Saturday, July 22, 2006

Ohio v. USA Football Challenge

Many high school football fans are undoubtedly eagerly awaiting the weekend of September 15-16th, because Kirk Herbstreit has put together quite a show. Some of the top high school football teams from across the nation are coming to Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati and Paul Brown Tiger Stadium in Massillon to face some of the best teams in Ohio. Check out this site for information on the 2006 Ohio v. USA high school football challenge.

The marquee matchup features defending Ohio state champ Cincinnati St. Xavier against defending national champ Lakeland, Florida. If you're down in Cincinnati, you can also see perennial Ohio power Cincinnati Elder play the legendary DeLaSalle Spartans of Concord, California. That game's at Nippert Stadium, but if you want to stay closer to home, you can travel to Massillon to see St. Edward's take on Springdale, Arkansas, the nation's 4th ranked team in 2005.

As a high school football fan, I think these matchups are fascinating, but I'm also starting to think that this kind of stuff borders on being football kiddie porn. What's next? Do we start having high school bowl games or does the media demand that we move straight to a national playoff?

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