Newark will be home at Jimmy Allen Gymnasium on Friday as the high school boys basketball season tips off across the state.
The Wildcats host perennial power Dayton Dunbar at 7:30 p.m. The game originally was scheduled for Saturday but was moved earlier in the month after Newark’s season opener against Tri-Valley was postponed.
Granville plays Jonathan Alder at 6 p.m. in the first game of the London Tip Off Classic. The host Red Raiders and Beechcroft play in the second game with the winners and losers matching up Saturday night.
Friday’s schedule also includes Watkins Memorial hosting Dublin Scioto, Northridge visiting Cardington and Licking Valley’s girls team hosting West Muskingum.