PREBLE COUNTY — Eaton’s boys and girls soccer teams will begin their seasons on Friday, Aug. 17, at home, against Edgewood. The girls varsity team will kick-off at 5:30 p.m. and the boys varsity will start approximately 7:15 p.m.
The statewide initiative by the OHSAA — Friday Night Futbol — gives the opportunity for high school soccer games to be played on Friday night, one day earlier than the traditional Saturday start.
The OHSAA initiative has a few goals in mind: 1. To make High School soccer #TheOnlyGameInTown. 2. To offer marching bands the opportunity to perform at halftime by permitting a 15 minute halftime length. 3. To offer students an athletic event at their school on a Friday evening during the first week of school.
The game is being sponsored by Marion’s Pizza and the Eaton band has been invited. There will be giveaways, a 50/50 raffle, and t-shirts for sale.