Come one, come all for our first high school football Game of the Week poll
Daniel Brenner | AnnArbor.com file
Game of the Week is back, and the first poll is a party poll.
Every Washtenaw County high school football team will be included in our AnnArbor.com/Mlive.com Game of the Week poll, which opens today as teams take to the field for the first day of practice.
We’re looking for your vote as to the best game of Week 1. Whichever game gets the most votes will be the focus of our coverage for the week leading up to kickoff. We’ll preview the game, cover it from multiple angles, take a slew of photos and host our weekly live chat on site.
In all, 11 football games will be played during the opening weekend, either on Thursday, Aug. 29 or Friday, Aug. 30. And any one of them could be our first Game of the Week for the 2013-14 school year.
Highlights in week one include Manchester playing Clinton for the 113th time in one of the state’s oldest rivalries, Milan will take on the newly-merged Ypsilanti Community High School in the only game between Washtenaw County teams and Chelsea starting the season by hosting a Lansing Sexton team that has had six straight winning seasons.
Two Canadian teams will also be invading Washtenaw County on the opening weekend, with Windsor Massey coming to play Huron Thursday and London A.B. Lucas playing at Saline Friday.
Voting will stay open for more than two weeks until Tuesday, Aug. 27. But it’s never too early to get your vote in.
We’ll be picking a Game of the Week every week throughout the season, and this year we’re adding a new twist. Instead of me simply picking what I think are the top five games of the week to include in the poll, we’re giving you a voice.
A few days before our polls go up, we’ll solicit nominations for Game of the Week, starting in Week 2. That will be your chance to make your pitch in our comments section as to why your team’s game is worthy of inclusion in our poll. Creativity points will be awarded.
It's never too early to nominate a game, so let us know in the comments section why a particular game deserves to be game of the week, and after casting a vote plead your game's case in the comments below.
But for now, everyone’s involved as we celebrate the kickoff of football in 2013.