As the hot summer days begin the transition to cooler summer nights, another late August tradition will begin this week – the return of high school football.
After a month of long days prepping on and off the field, all three Sparks schools will be in action Friday night to kickoff the 2019 season. While defending conference champion will open the Rob Hummel era away from home, Reed and Sparks High will host their openers for the first time in a couple of years.
The Cougs will begin their pursuit of a conference title repeat at South Lake Tahoe High School when they take on the Canyon Comanches out of Anaheim, Calif. It’s the first of three straight games against a team from California before they return to play at Wooster on Sept. 13.
Reed will play host to more of a traditional opening night when they play Wooster at home at 7 p.m. Friday night. The two teams met last year when the Raiders won a 54-0 game at Wooster on Sept. 21. The schedule heats up quickly for Reed, however, as they play at Galena and Douglas the first two weeks of September.
The Railroaders will look to begin the season on a high note when they take on Hug High at home Friday at 7 p.m. Sparks is coming off a forgettable 2018 campaign when they won just two games and will look to use its home field to their advantage the first couple weeks.
Lowry comes to town next week before the Railroaders hit the road for the next two games.