2012 New Jersey (Week 16)

New Jersey (Week 16)

Due to the unfortunate tragedy wrought by Hurricane Sandy, New Jersey had pushed back their titles games to the week after the OHSAA finals. Because of this, and the lack of really any sort of doubleheaders in Pennsylvania to see, I decided to drive out to the Garden State to take in their championships being held at MetLife Stadium. It was going to be a rather tight weekend, as I planned to drive to Cleveland for the Browns-Chiefs game on Sunday with my dad. This wasn’t going to be easy.

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2012 Pennsylvania (Week 7)

Pennsylvania (Week 7)

Unfortunately, despite having the time to see the number of games, I haven’t had the time to write recaps of my weekends. But, I also haven’t traveled much for games. I’ve only seen games in four states so far this year and all of them bordering Ohio (Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia).

Before recounting some games from elsewhere around Pennsylvania from earlier this year, I’ll give a run-down of this week.

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2012 Kentucky (Week 0)

Kentucky (Week 0)

Alright, this is a little late, but I felt like getting the ball rolling for another year of high school football.

Unlike in previous years, my schedule will let me be home every weekend (or virtually every weekend) this fall. One of the benefits of working for yourself.

But, I still like to see games.

And this year is no different. My season started earlier than ever this year as I drove down to Kentucky to take in two days of ‘bowl games’.

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2011 Year in Review

2011 Year in Review

October 15, 2011 -- Grass Range/Winnett (MT) v. Rosebud (MT)
October 15, 2011 — Grass Range/Winnett (MT) v. Rosebud (MT)

I figured I’d do another year long recap as I did at the conclusion of the 2010 season. Akin to last year, I’ll write up some statistics before moving into my opinions of high school football around the country and the fan support.

In total, I’ve seen 73 different high school football games this year. I saw games in 16 different states and games in 17 of the possible 18 weeks that high school football is played throughout the country. I’ve seen games in 40 different venues in 40 different cities. I’ve seen 134 different teams play.

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2011 Georgia (Week 16)

Georgia (Week 16)

I intended to write up something for Week 14 when I was home in Pennsylvania. I saw five games. The District 10 Class A Final from Hermitage’s Hickory High School’s Hornets Stadium between the Sharpsville Blue Devils and the West Middlesex Big Reds.

On Saturday, I was in Pittsburgh at Heinz Field for the four WPIAL championship games. As with last year, the WPIAL finals weren’t really that big of an atmosphere. The 4A game between North Allegheny and Upper St. Clair proved very entertaining as it went to overtime before defending state-champion North Allegheny prevailed.

And last week it was the OHSAA Championships in Canton and Massillon where I witnessed, at the time, the best game of the year I’ve seen between Creston Norwayne and Kenton. That was until this Friday afternoon.

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