This year marks the 123rd year of the War of 1894. Massillon holds a 69-53-5 edge in the series overall, including a 21-19 victory last season over the Bulldogs. The game is scheduled to be played at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.


Jamir Thomas


Sam Snyder


Sam is a three-year letter winner in football, a one-year letter winner in soccer, where he earned All-League honors, and a four-year letter winner in tennis, where he was team MVP. Sam is a member of the National Honor Society. National Technical Honor Society, and Project Lead the Way, a national pre-engineering program. Sam is undecided on what college he will be attending, but plans to major in mechanical engineering.
Logan Anania


Logan is a three-year varsity letter winner for the Massillon Tigers football team. He carries a 3.917 GPA, and is a member of the Career Technical National Honor Society. Logan plans to attend college in the fall of 2018, but now is undecided on where he will be attending college, and academic major.


Richard Kempthorn


Richard played in the McKinley and Massillon rivalry in 1941,1942, & 1943, helping lead McKinley to a 35-0 win in 1942 and a State Championship. The All-County & All-Ohio selection spent 5 years, in 2 separate tours of duty, in the Armed Forces, flying over 100 missions as an Air Force pilot in Korea. Richard earned All-American honors as a linebacker at the University of Michigan, before joining his father in business. Enshrined into the McKinley football Hall of Fame in 1984 and the Michigan Hall of Fame in 1992, his family includes his wife Marilyn, daughter Dana, and sons Jim and Eric.
Andy Alleman


Andy played in the Massillon and McKinley rivalry his senior season, where he helped lead his team to 2 victories over McKinley in the regular season, and during the playoffs before 29,500 fans. Andy began his collegiate career at the University of Pittsburgh as a defensive lineman, then transferring to the University of Akron his junior year to play on the offensive line. In 2007, Andy was drafted 3rd round (88th overall), where he played offensive line for the Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs. His family includes his wife Jessica, and daughter Olivia. T-I-G!!


With a little over six minutes left in the game, Massillon quarterback, Aiden Longwell, found Tre'Von Morgan for the crucial touchdown that gave Massillon a 16-15 win. The game was defensive standoff for much of the game, but that touchdown pass proved crucial to Massillon defeating arch-rival McKinley.