August 17 Jamboree Football Game Information

The Monroe Hornets Varsity Football Team will travel to Norwood High School this Friday, August 17 to face the Norwood Indians in a Jamboree Football Game. The gates will open at 5:45pm and kickoff is scheduled at 7:00pm.

Norwood High School plays their home football games at Shea Stadium, located at 2603 Harris Avenue
Norwood, OH 45212. 

Please Note: Shea Stadium is NOT located on the campus of Norwood High School. 

For directions and parking information, please click here.

Admission will be charged for this event. Admission is $6. 

What is a Jamboree? A Jamboree is a third preseason football contest. It is intended to be conducted during the scrimmage timeline and serve as a “dress rehearsal” for the upcoming regular season game(s). In an ideal world, the game would be played in accordance with NFHS playing rules, i.e. four quarters, complete kicking game, regular clock rules and should involve all aspects of the football Friday Night experience. However, the competing schools have some flexibility to conduct the Jamboree in the most suitable format for their kids and communities. The host school may charge admission.

Where does the participation fee go? Each school that participates in a Jamboree is required to pay $250 to the OHSAA which goes directly into the Catastrophic Insurance Fund. The OHSAA insures every junior and senior high athlete for a catastrophic injury. A catastrophic injury is one in which medical bills exceed $25,000. In past years injuries have occurred in football, baseball, swimming and wrestling which ultimately involved quad and paraplegia. The OHSAA provided insurance has assisted the injured players and families with medical expenses, remodeling homes, education and other rehabilitation measures. There is an annual insurance premium to the OHSAA that exceeds $600,000. OHSAA member schools pay no membership fee and no insurance fee.

How much has been raised? Jamborees began in 2009. Jamborees held previously have generated more than $70,000 each year toward the Catastrophic Insurance Fund.