Mckinley Bulldogs Team News

Massillon Tigers
20 playoff appearances
26-19 all-time playoff record

Here are the probable starting lineups for Saturday’s Division I regional semifinal game between the Massillon Tigers and the McKinley Bulldogs at Kent State University’s Dix Stadium. Kickoff is 7 p.m.

MASSILLON  Experience is always a good thing. It’s especially good for players — and coaches — when it comes to the rivalry that is Massillon vs. McKinley.

Here's your guide to the second-round of the playoffs:

WHEN  Saturday, 7 p.m.

WHERE  Dix Stadium, Kent State

LAST MEETING  Massillon won 37-29 in Week 10.

CANTON  The high school football playoffs are a twisting, turning journey that, navigated correctly, lead to a chance at the sport’s ultimate prize.

CANTON  McKinley walked off the Paul Brown Tiger Stadium turf just under two weeks ago on the short end of a 37-29 loss to Massillon in the 122nd meeting between the two archrivals.

MASSILLON  It is never a bad thing for a defense to have seen in person a player with the kind of explosive ability like McKinley quarterback Eric Glover-Williams possesses.

MASSILLON  The Massillon Tigers and McKinley Bulldogs will play the 123rd meeting in their rivalry — and sixth meeting in the playoffs — on Saturday evening at Kent State University’s Dix

CANTON  There are footballs, water bottles, pads and kicking tees that McKinley High School’s football team unloads on game night. Those are routine tools of the trade every team needs.

But McKinley head coach Todd Filtz has taken matters to another level.