Belmont College is pleased to share this press release from Scholastic Sports Marketing, LLC
Fourth Annual OVAC Kickoff Weekend – Match-Ups and Sites Announced
WHEELING, WV — To celebrate the official start of the 2013 high school football
season in the Ohio Valley the 4th Annual “McDonald’s OVAC Kickoff Weekend presented
by WTOV9” will take place on Thursday, August 29, and Friday, August 30.
One of the highlights for this year will be the addition of a new site, as two of
the games on Thursday will be played at Indian Creek High School’s Kettlewell Memorial
Stadium in Wintersville, Ohio. Wheeling Island Stadium will again host the other
set of games.
The double-header at the Wheeling Island Stadium will lead with Cameron High School
versus Bishop Donahue High School, kicking off at 5:00pm. Wheeling Central will
take on Harrison Central at 7:30 pm. This game will feature two playoff teams from
2012 that will both be coming into the season with high expectations.
Thursday’s games at Kettlewell Memorial Stadium will open at 5:30pm with Indian
Creek High School taking on Weir High. Immediately following, game two will feature
OVAC Class 1A match-up of Weirton Madonna High School and Beallsville High School.
Kickoff Weekend continues on Friday night at the Wheeling Island Stadium. In this
contest Wheeling Park High School will take on Keyser (WV) High School at 7:30pm
on the 30th. Both teams return a lot of talent and could potentially end their seasons
back on the Island at the Super Six Championships.
Wheeling based Scholastic Sports Marketing (SSM) is again partnering with WTOV9
to bring this event to the Ohio Valley. The Ohio County Board of Education, Wheeling
Park High School, and Indian Creek High School, who are serving as hosts, are dedicated
to pulling off a first class affair. The event will serve as a fundraiser for the
participating schools, the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference (OVAC) and the Ronald
“We’re confident that this year’s schedule will be a lot of fun for football fans
in the Ohio Valley,” explained Tim McCoy WTOV’s Vice President & General Manager.
“We are extremely proud to showcase 10 great high school football programs and the
student-athletes who excel not only on the gridiron but in the classroom too!”
Thursday’s games will all be broadcast tape-delayed on WTOV9. WKKX 1600 AM will
carry the games on the radio and will audio stream on wkkx.com. The participating
schools will sell tickets. Tickets for Saturday’s double-headers are $10 and tickets
for Friday’s game in Wheeling is $7. The fan enhancement plans will be released
in the coming weeks.
“What a better way to celebrate the official start of the football season! The crowds
and fan enthusiasm have exceeded our expectations these first three years. It will
be exciting to see how things go at our new Indian Creek site and having both Weirton
schools on that same ticket. Our primary objectives remain the same, and that’s
to raise money for the OVAC and member schools, the Ronald McDonald House and provide
a positive experience for the youth of our community,” said James Companion of Scholastic
Besides McDonald’s as the title sponsor, WTOV9 as the presenting sponsor, Wheeling
Hospital, Shirts N’ More, Premier Bank & Trust, Paree Insurance Centers, West Liberty
University, Belmont College and the US Army are also on board as official sponsors.
Lamar Outdoor Advertising, The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register and The Times
Leader are media partners.
Wheeling Site - Wheeling Island Stadium
- Cameron HS vs. Bishop Donahue HS – 5:00pm – Thurs., Aug. 29
- Wheeling Central HS vs. Harrison Central HS – approx 7:30pm – Thurs., Aug. 29
- Keyser HS (WV) vs. Wheeling Park HS – 7:00pm – Fri., Aug. 30
Wintersville Site – Kettlewell Memorial Stadium
- Weirton HS vs. Indian Creek HS – 5:30pm – Thurs., Aug. 29
- Weirton Madonna HS vs. Beallsville HS – approx 7:50pm – Thurs., Aug. 29
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