Glen Este will play in Crosstown Showdown

Glen Este will begin its varsity football season a day later than the other eight county teams, but its a good late. The Trojans are the first Clermont County team to be invited to compete in the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown. This is the ninth year for the event.

Glen Este will square off opposite the Ryle (Ky.) Raiders on Aug. 26, with the kickoff at 11 a.m. The battle will take place at the University of Cincinnati’s Nippert Stadium. Ryle was 7-4 last season and will be making its second appearance at the Showdown. One of the Kentuckians’ losses was to Glen Este, 42-12, in the Purple and White’s season opener. They lost their first trip to the Showdown three years ago to Beechwood (Ky.) 27-22.

“It’s real nice being invited to play. Some of the best teams in the city play in this consistently,” said Dan Simmons, Glen Este High School Athletic Director. “It’s nice to be recognized. It will be nice to be the only game going on in the entire area at the time. It’ll give our kids more exposure.”

Tickets may be purchased for $10 at the high school Monday through Friday from 7:30 a. m. until 3 p. m. A portion of the ticket price will go to the school.

The Fort Ancient Valley Conference has raised its ticket prices for the 2006-07 school year. Amelia and Glen Este will be charging $6 for everyone at the varsity football games.

Student tickets may be purchased at either school for $3. Both schools will be admitting people 62 years of age and older for free with an ID.

At volleyball and soccer games, the admission price for everyone will be $6 at the gate with the $3 student ticket eligible to be purchased at school.

A family pass for the entire school year can be purchased for $175.