to listen to author Vince Guerrieri talking about
- the book with
WPCR's Bert Fall on "Talk @ Ten."
- On Nov. 2, 1895, the
newly-formed football team at Fremont High School journeyed to
Sandusky to play its first game against Sandusky High School. It
was the beginning of the second-oldest high school football
rivalry in the state.
- Since then, the teams
have met 106 times in the regular season – and once in the
playoffs. The players have included an Olympian, a top NFL draft
pick, a Heisman Trophy winner, and scores of athletes and
coaches who went on to notoriety and success.
- The game of football
has grown up around the rivalry, which predates the Ohio High
School Athletic Association, the NCAA, the NFL – even the
forward pass. Through changes in the game – and changes in the
high school football landscape – the two teams keep meeting,
sometimes for league championships, sometimes for playoff berths
… and always for the sake of rivalry and tradition.
- Take the field
with author and sports journalist Vince Guerrieri as he recounts
the amazing legacy of a truly historic rivalry.
About the Author
Vince Guerrieri has spent the
past 15 years in newspapers, working as a news and sports reporter,
copy editor and editor. He is a Youngstown native and a graduate of
Bowling Green State University.
Vince has worked at the
News-Messenger since 2005 and lives in Fremont with his wife,
Shannon, and their daughter Samantha. This is his second book.