Today the full lineup for the Skyline Chili Crosstown Showdown was officially released and Elder’s opponent to open the 2016 was finally announced. The Panthers will take on the Pickerington Central Tigers on Saturday, August 27 at 8:00 PM at Nippert Stadium.
In 2015, the Tigers finished 8-2; winning the Ohio Capital Conference for the 10th consecutive season and qualified for the OHSAA Division 1 playoffs. This will be the second time Elder and Pickerington Central have met on the gridiron. The Panthers won the 2008 playoff matchup 24-10.
This will be the 19th consecutive season Elder has opened their season participating in the Crosstown Showdown. It will be the first time since
2010 2013 the Panthers play their opener at Nippert Stadium.
Tickets to the game can be purchased as part of an Elder football season ticket package. Single game ticket sales information will be released soon.
More information about the 2016 Crosstown Showdown can be found at www.2016showdown.com