Andy Schob and Jason Schob have a very close father-son relationship.
But at 7:30 p.m. Friday, the twosome will be squaring off in a one-night civil war of sorts on the gridiron when Warren hosts Marietta High in a Washington County big school showdown.
You see, Andy Schob is the Warriors' head coach, while Jason Schob is in his first season as the Tigers' offensive coordinator.
Complicating matters even more, Candi Schob, Andy's wife and Jason's mother, will be celebrating a birthday Friday.
"She's not happy about that," Andy Schob said. "It'll be tough on her."
Jason Schob agreed and added, "That should be a very interesting game. I've tried to talk to her in wearing a little bit of orange (Marietta's color) but I don't think she's budging for it. She's wearing all blue (Warren's color). She's on my dad's side."
A year ago in the Warren-Marietta game at Don Drumm Stadium, all the Schobs were on the same side as Jason was a Warrior assistant then. The family was also very happy at the conclusion of the contest as the royal blue and white claimed a 44-24 decision.
But since the end of last season, Jason Schob has moved on.
"Jason's been with me the last four years, two at Marietta and two here at Warren," the elder Schob said. "He wants to be a head coach eventually, so he's doing his own thing.
"He gets a chance to be an offensive coordinator, now, away from dad. It's definitely different, but I'm excited for him, and he's excited."
Jason Schob smiled.
"There're a lot of good people out at Warren, and I really appreciated the opportunity out there," the MHS offensive coordinator said. "But this is an opportunity to come back to my home school (Marietta) and get a chance to run the offense completetly myself. We have a lot of good players, and we should be multi-dimensional hopefully."
In last Friday's season opener against Morgan in McConnelsville, that Marietta offense rallied the Tigers to a 41-35 triumph over the Raiders.
Meanwhile, over at Vincent, Warren stumbled out of the gate by dropping a 33-12 decision to visiting Philo.
Needless to say, the Warriors need a win to get back on track, but on the other side, the Tigers may have payback on their minds after last season's setback at Don Drumm Stadium.
As far as Warren knowing Marietta's plays and tendencies - and vice versa....
"There won't be a whole bunch of secrets," Andy Schob said. "Obviously no matter who you are, you're going to do things different than what someone would regard as good. I mean, when Marietta and Warren play, there's not a whole bunch of secrets anyway. We know each other no matter who's coaching. There's not a whole bunch of surprise of what somebody's trying to do.
"It comes down to execution and kids, and what kids can do what. Jason knows what I'm doing, and I'm familiar with some of their things."
The Warren head coach paused.
"Except for having to play each other, it's a great situation," he continued. "I'm excited, and we can tough it out."
Jason Schob agreed with his father.
"The good thing, it's only one game out of the 10 games in the year," he said. "The bad thing, we're playing on my mom's birthday."