Massillon, Ohio football to play Valdosta, Georgia in 2023

Two of the nation’s winningest highschool football packages are set to collide at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium this yr. Three current Ohio High School Athletic Association state champions might be there, too, as a part of an enormous, one-day football occasion in Massillon.

After weeks of rumors concerning the two groups lastly taking part in one another, the Massillon Tigers will play Valdosta (Ga.) to kick off the 2023 season in the inaugural Northeast Ohio vs. America Showcase, which is ready for 7 pm, Aug. 18. The sport is at Massillon’s Paul Brown Tiger Stadium and might be a part of a four-game occasion that day.

The first sport will kick off at midday and the opposite three video games will characteristic three different Ohio powerhouses — St. Edward, Glenville and Hoban. Opponents for the opposite three Ohio faculties might be introduced in the weeks to come.

Northeast Ohio Big School High School Football is orchestrating the showcase. That group’s founder, Matt Hankins, confirmed the occasion and the Massillon-Valdosta sport.

“Our purpose is to create essentially the most particular weekend in the historical past of HSFB,” Hankins texted to the Repository.

Despite the years of dialogue between Massillon and Valdosta about scheduling one another, this would be the first time ever that the 2 elite packages might be on the identical area collectively. Valdosta is No. 1 in the nation in all-time highschool football wins, whereas Massillon is No. 4.

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