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Blitz Game of the Week: Sparta at Godwin Heights

Posted at 8:17 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 23:05:55-04
Game of the week preview

As part of our Blitz: Back in the Game coverage this week, tonight we're previewing the Sparta Spartans vs. the Godwin Heights Wolverines.

The teams play at Godwin Heights in Wyoming at 7 p.m. on Friday.

It is believed to be the first-ever football meeting between the schools.

Sparta is joining Godwin Heights in the OK Silver for the first time this year after several years in the OK Blue.

Godwin Heights head coach Brandan Kimble told FOX 17 they're going to try to livestream the game, but their setup may not be ready in time.

Here's the latest on the match-up:

Sparta (9-2 in 2019)

  • Sparta matched the program record for wins in a season last fall
  • The Spartans graduated 18 seniors and 16 starters last season
A Sparta quarterback hands off the ball to a running back during practice.
A pair of Sparta football players on the move at practice.

Godwin Heights (3-6 in 2019)

  • Godwin Heights returns 10 starters from last season
  • They're led by 6'6", 280-lbs Ruquan Buckley (OT/DE)
  • Buckley has several offers from Power 5 conferences and plans to commit on Oct. 14
Godwin Heights' football team gathers near a coach by the end zone.
Players and coaches spread across the field at a Godwin Heights football practice.
A Godwin Heights Wolverine's helmet sits on the sideline.

Look for full Blitz: Back in the Game preview tonight during the FOX 17 News at 10 and 11 p.m., as well online and our on streaming and mobile apps.