Canton South QB Poochie Snyder named Ohio Mr. Football finalist


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Canton South senior quarterback Jack “Poochie” Snyder has been selected as a finalist for Ohio Mr. Football, the OHSAA announced Wednesday afternoon.

Snyder entered the regional final completing 73 percent of his passes for 3,288 yards, 36 touchdowns and three interceptions. Also had rushed for 1,524 yards at 11.0 a carry and 15 touchdowns.

Second straight season of 3,000 yards passing/1,000 yards rushing. Third straight season of at least 35 touchdowns passing. Stark County’s career passing leader in yards (10,670) and touchdowns (118), with both of those marks ranking top 13 in Ohio history according to OHSAA unofficial records.

Snyder has career rushing totals of 2,906 yards and 43 touchdowns. Has 14-0 Canton South in state semifinal for first time in program history. Also led South to first 10-0 regular season in school history. He’s committed to Division I FCS Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.

The winner will be announced next Thursday afternoon in Canton prior to the start of the OHSAA football state championships. The prestigious honor has been awarded since 1987.