A new school year. A clean slate. Friday Night Lights.
As Montgomery County Public Schools prepare to open its doors to students on Monday, Aug. 27, athletes across the county have been preparing for their respective seasons, officially as early as Aug. 11, unofficially for longer.
In a new fall feature, Montgomery County's Patch sites will be selecting a high school football Game of the Week, but we need your help and it's really easy.
We'll post a poll every week listing the games across the county. All you need to do is vote for your selection as the Montgomery County Patch High School Football Game of the Week.
Polls will close for each week at 11:59 p.m. the Wednesday before kickoff. (For example, week 1 games begin on Friday, Aug. 31, so we'll close the poll at 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29). Polls will normally open at 6 a.m. Sunday.
The Game of the Week winner will be announced Thursday mornings. In the event of a tie, we'll be relying your comments to make a decision. Whichever game or school has the most support in the comments will win the tiebreaker.
Thanks for your participation, and best of luck to all 2012 fall season athletes.
Vote for the Week 1 Montgomery County Patch High School Football Game of the Week and tell us in the comments why your school deserves to be selected!