Massillon Washington is first-round team

Massillon Washington is first-round team

Perrysburg's senior Jack Barteck (9), Scott Freeman (6) and their teammates cheer after the Maumee victory.

Senior Jack Barteck (9), next to Scott Freeman (6) lead cheers after the Maumee shutout.


By Peter Atkins

eSomethin Staff

This Friday, the Perrysburg Yellow Jacket football team hosts the Massillon Washington Tigers for a home playoff game.

The Highly anticipated game is coming of the home win against Perrysburg arch-rival Maumee.The game, which was played in frigid conditions, was a 36-0 Perrysburg win, catapulting the Yellow Jackets to a 10-0 season.

Coach Matt Kregel

Coach Matt Kregel

“The weather definitely contributed to the fan turnout last week.” said Coach Matt Kregel, the Yellow Jackets Head Football Coach. He went on to say, “I expect the best turnout of the season, and hopefully the weather can corporate.”

Massillon Washington is playing a Yellow Jacket team with their first Undefeated season since 1985. The Tigers have a record of 7-3.

“Massillon Washington have a lot of history, a huge following, and a lot of fans going to each of their games.” said Coach Kregel.

Coach Kregel compared the Massillon Washington team to Central Catholic.

“We will definitely have the advantage being at home like the Central game.” He added: “Massillon Washington are a good football team, with their 3 loses against very good schools.”

“We have to keep the ball moving and score points, and make stops on defense.” said Coach Kregel, something the Jackets have been able to do all season.

Those stops will need to be against Massillon Washington quarterback, Danny Clark, a commit to Ohio State. Clark, a sophomore, is originally from the Columbus area but moved to Massillon with his family to play for a top-caliber high school football team.

For Perrysburg, quarterback Gus Dimmerling, a senior, will be starting coming of an excellent regular season. junior quarterback Travis Hafner will be playing throughout the game as well, which he has done throughout the regular season.

Kregel on the matter said,“Well just try and stick with whoever has the hot hand.”

The game starts this Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Steinbecker Stadium. Expect a full house.

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