MASSILLON — It's a film both Massillon and Winton Woods have viewed already this week. The emotions the viewings bring out all depend on from which perspective it's being viewed.

The 2017 Division II state semifinal between the two programs was likely one of the first films both coaching staffs reached for upon learning they were heading for state semifinal rematch this Friday at Gahanna Lincoln High School.

For Tigers coach Nate Moore, it wasn't about reliving the 56-21 defeat as much as trying to get a jump on what his team might see from the Warriors — personnel-wise or schematically — in the rematch.

"I'm really focused on this season, this game," Moore said. "I'm just focused on going into this Winton Woods game with the 2018 Tigers."

Last year's game was like two games in one. There was the first game, in which Massillon jumped out to a 21-0 lead with just over eight minutes left in the first half.

Then, there was the second game, the one which the Tigers still would rather not relive. That's where the Warriors roared back with 56 unanswered points, something their coach, Andre Parker, acknowledges was arguably a first for him.

"I have not seen anything like it," Parker said. "Maybe one or two on television in my whole life. Maybe a college game or something like that. But I haven't seen a game like that."

The next week after Parker's team pulled off that comeback, it once again fell into a 21-0 hole in the state title game against Archbishop Hoban. That time, there were no heroics as the Warriors fell 42-14.

In order to get back to the title game, Winton Woods finds itself in a rematch from a year ago.

"The biggest thing you have to realize is that both teams are different," Parker said. "They're doing some similar things and some things they're going about in a different way."

Both coaches admit there's no real edge one way or the other because of last year's game. It might provide some motivation to Massillon's players because of the outcome, but there's also the counter that emotion can be fleeting in a high-stakes game like a state semifinal.

What last year's game has provided is perspective for both teams.

"You don't have to kind of guess at some things because you haven't played anybody they've played," Moore said. "When you're looking at film, how tall are they really? People's rosters, they're so inconsistent, and when you're looking at film, everything's relative around it. It's definitely helps some, but it helps both of us."

Both teams obviously have multiple game films from this season in which they can draw conclusions. Those are the films that are going to get the most thorough breakdowns.

That's especially true for the Tigers, who are facing a Winton Woods team which has had significant turnover at some key spots. Even the Warriors' biggest returnee — 2,738-yard rusher Miyan Williams — is somewhat of an unknown due to the fact Williams left last year's game with an injury in the first quarter.

Still, Moore sees a team which is, in concept at least, very similar to what it was a year ago.

"They're spread, and they also run flexbone," Moore said. "It seems like they prefer to go out and be spread. If they're not having the success that they want there, then they change it up and run some flexbone stuff. It's kind of two different offenses that are similar in nature, they're both option offenses. They just kind of work their way through that. Defensively, it's the same stuff. Some guys are gone and some guys are in there."