Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame Banquet

July 22, 2022 | 05:30 PM - 09:30 PM

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Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame Banquet

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Banquet details, ticket information

  • When: July 22
    • Cocktails — 5:30 p.m.
    • Welcome — 6:30 p.m.
    • Dinner — 6:35 p.m.
    • Inductee presentation — 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Pro Football Hall of Fame — Nash Family Event and Conference Center; 2121 George Halas Drive NW, CANTON, OH 44708.
  • Tickets: $55, can be purchased at
For more information please call Pam: 330-904-3769​​​.

Meet the inductees

The newest members of the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame are Lance Burick, Eric Heinzer, Larry Larsuel, Josh McDaniels, Tim Powell, Zach Slates, Bup Rearick.


Lance Burick

Perry, 1994-96
Running back-Linebacker

• Born March 22, 1978.
• Selected Stark County Player of the Year in 1996.
• Rushed for 1,065 and 10 touchdowns and recorded 88 tackles as a senior.
• Helped lead Perry to Federal League titles in 1994 and 1995.
• Compiled a 20-10 record in three seasons with the Panthers.
• Known as a tough, hard-nosed running back and dominant linebacker.
• Elected to the Perry Athletics Hall of Fame in 2009.

Eric Heinzer

Perry, 1998-2000
Running back-Linebacker

• Stark County Player of the Year in 2000.
• Federal League Player of the Year in 2000.
• First-team Division I All-Ohio running back in 2000.
• Helped Perry beat both Massillon and McKinley for the first time in program history in 1999 Division I playoffs.
• Rushed for 1,784 yards and 26 TDs, along with making 120 tackles, as a senior.
• Led Panthers to 12-2 record and first regional championship in 2000.
• Elected to the Perry Athletics Hall of Fame in 2012.

Larry Larsuel

Massillon, 1962-64
Guard-Defensive tackle

• Born July 30, 1947.
• Died Nov. 8, 2016.
• Second team All-Ohio offensive guard in 1963.
• First team All-Ohio defensive tackle in 1964.
• Helped Massillon post a 25-6 record over his three seasons.
• Quiet two-way leader for the Tigers along both lines of scrimmage.
• Helped Tigers win 1964 AP state championship.

Josh McDaniels

McKinley, 1992-94

• Born April 22, 1976, in Barberton.
• Started at QB and kicked for the Bulldogs from 1992-94, reaching state playoffs in 1993 and 1994.
• Second-team Division I All-Ohio QB as a senior in 1994.
• Helped Bulldogs win a Division I regional title in ’94, as seven of their 10 wins featured fourth-quarter comebacks where he passed, ran or kicked the winning score.
• His 1,538 passing yards set a school record, and now rank sixth.
• Remains ranked among the McKinley leaders in several kicking categories.
• Played football at John Carroll University, where he graduated from in 1999.
• Coached in the NFL since 2001, winning six Super Bowls as a top assistant coach with the New England Patriots (2001-08, 2012-2021) — spending the last nine years there as offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach.
• Head coach of the Denver Broncos, 2009-10, compiling an 11-17 record.
• Enters 2022 as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders.
• Joins his father, Thom, and brother, Ben, in the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame.

Tim Powell

North Canton, 1957-59
Tight end-linebacker

• Born Sept. 2, 1942.
• Second Team Repository All-Stark County twice.
• WHBC All-Stark County and Honorable Mention All-Ohio as a senior.
• Played in 1960 Ohio North-South All-Star Game with likes of Paul Warfield and Roger Staubach.
• Also played post in basketball and was a pitcher/first baseman in baseball for Hoover.
• Two-way lineman (guard and defensive tackle) for Ara Parseghian at Northwestern, lettering twice.
• Helped Wildcats beat Ohio State two consecutive years and rise to the No. 1 ranking for two weeks in 1962.
• Played in 1963 North-South College All-Star Football Game in Miami.
• Played for Canton Bulldogs of United Football League in 1964, helping them to league championship.
• NFL All-Rookie Team in 1965 for Los Angeles Rams.
• Played on defensive line behind “Fearsome Foursome” of Deacon Jones, Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Rosey Grier.
• Played with Pittsburgh Steelers for his second and final NFL season.
• Member of inaugural North Canton Athletic Hall of Fame class in 2014.
• Sons Scott and Chris both were all-county QBs for Hoover, with Scott going on to play at Ohio State.
• Retired from Day Ketterer law firm in 2012.
• Longtime youth football coach in North Canton.

Herman '"Bup" Rearick

McKinley, 1942-49
Head coach

• Born March 11, 1909, in Dover.
• Died Nov. 9, 1965, in Canton.
• Three-sport athlete at Dover High School, where in the 1926-27 school year he was a senior captain on an undefeated football team and state-championship basketball team.
• Played three sports in college at Wittenberg.
• Hired in March of 1931, as a math teacher, head football coach and head basketball coach at Dover High School.
• Compiled a football coaching record of 118-21-10 in stops at Dover (1933-37) and McKinley (1942-49).
• Compiled a basketball coaching record of 428-130 at Dover and McKinley, including a state championship in 1933 at Dover.
• Reached the state basketball finals at McKinley in 1940, 1943 and 1956 and the state semifinals in 1945 and 1954.
• Believed to be the only man elected to the Ohio High School Football Coaches Hall of Fame and Ohio High School Basketball Coaches Hall of Fame.

Zach Slates

Perry, 2000-02
Offensive guard-defensive tackle

• Born Aug. 16, 1984.
• Three-year starter for Perry teams that went combined 29-7.
• Helped Panthers to first state semifinal appearance in program history.
• Three-time first-team Canton Repository All-Stark County.
• Three-time first-team All-Federal League.
• Two-time first-team All-Ohio.
• State qualifier in wrestling and thrower in track and field.
• Played in Big 33 and Ohio North-South All-Star games.
• Played football at University of Pittsburgh for one season.
• Assistant coach for Perry 2010-2020; named head coach in 2021.
• Special education teach at Perry.

History of the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame

The Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame features 137 members with the addition of this year’s seven-man class. Here’s a list of each class:

Class of 2020/2022 
Lance Burick, Perry 
Eric Heinzer, Perry 
Larry Larsuel, Massillon 
Josh McDaniels, McKinley 
Tim Powell, North Canton 
Herman “Bup” Rearick, McKinley coach 
Zach Slates, Perry 

Class of 2019 
Tom Chlebeck, Louisville 
Ed Glass, Hoover coach, Alliance player 
Nick Roman Jr., McKinley 
Steve Schick, Hoover  
Todd Stanish, Marlington 
Rob Stradley, Lake 
Leo Strang, Massillon 

Class of 2018 
Charles Babb, Alliance 
Reggie Corner, McKinley 
Vince Gliatta, Central Catholic 
Charlie Grandjean, Hoover 
Art Hastings, Massillon 
Don Nehlen, Lincoln/Canton South player/coach 
Ernie Sheeler, McKinley 

Class of 2017 
Bruce Beatty, Lincoln player 
Ryan Brinson, McKinley player 
Brian Gamble, Massillon player 
Devin Jordan, Massillon player 
Curt Lukens, Hoover player 
Jack Rose, St. Thomas Aquinas, Massillon, GlenOak coach 
Morgan Williams, McKinley player 
Class of 2016 
Che Bryant, McKinley player 
Shawn Crable, Massillon player 
Ronald “Ike” Grimsley, McKinley player 
Antonio Hall, McKinley player 
Lou Mariano, McKinley player 
Dave Monnot, Central Catholic player 
Mike Ranalli, St. Thomas Aquinas player 

Class of 2015 
Jim Bachtel, Lincoln player 
Kirk Barton, Perry player 
Jeff Durbin, Lake Coach 
Lowell Klinefelter, Central Catholic coach 
Jamar Martin, McKinley player 
Jerrod Vance, Massillon player 
Bob Vogel, Massillon player 

Class of 2014 
Keith Best, Lincoln 
Dean Brown, McKinley 
T.J. Downing, GlenOak 
John Grimsley, McKinley 
Phil Martin, McKinley 
Mike Rejina, Lincoln 
DeMarlo Rozier, McKinley 

Class of 2013 
Benny Battista, Canton South 
Ray Getz, Massillon 
Herm Jackson, McKinley 
Travis McGuire, Massillon 
Norm Nicola, Central Catholic 
Leon Powell, Minerva 
Jay Rohr, Jackson 
Justin Zwick, Massillon 

Class of 2012 
Jon Aljancic, Louisville 
Dustin Fox, GlenOak 
Athie Garrison, McKinley 
Ben McDaniels, McKinley 
Garland Rivers, McKinley 
Ted Rohrer, Jackson 
Dan Shetler, Hoover 

Class of 2011 
Steve Barr, St. Thomas Aquinas 
Brian Bowers, Lake 
Tommy Hannon, Massillon 
E.J. Lilly, Alliance 
Dick Proebstle, Central Catholic 
Joe Sparma, Massillon 

Class of 2010 
Mike Doss, McKinley 
Derek Fox, GlenOak 
Steve Luke, Massillon 
Thom McDaniels, McKinley and Jackson coach 
Mark Murphy, GlenOak 
Kenny Peterson, McKinley 

Class of 2009 
Bob Belden, Central Catholic 
John Borton, Alliance 
Robert Fife, Jackson coach 
Horace Gillom, Massillon 
Hase McKey, Massillon 
Mark Stier, Louisville 

Class of 2008 
Tom Ecrement, Glenwood 
Lin Houston, Massillon 
Tim Laps, Perry 
Chris Soehnlen, St. Thomas Aquinas 
Bill Wentz, Lehman 
Stu Wilkins, Lincoln 

Class of 2007 
Homer Floyd, Massillon 
Dennis Franklin, Massillon 
Mel Knowlton, Alliance coach 
Michael Moore, GlenOak 
Rocco Rich, McKinley 
Dan Risaliti, Timken coach, McKinley player 

Class of 2006 
Frank Dugan, Canton South 
Ken Kuhn, Louisville 
Jim Letcavits, Massillon player, assistant coach 
John Muhlbach, Massillon player, Glenwood coach 
Ralph Pucci, McKinley 
Bobby Williams, McKinley 

Class of 2005 
Tim Fox, Glenwood 
Chuck Mather, Massillon coach 
John McVay, Massillon player, Central Catholic coach 
Joe Pujazon, McKinley 
Jim Reichenbach, Massillon player, Glenwood, Tuslaw coach 
Bud Shopbell, official 

Class of 2004 
Todd Blackledge, Hoover 
Matt Christopher, Lake 
Ray Ellis, McKinley 
Charlie King, Alliance 
Ted Provost, Fairless 
Paul Starkey, Louisville coach 
Class of 2003 
Roger Duffy, Central Catholic 
Wayne Fontes, McKinley 
Don Hertler, Hoover coach 
Roch Hontas, McKinley 
Tommy James, Massillon 
Dick Kempthorn, McKinley 
Jeff Logan, Hoover 
Don Scott, McKinley 
Percy Snow, McKinley 
Dick Snyder, Hoover 

Class of 2002 
Ron Blackledge, Timken 
Paul Brown, Massillon 
Bob Commings, Massillon, GlenOak coach 
Vince Costello, Magnolia 
Len Dawson, Alliance 
Chet DeStefano, official 
Dan Dierdorf, Glenwood 
Bob Gladieux, Louisville 
Dick Himes, Canton South 
Jim Houston, Massillon 
Marion Motley, McKinley 
Alan Page, Central Catholic 
George Saimes, Lincoln 
Chris Spielman, Massillon 
Harry Stuhldreher, Massillon 

Note: Biographical information, records and photos courtesy of The Canton Repository.

Pro Football Hall of Fame East-West All-Star Game

The 2022 Pro Football Hall of Fame East-West All-Star Game will feature evenly matched squads of recent graduates from 19 area high schools and two members of the Centennial Class of 2020 as honorary coaches. The game will kick off at 7 p.m. July 23 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium. Learn more about the game here.

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