AVON, Ohio — Mayors and superintendents from two cities in Lorain County are taking a friendly and fun rivalry to another level.
On Friday, Nov. 22, Avon will face Avon Lake at North Ridgeville Ranger Stadium in the Division II regional football playoffs.
Mayor of Avon Bryan Jensen and Mayor of Avon Lake Greg Zilka posed for pictures with their superintendents, Robert Scott, of Avon Lake City School and Michael Laub, of Avon Local Schools.
Showing off community pride! @avoneagles @MikeLaubAvon @coach_elderm @bryankjensen @AvonLakeSchools @SuperALCSD @coachkostelnik #AvonInspires #ALexcellence @AvonLakeCity @CityofAvonOH @OHSAASports @Ohio_SWC @OHEducation @YourChronicle @ElyriaCTSports @MJournalSports pic.twitter.com/5A1JmuGUNQ— Support Avon Schools (@SupportAvonSch) November 20, 2019
The mayor and superintendents from both communities have placed friendly wagers on the playoff game, including buying and eating lunch in the other high school’s cafeteria, all wearing jerseys.
To make things even more interesting, Mayor Jensen is an Avon Lake High School grad, while Mayor Zilka is a graduate of Avon High School.
The Region 6 final between Avon and Avon Lake is the closest geographic proximity for any two schools playing in the regional finals in any division at approximately 4.5 miles apart, according to Ohio High School Athletic Association.
In total, there are six regional final matchups of schools within 10 miles of each other.