Marietta - A shootout may be in the forecast when Marietta High hosts Warren High in a rivalry football game at 7 p.m. Friday night at Don Drumm Stadium.
Both Washington County schools are coming off impressive season opening wins with the Jason Schob-coached Tigers downing Morgan, 56-14, at DDS, and the Matt Kimes-led Warriors defeating Crooksville, 33-20, this past Friday evening in Vincent.
“Crooksville’s a good football team,” Kimes said. “They were a challenge, and our kids responded — and kept battling. The kids played well.”
Last year, MHS beat host WHS, 55-21.
“Warren’s definitely improved, and it’s going to be a battle,” Schob said. “So, we’re going to have to make sure to be ready for that one.”
With Schob at the helm, Marietta owns a 4-1 advantage against Warren. His team’s only setback to the Warriors was 19-8 back in 2014 in Vincent.
MHS has not lost a rivalry game at Don Drumm since 2000 when it was bested 34-0. The Tigers were also beaten by the Warriors, 21-13, the following year at WHS.
Since then, Marietta has mostly enjoyed the upper hand. Although, during Warren’s last winning season on the gridiron in 2009, the Tigers dropped a 35-19 decision in Vincent.