St. Thomas Aquinas Knights Team News

Key information on the St. Thomas Aquinas Knights entering the 2012 season:

FridayNightOhio.com readers voted on who they thought was the best in Stark County in five categories — best player, best quarterback, best rising star, best coach and best team. Here are the results. Scroll down for our season previews of each Stark County-area team.

BEST PLAYER



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.

GNADENHUTTEN  In all-star games, it’s usually the norm to have more than one player at each position.

CANTON  This wasn’t just a chance to get together and play a football game in the middle of summer. Saturday night at Fawcett Stadium meant something. It meant a lot.

It was the 23rd Repository East-West All-Star football game. With the series tied at 11 games each, it is easy to see why.

CANTON  It was a Repository East-West All-Star Football Game record that stood for 22 years.

Taurice Scott blew that to smithereens in less than 22 seconds.

CANTON  The three-hour shootout escaped the East’s control Saturday night.

There were no worries on head coach Dale Soles’ sideline. Minutes later his players put the finishing touches on a come-from-behind victory.

CANTON  Massillon’s Anthony McCarthy clapped his hands in anguish as his second 52-yard field goal try fell short in The Repository’s East-West All-Star Football Game Kicking Contest.

Plenty of colleges made recruiting Joel Rich a priority and he appreciated all of the interest.

But one school stands above all others for the senior-to-be from St. Thomas Aquinas High School.

“He loves Boston College,” Aquinas head coach Tim Budd.

Repository staff report
Tyler Moeglin, who led St. Thomas Aquinas to its first playoff appearance in 23 years last season, has signed to continue his football career at Baldwin-Wallace College. Moeglin was an All-Ohio and All-Stark County player last.