McKinley vs Massillon in "The War of 1894"

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THE RIVALRY

CANTON

McKINLEY

BULLDOGS vs. TIGERS

MASSILLON

WASHINGTON

THE WAR OF 1894

52 Wins in the series 67
5 Ties in the series 5
#2 Ohio rank in win total #1
#7 USA rank in win total #3
12 State Championships 24
2 National Championships 9
Lost 3 Current streak in the series Won 3
22 Playoff appearances 21
35 Playoff wins 28
6 Playoff championship games 3
3 Playoff championships won 0
1,178 All-time games played 1,150
803 All-time wins 842
333 All-time losses 273
42 All-time ties 36
.706 Winning percentage .756
at Massillon Next game in the series Sat., Nov. 1

 

 

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Canton vs. Massillon

 

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CANTON

McKINLEY

BULLDOGS

vs

MASSILLON

WASHINGTON

TIGERS

Central High School of Canton and North Street School of Massillon begin to play a game of scholastic football for the first time against each other in 1894. The period of time between 1894 and 1931 is defined by both schools as the 'Early Era'.
Central High’s team wore the colors red and black. North Street School wore different colors decided by the senior class until 1927 (see notes for that season).
Touchdowns are worth four points, extra points two points and a safety two points.

#1 in the series played at Pastime Park in Canton on Saturday, November 3, 1894
Jacob W. Schwinger (1-0-1) W 16 1894 6   Kell (0-1-0)
First touchdown scored against Massillon by a Canton player is by William Jahn and the first Massillon player to score a touchdown against Canton is by Lestor.

#2 in the series played at Russell Park in Massillon on Saturday, November 17, 1894
Jacob W. Schwinger (2-1-1) W 12 1894 8   Kell (0-2-0)

#3 in the series played at Pastime Park in Canton on Saturday, October 26, 1895
No coach of record (2-1-1) W 6 1895 0   No coach of record (1-1-0)
CANTON CENTRAL HIGH, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
 
  1896  
No game was played in the series this year,
Canton played against the Massillon Athletic Club twice, a 0-0 tie and an 18-0 win in a season that ended undefeated at 5-0-3.
Prescot Burton coached the Tigers in a one-game season to finish 0-1-0.

  CANTON CENTRAL HIGH, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
 
  1897  
No game was played in the series this year,
Touchdowns are worth four points, extra points two points, a field goal three points and a safety worth two points.
Canton has no coach of record and played a four game schedule that includes an 18-0 loss to Mount Union College.
North Street School had no team this year.


  1898  
No game was played in the series this year,
Luther Day coached Canton to a 4-0 record, Central High School outscoring opponents 50-0; North Street School had no team this year.

  1899  
No game was played in the series this year,
There was no senior varsity team this year due to lack of participation in Canton. A junior varsity game was played with North Street School that ended in 5-5 tie. Enrollment at Canton High School was 144 members, 59 boys and 85 girls.

#4 in the series played at Santa Fe Park on Yingling Hill in Massillon on Wednesday, October 24, 1900
John, Day and Day (2-1-1) W 5 1900 0   No coach of record (0-1-0)
Touchdowns are worth five points, extra points one point, field goals three points and a safety two points.

#5 in the series played at Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton on Wednesday, November 7, 1900
John, Day and Day (4-1-1) W 45 1900 0   No coach of record (0-2-0)
 
  1901  
No game was played in the series this year,
Canton finished 3-2-2 that included a 6-0 win over Wooster University, under Wiliam L. Day and Luther Day. North Street School had no team this season.

 
  1902  
No game was played in the series this year,
Canton finished 4-4-1 that included a 15-0 win over Youngstown Rayen’s second team under Coach William Strang; Massillon finished 2-6-0 under Coach James Collier.

#6 in the series played at an unknown location in Massillon on Friday, October, 2, 1903
Schlitz, March, Day, Cook (1-0-0) W 5 1903 0   No coach of record (0-1-0)

#7 in the series played at Mahaffey Park in Canton on Friday, October 9, 1903
Schlitz, March, Day, Cook (2-0-0) W 8 1903 0   No coach of record (0-2-0)

#8 in the series played at Mahaffey Park in Canton on Friday, September 30, 1904
Day, Day, Strang, Kuhns, March (1-0-0) W 18 1904 0   James Collier (0-2-0)

#9 in the series played at an unknown location in Massillon on Friday, October, 21, 1904
Day, Day, Strang, Kuhns, March (2-2-0) W 12 1904 5   James Collier (1-3-0)
 
  1905  
No game was played in the series this year,
James Whitcraft guided Canton to a 8-2-1 season that included a win over Mt. Union College 5-0; Massillon played two games to finish 1-0-1 under Coach Verne Benedict.

#10 in the series played at League Park in Canton on Friday, October, 19, 1906
Curtis T. Bowman (3-2-0) W 24 1906 0   Fritz Merwin (1-1-0)

#11 in the series played at North Field in Massillon on Wednesday, October, 24, 1906
Curtis T. Bowman (5-2-0) W 28 1906 0   Fritz Merwin (1-2-0)
Pass was used in the shotgun formation; Canton throws two touchdown passes against the Tigers which set a national record at the time.
Central High School played three games in six days, two were against North Street School (as shown) with a game at Barberton on Oct. 20th

#12 in the series played at North Field in Massillon on Saturday, September 28, 1907
Curtis T. Bowman (0-0-1) TIE 0 1907 0 TIE Ralph E. Hall (0-0-1)

#13 in the series played at Stark County Fairgrounds in Canton on Wednesday, October 23, 1907
Curtis T. Bowman (3-2-1) W 44 1907 0   Ralph E. Hall (0-4-1)
Central High School’s Ray McGregor scored five touchdowns against Massillon in the win and that ties him with Travis McGuire of Massillon in 1991 as the players with the most touchdowns in a game in this series.

#14 in the series played at North Field in Massillon on Saturday, October 17, 1908
Curtis T. Bowman (2-1-0) W 17 1908 0   Ralph E. Hall (0-1-0)

#15 in the series played at League Park in Canton on Friday, November 6, 1908
Curtis T. Bowman (3-3-0)   6 1908 12 W Ralph E. Hall (1-1-0)

#16 in the series played before 1,200 at North Field in Massillon on Saturday, October 2, 1909
Harry Hazlett (0-1-0)   2 1909 6 W Hap Fugate (3-0-0)

#17 in the series played at League Park in Canton on Saturday, November 6, 1909
Harry Hazlett (4-2-0)   6 1909 11 W Hap Fugate (7-0-1)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
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  1910  
No game was played in the series this year,
Canton played eight games holding the opposition to a total of 18 points and lost twice under Hazlett. Canton’s Maurice “Smoke” Smalley scores six touchdowns in a 97-0 win over Minerva (ties a McKinley school record). Ralph Fugate coaches Massillon to a 5-4-2 record.

  1911  
No game was played in the series this year,
Canton was shutout twice in completing a 3-6-0 season under Hazlett. Ralph Fugate coaches Massillon to a 6-4-0 record.

#18 in the series played at League Park in Canton on Saturday, November 16, 1912
Harry Hazlett (6-3-0) W 19 1912 0   Sidney Jones (5-4-0)
First year touchdowns count as six points.

#19 in the series played at North Field in Massillon on Saturday, November 22, 1913
Harry Hazlett (6-3-1) TIE 13 1913 13 TIE Sidney Jones (4-4-1)
'The War of 1894' is scheduled as the season finale for the first time in history for both high schools.

#20 in the series played at League Park in Canton on Saturday, November 21, 1914
Harry Hazlett (7-3-0)   0 1914 3 W John Snavley (6-2-0)
Washington High School on Oak Avenue and First Street in Massillon opens.

#21 in the series played before 2,000 at Driving Park in Massillon on Saturday, November 20, 1915
Harry Hazlett (6-3-0) W 7 1915 6   John Snavley (8-1-0)

#22 in the series played at League Park in Canton on Saturday, November 25, 1916
Harold E. Dunlap (5-3-1)   9 1916 16 W John Snavley (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS

#23 in the series played at Central State Athletic Field (Agathon) in Massillon on Saturday, November 24, 1917
M. Channing Wagner (6-3-1) W 6 1917 7   John Snavley (7-2-0)
 
  1918  
No game was played in the series this year,
McKinley High School on Market Avenue North opens and adopts the mascot name 'Bulldogs'. Six McKinley games were canceled due to the flu epidemic including the game against Massillon. McKinley finished the season at 0-3-0, while Massillon finished 2-2-2 under Coach Snavley.

#24 in the series played before 3,000 at League Park in Canton on Saturday, November 22, 1919
M. Channing Wagner (3-5-1)   0 1919 21 W John Snavley (8-1-0)

#25 in the series played at Central State Athletic Field (Agathon) in Massillon on Saturday, November 20, 1920
Floyd Harshman (8-1-0) W 14 1920 0   Elmer Snyder (3-4-1)
CANTON McKINLEY, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS

#26 in the series played at Meyers Lake’s Lakeside Park in Canton on Saturday, November 19, 1921
Floyd Harshman (3-4-2)   12 1921 13 W Dave Stewart (5-4-0)

#27 in the series played at Pearl Street Field in Massillon on Saturday, November 25, 1922
Floyd Harshman (5-4-2)   0 1922 24 W Dave Stewart (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS

#28 in the series played at Meyers Lake’s Lakeside Park in Canton on Saturday, November 24, 1923
Hal R. Smith (3-6-0)   0 1923 9 W Dave Stewart (8-2-0)

#29 in the series played before 6,000 at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 22, 1924
Dwight V. Peabody (2-7-0)   0 1924 6 W Dave Stewart (8-1-0)

#30 in the series played before 9,500 at Meyers Lake’s Lakeside Park in Canton on Saturday, Nov. 21, 1925
Dwight V. Peabody (5-5-0) W 6 1925 3   Dave Stewart (7-2-0)

#31 in the series played at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 20, 1926
Dwight V. Peabody (7-1-1) TIE 0 1926 0 TIE Dan Atkinson (5-2-2)
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#32 in the series played before 7,200 at Meyers Lake’s Lakeside Park in Canton on Saturday, November 19, 1927
Dwight V. Peabody (9-1-1) W 13 1927 0   Dan Atkinson (3-5-1)
CANTON McKINLEY, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
'Obie' is christened mascot of Massillon Washington High School and its mascot becomes known as 'Tigers'. Each class stopped picking its own colors and orange and black are chosen as the schools colors.

#33 in the series played at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 24, 1928
Dwight V. Peabody (7-2-1) W 7 1928 0   Elmer McGrew (5-4-1)

#34 in the series played at Meyers Lake’s Lakeside Park in Canton on Saturday, November 23, 1929
Dwight V. Peabody (2-7-1)   6 1929 31 W Elmer McGrew (7-3-0)

#35 in the series played at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 22, 1930
Dwight V. Peabody (7-3-0)   6 1930 14 W Elmer McGrew (7-3-0)

#36 in the series played at Meyers Lake’s Lakeside Park in Canton on Saturday, November 21, 1931
Chuck Wright (2-8-0)   6 1931 20 W Dave Stewart (2-6-2)

#37 in the series played before 4,000 at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 19, 1931
James 'Jimmy' Aiken (6-3-0) W 19 1932 0   Paul Brown (5-4-1)
The period of time between the years 1932-1971 is known as the 'Polls Era', as James Aiken and Paul Brown user in a new chapter in the rivalry as both coaches start anew at each school and become fast friends that were known to spend a great deal of time together as football and fishing was a common bond.

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#38 in the series played before 10,000 at Lehman Stadium in Canton on Saturday, November 25, 1933
James 'Jimmy' Aiken (9-1-0) W 21 1933 0   Paul Brown (8-2-0)
Canton McKinley, proclaimed state runner-up

#39 in the series played before 20,000 at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 24, 1934
James 'Jimmy' Aiken (11-0-0) W 21 1934 6   Paul Brown (9-1-0)
CANTON McKINLEY, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Massillon Washington, proclaimed state runner-up
Both teams enter contest ‘perfect’ undefeated, untied for the first time in the series.

#40 in the series played before 12,000 at Lehman Stadium in Canton on Saturday, November 23, 1935
James 'Jimmy' Aiken (6-3-1)   0 1935 6 W Paul Brown (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

#41 in the series played before 20,000 at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 21, 1936
John Reed (9-1-0)   0 1936 21 W Paul Brown (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
Canton McKinley, proclaimed state runner-up
Both teams enter contest ‘perfect’ undefeated, untied for the second time in the series.

#42 in the series played before 14,000 at Lehman Stadium in Canton on Saturday, November 20, 1937
John Reed (8-1-0)   6 1937 19 W Paul Brown (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
Canton McKinley, proclaimed state runner-up
Both teams enter contest ‘perfect’ undefeated, untied for the third time in the series.

#43 in the series played before 18,000 at Massillon Field on Saturday, November 19, 1938
John Reed (8-1-0)   0 1938 12 W Paul Brown (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
Canton McKinley, proclaimed state runner-up

#44 in the series played before 22,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 1939
John Reed (6-3-1)   6 1939 20 W Paul Brown (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

#45 in the series played before 22,000 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 1940
John Reed (8-1-1)   6 1940 34 W Paul Brown (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Both teams enter contest undefeated.

#46 in the series played before 25,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 22, 1941
Ben Schwartzwalder (6-3-1)   0 1941 32 W Bud Houghton (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS

#47 in the series played before 20,000 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 21, 1942
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (8-1-1) W 35 1942 0   Elwood Kammer (9-1-0)
CANTON McKINLEY, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS

#48 in the series played before 22,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 20, 1943
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (8-1-1)   0 1943 21 W Elwood Kammer (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS
Both teams enter contest undefeated.

#49 in the series played before 17,352 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 1944
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (9-1-0) W 27 1944 0   Elwood Kammer (7-3-0)
CANTON McKINLEY, PROCLAIMED STATE CHAMPIONS

#50 in the series played before 22,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 1945
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (7-1-2) TIE 0 1945 0 TIE Augie Morningstar (5-0-5)
Washington High finishes with a very rare season final record, undefeated with five ties.

#51 in the series played before 18,270 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 23, 1946
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (8-1-2) TIE 6 1946 6 TIE Bud Houghton (6-2-2)

#52 in the series played before 24,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 22, 1947
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (9-1-0) W 14 1947 0   Bud Houghton (6-4-0)
Canton McKinley, voted state runner-up in final AP Poll
The Associated Press begins to award state titles by ‘polling’ selected state of Ohio media members. Barberton is crowned the initial poll as state champions.

#53 in the series played before 20,598 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 20, 1948
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (9-1-0)   12 1948 21 W Chuck Mather (9-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS
Canton McKinley, voted state runner-up in final AP Poll
Tigers are AP Poll state champions, Bulldogs are voted state runners-up

#54 in the series played before 24,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 19, 1949
Herman 'Bup' Rearick (9-1-0)   0 1949 6 W Chuck Mather (9-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#55 in the series played before 21,631 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 1950
Richard 'Dick' Miller (7-3-0)   0 1950 33 W Chuck Mather (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

#56 in the series played before 16,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 1951
Richard 'Dick' Miller (2-8-0)   0 1951 40 W Chuck Mather (9-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#57 in the series played before 18,129 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 15, 1952
Richard 'Dick' Miller (6-3-1)   8 1952 41 W Chuck Mather (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

#58 in the series played before 16,500 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 21, 1953
Wade Watts (3-6-1)   7 1953 48 W Chuck Mather (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

#59 in the series played before 21,154 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 20, 1954
Wade Watts (8-2-0)   6 1954 26 W Tom Harp (9-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

#60 in the series played before 21,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 19, 1955
Wade Watts (10-0-0) W 13 1955 7   Tom Harp (8-1-1)
CANTON McKINLEY, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS
Massillon Washington, voted state runner-up in final AP Poll

Both teams enter contest undefeated.

#61 in the series played before 21,945 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 17, 1956
Wade Watts (10-0-0) W 34 1956 7   Lee Tressel (8-2-0)
CANTON McKINLEY, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

THE 'VICTORY' BELL

History of the rotating trophy between Canton McKinley and Massillon Washington
football rivalry game

Canton Repository - November 13, 1957 (Wednesday) - Page 44 ...Research provided by McKinley Alum, Michael T. George

LOCOMOTIVE BELL IS NEW TROPHY FOR GRID CLASSIC SUPERINTENDENTS APPROVE
The nations college football powers annually battle over trophies, an Old Oaken Bucket and Shillelaghs, but they will have nothing on Canton and Massillon. When McKinley’s Bulldogs and visiting Tigers square off in the 62nd game in the rivalry they'll be shooting for the first time for possession of a 50 year old bronze locomotive bell.

THE TROPHY will become a symbol of the classic. It has been approved by the respective superintendents of the schools, John Niederhauser of Canton and L. J. Smith of Massillon. Donor of the bell is the Wheeling and Lake Erie District of the Nickel Plate Railroad. The announcement was made by R. J. Snyder, assistant master mechanic for the road at Brewster. Mr. Snyder will present the bell to the two superintendents at Saturday's game. Each year it will be retained by the winning team for display in it's trophy case. Mr. Snyder said the bell was removed from engine 922, a steam locomotive retired after 2,000,000 miles of service. This particular engine was used exclusively for freight service and traveled the equivalent of 800 trips coast-to-coast or 80 times around the world.
The bell is being processed in Nickel Plate shops at Brewster and mounted so it will ring. It will be placed on a carriage for convenient transportation.

 

 

#62 in the series played before 20,824 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 1957
Wade Watts (8-2-0)   7 1957 25 W Lee Tressel (8-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#63 in the series played before 21,157 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 15, 1958
James 'Jimmy' Robinson (5-5-0)   16 1958 38 W Leo Strang (8-1-1)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#64 in the series played before 17,196 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 16, 1959
James 'Jimmy' Robinson (6-4-0)   0 1959 20 W Leo Strang (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

#65 in the series played before 19,036 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 19, 1960
James 'Jimmy' Robinson (6-5-0)   0 1960 42 W Leo Strang (10-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#66 in the series played before 18,621 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 18, 1961
Pete Akney (6-4-0)   6 1961 7 W Leo Strang (11-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
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  1962  
No game was played in the series this year,

Year of Suspension for the Bulldogs by Ohio High School Athletic Association
O.H.S.A.A. Finds McKinley Guilty of Recruiting, Gets ‘Death Penalty’ as Pups Go Undefeated, Untied and Undressed

by Michael T. George
During the off season between 1960 and 1961 a couple of McKinley boosters were in the Portsmouth, Ohio area and had overheard a grumbling parent complain about the playing time that his sons were getting. After some discussion these boosters found the father a job in the Canton area. The players enrolled in McKinley for the 1961 season.
The Superintendent of the Portsmouth schools reported to the OHSAA that McKinley had "stolen" two of his "star players".
During the ensuing investigation the OHSAA determined that McKinley was in violation of the bylaw regarding "undue influence" and banned McKinley from inter-scholastic football for the 1962 season - "THE DEATH PENALITY".
McKinley’s position was similar to that of many schools today...That the school has no control over what boosters do.
McKinley exhausted all attempts to get the ruling reversed; including OHSAA appeal, Gubernatorial intervention, and an injunction that was taken all
the way to the State Supreme Court.
The Ohio State Supreme Court's final ruling was that the OHSAA was private, independent organization and as a member McKinley was bound
to follow the rules and decisions of said organization.
Side notes...
Massillon had toyed with the idea of playing McKinley in the final game of the season regardless of the ruling by the OHSAA and was informed that any school doing so would face a similar penalty.
The two "recruited" players were not that good and didn't play much in the '61 season. (In the end what do boosters know about talent). The father turned on McKinley also for not playing his gifted sons.
McKinley played an intramural program that year and the Massillon band even came over and performed during the half time of one of the games.
The OHSAA also saw what effect that this had on the general population of the student body and really has gone out of its way to not hand out the 'death penalty' since.

Massillon Washington concluded the regular season at home against Canton Lincoln, winning 35-16 to finish 6-5-0.

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#67 in the series played before 16,237 at Tiger Stadium on Firday, October 11, 1963
Tony Ware (3-3-0)   20 1963 24 W Leo Strang (5-1-0)
First time that a game in this series is played under the lights.

#68 in the series played before 21,965 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 1963
Tony Ware (6-4-0)   6 1963 22 W Leo Strang (9-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS
Two games were played in the same season to make-up the 1962 game that was prohibited to play by the O.H.S.A.A.

#69 in the series played before 22,685 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 1964
Don Nehlen (9-1-0)   14 1964 20 W Earl Bruce (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS
Canton McKinley, voted state runner-up in final AP Poll
Both teams enter contest ‘perfect’ undefeated, untied for the forth time in the series.

#70 in the series played before 22,365 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 13, 1965
Ron Chismar (7-3-0)   14 1965 18 W Earl Bruce (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#71 in the series played before 19,009 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 12, 1966
Ron Chismar (6-4-0) W 25 1966 16   Bob Seaman (4-5-1)

#72 in the series played before 20,500 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 1967
Ron Chismar (6-4-0)   15 1967 20 W Bob Seaman (9-1-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#73 in the series played before 22,305 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 1968
Ron Chismar (9-1-0) W 26 1968 6   Bob Seaman (7-3-0)
Canton McKinley, voted state runner-up in final AP Poll

#74 in the series played before 20,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 8, 1969
Ron Chismar (9-1-0) W 14 1969 7   Bob Commings (7-2-1)

#75 in the series played before 22,500 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 14, 1970
John Brideweser (8-1-1)   0 1970 28 W Bob Commings (10-0-0)
MASSILLON WASHINGTON, AP POLL STATE CHAMPIONS

#76 in the series played before 20,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 13, 1971
John Brideweser (7-2-1)   6 1971 29 W Bob Commings (8-2-0)
Final season that the Associated Press Poll determines state champion.

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#77 in the series played before 22,371 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 1972
John Brideweser (8-2-0)   3 1972 12 W Bob Commings (9-1-0) *
The time period from 1972 to present day is known as 'The Playoff Era'.
The Ohio High School Athletic Association begins its own football tournament in 1972 to award state championships.
The top team from each of the four regions (12 teams) qualifies in three classes, AAA (big school enrollment), AA, and A to play in state semifinals. This format stays in place until 1979 when the OHSAA expands tournament.

* denotes coach advances team into playoffs after game

#78 in the series played before 20,148 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 10, 1973
John Brideweser (8-2-0) W 21 1973 0   Bob Commings (8-1-1)

#79 in the series played before 21,754 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 9, 1974
John Brideweser (9-1-0)   15 1974 20 W Chuck Shuff (6-4-0)

#80 in the series played before 20,435 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 8, 1975
John Brideweser (9-1-0) W 21 1975 15   Chuck Shuff (6-3-1)

#81 in the series played before 19,528 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 13, 1976
John Brideweser (4-6-0)   3 1976 7 W Mike Currence (8-2-0)
McKinley Senior High School at 2323 17th St. N.W. opens with the William E. Umstattd Performing Arts Hall next to Memorial Field House and C. T. Branin Natatorium directly south of Fawcett Stadium and The Pro Football Hall of Fame.

#82 in the series played before 20,339 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 12, 1977
John Brideweser (9-1-0) *   0 1977 21 W Mike Currence (8-2-0)
Canton McKinley, OHSAA Class AAA tournament finalist

#83 in the series played before 21,575 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 11, 1978
John Brideweser (7-2-0)   10 1978 13 W Mike Currence (9-0-1)

#84 in the series played before 21,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 10, 1979
John Brideweser (7-2-1)   0 1979 24 W Mike Currence (10-0-0) *
1979 is the final season that the OHSAA will allow games to end in ties as overtime rules go into effect in 1980.

#85 in the series played before 21,745 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 1, 1980
Terry Forbes (9-1-0) * W 16 1980 7   Mike Currence (8-1-1) *
1980-1984, OHSAA expanded the playoff format and separates schools into divisions so 40 teams can qualify for the playoffs, the top two teams from each of the four regions qualify in five divisions, I (large school division), II, III, IV, and V to play in region final.

#86 in the series played before 19,029 at Fawcett Stadium on Friday, November 7, 1980 in the Division I, Region Championship
Terry Forbes (9-2-0)   6 1980 14 W Mike Currence (9-1-1) *
Massillon Washington, OHSAA Division I tournament finalist
Second time that the McKinley-Massillon game was played under the lights.

#87 in the series played before 22,282 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 1981
Terry Forbes (10-0-0) * W 9 1981 6   Mike Currence (7-3-0)
CANTON McKINLEY, OHSAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT STATE CHAMPIONS

#88 in the series played before 19,354 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 6, 1982
Thom McDaniels (8-2-0)   0 1982 7 W Mike Currence (10-0-0) *
Massillon Washington, OHSAA Division I tournament finalist

#89 in the series played before 21,232 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 5, 1983
Thom McDaniels (6-4-0)   7 1983 18 W Mike Currence (9-1-0)

#90 in the series played before 17,926 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 3, 1984
Thom McDaniels (7-3-0) W 17 1984 6   Mike Currence (6-4-0)

#91 in the series played before 21,174 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 1985
Thom McDaniels (9-1-0) * W 21 1985 6   John Moronto (7-3-0)
Canton McKinley, OHSAA Division I tournament finalist
Massillon is charged with recruiting violations by the OHSAA and banned from post-season playoffs, should they qualify from 1985-1987.
1985-1993, OHSAA expanded the playoff format to include 80 teams, The top four teams from each of the four regions qualify in five divisions, I (large school classification) , II, III, IV, and V to play in region semifinal.

#92 in the series played before 18,091 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 1, 1986
Thom McDaniels (9-1-0) * W 23 1986 6   John Moronto (7-3-0)

#93 in the series played before 19,600 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 1987
Thom McDaniels (7-3-0) W 18 1987 15   John Moronto (6-4-0)

#94 in the series played before 17,750 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 5, 1988
Thom McDaniels (6-4-0)   7 1988 10 W Lee Owens (7-3-0)
The first overtime in the series is needed after the teams play to a 7-7 tie at the end of regulation.

#95 in the series played before 22,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 1989
Thom McDaniels (7-3-0)   7 1989 24 W Lee Owens (8-2-0) *

#96 in the series played before 16,762 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 1990
Thom McDaniels (5-4-0) W 20 1990 7   Lee Owens (7-3-0) *
Tiger stadium has artificial turf for the first time.
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#97 in the series played before 18,376 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 1991
Thom McDaniels (6-4-0)   13 1991 42 W Lee Owens (8-2-0) *
Travis McGuire scored five touchdowns for Massillon that ties him with Ray McGregor for Canton in 1907 for most touchdowns by a player in the series in a single game.

#98 in the series played before 17,000 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 7, 1992
Thom McDaniels (9-1-0) W 14 1992 7   Jack Rose (5-5-0)
Washington High School at 1 Paul Brown Drive opens in November 1992 located next to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium.

#99 in the series played before 23,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 6, 1993
Thom McDaniels (8-2-0) * W 21 1993 13   Jack Rose (9-1-0) *

#100 in the series played before 19,125 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 5, 1994
Thom McDaniels (8-2-0) *   41 1994 42 W Jack Rose (9-1-0) *
The second overtime in the series is needed after the teams play to a 35-35 tie at the end of regulation.
1994-1998, OHSAA expanded the playoff format to include 96 teams. The top four teams from each of the four regions qualify in six divisions, I (large school classification), II, III, IV, V and VI to play in region semifinal.

#101 in the series played before 34,208 at Akron Rubber Bowl on Saturday, November 19, 1994 in the Division I, Region Championship
Thom McDaniels (10-2-0) * W 27 1994 20   Jack Rose (10-2-0)
Third time that the McKinley-Massillon game was played under the lights.
OHSAA single game playoff attendance record is set.

#102 in the series played before 21,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 4, 1995
Thom McDaniels (8-2-0) W 24 1995 21   Jack Rose (7-3-0)

#103 in the series played before 19,637 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 1996
Thom McDaniels (9-1-0) * W 21 1996 0   Jack Rose (9-1-0) *

#104 in the series played before 22,000 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 1, 1997
Thom McDaniels (10-0-0) * W 27 1997 14   Jack Rose (7-3-0)
CANTON McKINLEY, OHSAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT STATE CHAMPIONS, #1 AP POLL and NATIONAL CHAMPIONS
Fawcett Stadium has artificial turf for the first time.

#105 in the series played before 19,348 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 30, 1998
Kerry Hodakievic (8-1-0) * W 42 1998 20   Rick Shepas (4-6-0)
CANTON McKINLEY, OHSAA DIVISION I TOURNAMENT STATE CHAMPIONS

#106 in the series played before 23,987 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 30, 1999
Kerry Hodakievic (7-3-0) *   7 1999 35 W Rick Shepas (10-0-0) *
1999-2011, OHSAA expanded the playoff format to include 192 teams, The top eight teams from each of the four regions qualify in six divisions, I (large school classification), II, III, IV, V and VI to play in region quarterfinal.

#107 in the series played before 17,957 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2000
John 'Spider' Miller (3-6-0)   9 2000 13 W Rick Shepas (8-2-0)

#108 in the series played before 23,815 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 2001
John 'Spider' Miller (7-2-0) *   26 2001 29 W Rick Shepas (9-1-0) *

#109 in the series played before 29,500 at Akron Rubber Bowl on Saturday, November 10, 2001 in the Division I, Region Semifinal
John 'Spider' Miller (8-3-0)   19 2001 35 W Rick Shepas (11-1-0) *
Forth time that the McKinley-Massillon game was played under the lights.

#110 in the series played before 16,162 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2002
John 'Spider' Miller (3-6-0)   17 2002 34 W Rick Shepas (8-2-0)

#111 in the series played before 18,125 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 26, 2003
Brian Cross (3-7-0) W 40 2003 8   Rick Shepas (4-6-0)

#112 in the series played before 14,905 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 30, 2004
Brian Cross (7-3-0) * W 20 2004 7   Rick Shepas (4-6-0)
Canton McKinley, OHSAA Division I tournament finalist

#113 in the series played before 24,242 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 29, 2005
Brian Cross (10-0-0) * W 38 2005 8   Tom Stacy (9-1-0) *
Both teams enter contest ‘perfect’ undefeated, untied for the fifth time in the series.

#114 in the series played before 16,111 at Akron Rubber Bowl on Saturday, November 19, 2005 in the Division I, Region Championship
Brian Cross (12-1-0)   3 2005 21 W Tom Stacy (12-1-0) *
Massillon Washington, OHSAA Division I tournament finalist
Fifth time that the McKinley-Massillon game was played under the lights.

#115 in the series played before 17,950 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2006
Brian Cross (9-1-0) *   7 2006 10 W Tom Stacy (6-4-0) *

#116 in the series played before 15,555 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 2007
Brian Cross (3-7-0)   20 2007 23 W Tom Stacy (6-4-0)
The third overtime in the series is needed after the teams play to a 17-17 tie at the end of regulation.

#117 in the series played before 16,935 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 28, 2008
Ron Johnson (6-4-0) *   0 2008 17 W Jason Hall (6-4-0) *

#118 in the series played before 14,624 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 2007
Ron Johnson (6-4-0) * W 35 2009 21   Jason Hall (7-3-0) *

#119 in the series played before 13,121 at InfoCision Stadium (University of Akron) on Saturday, November 21 in the Division I, Region Championship
Ron Johnson (8-5-0)   7 2009 10 W Jason Hall (10-3-0) *
Sixth time that the McKinley-Massillon game was played under the lights.

#120 in the series played before 17,794 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 30, 2010
Ron Johnson (8-2-0) * W 40 2010 17   Jason Hall (6-4-0) *
Fawcett Stadium opened a new $3.1 million pressbox. The new pressbox added additional 295 seats over the old facility.

#121 in the series played before 19,500 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, October 29, 2011
Ron Johnson (8-2-0) * W 23 2011 20   Jason Hall (7-3-0)

#122 in the series played before 17,582 at Tiger Stadium on Saturday, October 27, 2012
Todd Filtz (7-2-0) *   29 2012 37 W Jason Hall (9-1-0) *
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 #123 in the series played before 11,172 at Dix Stadium (Kent State University) on Saturday, November 10, 2012, in the Division I Region Semifinal
Todd Filtz (8-3-0)   19 2012 28 W Jason Hall (11-1-0) *
Seventh time that the McKinley-Massillon game was played under the lights, first time in Portage County.

#124 in the series played before 19,900 at Fawcett Stadium on Saturday, November 2, 2013
Todd Filtz (9-1-0) *   7 2013 34 W Jason Hall (8-2-0) *
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McKinley vs. Massillon

CANTON

McKINLEY

THE DIFF

MASSILLON

WASHINGTON

THE WAR OF 1894

-15 Wins in the series +15
-39 All-time wins +39
-12 'Mythical' championships +12
-7 'National' championships +7
+1 OHSAA playoffs appearances -1
+3 OHSAA playoff titles games -3
+3 OHSAA playoff titles won -3
+7 OHSAA Playoff Wins -7

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McKinley vs. Massillon

McKinley-Massillon Coaches Records in the Series

CANTON

McKINLEY

MASSILLON

WASHINGTON

W-L-T______Years______Head Coach
(2)  2-0-0 ____ 1984- only____ Jacob W. Schwingle
(1)  1-0-0 ____ 1985- only____ no coach of record
(2)  2-0-0 ____ 1900- only____ W. John/W. Day/L. Day
(2)  2-0-0 ____ 1903- only____ March/Schiltz/W. Day/Cook
(2)  2-0-0 ____ 1904- only____ Strang/Kuhn/Day/Day/March
(5)  4-1-0 ____ 1906-1908____ Curtis T. Bowman
(6)  2-3-1 ____ 1909-1915____ Harry F. Hazlett
(1)  0-1-0 ____ 1916- only____ Harold E. Dunlap
(2)  0-2-0 ____ 1917-1919____ M. Channing Wagner
(3)  1-2-0 ____ 1920-1922____ Floyd Harshman
(1)  0-1-0 ____ 1923- only____ Hal R. Smith
(7)  3-3-1 ____ 1924-1930____ Dwight V. Peabody
(1)  0-1-0 ____ 1931- only____ Chuck Wright
(4)  3-1-0 ____ 1932-1935____ Jimmy Aiken
(5)  0-5-0 ____ 1936-1940____ John Reed
(1)  0-1-0 ____ 1941- only____ Ben Schwartzwalder
(8)  3-3-2 ____ 1942-1949____ Herman "Bup" Rearick
(3)  0-3-0 ____ 1950-1952____ Dick Miller
(5)  2-3-0 ____ 1953-1957____ Wade Watts
(3)  0-3-0 ____ 1958-1960____ Jim Robinson
(2)  0-2-0 ____ 1961- only____ Pete Ankney
(2)  0-2-0 ____ 1963- only____ Tony Ware
(1)  0-1-0 ____ 1964- only____ Don Nehlen
(5)  3-2-0 ____ 1965-1969____ Ron Chismar
10  2-8-0 ____ 1970-1979____ John Brideweser
(3)  2-1-0 ____ 1980-1981____ Terry Forbes
17 11-6-0 ____ 1982-1997____ Thom McDaniels
(2)  1-1-0 ____ 1998-1999____ Kerry Hodakievic
(4)  0-4-0 ____ 2000-2002____ John "Spider" Miller
(6)  3-3-0 ____ 2003-2007____ Brian Cross
(5)  3-2-0
____ 2008-2011____ Ron Johnson
(3)  0-3-0 ____ 2012- 2013____ Todd Filtz

W-L-T______Years______Head Coach
(2) 0-2-0____ 1894- only____ Kell
(7) 0-7-0____ 1895-1904____ no coach of record
(2) 0-2-0____ 1906- only____ Merwin
(4) 1-2-1____ 1907-1908____ Hall
(2) 2-0-0____ 1909- only____ Hap Fugate
(2) 0-1-1____ 1912-1913____ Sidney Jones
(5) 4-1-0____ 1914-1919____ John Snavely
(1) 0-1-0____ 1920- only____ Elmer Snyder
(5) 4-1-0____ 1921-1925____ Dave Stewart
(2) 0-1-1____ 1926-1927____ Dan Atkinson
(4) 3-1-0____ 1928-1931____ Elmer McGrew
(9) 6-3-0____ 1932-1940____ Paul Brown
(1) 1-0-0____ 1941- only____ Bud Houghton
(3) 1-2-0____ 1942-1944____ Elwood Kammer
(1) 0-0-1____ 1945- only____ Augie Morningstar
(2) 0-1-1____ 1946-1947____ Bud Houghton
(6) 6-0-0____ 1948-1953____ Chuck Mather
(2) 1-1-0____ 1954-1955____ Tom Harp
(2) 1-1-0____ 1956-1957____ Lee Tressel
(6) 6-0-0____ 1958-1963____ Leo Strang
(5) 3-2-0____ 1964-1965____ Earl Bruce
(3) 1-2-0____ 1966-1968____ Bob Seaman
(5) 3-2-0____ 1969-1973____ Bob Commings
(2) 1-1-0____ 1974-1975____ Chuck Shuff
10 7-3-0____ 1976-1984____ Mike Currence
(3) 0-3-0____ 1985-1987____ John Maronto
(4) 3-1-0____ 1988-1991____ Lee Owens
(7) 1-6-0____ 1992-1997____ Jack Rose
(8) 5-3-0____ 1998-2004____ Rick Shepas
(4) 3-1-0____ 2005-2007____ Tom Stacy
(8) 5-3-0____ 2008-2013____ Jason Hall

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