Tanks to host final 2016 home game


By Michael Hamilton [email protected]



The West Portsmouth Tanks will conclude their inaugural season Saturday evening at The Complex in West Portsmouth, Ohio. The final home game of the 2016 season will also shape the landscape of the Tanks’ postseason.

“It’s our season finale game and is also kids’ night,” West Portsmouth Tanks representative Paige Smith said. “If we win, then we’ll host a playoff game.”

According to Smith, the Tanks, which were formed earlier this year, were a break-off from the Portsmouth Warriors, when several of the coaches from last season’s Warriors formed their own team.

The semi-pro football team has played their home games at The Complex in West Portsmouth, the old Portsmouth West High School.

Saturday’s kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m. and gates will open at 6:00 p.m. for the final home game of the season.

Children 12 years old and younger will be admitted for free, while regular admission price will be $8.00 per individual.

The Tanks also have a special admission gift for members of the military.

“Military with their military identification is free,” Smith said.

Smith also said concessions will be available for purchase.

To help celebrate the younger Tanks fans, inflatables will be set up for children to enjoy, along with face painting.

Several raffles will be held as well, as the Tanks finish their regular season schedule on their home field.

In addition to the attractions for children attending the game, Smith also said the Portsmouth West High School Pep Band will be performing in the stands Saturday evening.

“We have a lot going on,” Smith said.

Additional information on the West Portsmouth Tanks can be obtained on their Facebook page, www.facebook.com/tanksfootball.

The Complex is located at 1420 13th Street West Portsmouth, Ohio 45663.

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By Michael Hamilton [email protected]

Reach Michael Hamilton at 740-353-3101, ext 1931, or on Twitter @MikeHamilton82.

Reach Michael Hamilton at 740-353-3101, ext 1931, or on Twitter @MikeHamilton82.

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