The United States Marine Corps sponsored Rivalry Series celebration began with a great opportunity for the Marines; attendance to the Sandusky High School bon fire the night before the game. Marines in attendance were given a microphone and were able to address the crowd while throwing out footballs and shirts. They also showed off the Marine sponsored Great American Rivalry Series Trophy. Fans of both Sandusky High School and Fremont Ross High School were very receptive to the Marines and while at the bonfire they were invited to be a guest on the live pre-game show on fandy.com. To start off the actual game festivities the Marines presented the Scholar Athlete and Hall of Fame Awards to four very deserving recipients. Due to the game schedule both of presentations took place right before kick-off.
Nicholas Sherwood is a senior offensive/defensive linebacker for Sandusky and carries at 3.68 GPA. He is a member of the National Honor Society, band, and Academic Challenge team. He has also been a member of the political club and the chess club. Nick plans to attend college in Ohio to major in engineering or math. He is the son of Paul and Mary Sherwood.
Christopher McAllister is son of Allen and Sharlene McAllister. He has a 4.039 GPA and ranks 5th out of 280 in his class. Christopher plays defensive back and wide receiver for Fremont Ross.
Eddie L. Williams is a 1968 graduate from Sandusky, playing in the rivalry game his sophomore, junior, and senior years. During one game, he led the Blue Streaks’ 544-yard rushing spree with 15 carries, 217 yards, and two touchdowns. Sandusky won that game by an incredible score of 74-0 over the Little Giants in front of 7000 stunned fans.
Rob Lytle played in the Sandusky-Fremont rivalry for three years, 1969-1972. During those three years he won seven letters with Fremont. In football, Rob was an exceptional running back, scoring 242 points while rushing for 2539 yards. He was named to the Buckeye Conference First Team in 1971 as a running back, also earning First Team AP District honors and honorable mention All-Ohio. He later played for the University of Michigan where he was All-American, Big Ten MVP, and third in Heisman Trophy voting. Rob was drafted by the Denver Broncos and played seven seasons in the NFL.