Massillon Washington High School
, is a 9 to 12 grade secondary school located in the city of Massillon, Ohio
. It serves students within the city of Massillon as well as parts of Tuscarawas Township
on the city's west side. <br />The school colors are orange and black and the school's athletic teams are known as the Massillon Tigers.
Washington High School is nationally famous for its high school football, which is featured in the film Go Tigers!
. The team, which began play in 1894, has compiled a record of 802 wins, 242 losses, and 35 ties, through week 8 of the 2010 season. The Tigers play their home games at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium
: 18,000; artificial turf); a live tiger cub named "Obie" is on the sidelines for each home game. The team's name was adopted in 1924, and was named after a professional team known as the Massillon Tigers
, one of the top teams in professional football in the early 1900s. So strong is the tradition and history, that baby boys at Massillon's hospital are given a miniature football at birth. Massillon's arch rival
is Canton McKinley High School
. Their meeting is the final game of the regular season each year. It is the only high school contest
in America to feature odds in Las Vegas
. In 119 meetings (1894–2009), Massillon leads the series 64-50-5. A total of 23 professional players, 3 NFL coaches and 14 collegiate all-Americans have graduated from Massillon High... Read More