Football | Week 1 Preview

Big Walnut at Mansfield Senior


Big Walnut team opens the season Friday, Aug. 30, at Mansfield Senior in the first matchup between the teams.

Last season, Big Walnut finished 6-4, missing the playoffs for the first time since 2009, and Mansfield Senior went 8-3, shared the Ohio Cardinal Conference title and qualified for the postseason for the first time since 2002.

The Tygers lost in the first round of the Division II playoffs, falling to Tiffin Columbian 28-16.

"Arlin Field is a great place to play a football game," coach Joe Weaver said. "We're excited about going up there and playing them. They're a good team with coaches who put a lot of time into making sure things are done right. We've got a lot of work to do to be ready."