For over 100 years, McKinley and Massillon have battled it out on the field. The schools are only eight short miles apart in what is considered “The PLACE” for high school football in Northeast Ohio. McKinley and Massillon have combined for over 36 large-school championships and 11 national titles which makes anytime these rivals get together, there will be some fireworks. The series started in 1894. Massillon holds the edge 74-53 over McKinley. McKinley looks to avenge their loss last season when they travel to Massillon this fall.


Willtrell Hartson


Christian Kring


Christian is a model student and athlete. He is a four year member of the Massillon Tigers football team, a member of the National Technical Honor Society and the Youth Leadership Academy. He plans to attend college to major in Mathematics. His preferred college choice is Case Western Reserve University.
Bryan Foster


During his four years at McKinley, Bryan has continuously showcased his talents in the classroom and on the football field. As a valued member the varsity squad, he still finds time to maintain an impressive GPA and engage in extracurricular activities. Upon graduation, Bryan plans to pursue a higher education.


Paul Brown Tiger Stadium was teeming with energy as the Massillon Tigers and McKinley Bulldogs prepared for another legendary showdown in one of the nation’s oldest rivalries. Thunderous roars from the tens of thousands of spectators reverberated across the historic stadium, confirming the epic proportions of this storied game. Following a few empty possessions, Massillon struck first with a massive touchdown reception over two Bulldog defenders. The Tigers remained on the prowl, quickly posting another score on the ground before the first quarter ended. Unable to gain any offensive momentum, the Bulldogs sidelines begrudgingly watched as Massillon tallied yet another touchdown, taking a 23-0 lead with the help of a couple successful two-point conversions. Before all hope was lost, however, McKinley fired back with a score of their own to make it 23-7 heading into halftime. After the half, a much more conservative game saw both teams taking to the ground to generate offensive impetus. A key McKinley interception gave the team the spark it needed, and they rapidly capitalized on their newfound momentum with another rushing touchdown. Ultimately, this score would be the last of the game for either team, as a sluggish defensive battle whittled down the clock to double zeros. Tigers win, 23-13.