Photo Gallery - St. Ignatius vs. Massillon
Shawn Weisend, #8, was game's hero.
Shawn Weisend, #8, was game's hero.

Posted Oct 2, 2005


It was an historical and magical night for the Massillon Tigers as they took their traveling act to the road and earned a hard-fought victory over the St. Ignatius Wildcats at Byers Field in Parma. It took a last-second touchdown by the backup quarterback for Massillon, Shawn Weisend, to get the victory and spark a wild celebration on the Massillon side of the field. First-year coach Tom Stacy led his team to their first victory against St. Ignatius in nine tries.


Photo Gallery - St. Ignatius vs. Massillon


Rudy Kirbus





Robby Parris



Brian Gamble



Andrew Dailey



John Ryan



Former OSU Buckeye, Mark Sullivan, is a member of the St. Ignatius coaching staff.



Massillon captains



Ignatius captains



Ignatius head coach Chuck Kyle



Massillon head Tom Stacy



Former Massillon Tiger Justin Zwick took some time to sign a few autographs and talk with the fans during halftime. Zwick and Devin Jordan were on the Tiger sideline during the game.



Gamble is a two-way performer at safety and running back.



Parris, who was injured in the game and is likely lost for the season, has already verbally committed to Notre Dame.





Reilly Lauer is the bookend defensive end opposite Ryan. Dan Dowd is the linebacker behind Lauer.



Scott Biehl scored the game's first touchdown on this run.





Ryan, like Parris, has already committed to Notre Dame.



Brian Neff makes the tackle on the QB in the end zone on this play for a safety to give the Wildcats an early 9-0 lead.





Quarterback Bobby Huth on a roll out.



The backup QB and the game's hero for Massillon, Shawn Weisend, also the punter, helped the Tigers get two first downs on a run and a pass play out of punt formation. The pass was designed but the run wasn't.



Running back Nick Secue gets the carry on the play.



Gamble with the ball on this play. Joe Watowicz, #4, is there to make the defensive play.









Huth was having a solid game until an injury took him out of the game at the beginning of Massillon's game-winning touchdown drive.





Gamble laid on the turf for a second after letting a sure completion from Huth go right through his hands.



Weisend took over on the last drive and led his team to a score. Just prior to this eventual touchdown play, Weisend completed a huge pass for a first down on a 4th-and-15 play. Here Weisend rolls left...



...races for the corner of the endzone...



...and scores with just seconds remaining in the game.



Celebration time for Massillon.



Stacy is the recipient of a gatorade shower from his players.









Stacy congratulates the game's hero!



Gamble does the same.



A tearful Weisend directs the Massillon Swing Band after the game.



It's a night he'll remember forever!



It was the first time in nine tries.



On this night, Quienten Nicholson and Gamble proudly proclaim Massillon to be number one.


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