Alright, so it's finally that time, the time to reveal the Observer-Reporter's Week 1 coverage plan for the first Friday night of high school football, "stolen" from the desk of sports editor Chris Dugan.
Not sure if I would expect this to be released so early in the week as the season goes on; in my experience, Week 1 assignments are always way early, then they gradually come closer to Friday as the seasons wears on.
Looks like I'll be grabbing a Grateful Dead disc for my ride to Greensburg:
Mackey: Washington at Greensburg Central Catholic, 7 p.m.
Joe Tuscano: Carmichaels at Jefferson-Morgan, 7 p.m.
Kevin Jacobson (stringer): McGuffey at South Fayette, 7 p.m.
Matt Shetler (stringer): Elizabeth Forward at Trinity, 7 p.m.
My game should be exciting because it pits a Washington team that loaded with skill players and should be very good this season against one of the perennial powers in Class AA.
Carmichaels and Jefferson-Morgan could battle it out for the Tri-County South title considering Monessen is now in the Class A Black Hills. And Jacobson's game is Ed Dalton's first at McGuffey -- good luck with that. Same goes for Ryan Coyle, who's taking Dalton's spot at Trinity and has a little easier task with Elizabeth Forward, though the Warriors did get a talented transfer from West Miffin in JaQuan Moore. Good dual-threat QB to watch.
*Editor's note: Had one small change ... Tuscano will now be covering EF/Trinity. Another stringer, David Floyd, will handle Carmichaels/Jefferson-Morgan.