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High school football is set to return this week in Ohio.

In the Stark County area, two games kick off the season on Thursday before the rest of the area’s teams get into action Friday night.

For all teams in the region and state, their ultimate goal is a trip to Canton for the OHSAA State Championship games in December.

Our sportswriters will be there over the next four months to share the stories of our teams on their journey to championship titles, rivalry games and the state playoffs.

To prepare for the 2022 season, we’ve been talking to local coaches and players over the past month and sharing stories that can’t be found anywhere else.

The schedule for each team is available here.

Read on to find the breakdowns of all the teams in our region. But before that, let’s look at some of the players who are expected to be among the best in the region this season.

Massillon QB Jalen Slaughter throws a pass against Euclid, Friday, October 1, 2021.

Learn more about some of these top players.

Cynceir McNeal of McKinley celebrates his touchdown reception against Mentor on Friday August 20, 2021.
  • At McKinley, senior Cynceir McNeal is “that guy” who is ready to lead the Bulldogs in any way.
  • In North Township, Hoover’s Luke Roach is looking for more after a season of breakout football.
  • Read about Lake’s Matt Sollberger, Ty Miller pushing each other to make plays and ratings for the Blue Streaks.
  • At Green, new faces are eager to write a new story after the programme’s memorable 2021 season.
  • Massillon is looking for another deep run in the playoffs and the Tigers are clearly saying “We think we have a gem”: young quarterback Jalen Slaughter.
  • Alliance is looking to turn things around in the EBC and make a comeback in the playoffs led by Kayden and K’vaughn Davis, who seek advice from their uncle, a former Alliance star and Michigan State Spartan.
  • Also in the EBC, a coach fairly familiar with the region, Phil Mauro, made his debut as coach of Marlington. The Dukes will likely be led by Beau Himmelheber, who is expected to follow in the footsteps of the older brothers.
  • In the PAC-7, the Fairless Falcons are aiming for that “next level” after their historic 2021 season.
  • The PAC-7, which included five playoff teams a year ago, adds another 2021 playoff team to the mix, as Canton South joins the league and Poochie Snyder returns to QB to lead the Wildcats through their new journey.
Canton South quarterback Poochie Snyder tries to escape a North West defender, Friday, September 3, 2021.

Federal League Football Previews

Township McKinley:Bulldogs Football Preview

Glen Oak:Golden Eagles Football Preview

Green:Bulldogs Football Preview

Jackson:Polar Bears Football Preview

Lake:Blue Streaks football preview

North Hoover Township:Vikings Football Preview

Pear:Panthers Football Preview

Perry's De'Andre Church (22) gains ground in their season opener at Central Catholic on Thursday August 19, 2021.

Stark County Parish/Independents

Catholic Central Canton:Crusader Football Preview

Louisville:Leopards Football Preview

Massillon:Tigers Football Preview

Saint Thomas Aquinas:Knights Football Preview

Garrett Miller (52) and his Fairless Falcons teammates take to the field before a high school football game Aug. 19, 2021 against Sandy Valley in Fairless.

PAC-7 Football Previews

South Canton:Wildcats Football Preview

Without fair:Falcons Football Preview

North West:North West Football Overview

Tusław:Mustangs Football Preview

Alliance running back Kayden Davis (2) finds a holeshot against Louisville in action Friday, October 15, 2021 at Mount Union Stadium.

Eastern Buckeye Conference Football Previews

Alliance:Airmen Football Preview

Carrollton:warriors soccer

Marlington:Dukes Football Preview

Minerva:Lions Football Preview

Inter Valley Conference Football Previews

Eastern Township:Hornets Football Preview

Malvern:Hornets Football Preview

Sand Valley:Cardinals Football Preview

Malvern's Kaden Grinder (left), Manny Walker, Bryson White, Dylan Phillips and Ibai Aguirre celebrate losing East Canton and winning the Inter-Valley Conference North Division Championship on Friday, October 22, 2021.

2021 Stark County Regular Season Final Standings

Federal Football League standings

  • x-Vacuum cleaner …………..6-0……8-2
  • McKinley …………..5-1….. 6-4
  • Jackson ………….. 4-2 …… 8-2
  • Green …………..3-3……7-3
  • Lake ………………….2-4……5-4
  • Glen Oak ………….. 1-5….. 3-6
  • Perry ………………….. 0-6…… 2-8
  • x-Win the championship title

Stark County Independents/Catholic Football Rankings

  • Massillon ………………. 8-2
  • Central Catholic………. 4-6
  • Louisville ………………. 2-8
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas … 0-7

PAC-7 Football Ranking

  • x-unfair ……………..6-1….. 9-1
  • x-Triway………………6-1….. 7-1
  • North-West ………….5-2….. 6-4
  • Manchester ………..5-2….. 6-4
  • HVAC…………..3-4…..6-4
  • Orrville………………2-5…..2-8
  • Loudonville…………1-6….. 1-9
  • Tusław …………………0-7….. 1-9
  • x-Share league title