Pigskin Classic begins tonight

NORTH NORWICH – More than 90 players on eight teams in junior high and high school divisions will take the field at Galena Park in North Norwich for this weekend’s inaugural Chenango County Pigskin Classic.

Players from Norwich, Sherburne, New Berlin, Oxford, Edmeston, Morrisville, and Windsor are signed up to play, said tournament organizer, Steve Franklin. The initial goal was to max out at 20 teams, however; two teams dropped out that previously made verbal commitments. Additionally, Franklin believes many people are taking and “wait-and-see” approach. “It’s similar to the first year of the Gus Macker (basketball) tournament when they only had about half the teams they have now,” Franklin said. “That tournament grew fast, and that’s what we’re hoping for.”

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