Gridiron Glory Media Day 2017 Recap

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New teams met new foes and old rivals squared up again on Sunday at Gridiron Glory Media Day.

Teams from all around Gridiron’s coverage made the trip to Ohio University’s campus, including the brand new Frontier Athletic Conference. Jackson High School is no new face to Gridiron Glory, but McClain and Chillicothe High Schools made their introductions.

Players and coaches had the opportunity to listen to guest speaker Ohio State Representative Jay Edwards. Representative Edwards is a 2007 graduate of Nelsonville-York High School and was a Gridiron Glory Player of the Year Nominee before continuing on to Ohio University. Rep. Edwards spoke about embracing the communities teams play in and making the most in and out of football.

After the speaker, players got the full media day experience. Teams started with games to play in order to mingle with other coaches and teams before moving on to get team photos and individual head shots. Tours were also given of the WOUB facilities so the players could catch a glimpse of how Gridiron Glory is created from game time to showtime.

The final station was the interview room. Gridiron Glory Host Joseph Payton and Senior Reporter Erik Threet II asked the questions from “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” to “How badly are you going to beat your opponent on Friday?”

Two of the area’s biggest rivalries in Jackson-Wellston and Trimble-Nelsonville-York are played in the first week of the season and all four teams were in attendance.

The Jackson Ironmen had supreme confidence they were sending Wellston home with a loss and a battered ego. Wellston kept a confident poise and will let the talking be done on Saturday.

All the teams, players and coaches have complete respect for each other, but football can bring out some toughness. Gridiron Glory Media Day brought these teams a chance to have fun and be friendly before rivalries and games kick into gear.