This Saturday marks the beginning of competitive high school football for our four local high schools around Putnam County. This includes youth and middle school events for some as well. Greencastle starts off the day with their annual Purple and Gray scrimmage at 10 a.m. and on August 21 they will have youth football night at their home game against North Putnam. You can check out greencastleathletics.com for more information.
Cloverdale High School will conduct its Green and White scrimmage starting at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday but not before the youth teams have their chance on the field from 9 a.m.-12.
South Putnam High School will have its annual blue and white scrimmage starting at 6:30 p.m. and that will be followed by the middle school and youth league teams.
At 4 p.m. the North Putnam middle school and high school football programs will hold their 12th Man Hog Roast. The Navy and Orange scrimmage will take place that includes the high school and middle school teams. Noise makers and signs are welcome. At 6 p.m. their will be a dinner held following the scrimmage. A dinner consists of sandwich, chips, baked beans, desert and water. The price will be $10 per adult and 12 and under are $5. During this event you will have the opportunity to meet players and coaches, meet fellow fans, take the “toxic waste” challenge, have your face painted with the cheerleaders, pick up a schedule, sign up for the “Football 101 for Moms”, pick up the latest apparel and order signs for your yard.
Each school will take place in the IHSAA scrimmage the Friday afterward and the following Friday North Putnam will play at Greencastle and Doug Wokoun and Johnathon Goode will have the call from the Cloverdale at South Putnam game during week one.