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Top games of upcoming 2022 season

In just 30 days, the lights of Friday nights will burn at dusk at Whitmer High School and Columbus Grove’s Clymer Stadium when Start visits the Panthers and Pandora-Gilboa invades Grove.
A night later, lights all over the Buckeye State will turn on as the 2022 season is ushered in.
At Napoleon on Aug. 19, the newest edition of Bulldogs and Wildcats will square off on the gridiron in the historic 100th meeting between communities that sit on the shores of the Maumee River.
The hot and humid August nights will give way to frosty autumn nights as the playoff picture takes shape.
Here is a list of the Black Swamp Football area’s most appealing games of the season when factoring in excitement level for game, historical value, bearing on conference race and playoffs:

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Ayersville and Tinora set for 46th tussle

The 46th annual River Bowl tussle between heated rivals Ayersville and Tinora will take place on the south side of the Maumee River this fall with the Rams making the short trek to Craig McCord Field.
Ayersville’s once hefty lead in the series has been shrunk to 24-20-1 with Tinora enjoying much more success as the series grows older.
Tinora head coach Kenny Krouse is heading into his 24th meeting with the Pilots and holds a 16-7 mark as headman of the Rams against the team across the river.

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