The War of 1894 between Massillon Washington and Canton McKinley – Chapter 131

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Even though the 2020 Ohio high school football regular season is being shortened due to the coronavirus pandemic, the annual high school football between Massillon Washington and Canton McKinley, known as the War of 1894, is being played as normal…except for less fans in the stands. The 131st renewal of the rivalry will be played Saturday at Paul Brown Stadium on the campus of Massillon Washington High School.

Both teams enter the game ranked in the High School Football America Ohio Top 25. Massillon Washington is ranked No. 4 in our latest statewide rankings, while Canton McKinley is ranked No. 13.

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Both teams bring 4-1 records into the contest. Massillon Washington’s loss came in its season opener against No. 3 St. Edward (24-23). Canton McKinley’s loss came September 19 at the hands of Massillon Perry (35-23).

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Massillon Washington has won the last four in the series and eight of the last nine between the two. The Tigers also lead the all-time series 72-53-5.

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About the Author

Jeff Fisher
Jeff is an award-winning journalist and expert in the field of high school sports, underscored with his appearance on CNBC in 2010 to talk about the big business of high school football in America. Jeff turned to his passion for high school football into an entrepreneurial venture called High School Football America, a digital media company focused on producing original high school sports content for radio, television and the internet. Jeff is co-founder and editor-in-chief of High School Football America, which is a media partner with USA TODAY High School Sports.