When: 10:30 a.m. today.
Where: John Cistone Field, Green Street Stadium, St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, Akron.
Theme: Some of the top seniors in Summit County will compete this morning, with proceeds going to charity.
Rosters for each team (in alphabetical order by school):
Archbishop Hoban: Vince Buzzi, Kylan Hood, D’Angelo James, Anthony Krim II, Jake Tersigni, David Van Note. Barberton: Dennis Alexander, Todd Eagle, Cody Hutchinson. Buchtel: Anthony Clark, Chris Davis, Stephen Mosley, Trevon Wilkes, Darius Wilson. Copley: Dylan Draper, Austin Finley, Milton Greer, Quincy Iverson, Oliver Johnson, John Kromalic, Will Thomas. Coventry: Tyler Davis, Devin Elekes, Nick Newman. Cuyahoga Falls: Bucky Hendershot, Ryan Horrigan, Drake Reid. Firestone: Louis Christian, Howard Dover, Luther Holley, Damon Pullens, Brennan Williams, Kevin Williams. North: Edward Harris, Brandon Johnson. Norton: Jake Fling, Johnny Glas, Jake Willig. Revere: Everett McGregor (injured), Carl Roman. Woodridge: Charkym Bonaparte, Austin Keener, Tom Morehouse, Don Wilson.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy: Jake Butler, Maurice Dorrell, Matt Peticca, Will Rice, Andrew Schauer. East: Dion DeJournett. Ellet: Jake Fisher, Matt Geer, Hussain Hamdan, Dakota King. Garfield: Jared Bell, Eric Bussey. Green: Keith Jarvis, Mitchell Kay, Sean Nischwitz, Nate Tepus. Hudson: Tom Bevan, Ben Hart, Will Masich. Mogadore: Kenny Vechik. Nordonia: Desmond Filey, Brandon Rem. Springfield: Larry Boso, Todd Woods, Zac Younkin. Stow: Matt Beech, Jake Flinn, Brian Groves, Joe Kollar, Zaire Lewis, Jonte Pooler, Christian Schmidt. Tallmadge: Bobby Clark, Joe Lowery, Davis Moore, Logan Ray. Twinsburg: Tailin Johnson. Walsh Jesuit: D.J. Aguilar, Alex Conley, John Conner, Bryan DiCillo.
Coaches: Mike Laktash of North for West and Kevin Vaughn of Springfield for East.
Tickets: Can be purchased at the gate before kickoff for $5 with a canned food item.
Notebook: A donation to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank will follow the game. The Native American Indian Cultural Center will also sponsor a canned food drive to feed families in need within the community. ... A Most Valuable Player Award will be given to one player from each team, with the top East player receiving the Babe Flossie MVP Award and the top West player receiving the John Cistone MVP Award. Players from St. Vincent-St. Mary and Manchester will not be playing because their teams are still competing in the state playoffs.
History: This is the fourth consecutive year that Jacob Thompson and Jay Brophy Jr. have organized a Turkey Day game. Jay Brophy Sr., Greg Shook and Nick Shook are also involved in the planning of the game, which is approved by the Ohio High School Athletic Association and gives high school seniors one more game to show their skills to college recruiters. The origins of this game date to Summit County’s first Thanksgiving Day game in 1942, when the Akron City Series championship game was played at the Rubber Bowl. The game became a tradition within Summit County, annually drawing large crowds from 1948 to 1990 before it was stopped as a result of the expanding OHSAA state football playoff system.
— Michael Beaven