Manchester Panthers Team News

CANTON  Massillon’s Anthony McCarthy clapped his hands in anguish as his second 52-yard field goal try fell short in The Repository’s East-West All-Star Football Game Kicking Contest.

For the first time since 1994 the Ohio High School Athletic Association expanded its divisional format for high school football teams and the Massillon Tigers could be on the move — down a division.

The gentlemen’s agreement some Big Ten football coaches used to have with each other in recruiting might be evaporating.

After dinner on Tuesday night, Urban Meyer and Stan Drayton were on their way out of Canton. They had another stop, another house, another recruit to visit.

Division I
Saturday at Canton Fawcett Stadium
St. Ignatius (12-2) vs. Pickerington Central (11-2), 7

Division II

CANTON TWP.  Country fried steak was on the menu Monday afternoon at Tozzi’s on 12th for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Luncheon Club. When Ohio High School Athletic Association Commissioner Dr.


“You can never underestimate your opponent, and you must be prepared coming into every game. Possession and clock management are hidden keys to sealing wins.”


The Manchester Panthers had an unusual 1-2 start to the 2011 high school football season.

Now they find themselves back in their accustomed position: A Week 11 Division IV playoff game with the opportunity to avenge one of those defeats.

Division IV, Region 13 quarterfinal

SITE  Art Stevenson Field, 7 p.m.

RECORDS  Manchester 7-3; Black River 8-2

Division I
Games tentatively set for Sat., Nov. 5 at 7 p.m. Check brackets Tuesday for
final times and locations.
Region 1
8 Cle. John F. Kennedy (9-1) at 1 Mentor (9-1)