Grasshopper will take to the turf on Sept. 9 as part of the Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl in Easley, South Carolina, in support of Meals on Wheels nationwide.
The Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl began in 2008 as a way to harness the intense competitiveness between Pickens High School and Easley High School. The two rival schools compete for the ownership of the Food Fight Bowl trophy by raising money for Meals on Wheels in the weeks prior to meeting for their football game.
To date, Pickens High is 3-0, out doing Easley in both fundraising and on the field. However, in the past three years, the students from both schools have raised more than $34,000 – an equivalent of 7,223 meals.
Grasshopper will make an announcement during the pre-game field presentation and honor the winning school with the Food Fight Bowl trophy during the halftime show. The trophy is a unique piece for display, boasting the 1988 Coach of the Year award of NFL coaching legend and local resident, Sam Wyche.
Wyche is one of only two NFL veterans who participated in a Super Bowl as a player, assistant coach, head coach and commentator. He is most known for the creation of the “no-huddle offense.” He coached Joe Montana to his first Super Bowl victory in Super Bowl XVI and coached the Boomer Esiason-led team to Super Bowl XXIII.
People who wish to help a specific school can visit www.pcmow.org and donate to Meals on Wheels.