Football players from 11 high schools gathered in Mentor, Ohio, on Monday night for the third Hooley House/News-Herald High School Football Hot Dog Eating Contest.
With bragging rights — and a whole lot of calories on the line — two-man teams had 3 minutes to eat as many hot dogs as they could.
Here’s video from the second round by the News-Herald’s Cheryl Sadler:
In the end, Mentor’s Brandon Ray and Matt Zolcak were victorious. An official count wasn’t published, but I think it’s safe to say that none of the participants are going to be the next Joey Chestnut. (That’s a good thing.)
Congrats to Mentor for winning Hooley House/News-Herald HS Football Hot Dog Eating Showdown …. Cards nip Kirtland, 3way tie for 3rd
– Varsity Chalk Talk (@realchalktalk) July 23, 2013
Mentor coach Steve Trivisonno was proud.
– Coach Triv (@CoachTriv) July 22, 2013
And Zolcak predicted that it wouldn’t be Mentor’s only title this season.
Tonight was the first of 4 championships the mentor football team will be bringing home this year
– Matt Zolcak (@MattZolcak50) July 23, 2013
Looking for even more coverage of the event? Go here.