Washington High School
Massillon, Ohio

The weekend of October 29, 1955 was recorded in both football and collegiate hotbeds of football across the country. That weekend LIFE magazine came to Massillon and recorded our game festivities for that night’s invasion of Warren.

The “Football Takes Over All Over” article for their November 7, 1955 issue featured a huge 2-page picture of our band, majorettes and cheerleaders on Lincoln Way and ran three more photos from the school rally and game. Our Washington high was one of only a few high schools covered nationally and the only one from Ohio but appeared along with the likes of Notre Dame, UCLA, Michigan and several other high-profile colleges for this story on fan-mania.

What is striking is that 65 years later, the exact article could be written again without much change regarding our town!

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