MPHS to host jamboree game

By Chris Miles -

There’s no place like home.

There will be a last minute change to the preseason schedule for the Madison-Plains High School football team.

The school was originally scheduled to play a football jamboree at Adena Friday, but thanks to unforeseen problems with the field at Adena the jamboree will now be played at Madison-Plains High School, starting at 7 p.m.

“They had some issues with their field and asked us if we’d host,” Madison-Plains High School director of athletics Matt Mason said.

The Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) allows schools to participate in a jamboree during one of the final three days of two-a-day practice sessions. It is intended to serve as a “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming regular season. The jamboree is played in the same format as a regular season contest.

As part of participating in the jamboree, the OHSAA requires competing schools to pay $250 into the OHSAA’s Catastrophic Insurance Fund. The OHSAA insures every junior and senior high athlete for a catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury is one in which medical bills exceed $25,000. The OHSAA provided insurance has assisted injured players and families with medical expenses, remodeling homes, education and other rehabilitation measures. There is an annual insurance premium to the OHSAA that exceeds $600,000. OHSAA member schools pay no membership fee and no insurance fee.

As part of this evening fans will be charged a gate admission. The fee will be $5 for adults and $3 for students/seniors.

Any questions can be directed to Matt Mason at 740-490-0669 or via email at

Madison-Plains will open the regular season at home Aug. 25 against Westfall. It will be the first time the two teams have met since the early 1990s.

By Chris Miles

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