The Fox Sports Ohio game of the week will feature one of the best early season matchups in the state, when Canton GlenOak travels to Paul Brown Tiger Stadium to take on the Massillon Tigers this Thursday at 7 p.m. The Golden Eagles will be looking to extend their two-game winning streak over the Tigers. Each of the past three meetings has come down to the final play, and this year's game should see more of the same.
One of the more interesting features of this year's contest will be the starting debut of Massillon freshman quarterback Danny Clark, one of the top 2017 prospects in the country. Clark entered last week's game with Perry in the second half and promptly threw a 59-yard touchdown pass on his first throw as a Tiger. Clark hit the recruiting radar this past summer with two impressive performances at Ohio State's summer camp, and college recruiters are well aware of the youngster.
Clark will be protected by a strong offensive line, anchored by Cincinnati commit Nathaniel Devers and Chase Lash, who holds an offer from Akron. Senior wide receivers Marcus Whitfield and Beau Huffman both holds multiple offers, as does junior wide receiver/cornerback Reggie Rogers. J.D. Crabtree stars at both runningback and defensive end for the Tigers, and the junior holds an offer from Toledo.
GlenOak head coach Scott Garcia has an impressive resume to his credit, including beating both Massillon and Canton McKinley the past two seasons, a feat never accomplished previously in Stark County. Although his Golden Eagles are a very young team this season, Garcia always has his squad prepared and they are a very dangerous opponent for Massillon.
Three of GlenOak's juniors have hit the recruiting radar, and tailback Jason Simon is an extremely physical runner, who will look to control the football and the clock against the Tigers. Wide receiver J'Mon Wells is a speedster capable of going the distance on any play, and cornerback Kyle Hall will be counted on to help slow down the Massillon passing attack.
This game features two teams with contrasting styles, as Massillon wants a high-scoring, wide-open game, while GlenOak will look to turn the game into a physical, defensive battle. The team that sees the game played in the style they prefer should end up being the winner of this exciting Week-Two contest.