Manchester Panthers Team News


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.



Matt Christopher is a man with muscles upon muscles. A 6-foot-1, 230-pound hitting machine during his playing days, which ended in 1995, he still looks unbreakable.


COLUMBUS  When the state football championships return to Stark County this fall the games will be spread over three days instead of the customary two. The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Board of Directors accepted a motion to play the Division II, III, IV and VI playoff games on Friday nights and the Division I, V and VII title games on Saturdays.

COLUMBUS  Divisional changes came as expected for the Massillon and Louisville football teams. And McKinley, as expected, stayed put in the big-school division.

If the preliminary enrollment numbers are accurate, McKinley High School has fallen to the fifth-largest high school in Stark County.

And down a division in football.

OHSAA Projected Enrollment
Numbers in parenthesis are current OHSAA enrollment numbers taken in October 2010

School    Boys    Girls
Projected Division I

They won the game. They won the awards.

It was a Massillon Tigers kind of night Saturday at the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association’s North-South Classic at Dayton’s Welcome Stadium.

Three Stark County players signing next week with BCS schools highlight the area players selected to play in the Ohio High School Football Coaches Association North-South Classic this spring in Dayton.