Canton City Schools Superintendent Adrian Allison believes the focus on student-athlete should be on them being students first, as well as good citizens and successful football players. The expectations the administration had for the football program were different from that of former coach Todd Filtz’s expectations.
Head coach Todd Filtz met with his superintendent Adrian Allison in a lengthy meeting Tuesday. Filtz had beliefs going in, so did Allison. When it was over, they couldn’t find mutual ground and Filtz resigned.
Louisville quarterback Joey Duckworth will be one of fortunate Stark County seniors signing national letters of intent and faxing them to college football coaches all over the country. Duckworth’s letter is heading to Ohio University.
Mount Union, which finished 2013 at 14-1 and was the Division III national runner-up, has captured 11 national titles since 1993. The Alliance school recruited Johnson to play running back, but Johnson said he is willing to do whatever it takes to get on the field.
Massillon offensive linemen Nathaniel Devers and Chase Lash, as well as wide receiver Marcus Whitfield, will be on the North team in the “big-school” game featuring players from Division I-III schools. Record-setting Fairless quarterback Hunter Wells will be in the “small-school” game on the North team, featuring players from Division IV-VII schools.
Massillon freshman quarterback Danny Clark became just the fifth high school freshman in the country to get an offer and verbally commit to a college football program. How did Clark get the offer, and is this going to be the trend of college football recruiting?
Massillon’s 2013 football season is only about a month in the rear-view mirror. Still, that doesn’t mean the Tigers can’t look ahead to what they’ll have to contend with when the 2014 season gets underway.
Klinefelter made official Wednesday what had been rampantly speculated all football season, that he was retiring from his role as the head coach — and athletic director — at Central Catholic. And Stark County football may never be quite the same. OK, that last part might be a bit of hyperbole. Only a bit, though.
New Philadelphia’s Jamal Johnson shared Division III Offensive Player of the Year honors as the 2013 Associated Press All-Ohio high school football squads were named Tuesday. Johnson shared the top offensive award with Luke Kennard of Franklin and DeShone Kizer of Toledo Central Catholic.
McKinley linebacker Jamal Davis II, Massillon center Nathaniel Devers, Tigers wide receiver Reggie Rogers and Timken quarterback/defensive back Nick Johnson all earned first-team status as the Associated Press Division I and II All-Ohio football teams were released Monday.
After years of dealing with field-related issues, a group of Canal Fulton-area individuals have come together to try to help Northwest join the growing list of local schools that have installed artificial turf playing surfaces. Calling itself “Together United: Rebuild our Field,” the group held a public meeting last month to help spread its message that the time has come to replace a field that has gained a reputation as one of Stark County’s worst.
The Columbus Bishop Hartley rushing attack struck early and often as the Hawks rushed for 518 yards on their way to a 49-22 win over Manchester on Saturday and a berth in the Division V high school football state championship game.