The Shaker Heights varsity football team is chomping at the bit to prove itself in 2012 after a 2-8 campaign last season.
This year marks the Red Raiders' first season in the Northeast Ohio Conference. Head Coach Jarvis Gibson admits the team has no clue what to expect from its new batch of rivals. But that's part of what will make this year an exciting one, he said.
Shaker's first opponent is non-conference foe Solon. The teams will kick the season off on Aug. 24 at Solon. The Red Raiders' first game at the newly renovated stadium will be on Sept. 1 and a highlight of the city's Regional Reunion weekend.
Here's the team's full schedule. All home games begin at 1 p.m., and all away games start at 7 p.m.:Date Home Away 8/24 Solon Shaker Heights 9/1 Shaker Heights Cleveland John F. Kennedy 9/8 Shaker Heights Cleveland Central Catholic 9/15 Shaker Heights Parma 9/21 Medina Shaker Heights 9/29 Shaker Heights Cuyahoga Falls 10/6 Shaker Heights Valley Forge 10/12 Brush Shaker Heights 10/20 Shaker Heights Garfield Heights 10/25 Normandy Shaker Heights
Check Shaker Heights Patch later this week for more comments from Coach Gibson, including why he thinks his team is "loaded" this season!
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