Federal League (OHSAA)

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The Federal League is an Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) sports conference that was established in 1964 and includes schools from Stark and Summit counties.

Current members[edit]

School Nickname Location Colors Join Date
Canton McKinley Bulldogs Canton Red, Black
GlenOak Golden Eagles Plain Township Forest Green, Vegas Gold
Green Bulldogs Green Orange, Black
Hoover Vikings North Canton Black, Orange
Jackson Polar Bears Jackson Township Purple, Gold
Lake Blue Streaks Uniontown Blue, Red, White
Perry Panthers Perry Township Black, Gold, White

Former members[edit]

League history[edit]


  • The Federal League begins league play in 1964 with Canton South, Fairless, Glenwood, Jackson, Marlington, Perry, and Sandy Valley as charter members.
  • In 1968, Sandy Valley leaves the league and is replaced by Louisville, North Canton Hoover, and Oakwood.


  • In 1975, Fairless leaves the league while Glenwood and Oakwood consolidate to form GlenOak.


  • In 1983, Alliance joins the league.
  • In 1985, Marlington leaves the league.
  • In 1987, Lake joins the league.
  • In 1988, New Philadelphia, Canton Timken, and Wooster join the league, prompting the league to split into an American Division and a National Division:
Federal League Divisions 1988/89-1989/90
American Division National Division
Alliance Canton South
GlenOak Lake
Hoover Louisville
Jackson New Philadelphia
Perry Canton Timken



  • In 2003, Alliance and Wooster leave for the Metro Athletic Conference[2] and the newly formed Ohio Cardinal Conference, respectively. Alliance would move again to the NBC in 2005.[3]
  • At the same time, Austintown-Fitch, Boardman, and Canton McKinley join in all sports except for football, which they would fully join in the following school year.


  • In 2011, Austintown-Fitch left the Federal League for the All-American Conference for all sports except football.[4] They had hoped to remain a football-only member of the Federal League, but that did not work out. They replaced Salem, who left for the NBC.
  • In 2013, Boardman announced that they are looking to leave for the All-American Conference.[5]
  • In 2013, Green announced that they would join the Federal League for 2015-16.[6]
  • In February 2017, former member Louisville's school board submitted a letter of interest to the Federal League, then withdrew it shortly after. However, in March 2017 they renewed their recommendation that they seek membership in the Federal League after it became evident that it would be difficult for Louisville to schedule sporting events as a league independent. Louisville's current league, the Northeastern Buckeye Conference is folding after the 2017-2018 school year, leaving the Leopards without a league home.[7]

League champions[edit]

Year Football Champions
1964 Glenwood
1965 Jackson
1966 Glenwood
1967 Perry
1968 Hoover, Oakwood
1969 Perry
1970 Louisville, Perry
1971 Louisville
1972 Hoover
1973 Hoover
1974 Louisville
1975 Hoover
1976 Hoover
1977 Louisville
1978 Louisville
1979 Hoover
1980 Hoover, Perry
1981 Louisville
1982 GlenOak
1983 Alliance
1984 Hoover, Perry
1985 GlenOak, Perry
1986 Hoover, Jackson
1987 Alliance, Hoover, Perry
1988 GlenOak, Hoover, Lake, Perry
1989 GlenOak, Hoover, Jackson, Wooster
1990 Jackson
1991 Lake
1992 Perry
1993 Lake, Perry
1994 GlenOak, Lake, Perry
1995 Hoover, Perry
1996 Alliance, Jackson
1997 Hoover, Perry
1998 Hoover, Jackson, Lake
1999 Hoover, Perry
2000 Hoover, Perry
2001 Jackson
2002 Hoover
2003 Hoover
2004 Austintown-Fitch
2005 Canton McKinley
2006 Canton McKinley
2007 Hoover
2008 Hoover
2009 GlenOak
2010 Austintown-Fitch
2011 Canton McKinley, Boardman, GlenOak
2012 Canton McKinley
2013 Canton McKinley
2014 GlenOak
2015 Perry, GlenOak
2016 Perry
2017 Perry, McKinley, Jackson
2018 Hoover, McKinley

League champions[edit]

Year Cross Country Champs
2004 Perry
2005 Hoover
2006 Perry
2007 Hoover
2008 Perry
2009 Hoover
2010 Hoover
2011 Jackson
2012 Boardman
2013 Boardman
2014 Lake
2015 Jackson
2016 Perry
2017 Jackson
2018 Jackson

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-08-21. Retrieved 2013-08-21.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ http://www.vindy.com/news/2001/mar/05/alliance-helps-mac-move-on/?print
  3. ^ http://www.vindy.com/news/2003/may/26/mac-continues-to-explore-options/?print
  4. ^ Franco, Elise (May 11, 2010). "Austintown board approves move to the AAC". vindy.com. Retrieved August 25, 2010.
  5. ^ Off the courts - High school basketball news & notes
  6. ^ http://www.ohio.com/sports/high-school/green-set-to-join-the-federal-league-in-2015-2016-suburban-league-seeks-to-move-forward-with-its-own-expansion-plan-1.422407
  7. ^ Recommendation to join Federal League renewed. CantonRep.com Accessed July 24, 2017