We asked for you opinion, and boy, did you deliver.
The poll for WKYC.com's first High School Football Game of the Week of 2019 was released on Monday, and more than 55,000 people (by far a record) made their voices heard. We are excited to announced that, after taking home 57% of the vote, Granger Highland vs. Wadsworth will be our stop for week one.
The Grizzles are one of the best teams in Northeast Ohio, going starting 12-0 last year before falling to Massillon Washington in the Division II regional final. They have won 21 straight regular season games, and are led by senior captain Trey Shaffer at quarterback.
The Hornets, meanwhile, are coming off a year in which they barely missed the D-II playoffs despite an 8-2 record. They were actually featured in our first ever game of the week, and Brady Linder and Bryce Profitt will hope to find the endzone again like they did a year ago.
The game will now will receive a live audio broadcast that can be heard on WKYC.com, the WKYC app, and the WKYC Facebook and YouTube pages Friday night at 7 p.m. Dave "Dino" DeNatale will handle play-by-play duties and be joined in the booth by Mark "Munch" Bishop.
Additionally, we will air highlights on our website and on Channel 3 News at 11 the night of the game. We will also get the schools involved with plenty of social media posts and videos. Dino and Tyler Carey also offered a preview of the game earlier.
We can't wait!