Marlington Dukes Team News

COLUMBUS  The Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors — during its regularly scheduled January meeting today — announced the 2013 state football championship game dates under the new seven-division format.

For many years there was always a connection between the cities of Massillon and Cincinnati. That relationship was forged when Paul Brown bought the Cincinnati Bengals and endeared himself to the Queen City.

There is no chance Dymonte Thomas will change his mind and swap college football teams.

Thomas, a 6-foot-2, 192-pound senior from Marlington High School, has long been committed to the University of Michigan.

COLUMBUS  The 2012 Associated Press Division V-VI All-Ohio high school football teams, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:
DIVISION V
First Team

Division III-IV

All-Ohio

COLUMBUS  The 2012 Associated Press Division III-IV All-Ohio high school football teams, based on the recommendations of a state media panel:

DIVISION III

First Team

There will be a shake-up around the state next year when the Ohio High School Athletic Association goes to a seven-division format. It will allow more teams to make the playoffs with eight teams in seven divisions as opposed to just six.

Dymonte Thomas has added another item to what is one of the most decorated résumés in Stark County high school football history.

Here's this week's schedule for the Ohio High School Athletic Association state championship football games in Stark County:

FRIDAY’S GAMES

Division VI: Newark Catholic (12-2) vs. Maria Stein Marion Local (12-2), 11 a.m., Paul Brown Tiger Stadium

Honors continue to come in for Marlington High School star Dymonte Thomas.

A versatile senior quarterback and two dynamic senior athletes lead the local honorees on the Associated Press Northeast Inland District high school football team, which was released Thursday night.