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Massillon Washington High School, is a secondary school located in Massillon, Ohiomarker. It serves students ranging from grades 9-12. The principal is Mike Babics. The school colors are orange and black and the school's athletic teams are known as the 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 786 wins, 234 losses, and 35 ties through the end of the 2008 season. The Tigers play their home games at Paul Brown Tiger Stadium (seating capacity: 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 Vegasmarker. In 119 meetings (1894-2008), 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 School.

In the summer of 2008, due to the success of the Tigers' athletic programs, ESPN nominated Massillon, Ohiomarker as a candidate for Titletown USA.


Washington High School was voted the Ohiomarker Division I, State Champions title 22 times. Although the tigers have strong and excellent tradition in football, their first playoff-era state title still eludes them; most recently in 2005 they were runner up to Cincinnati St. Xavier in a 24-17 loss in the state championship game.They have also been recognized as the AP National Champions nine times – in 1935, 1936, 1939, 1940, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1959, 1961 – the most in the nation.

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