Mckinley Bulldogs Team News

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

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.

DIVISION I
First Team

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

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.

KENT  When Massillon’s passing game is clicking, it’s a sight to behold. The precision and effectiveness the Tigers use to slice and dice a defense through the air has left more than a few jaws agape this season.

KENT  When a team has a 21-point second-half lead, generally it would stand to reason there would be plenty of time to savor the impending win.

Unless that team is Massillon, and it’s trying to put away archrival McKinley.

KENT  When the quarterback is 6-foot-5 with a cannon for a right arm, and the receivers are 6-2 and 6-1 and run like the wind, it is easy to look past the smallest player on Massillon’s roster. He isn’t flashy. He isn’t outlandish. He doesn’t run like a gazelle.

KENT  Attention anyone believing Massillon is just a pass-happy football team: Ryne Moore and the Tigers offensive line would beg to differ.

KENT  History would have been on McKinley’s side coming into Saturday night’s Division I regional semifinal against Massillon at Kent State’s Dix Stadium.