Paul Brown Tiger Stadium: Massillon, Ohio
When high school football is discussed, no school has more tradition than Washington (Massillon, Ohio)
Much of that tradition can be traced to the legendary Paul Brown, who played and coached there and was greatly responsible for building the famed Tiger Stadium, which also now bears his name. Brown graduated in 1925 and returned to coach at age 23. He compiled a spectacular 80-8-2 record with six state titles before taking over at Ohio State University, then coaching the NFL's Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals.
The stadium was built in 1939 and seats 19,000. The press box seats 120, on par with many college and pro facilities. Each Washington home game is a colorful event, featuring a famous marching band, parades, bonfires and a live Tiger mascot. Many town fire hydrants are decorated with tiger stripes.
The Tigers have won 22 state championships and one of their greatest players, linebacker Chris Spielman, was featured on Wheaties boxes when he was 16 years old.
The mammoth showplace also has been used for NFL Hall of Fame events and numerous state playoff games.More photos of Paul Brown Tiger Stadium