A Little About
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 https://profootballhof.me/HighSchoolHall.
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.
Meet the inductees
Lance BurickPerry, 1994-96
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
North Canton, 1957-59
• 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
• 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.
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.
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:
History of the Stark County High School Football Hall of Fame
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.
Get your tickets at https://profootballhof.me/East-West-Game.