Local law enforcement officers in the tri-county area are battling area firefighters and paramedics for bragging rights and a shiny gold trophy.
The second annual Guns and Hoses football game took place at Sulsberger Stadium tonight, and both teams say they were ready to play.
“Oh, we’re going to win. Yeah, we’re going to win. We won last year, and we think we’re going to win this year, ” says Muskingum County Sheriff, Matt Lutz.
“There’s always an incentive to beat the guns. There’s always that incentive, ” says Newton Township Firefighter/Paramedic Jake Lutz.
Matt says the weather conditions were great for the game, especially the fairly calm winds.
“We were hoping for some snow, but so far, it hasn’t happened yet, ” says Matt.
But Jake says the cold may cause some problems.
“The ball is going to be a little bit harder to handle. Hands are a little bit cold, so probably some stubbed fingers tonight, ” says Jake.
The Guns did pull off the win and beat the Hoses 28-7.
Proceeds from tonight’s game will benefit the Muskingum Valley Red Cross’ Disaster Relief Fund.