The Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week(HSGOTW) returns this fall for the sixth consecutive year, with PNC Bankreturning as the presenting partner. Since the program began, more than five 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 Kevin Jones, Dave DeNatale, Jason Gibbs, and Matt Fontana nominate a game for the High School Game of the Week poll, where fans can then vote for their choice. 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 $2,000 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 $4,000 for his program. Last year, the Cleveland Browns named Bay Village Head Coach Ron Rutt the 2014 High School Coach of the Year after he led the Rockets to the Division IV regional finals.
This September, the Browns will continue the high schoolNFL Crucial Catch Game, in which players and coaching staffs can wear school-provided special pink uniforms, wristbands or shoelaces and help raise funds in support of the American Cancer Society's mission of making this breast cancer's last century. Stay tuned for updates and information on how to register your school.
How do you give back? High school athletes have a unique opportunity to empower and impact their communities. The Browns salute those student-athletes 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 First and Ten, 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.
Stay connected- Follow @BrownsYouthFB and use #HSGOTW for weekly matchups and all things youth and high school football.