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Gridiron Glory's Season 21 Teaser

Gridiron Glory Announces Season 21 Host

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As summer blitzes by and high school football teams across southeast Ohio count the days until offseason practices commence, WOUB is proud to announce the host of Gridiron Glory Season 21. Joseph Hennesy (@GGHostJoseph) will lead the charge into a new and exciting season of weekly highlights and analysis with his own unique brand of storytelling.

A two sport athlete in high school and a WOUB contributor since 2016, Hennessy’s passionate about all things football, and has flaunted that very passion each week for the past three seasons as he covered the Muskingum Valley League. Closely following the Sheridan Generals’ and John Glenn Little Muskies’ playoff appearances last year only cemented Hennessy’s passion for high school football not only in the MVL, but all across southeast Ohio.

It is that same love of the game that Joe will bring to Gridiron Glory as host, ensuring that the simple joys of high school football will shine through every Friday. The entire community behind every high school squad fuels Hennessy’s dedication – realizing every reporter owes the fans and families of these athletes nothing less than their best work.

As anyone who has met Hennessy can attest, the recently minted host loves to have fun. In that same vein, the atmosphere surrounding a high school football game and the performances teams put forth can be some of the most exciting and memorable moments in life, and shouldn’t ever feel like a drag. With Hennessy, it never will. Season 21 will capture the lighthearted spirit of the sport in every episode.

Make no mistake though, when it comes to the game itself, Hennessy relishes the little details, like the downfield blocker setting up the highlight-reel run, or the linebacker setting the edge on a tackle for loss. This season, Gridiron Glory will reflect that, and go even deeper into the game and every ingredient that goes into a highlight.

Hennessy has made a lot of memories in his years as a Gridiron reporter, going from a freshman carrying popcorn for then-host Dani Dean at his first ever game to braving John Glenn’s bitterly cold playoff game last year against Indian Valley. No matter where he goes though, Hennessy’s greatest memories comes from interacting with the SEO community. Those interactions have been captured in seasons past on segments like ‘Fan of the Week,’ and interacting with the people who support the teams Gridiron is privileged to cover always remains in the forefront of his intentions.

Gridiron Glory has been around for over two decades now. Much has been accomplished, and as Joseph takes the mantle as host, Gridiron can look forward to accomplishing even more.

Gridiron Glory Season 21 kicks off on Friday, August 23 at 11:30 p.m. For all reporting on glory, follow our social media coverage beginning now.

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