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2017 High School Football Kicks Off this Weekend

By Bill Barrows

If you have traveled by any high school in Indiana over the past couple of weeks, you no doubt have seen gridiron warriors tuning up for this week’s opening game of the season this coming Friday.  The teams have been preparing since July 31st, the first day of the Indiana High School Athletic Association 2017-18 calendar year. Varsity football returns to Wabash County on Wabash WebTV as we bring you matchups every Friday evening.

The teams held formal scrimmages against competition this past weekend in preparation. They tried to shake out mistakes and honed in on execution hoping to get things off on a positive note leading into weekly prep targeting the upcoming week’s opponent.

Northfield will be led by Brandon Baker, in his fifth year at his alma mater and 16th year as a head coach. Southwood is coached by Dave Snyder, in his seventh year at the helm with the Knights. Manchester is led by Greg Miller, in his fifth year at Manchester and 14th year overall. Wabash’s head man is Floyd McWhirt, in his seventh year with the Apaches.

Opening week matchups include Northfield hosting Bluffton, Rochester travels to Wabash and Manchester will be at Southwood, where the Wabash WebTV crew will set up shop at Sherman Waggoner Field. Rick and Tim Harness will be live at about 6:45 p.m. with the pregame and kickoff will be at 7 p.m.

Wabash WebTV will bring you all of the action streaming over the internet each Friday evening so that those who cannot get to a game in person, can watch the featured game. The aforementioned Harness brothers, along with Jim Landrum and Chandler Jones, will bring you all of the action this season. Join us for all of the action.
 

Posted on 2017 Aug 15