(WIAT) — Our high school football game of the week is kind of caught in a cross roads, with one team maybe the 6A powerhouse of the past and the other the powerhouse of the future.
The Minor Tigers are the up-and-coming 6A team with a 7-0 record this season, while Clay-Chalkville has always been the standard of excellence with several state titles.
But this year, Clay-Chalkville has already lost two games this season, and a win by Minor could clinch the Region 6 title.
Minor is looking forward to standing on their own two feet with a victory over the longtime top dogs.
“It’s not even a thing where we feel like we have to pay them back,” said George Bates, coach for Minor High School Football. “This is a new year and a new team, and we are going to show them what 2016 is about.”
Meanwhile, Clay-Chalkville coach Jerry Hood believes that this game is an chance for his team to show that they’ve moved past those tough losses.
“Right now you’re babies, but hopefully by the playoffs you have matured and possibly do something in a game like this this week,” Hood said.