Catch a game on the gridiron with the kids

Looking for an inexpensive family night out? Head to a Central Ohio high school football game.

It’s a great way to introduce kids to their local community and the excitement of Friday night lights, and it’s never too early to build some school spirit. (It’s also cheaper and easier to get to than an Ohio State University game.) Younger children enjoy watching older kids play football and perform with the band, and most little girls get a kick out of watching the cheerleaders.

To find scores for your local high school and a schedule of upcoming games, go to thisweeknews.com/sports/fnl or dispatch.com/sports/highschool.