Ohio extends Canton/Massillon contract 3 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state high school football finals will be stay in Canton and Massillon at least through 2009, the Ohio High School Athletic Association said Thursday.

The OHSAA board voted unanimously to renew its contract with the Canton/Stark County Convention and Visitors' Bureau for 2007, 2008 and 2009, with options for 2010 and 2011.

Cincinnati and Columbus also had sought the finals.

The 2006 finals are set for Dec. 1-2 at Fawcett Stadium in Canton and Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon.

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