Massillon Tigers Team News

CANTON  Massillon head coach Jason Hall took a break from the grind of two-a-days Thursday evening, joining many of his fellow Stark County football coaches as part of the annual St. Haralambos Church football coaches panel.

MASSILLON  The most important aspect of Massillon’s first scrimmage wasn’t the nearly three hours spent on the field Tuesday morning against St. Edward.

MASSILLON  The Massillon Tigers had just wrapped up a two-and-a-half-hour practice Monday morning when head coach Jason Hall called all of his offensive and defensive linemen over for a chat.



Thursday, Aug. 16

Coventry at Alliance 11 a.m.

Waynedale at Indian Valley, 5 p.m.

Walsh Jesuit at Jackson, 6 p.m.

Hoban at Lake, 6 p.m.

MASSILLON  When you talk about a spread offense, one of the biggest pieces of that system would be — surprise, surprise — wide receivers. And it’s not just one or two wide receivers, but four, five or even six.

MASSILLON  The first week of two-a-days can be a frustrating one for football players. Due to regulations, full contact is expressly forbidden for the first five days, and full equipment doesn’t begin until the fifth day.

MASSILLON  There is a belief by some that in order to run the football effectively, one has to line up in a running-type formation. That would have the quarterback under center, with two backs lined up either in the I formation or in a split-back formation behind the quarterback.

MASSILLON  Sometimes half of something is better than the whole.

That’s a philosophy Massillon football coaches are taking with regard to the Tigers’ offensive line and how it adjusts to the new spread offense being installed.

MASSILLON  The Massillon football players were tired.