The North Baltimore High School Tiger Football team will be sporting new helmets, along with joining a new league, the BVC. Here is a look at the football schedule.
The Blanchard Valley Conference is expanding to 14 teams, with NB and Hopewell-Loudon joining from the soon to be defunct Midland Athletic League (MAL). Hardin Northern has withdrawn from the BVC to join a different league. Riverdale will be joining the BVC. The 14th member could be Upper Scioto Valley, who has expressed an interest in joining the BVC.
In football NB will again be battling the Van Buren Black Knights. This has been a heated rivalry in the past (why I remember the Fall of '72, when I was a senior, the 7 - 6 victory and the melee that broke out a the end of the game - glad to say many of those same VB players are now considered friends).
Second year coach Greg Bishop is hoping to have 30 players suited up for this years squad and is optimistic for a good first season in the BVC.
* - BVC Game
The Tigers are hitting the weight room
For more information on the BVC: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blanchard_Valley_Conference_(OHSAA)