COLUMBUS The Ohio High School Athletic Association football state championship games will be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium in Canton in 2017 and 2018 following approval from the OHSAA Board of Directors at its January meeting Thursday.
A class heavy on stars from the early 2000s mixed with a two-way standout from the mid-1940s and state championship coach from ’80s form the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame Class of 2017.
COLUMBUS Familiar foes await Stark County's two remaining high school football teams in the state playoffs. Central Catholic and Perry both will face rematches of games they won a year ago in the state semifinals.
Four seniors who helped their teams reach the state playoffs and a veteran coach who engineered an impressive turnaround earned top honors on the 2016 Associated Press All-Northeast Inland District football teams, representing an eight-county area.