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Fair or Foul? Massillon Washington Defeats Sun Valley (PA) 101-6 in Friday High School Football

In what likely will be a hotly debated topic among those that follow high school football closely, Friday night Massillon Washington, the fourth ranked team in Ohio, put up an eye-opening score as they played a team from Sun Valley, located in Pennsylvania.

The final – Massillon Washington 101 Sun Valley 6.

The game was a mismatch from the start, and saw the Tigers make a joke of it by half, as they scored 56 points in the second quarter.

The win for the Tigers, who are an Independent team, saw them break records for most points in a game, in a half (73) and the largest margin of victory.

The win topped a 94-0 triumph over Akron North, which took place back 96 years ago in 1922.

The game didn’t actually take an ugly turn until the second quarter, as the Vanguards from Sun Valley trailed just 17-0 after one period.

Then the flood gates opened, and as the points kept piling up in the second half, one has to wonder if there was ever a thought to simply taking a knee if you’re Massillon Washington.

The win puts the Tigers at 8-0 on the season, they led 73-6 at the half after the wild second quarter, and outscored Sun Valley 29-0 in the second half with the clock running.

Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE.



  1. Chris

    October 13, 2018 at 1:47 am


  2. Isaiah Zinn

    October 13, 2018 at 9:34 am

    I am a Proud Tigers fan but at the end of the 1st half I knew the game was over and on my Massillon Tiger Football Family group on Facebook I left an apology post and told Sun Valley they were doing the best job they could.

  3. Coach Rob

    October 13, 2018 at 11:06 am

    I wasn’t there but As a sports coach it sounds like perhaps the Tiger coaching staff missed a “coaching” moment. What do I mean? Opportunity to work on plays that need help. Switching The offensive and defensive players… ?

    • Joe Goff

      October 14, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      The Tigers had thier 2nd string in in the 2nd quarter and 4th string in in the 2nd half.

  4. Veronica

    October 13, 2018 at 11:14 am

    The Tigers put in their 3rd and fourth stringers. Defense itself scored. They ran plays they don’t normally run. How is it fair to tell the 3rd and 4ths to out their and give up? If the sun valley team was not up to playing Tiger level football,they should have never been added to the schedule.

  5. Kylie

    October 13, 2018 at 11:25 am

    Sun Valley had a chance to forfeit the game, and I can’t blame them for saying “No” but you also can’t blame Massillon for playing it’s bottom string players and still scoring. They did all that they could do aside from just walking off of the field. It really just comes down to scheduling evenly matched teams, unfortunately that falls not only on Massillon but surrounding schools. They shouldn’t have to play out of state teams 3-4 times in a year just to fill a schedule.

  6. Will

    October 13, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Obviously Massillon has no clue about why the “running clock” was initiated some years ago.

    Obviously the Massillon Coach has no familiarity with the words

    Obviously, Massillon has no idea they should actually be ashamed of and embarrassed by this.

    Actually, Massillon has motivated me to do something that I would ordinarily prefer not to. That is, in Week 14 or 15, to root for Akron’s Archbishop Hoban to slap 100 points on Massillon. They could (if they wanted to), but Hoban’s Coach has a modicum of class, dignity, sportsmanship and decency.

    • Mike

      October 15, 2018 at 7:13 pm

      That’s false look up Hoban’s coach online…. he scored 105 on a team while in Fla.

  7. Will

    October 13, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Be prepared, Massillon. Your “24 State and 9 National Titles” (NONE of which was EVER won by actually playing a championship game) will remain fixed at those numbers for at least another year. As they ALWAYS HAVE since 1972. By becoming a “smaller school” they managed to avoid St. Ignatius. By becoming a “smaller school” they are going to be defeated by “an even smaller school” — Hoban, a D-3 school (moved up to
    D-2 by competitive balance rules). Defeated, I’m hoping, by 100 points.

    I, and I’m sure I’m not alone, would personally contribute to a fund to assist the Sun Valley team to return to Ohio in November to cheer for Hoban as they administer a sorely needed lesson in humility, class, decency and sportsmanship to Massillon.

    Be prepared, Massillon; it’s coming. As it ALWAYS HAS since 1972.

    • Donna johnson

      October 18, 2018 at 2:18 pm

      Not sure if you even noticed, but massillon did play st ignatious this year in JV. Guess what!?! They won that game too!

  8. Will

    October 13, 2018 at 1:07 pm

    Has it ever occurred to Massillon that they have to “go out of state to find opponents because local teams avoid scheduling them” for precisely the reason exhibited by last night’s classless, unsportsmanlike, indecent display.

  9. Mayor NEOPrep

    October 13, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Two years after that 94-0 game in 1922, Akron East got a measure of revenge for the city of Akron with a 94-0 victory of their own. Unfortunately, the victim in 1924 was Berea, not Massillon. ?

  10. Kevin

    October 13, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    This is for clueless Will. The starters were taken out in the 2nd quarter. Sun valleys coach was offered the chance to forfeit or to shorten the quarters at halftime. The defense and special teams scored numerous touchdowns. Massillon only held the ball 10 minutes the whole game. Do you want the 3rd and 4th string players, who never get to play to just punt or kneel it on first down? That would have been more embarrassing for that team. Quit your crying.

  11. Jason

    October 13, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    All you people on here crying is exactly what’s wrong in today’s society. It’s the everyone deserves a trophy era. There is a winner and loser in every aspect of life. I’m almost positive if you ask any player from that team they wouldn’t wanna forfeit or watch Massillon take a knee the whole second half. Most of you cry babies probably never took the field in any aspect so you don’t get it. Your the same folks that if it were Massillon taking that beating would be here talking junk. So get off your high horses.

  12. Chris

    October 13, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    So what are they supposed to do when you put your 3rd and 4th stringers in? I mean you can’t tell them to do nothing. Heck that is even more disrespectful to the other team.
    It is the other teams fault, it is their job to 1 prepare their kids, 2 stop your opponent from scoring 3 they should have thrown in the towel then 4 don’t schedule teams you know are way better then yours.
    If we had not put in the backups then you are correct but there is only so much you can do.

    Did they play dirty? Did they cheat? No , they had their backups in and only had the ball offensively for 10 minutes and the other team was asked if they wanted to stop.
    There is only so much you can do to not win so big. But having them basically quit and still play at the same time is wrong for the backups who may never get playing time and disrespectful to the other team.
    The other team could have quit. It is their job to stop us from scoring and if we put in our backups in and they still can’t stop us or score on us, that is on them.

  13. Will

    October 13, 2018 at 9:48 pm

    Be prepared, Tigers; your day with Hoban is coming.

  14. Steve

    October 14, 2018 at 8:01 am

    We cant wait for Hoban actually. We will deal with them when the time comes. Maybe Sun Valley needs to teach tackling when someone runs right up the middle. 32 offensive plays in the game. 11 passes all in the first half. Most score runs of 50yds or more. TACKLE the backups.

  15. Iron Mike

    October 14, 2018 at 7:50 pm

    As a Sun Valley alumn , what happened Friday night is a disgrace for the Valley and Ohio . High school football should be life lessons and what was learned Friday is that people care more about winning and running up the score then anything.

    • Mike

      October 15, 2018 at 7:44 pm

      Disagee iron mike i read about this game online and found a stream. The Tigers put in the 4th and 5th string players while the Vanguards stood with their hands on their hips and watched them run by. The coach for Sun Valley is soley to blame for what happened last friday. Travel with kids who want to play the game and i guarantee that won’t happen again.

  16. jonathan evans

    October 17, 2018 at 9:09 pm

    i was out of town when my son texted me the score. i had him repeat that TWICE. as a dedicatwd massillon fan, i can’t tell you how embarrassed i was! i was ready to proudly wear my tiger sweatshirt in port clinton, but i just could not do it. my favorite team to follow (other than the tigers), is the lakeside danbury lakers. until i hear/see an apology from nate moore, the lakers will be my team!

  17. Sam

    October 18, 2018 at 11:52 am

    While 101 to 6 is not good. In my opinion it is not the coaches job to stop his players from scoring. It is the defenses job to stop the offense. I may have called of the dogs a little earlier but I wouldn’t have completely stopped. If Sun Valley was offered the chance to forfeit or shorten the quarters and didn’t take it then it is on him. Like Coach Yost said in Remember the Titans. “Run it up Hermann leave no doubt”

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