This is at least the third consecutive year a Stark County high school graduate has held the distinctive honor at OSU.

A Lake High School graduate will take the center field Saturday when Ohio State University takes on Michigan State.

Adam Brott, 22, who graduated from Lake in 2016, will be the senior sousaphone player who will dot the “i” to complete the Ohio State marching band’s iconic Script Ohio in front of 104,944 fans at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.

This is at least the third consecutive year a Stark County high school graduate has held the distinctive honor. Timothy Hogue Jr., a 2012 McKinley High School graduate, dotted the “i” in 2017 and Dan McCullough, a 2014 Washington High School graduate, followed in 2018.

Brott, a mechanical engineering major, spent six years playing tuba as a Lake band and marching band member. He also was a member of Lake’s original Boys of Brass quintet.

As a freshman in Ohio State’s band, Brott started as a water boy and alternate, then progressed to become one of the 180 regular members. He earned his upcoming starring role by making the cut during annual summer tryouts for one of 28 spots in the band’s tuba squad from among 40 applicants.

“It seemed like a hard thing to accomplish and I just wanted to prove to myself I could do something like that,” he said.