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Our 1st High School Blitz 'Game of the Week' is...



    Our 1st High School Blitz 'Game of the Week' is...

    After more than 55,000 votes, we have the winner of the very first NBC10 "Game of the Week."

    And the winner is...

    Avon Grove at Kennett High School

    The Avon Grove/Kennett game won with 48-percent of the votes. Coming in a close second was Easton at Pennsbury with 42-percent and third was Northeast at Neshaminy with just 10-percent of the votes.

    Friday's season-opener will be the first time Kennett's Blue Demons play a home game under their brand-new stadium lights which makes the fact that their game won "Game of the Week,' even more special.

    "In a word tremendous," said Kennett High's Athletic Director Jeff Thomas, "There's a huge buzz in our school...Everyone's very happy and excited to hear that we won.

    "Both Avon Grove and Kennett have supportive communities (and love their athletic teams) and mobilized them to make this happen!" Rob Devers, Avon Grove's Athletic Director said.

    Devers received the news of his season opener winning the first "Game of the Week" around the same time that his wife was giving birth to a baby girl. Weighing in at 9 lbs, 13 oz., the doctor dubbed her Devers' "lady linebacker."

    The season opener between Kennett and Avon Grove has been tradition since Kennett's Varsity football program began seven years ago.

    Avon Grove's program hasn't been around much longer -- just about 15 years.

    The "Game of the Week" is chosen exclusively by viewers through online voting. The winning game is announced on the news every Wednesday and the matchup will receive extended post-game coverage on NBC10 News Fridays at 11 p.m. as well as on our brand-new show "NBC10 High School Blitz" which airs on Saturdays at 7 p.m.

    Voting for Week 2's "Game of the Week" begins on Thursday at 6 p.m.

    Get all your high school football highlights and more by checking out our High School Blitz page.

    For complete high school football coverage, including game highlights, Bands of the Week and voting for the High School Blitz Game of the Week, check out our NBC10 High School Blitz special section!