Austintown Fitch opened last season by winning its first six games. All of those wins were by double digits, helping the Falcons reach a top-five ranking in Division I.
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the third weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
The Massillon Tigers’ first year as a Division II team already has produced its first No. 1 ranking in the initial Associated Press state football poll.
High school football players increasingly are bigger, faster, stronger — better.
Difficult to detect. Symptoms that vary. Potential long-term effects that are not completely understood.
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