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League: Independent.

Coach: Jason Hall, sixth season at Massillon.

Coach’s record: 41-17 at Massillon.

2012 record: 11-2.

Players to watch: Nathaniel Devers, Sr. OL/DL; Marcus Whitfield, Sr. WR/S; Beau Huffman, Sr. TE; Lyron Wilson, Sr. RB; Mike Smith, Jr. S; J.D. Crabtree, Jr. RB; Andrew David, Jr. K; Alex Dailey, Sr. LB.

Outlook: Massillon is making the move to Division II following the OHSAA’s expansion this offseason that added a seventh division in Ohio. Hall says it won’t change anything the Tigers do. “We’ll still play one of the toughest schedules in Ohio.” Three players are vying for the starting quarterback — junior Andrew David, senior DJ Brown and freshman Danny Clark, one of the nation’s top quarterback prospects for the class of 2017.

Schedule:

Aug. 29 Perry 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 5 GlenOak 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 13 at Warren Harding 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 20 Lake Catholic 7:30 p.m.

Sept. 27 at Steubenville 7 p.m.

Oct. 4 Firestone 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 11 at Austintown Fitch 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 18 St. John’s College (Canada) 7:30 p.m.

Oct. 25 St. Vincent-St. Mary 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 1 Canton McKinley 7:30 p.m.


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