The 1903 Massillon Tigers football season was their first season in existence. The team finished with a record of 8-1 and won the Ohio League championship. The Tigers began as an amateur team, however after their roster was decimated by injuries, the team paid several professional football players from western Pennsylvania to play for them against the Akron East Ends for the championship game. The Tigers would remain a professional team for the rest of their existence.
|1903 Massillon Tigers season|
|Head Coach||E.J. Stewart|
|Home Field||Hospital Grounds Stadium|
|Playoff Finish||No playoffs|
|Previous season||Next season|
|1||September 26, 1903||at Wooster College||L 6-0|
|2||October 17, 1903||Mount Union College||W 16-0|
|3||October 24, 1903||Akron Imperials||W 6-0|
|4||October 31, 1903||Akron Blues||W 38-0|
|5||November 7, 1903||Dennison Panhandles||W 34-0|
|6||November 14, 1903||Canton, Ohio||W 16-0|
|7||November 21, 1903||All-Clevelands||W 29-0|
|8||November 26, 1903||Wooster College||W 34-0|
|9||December 5, 1903||Akron East Ends||W 12-0|
- ↑ Team consisted of Canton locals. Not yet affiliated with the Canton Bulldogs
- ↑ Game shorted due to darkness.
- ↑ A second-string Tiger named "Klein" played for All-Cleveland, after an injury to one of its players forced the team to almost forfeit.
- ↑ Thanksgiving Classic
- ↑ Massillon brought in four professional football ringers from western Pennsylvania to play after injuries took a toll on their roster.
- ↑ "Ohio League Championship"
- Carroll, Bob. "Ohio Tiger Trap". Coffin Corner (Professional Football Researchers Association): 1–4. http://www.profootballresearchers.org/Articles/Ohio_Tiger_Trap.pdf.