Westerville's high schools are making plans to celebrate the start of football season Aug. 30. For the first time in many years, varsity teams at all three high schools will host their inaugural home games that evening, with Central playing DeSales; North pitted against Franklin Heights; and South going up against Groveport-Madison.
All games begin at 7:30 p.m. The community is encouraged to show up to support their favorite team. Pre-game activities are planned at all locations.
On the corner of Mount Royal and Tussic avenues, Westerville Central will hold a parent and student tailgate. Double Warhawk burgers from the grill will be featured, along with music, Frisbee tossing, corn-hole and football throwing. The marching band will lead the silver and black onto the turf right before kickoff.
From 5:15 to 7:15 p.m., Westerville North will hold an event touted as the "Tailgate Party of the Century," with pregame activities featuring the band, food trucks, games, prizes and face painting.
Westerville South's tailgate party will run from 3 to 6 p.m. near the baseball field/back concession area of the school. Food, games, fun and prizes are on tap.