Competitive Balance Observations

Competitive Balance Observations

Starting with the 2017 season, the OHSAA will begin assigning each school to a football playoff division using both its current enrollment and an adder that takes into account the number of roster players that arrived at the school via the transfer route.  Termed...
Massillon Remains in Region 7 for 2017 OHSAA Playoffs

Massillon Remains in Region 7 for 2017 OHSAA Playoffs

The Ohio High School Athletic Association has released its regional assignments for the 2017 football playoffs and Massillon once again finds itself in Region 7, along with several Columbus-area schools.  However, some modifications have been made to the list owing to...
TIG: Cincinnati Bengals chosen for AFL expansion

TIG: Cincinnati Bengals chosen for AFL expansion

This begins a new series called TIG (Tigers Impacting the Game). TIG will focus historical contributions to the game of football by former Massillon Tigers and Massillonians. On this date May 24, 1967 in NFL History the AFL approved the Cincinnati Bengals franchise...
Football, Illinois Style

Football, Illinois Style

Ever wonder how other states conduct their high school football playoffs?  One worth looking at is Illinois.  There are no divisions in the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) system, yet they end up with eight state champions at the end of the day.  Here’s how...