The Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week (HSGOTW) returns this fall for the seventh consecutive year, with PNC Bank returning as the presenting partner and newly added Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) as the program's associate partner. Since the program began, nearly six million votes have been submitted for weekly matchups posted on ClevelandBrowns.com, making the Game of the Week page one of the most visited pages on ClevelandBrowns.com. Each week, HSGOTW panelists Andrew Gribble, Jason Gibbs, Matt Fontana and Dave Skoczen nominate a game for the High School Game of the Week poll, where fans vote to determine each weekly matchup. The winning team receives extended game coverage and special mention on the "Cleveland Browns High School Football Show, presented by PNC Bank" each Saturday on ESPN 850 WKNR.
The winning team from the selected Game of the Week – weeks 1–10 of the high school regular season – receives $2,500 for their high school football program. The winning coach and game MVP are also honored on the field during a Browns home game. At the conclusion of the season, the Browns announce the High School Coach of the Year, who will earn an additional $5,000 for their program. Last year, the Cleveland Browns named Buckeye's Head Coach Mark Pinzone the 2015 High School Coach of the Year after he guided the Bucks to their first undefeated regular season in 10 years and an outright Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division championship. It marked the school's third division championship in as many years in route to the team's third OHSAA State Playoff appearance.
While visiting a different community weekly, we encounter countless volunteers giving back. How do you give back? High school athletes have a unique opportunity to empower and impact their communities. The Browns salute those student-athletes, students and volunteers who lead by example and give back to their community. Join us as we move forward in the community by giving back, be part of the Cleveland Browns First and Ten movement and show your team pride. Together we can inspire local, national and global goodwill. Join the movement.
The Cleveland Browns are committed to assisting in the development, safety and growth of youth and high school football throughout Northeast Ohio with year-round programming for players, coaches, officials and parents. Through camps, clinics and other initiatives, the Browns' goal is to promote healthy, social, emotional, intellectual and physical development of youth by enhancing opportunities for youth football participation and education.
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