Pataskala officials to honor Heights Hornets as ‘Battle for Broad Street' victors

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The Pataskala City Council and Mayor Mike Compton will commemorate Licking Heights High School’s Varsity Football Team and coaching staff for their victory in the 2021-22 School Year “Battle for Broad Street” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 22.

The Hornets defeated the Watkins Memorial Warriors 24-20 in the annual “battle” for Broad Street bragging rights on Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

As reported by the Newark Advocate, “The Licking County League-Buckeye Division Victory shot Heights (3-4, 1-1) up into Division II playoff position” and “gave the Hornets a 10-6 edge since the series resumed in 2006.”

Shortly after New Year’s Day, in what has also become an annual tradition, Pataskala City Street Crews changed the commemorative sign in front of the Pataskala City Administration Building fronting Broad Street to read “Hornets Way.”

In what is also a yearly ritual, the victorious members of the winning team, coaching staff, and other school officials will attend the commemoration ceremony at the start of the Feb. 22 Pataskala City Council meeting that will begin at 7 p.m. and is scheduled to be held in-person at the City Administration Building, located at 621 West Broad Street in Pataskala.

This article originally appeared on Newark Advocate: Pataskala to honor Heights as ‘Battle for Broad Street' victors

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