-yard zones but lacked the drive to push it across. This same factor was demonstrated in the Akron East and Lorain games and appears to be the result of poor interference accorded the ball carrier. Either the backfield forgets the art of giving interference when facing opposition, cannot learn, or has not been properly instructed in this department of the game. The fact remains, there was certainly little interference accorded a runner Saturday afternoon or in any of the other games this year.

In Donald Grant, Coach John Atkinson has uncovered a quarterback who runs the team in good style, using a varied attack continually to bewilder his opponents, Grant also made several nice gains Saturday.

The management of Washington high sprung a surprise on the fans Saturday afternoon by placing markers designating the difference yard zones. It makes it much easier for the fans in the bleachers to tell where the ball is in play with the yard lines marked.
The lineup and summary:
Massillon – 12 Pos. Wooster –6
Straughn LE Gerig
Fox LT Bridenstine
Henderson LG R. Franks
Potts C Conrad
Mauger RG Cappola
Price RT Gelewicks
Shanabrook RE Ports
Grant QB W. Franks
Foster LHB Dalby
Bickle RHB Rutter
Laughlin FB Shelly

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 12 0 0 12
Wooster 0 0 0 6 6

Massillon – Anthony for Price, Andrews for Bickle, Wofle for Laughlin, Price for Anthony, Laughlin for Wolfe, Evans for Shanabrook, Anthony for Price, Shanabrook for Straughn.

Wooster – Stehlhorn for Rutter, Rutter for Stehlhorn, Strock for Franks.

Touchdowns – Grant, Laughlin, W. Franks.

Referee – Shaffer, Akron.
Umpire – Michaels, Ohio State.
Head Linesman – Kirk, Ohio State.

Time of periods – 12 minutes.


Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1923: Massillon 29, Wooster 7


Again the crushing steam roller of the Orange and Black of Washington high school is in motion.

Facing a schedule of 10 hard games with the strongest scholastic elevens in the state and Harrisburg Teach, of Harrisburg, Pa., gridders of the South Mill street institution, Saturday, began their defense of gridiron laurels heaped upon the orange and black in 1922 when the eleven went through a schedule of 10 conflicts without a reverse.

With a line as strong and heavy as that of last fall and a backfield equally as fast and speedy as that of the undefeated aggregation of 1922, Coach David B. Stewart’s protégés of moleskin tossers came through their first game with the Orange and Black flying high and a 29 to 7 victory over the highly touted Wooster high eleven.

Although the initial win was decisive, it was war from an easy task that the schedule-maker of the local school mapped out for the opening fray. The athletes of the Wayne county school, slightly outweighed, were a most formidable foe for the fall opener. It must be remembered that the Wooster school held the Washington high championship outfit of a year ago to a 19 to 0 score after the Orange and Black steam roller had gained mid-season form. Saturday practically the same team that represented the Wayne county institution in 1922 took the field against the local eleven, with several green men filling vacancies caused by the June graduation.

The Orange and Black squad made a most pleasing impression upon local fans and followers of the eleven, but it still appears to be a diamond in the rough. There were numerous defects that cropped out against Wooster, but with a week’s hard drill under Coach Stewart’s capable training, these rough edges are bound to be smoothed before next Saturday when Salem high plays here.

Displaying an abundance of speed and with a set of backs all of whom can hit the line like a battering ram, hopes of orange and black adherers were boosted to believe that another championship eleven is in the making. New men appearing in the lineup showed up exceptionally well, and no doubt will make the local supporters forget the shining lights of a year ago before the present season is far underway.

Coach Stewart sent practically his entire first string squad into the fracas and every one distinguished himself nobly. They showed plenty of fight and spirit which in itself is essential to a good gridiron outfit.

But not only did the local gridders show true football spirit, but also the visitors. Although trailing and fighting mostly a defensive battle, the brown and blue never gave up and their spirit finally was rewarded in the fourth period when Captain Fritz, of the Woosterites, crossed the orange and black goal line for a touchdown.

The orange and black gained the jump on its adversaries from the very outset of the 60 minutes of strife. After Edwards had kicked off to Wooster, a Massillon lineman blocked an attempted Wooster punt on the second play of the game, the orange and black covering, within Wooster’s 40-yard zone. Wooster held for three downs and on the fourth play Edwards stepped back for a drop kick, but the attempt of the husky East Greenville youth fell short by five yards.

Mowery punted for Wooster and after being held for three downs, Edwards again missed a try for a goal. Mowery again punted and Borza made a return of 22 yards before being down on the 35-yard line. Five crashes at the Wooster line by Schrader, the plunging halfback from Canal Fulton, and Borza, regular of the last season, gave the local squad two first downs, with goal to gain.

Here the Woosterites braced and four smashes at the Brown and Blue line failed to score for Massillon, Wooster gaining the ball on the one-foot line. Mowery kicked out of danger but a pass, Price to Potts, was good for 15 yards and placed the ball on the 27-yard line. Schrader and Borza again battered their way through the visitors’ line to the five-yard line with four downs to cross the line. Price lost one and Schrader made two yards as the period ended. On the second play of the second period, Borza and Price successfully manipulated a double pass and Price scored. Edwards’ attempt at goal was blocked.

After the kickoff and exchange of punts and a 25-yard return by Price, the Orange and Black elusive pivot man, advanced the oval to Wooster’s 30-yard line. But Massillon was penalized 15 yards for holding and was forced to punt. An exchange of punts found Massillon in possession of the spheroid on the 30-yard line. A pass V. Define to Rohr netted eight-yards and Boerner plunged for three yards and a first down. J. Define circled Wooster’s right end for nine and Boerner made it first down and goal when he plunged for three. Two plays and V. Define scampered across the coveted line. Attempt at goal failed. This concluded the scoring of the period.

The Wayne county gridders play took on a different aspect in the final half. They launched an attack of open plays in the third period that carried the oval into Massillon territory, the first time in the entire game. Massillon registered twice in this period but the Wooster team showed up better than it did earlier in the game.

The Orange and Black possessed the oval on the 45 yard line after an exchange of punts. From there they marched up the field for the third touchdown. A 15-yard pass, Price to Define, and a steady pounding off tackle by McCarty and Borza registered three Orange and Black first downs and carried the ball to the three yard line, where Borza registered. Edwards kicked goal, giving Massillon a total of 19 points.

Wooster then began its best offensive with King, colored star of the visiting eleven, skirting Massillon’s ends and hurling passes with Lehman and Jolliff on the receiving ends. They registered three first downs and had advanced the ball 50 yards before Fletcher, rangy center, who hails from Canal Fulton, intercepted a pass on his own 25-yard line. This was the first time play was in Massillon territory.

Massillon punted and Captain Pflug, of the Orange and Black covered a fumble on Wooster’s 40-yard line, from where the local squad marched to its fourth and final touchdown, Borza crashing across from the four-yard line. Pflug kicked goal. The period ended without further scoring.

In the final quarter King again led an offensive, this time that resulted in a touchdown. The Wayne county athletes led by their dusky warrior marched 45 yards for a goal, Fritz going around Massillon’s left end for 11 yards and touchdown. Gould kicked goal. This ended the scoring until near the close of the game when Captain Pflug dropped back and booted a drop kick between the goal posts from the 31-yard line, boosting Massillon’s total of points to 29 against 7 for Wooster. This was the way the score stood at the final whistle.

All in all Coach Stewart has the makings of another wonderful eleven. In Price, V. Define, McCarty, Schrader, Harris and Fletcher, all newcomers to the Washington institution, Coach Stewart has six players, who although green, promise to develop into stars. In addition, Brooks, Ries and Hise, substitutes of the 1922 eleven and Murdock, Grant, Thomas and Quigley, of last year’s second team, show topnotch caliber, while the veterans of the squad displayed the same ability a year ago.

Starting Right
Russell L.E. Potts
Lippert L.T. Edwards
Stoll L.G. Miller
Ernest C Fletcher
Mowery R.G. Pflug
Dunn R.T. Brooks
Jolliff R.E. Rohr
King Q Price
Lehman L.H. Boerner
Fritz (c) R.H. Schrader
Gould F Borza

Score by periods:
Massillon 0 12 14 3 29
Wooster 0 0 0 7 7

Massillon – J. Define for Schrader, V. Define for (unreadable), R. Grant for Price, McCarty for Boerner, Harris for Brooks, Schrader for J. Define, Borza for V. Define, Price for Grant, Potts for Flectcher, Fletcher for Potts, Hise for Potts, Thomas for Rohr, Brooks for Edwards, Ries for Price, Murdock for McCarty.

Wooster – R. Hallerna for Lippert, Carson for Jolliff, Swigert for R. Hallerin, Lippert for Stoll.

Touchdowns – Fritz, Borza 2, Price, V. Define.

Goal from Field – Pflug.

Goals from Touchdowns – Edwards, Pflug, Gould.

Referee – Maurer, Wooster U.
Umpire – Bletzer – Mt. Union.
Head Linesman – Wilson.

Time of Periods – 15 minutes.

Carl “Ducky” Schroeder
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1922: Massillon 19, Wooster 0



After being held in check during the first half, Massillon’s scholastic football machine Friday afternoon swept aside barriers which had halted its progress during the first two quarters and handed Wooster high a decisive 19 to 0 lacing, scoring three touchdowns in the final 24 minutes of strife. The battle was staged on the Pearl street gridiron and was the first appearance of the orange and black on a local field in three weeks.

By sweeping Wooster out of its path, Coach Stewart’s lads continued their march forward toward the scholastic championship of Ohio, the Wayne county eleven being brushed aside as were Dayton Steele, Cambridge, Barberton, and Youngstown South. Five straight victories are now credited to the local team which after being held in check for two quarters by Wooster, rallied and came through with flying colors.

It was the battering ram tactics of “Dutch” Hill, Massillon’s brilliant fullback, that eventually brought victory to the youthful Tigers. Wooster stopped Hill almost dead in his tracks in the first half. But that did nothing more than to spur on that individual to greater efforts in the second half and by the time Hill had tired of ripping up the Wooster line the Wayne county lads were glad there were not more like him on the Massillon team.

Hill, a tower of strength in himself, was ably supported by the balance of his teammates but it was largely his individual ability that gave Massillon its first touchdown in the third quarter. It was Hill who battered his way through the Wooster line carrying the ball from mid-field across the Wooster goal line by a series of terrific rushes into the visiting eleven.

Then bull like rushes of Hill broke the morale of the Wooster eleven which had fought gamely up until the start of the third quarter when Hill commenced to bowl over the visitors like a bowling ball knocks over pins on a bowling alley. After Hill had given them a taste of his individual prowess the visitors lost heart and from then on until the end of the game were not able to stem the attack of the orange and black.

Wooster trotted a heavy team upon the field. An aggregation that was able to give a good account of itself and does not need to be ashamed of its exhibition. In Fritz, dusky pivot man, the Wayne county school has an exceptionally capable player. It was Fritz who did most of Wooster’s gaining.

With Coach Stewart unable to be present and a number of regulars out of the game because of injuries the orange and black presented a patched up lineup at the start of the encounter. The team also lacked its usual fighting spirit. As a result Wooster made matters very interesting for the youthful Tigers.

But at the start of the second quarter, regulars began to replace substitutes and from then on the story changes. It was a different team. The old fighting spirit was back and from that time on Wooster was doomed to defeat but it did not know it until Hill had convinced them of it by smashing his way through the visitors for Massillon’s first

Massillon started with Hax and Borza in the backfield to help Hill and Boerner regulars. On the line were substitute guards Miller and Shaidnagle. Edwards and Salberg were at their regular tackle positions but Potts was at center for Roth while Rohr took Potts’ place at end and Rohr was destined to become one of the stars of the encounter by his brilliant defensive work. Jamison was on the other end.

When the half ended Kallaker and Pflug returned to their regular positions in the line while Thomas went into the backfield. Weirich replaced Jamison at end. With the line strengthened Wooster was held in check and the team began to open up holes for Hill to plow through.

Wooster outplayed Massillon in the first half making three first downs to two for the range and black. But in the last two quarters Massillon charged through for 11 first downs as compared to one for the visitors.

Neither team was able to come within scoring distance in the first half. The Wooster line continually broke through and stopped the Massillon backs before they could get under way. The local team did not seem to have much interference for the men carrying the ball. With neither team being able to gain much ground the battle developed into a punting duel in which Hill gave Massillon a slight advantage by his ability to out kick the Wooster punter.

Wooster received to start the second half and was held, punting to Thomas who was downed on Wooster’s 45-yard line. Hill tore up the Wooster line for a first down on two plunges. He made six on another dive into the visitors and then double passed to Thomas who skirted Wooster’s right end for 15 yards bringing the ball to the 33-yard line. Then Hill commenced another onslaught on the visitors, carrying the ball three times for a first down. Thomas made three on a tackle buck and with the ball on the eight-yard line Hill took it across in two plunges for Massillon’s first set of counters.

The second touchdown came quickly. Wooster received and after being held punted to Thomas who was downed on Massillon’s 35-yard line. Hill punted to Russell who fumbled and Rohr, racing down the field to make a tackle scooped up the ball and continued on across Wooster’s goal line for Massillon’s second touchdown.

At the start of the fourth quarter Wooster lost the ball on downs on its 40-yard line. Once more Hill set himself in motion and began to tear up the visitors by spirited plunges. The big fullback tore round Wooster’s left end for a 20-yard gain. Then Boerner carried the ball twice making a first down. Hill got back into action again and carried the ball from the 10-yard line to the two-yard mark in two plunges. Thomas made it first down on the half yard line. On the next play Thomas fumbled, but covered on the two-yard line. Hill then gathered the ball in his arms, took a nose-dive and went across for the third touchdown Pflug kicked goal.

Although he lost another touchdown for Massillon by a fumble on the one-yard line, Joe Define who replaced Thomas in the backfield is the fourth quarter exhibited some brilliant football. The Navarre lad, fast as a streak ripped his way through the Wooster eleven for substantial gains every time he carried the ball.

Massillon got the ball near the close of the quarter on Wooster’s 40-yard line and then Define began streaking through the visiting eleven. He ripped off a 15-yard gain on his first play, carrying the ball to the 25-yard line. On the next play he gained nine more and was on his way for a touchdown on his next dash when he fumbled Wooster covering on the one-yard line.

Hill and Define were the offensive stars for Massillon. Boerner also made several good gains on plunges through the Wooster line. On defense the work of Rohr, Edwards, and Potts stood out prominently, these three lads stopping Wooster’s attempts to gain time after time.

Wooster worked five forward passes out of nine attempts. Massillon tried but two, none of which were completed. Massillon made 18 first downs to four for Wooster.

Still Winning

Massillon – 19 Position Wooster – 0
Rohr LE W. Russell
Edwards LT Long
Miller LG Crow
Potts C Critchfield
Shaidnagle RG Mewrey
Salberg RT Dunn
Jamison RE Joliff
Hax Q Fritz
Boerner LH King
Borsa RH Layman
Hill F E. Russell

Score by quarters:
Massillon 0 0 12 7 – 19

Substitutes: Massillon – Thomas for Borsa, Kallaker for Miller,
Weirich for Jamison, Pflug for Shaidnagle, Miller for Pflug,
Define for Thomas.
Wooster – Rach for Dunn.

Touchdowns: Hill 2, Rohr.
Goal after touchdown: Pflug.

Referee: Bietser, Mt. Union.
Umpire: Bast, Massillon
Headlinesman: McSweeney, Wooster
Time of quarters: 12 minutes.

Tink Ulrich
Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1919: Massillon 56, Wooster 7


Massillon High’s crack football team established itself more firmly as one of the best high school teams in the state last Saturday when it invaded Wooster and smothered the Wayne county school under a 56-7 score.

Eight touchdowns and eight field goals after touchdown was the result of Massillon’s flashy attack which was featured by the open field work of Stuhldreher and Greenfelder, star performers of the local team.

Wooster scored its lone touchdown in the second quarter on line bucks after a Massillon penalty had given them their opportunity. The Wayne county team, which equaled Massillon in weight, couldn’t do a thing against the local team and depended largely upon forward passes for gains

Coach Snavely’s lads also displayed a good forward passing attack, completing over
two-thirds of their overhead attempts. In the last quarter the local team was made up entirely of second string men.

Greenfelder scored three touchdowns, Stuhldreher two, and Hollerback, Archbold and Angstadt one each. Greenfelder kicked the goals after touchdowns.

Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1918: Massillon 62, Wooster 0


Almost a point a minute was the score rolled up against the Wooster high school football team by the Massillon gridders, Saturday afternoon, on the Blues field, when Massillon defeated Wooster 62 to 0.

The score stood 27 to 0 at the end of the first quarter. Wooster held Massillon in the second quarter, but during the last half of the game the defensive line crumbled before the home team’s swift onslaught.

Massillon’s triumph was due to a remarkable showing of smooth and effective team work.

A big improvement was noticeable in the entire line, which played a brilliant game. Speed featured the work of the back field. Greenfelder, right halfback, made several spectacular 55 yard punts.

The young Tigers are in excellent trim to battle their ancient enemy, Canton high, which was defeated Saturday at Alliance, 33 to 6.

The Canton-Massillon high football game, scheduled for November 23, will be played at Canton.

Massillon – 62. Pos. Wooster – 0.

Wittman le Starn

Harrison lt Spangler

Kemp lg Armstrong

Ertle c Abler

Clay Tilton rg Van Ness

Oberlin rt Frank

Howells re Mitchell

Graybill qb Pringle

Thomas lh Morrison

Greenfelder rh Swigert

Archbold fb Walker
Touchdowns –Thomas 3, Greenfelder 2, Wittman 1, Tilton 1, Archb

Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1917: Massillon 20, Wooster 0


Orange and black clad gridiron warriors of Massillon high school annexed their sixth victory of the season Saturday when they trounced Wooster high 20 to 0 in the Wayne county capital.

It was a Wooster fumble on the first kick off that put Coach Snavely’s gridders in position to score. Then it was a Massillon fumble which gave Archbold a chance to scoop up the ball and carry it across Wooster’s goal line. Massillon had carried the ball to within Wooster’s 20 yard zone when the fumble occurred.

Wooster received but was held for downs, punting to Thomas who was thrown in his tracks. The orange and black commenced another march toward Wooster’s goal, Thomas and Archbold ripping off two first downs in succession. Fulton missed a pass but, on the next play Thomas swung around right end for 20 yards placing the ball on Wooster’s 10 yard line from where Archbold carried it over for his second set of counters.

It was a forward pass in the third quarter that gave Massillon its third touchdown. A 10-yard heave, from Thomas to Fulton, who sprinted 50 yards after receiving the pass brought the third set of points.

Wooster was never dangerous, not once penetrating the orange and black’s 20 yard zone. Play during the greater part of the game was in Wooster territory. After running up 20 points Coach Snavely’s tossers played largely upon the defensive. Only straight football was used by the local crew, as the presence of Canton scouts on the sidelines made it necessary for the orange and black to cover up its pet plays which will be sprung on Canton in the big battle next Saturday.

Following is the lineup and summary.

Massillon High – 20. Pos. Wooster high – 0.

Wittmann le Silver

Cheyney lt Dudley

Taylor lg Himes

Ertle c Whitemyer

Harrison lg Spangler

Oberlin rt Long

Fulton re Green

Graybill qb Patdorf

Thomas lhb Morrison

Converse rhb Stutz

Archbold fb Miller
Touchdown – Archbold 2. Fulton.

Referee – Maurer.
Umpire – Jones.
Headlinesman – Smith.

Goals after touchdown: Thomas 2.

Time of quarters – 12, 10, 12 and 10.

Massillon Tigers Black Letter Logo History

1916: Massillon 52, Wooster 0


That crack orange and black eleven of Massillon high school will make the fans forget all about the brilliant performance of the 1915 team if it isn’t careful.

Coach Snavely’s youthful tigers showed some 2,500 odd spectators Saturday afternoon in a convincing manner that they are a great deal faster and have a better attack than last year’s crew, when they smothered Wooster’s high eleven under a 52 to 0 drubbing on the driving park gridiron.

Wooster high sent here a beefy aggregation of gridders and a big fullback, weighing nearly 190 pounds, who was a star when it came to ripping up the Tiger line for substantial gains. But beef played little part in the fracas and the plinging fullback—Carlton, captain of the Wayne county team—could not play the entire game himself.

Massillon’s attack both on offensive and defensive was so bewildering and puzzling to the visiting team that from the very outset it was evident it would not be able to weather the storm, although it did put up a plucky fight to halt the orange and black’s victorious march.

McLaughlin’s great generalship in directing Massillon’s team play, his brilliant running in a broken field and his accurate hurling of the forward pass; Thomas’ daring in skirting Wooster’s ends or dashing through the line; Stults’ heavy line plunging; Harrold’s fine work in receiving forwards, and the great defensive playing of Bischoff, Ertle and Zepp was too much for Wooster’s heavy aggregation and they wilted before Massillon’s attack.

It took the local team just one minute and 25 seconds to score the first touchdown. Massillon received. Two line plunges brought in the Wooster wingmen and then McLaughlin shot a forward to Harrold, which brought a gain of 50 yards. McLaughlin darted through left tackle on the next play and by some great dodging and running, gained 30 yards and the first touchdown.

Wooster received, was held and punted. Thomas skirted right end for a big gain of 40 yards and a minute later plunged through tackle for the second touchdown. The third touchdown in the quarter came after a series of line plays had brought the ball to the one yard line with goal to gain on the fourth down. McLaughlin shot into the Wooster line and hung up the third set of counters.

Wooster succeeded in holding the orange and black scoreless in the second quarter but in the third quarter a forward from McLaughlin to Bischoff for 12 yards scored a touchdown.

It was in this quarter that Carlton showed up well for Wooster. The big fullback, who last season was out of the game most of the time on account of injuries, hurled himself into the line time after time for big gains and he worked the ball within striking distance, but a Wooster man fumbled and Massillon recovered.

In the fourth quarter Massillon ran rough shod over the Wayne county boys. Four touchdowns and one goal were annexed. Stults placed Massillon in position to score by a 45 yard plunge through the line, McLaughlin taking the ball over on the next play from the two yard line. Shortly after that he scored again and a few minutes later shot a 20 yard pass to Harrold for a touchdown. McLaughlin made the last touchdown 10 seconds before time expired: He plowed through the line for eight yards.


Massillon – 52. Pos. Wooster – 0.

Harrold (c) le Wemer

Stoner lt Freck

Ertle lg Guoynes

Zepp c Fritz

Oberlin rg Morrison

C. Archbold rt Hickman

Bischoff re Imhof

McLaughlin qb Badtorf

Thomas lhb Bartel

Stults fb Carlton (c)

Converse rhb Stultz
Score by quarters:
Wooster 0 0 0 0
Massillon 20 7 0 25

Touchdowns – McLaughlin 5, Thomas 1, Bischoff 1, Harrold 1.
Goals – McLaughlin 4 out of 8.

Referees – Plott, of Otterbein; Fleming, of W. & J.
Umpires – Day, of Muhlenburg; Fleming, of W. & J.
Headlinesman – Copenhaver, of Heidleberg.
Timers – Coleman, of Massillon; Shuch, of Wooster.

Time of quarters – 12 minutes.

Substitutes: Massillon – Chayney for Stoner, Ertle for Bischoff, Stoner for Ertle, Underwood for Oberlin, H. Archbold for Converse, Fulton for Archbold. Wooster – Leib for Mo