'High School Football'
AKRON — The Highland defense was not fazed by how big and strong Massillon was or all the hype that surrounded Friday night’s Division II, Region 4 semifinal.
The Hornets were …Read More
AKRON — The rowdy fans waving their orange towels, the Obie the Tiger decal on the side of the helmets and the tradition of Massillon football frequently intimidate opponents into submission.
More than 7,650 in attendance at the University of Akron’s …Read More
AKRON – Highland beat Massillon 17-14 in a Division II, Region 4 high school football semifinal at the University of Akron Friday.
With Massillon driving, Highland’s Coltin Kinsey interecepted a pass with 1:22 to play to end the threat.
Playing at the University of Akron’s Infocision Stadium-Summa Field is among the most anticipated storylines tonight for Highland’s Division II, Region 4 semifinal against Massillon, and the experience of stepping onto the FieldTurf in front of 10,000-plus fans is one the Hornets are salivating for.
It will have a different meaning to senior wide receiver/safety Collin …Read More
AKRON — The tradition of Massillon football is impossible to ignore.
The Tigers are one of the most respected programs in the country with 23 state titles and nine national crowns in the pre-playoff era (1972). They also have 21 postseason appearances, three runner-up trophies, hoards of NFL players and a rabid fan base.
Kenneth Coleman | The Gazette
WADSWORTH — Everything is elevated during the playoffs. Teams are faster, defenses hit harder, fans cheer louder and players are more focused.
Fresh off a one-loss regular season, the eighth-seeded Wadsworth football team entered Saturday’s Division I, Region 1 quarterfinal against No. 9 Cleveland Heights with high hopes, but it didn’t take …Read More
MENTOR — Even Mother Nature seemed to be working against Brunswick in its 42-0 loss to Mentor in a Division I, Region 1 quarterfinal Saturday.
The Blue Devils (6-5) moved into the red zone for the first and only time late in the third quarter when Steven Ficyk hit Gary Clift for a 37-yard completion to …Read More
SULLIVAN TWP. — The gifts came complete with bows on top, and Black River’s season came to an end Saturday because of them.
The result was a 51-42 loss to fifth-seeded Fairless in a Division V, Region 15 quarterfinal at packed and rowdy Art Stevenson Field.
The points that doomed the fourth-seeded Pirates (7-4) came on two …Read More
CLYDE — The Buckeye football team and its fans should hold nothing but fond memories of the 2013 season.
Yes, the Bucks were throttled from the outset Friday in their 62-14 loss to powerful Clyde in a first-round Division III, Region 8 playoff game.
Those things happen with some regularity during the first weekend of …Read More
CLYDE — It wasn’t over before it started, but it was pretty close.
Second-seeded Clyde was all over seventh-seeded Buckeye from the start in a 62-14 romp in a first-round Division III, Region …Read More