Polar Bear Football History

A History of Competitive Football

 

Jackson first fielded a varsity football team in 1930 when Jackson High School is formed through a consolidation of numerous one-room school houses. They competed in numerous leagues with other Stark County schools, until 1964 when they became a charter member of the Federal League, along with Glenwood, Fairless, Marlington, Perry, South and Sandy Valley. They have been a member of the Federal League ever since.

Federal League Championships by Jackson

 

1965

1986*

1989*

1990

1996*

1998*

2001

2017*


* indicates shared championship

Records & Playoffs

Undefeated Seasons

1953 (9-0-1)

1955 (9-0-0)

1965 (10-0-0)

State Playoff Appearances

1990 vs Massillon Washington at Fawcett (L 21-15)

1998 vs Canton McKinley at Tiger Stadium (L 17-13)

2000 vs North Canton Hoover at Fife Stadium (L 14-7)

2001 vs Cuyahoga Falls at Fife Stadium (W 17-14)

2001 vs North Canton Hoover at Fawcett (L 10-9)

2004 vs Toledo Whitmer at Fife Stadium (L 28-24)

2016 vs Cleveland St. Ignatius at Byers Field, Cleveland (L 35-0)

2017 vs Euclid, Cleveland (L 49-29)