Two powers head into Week 3 undefeated as the McKinley Bulldogs and Hudson Explorers get ready to tangle at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium on Friday.
Hudson head football coach Jeff Gough spoke with Sam and Brad to talk about the Explorers as they prepare for the Bulldogs and their athleticism.
McKinley head coach Dan Reardon joined the show as well to talk about the game from their perspective.
The Green Bulldogs and the Canton McKinley Bulldogs will square off at Green High School tonight for Week 4 of the season.
Head Coach Jon Wallace of Green spoke with Sam Bourquin and Brad Russell during their live broadcast from Skyway Drive-In Restaurant in Green.
Head Coach Dan Reardon spoke with us about the McKinley side of things as they prepared to battle Green.
Federal League power Canton McKinley is looking to build off of last year's successful season and prepare to face a tough Archbishop Hoban team in Week 1
Head Coach Dan Reardon joined the Brad Russell Show Tuesday to talk about what challenges the defending state champs bring to the football field.
"We have a big test, and we're excited about it," Reardon said. "We know we have to play our best ball game to have a chance to contain those guys."
The game will be played Friday at Canton Central Catholic's Lowell Klinefelter Field. The Bulldogs will be returning 29 lettermen including some big-time talent including quarterback Dominique Robinson , linebacker Kadeem Trotter, and defensive back Reggie Corner.
One of the area's better teams will be getting ready to strap it up and hit the gridiron for the 2016 football season.
Dan Reardon, the head coach of the Canton McKinley Bulldogs joined Sammy B to talk about his team and how they are preparing themselves for the season.
"We're going to be a pretty veteran team," Reardon said. "We have right around 30 lettermen coming back and we have 8 guys coming back on defense, so that's going to be a strength."
One of the key returnees on offense is quarterback Dominque Robinson, who is committed to play his college football at Miami-OH.
Reardon says his signal caller is a good leader on and off the football field.
"He was voted as a captain as a junior and it will probably be a unanimous vote this season," Reardon said. "He's a good student and a good kid, and he still has a tremendous amount of upside as a quarterback."
The Canton McKinley Bulldogs are moving at a fast pace this offseason with the new practice fields, the newly renovated Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, and a new camp set to kick off
Dan Reardon, the head coach of the Bulldogs joined the Sam Bourquin Show to talk about the camp and some of the big things that are happening with the Pups as of late.
"We are starting our camp tomorrow morning, it runs from 9 until 12:30 both Wednesday and Thursday," Reardon said. "It's our second annual camp and we'll have our players working the camp, as well as some former players and coaches with McKinley ties."
Last year 150 kids came to the camp, and Reardon expects more to join the fun the next two days.
For the full interview with Sam and Coach Reardon, including the football camp this summer, click here.
The War of 1894 will be taking place yet again at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium, and with the Massillon Tigers and McKinley Bulldogs getting ready to tussle, both coaches expect to see 100% effort from their young men Saturday afternoon.
Nate Moore, the head coach of the Tigers joined 1590 WAKR to talk about the rivalry, his team battling through adversity throughout the season, and what it's going to take to stop McKinley's playmakers.
Moore said that by containing McKinley dual-threat QB Dominique Robinson and limiting touches for other Bulldog playmakers, the Tigers should be alright.
"The quarterback is a good athlete, he has a good arm, so we have to stay disciplined defensively," he said.
For McKinley, head coach Dan Reardon says his team is playing good football and will have to maintain focus in a rivalry game and not let the emotion surrounding it cloud them from executing.