For the 120th time, Massillon and McKinley met to fight it out and claim Rivalry bragging rights for one more year. Almost 20,000 people were in attendance at Paul Brown stadium to cheer on their favorite team.
Ryan is a two-year letterman in football, three years in wrestling, and one year in baseball. He is a member of Obie Friends, a volunteer for Special Olympics, and a candidate for National Honor Society. Ryan plans to attend college and major in physics. He is pictured with his parents, Michael and Lisa.
Kyle is a three-year letterman on the varsity football team. He is a member of the 2008 All Federal League Team and the 2009 Repository All Stark County Team. Kyle plans to attend college and continue his football career. Pictured with him are his parents, Mark and Cheryl.
Garland played in the rivalry game three years. In 1982, his senior year, he was named to All County, All State, and All American teams as well as the North/South All Star team. Garland went on to play at the University of Michigan, where he was a four year letterman and a collegiate All American his senior year. He was then drafted by the Detroit Lions.
Jim’s football career began under the leadership of Coach Mather. As a player, Jim helped lead the Tigers to three State Championships. He was selected to the All-County and All Ohio teams and was also selected as MVP of the Ohio North/South Game. Jim went on to play at the University of Kansas and was named All Big Eight Conference twice and honorable mention All-American. In 1958, Jim was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos and played there for six years. He came back to Massillon in 1969 and coached for 27 years! Jim was inducted into the Wall of Champions and Stark County Football Hall of Fame. Jim is the epitome of Massillon Football and is a TRUE TIGER!