(Imperial) 2 fierce rivals renew annual acquaintances in the Battle of C-6 Friday on Jefferson County Friday Night Football.
The Seckman Jaguars host the Fox Warriors on KJFF in a battle of option-offense brawn.
5-2 Seckman leans on junior quarterback Cole Ruble, who has already rushed for almost 1,500 yards and accounted for 29 touchdowns.
But Jaguars head coach Nick Baer says the reason this is their best chance to finally beat their rivals is how much better they’ve gotten at the line of scrimmage.
While the Jags are on the verge of the winningest season in school history and a conference championship, Fox is their chief concern.
It’s been since 2006 that Seckman has won this rivalry game.
Baer says it’s been top of their list since the beginning of the season.
Fox has won back-to-back games after a 1-4 start.
That includes scoring a season-high 69 points in last week’s win.
Warriors head coach Brent Tinker has plenty of exciting weapons to work with in running backs Ayden Smith, Jake Waters and Bryce Latimer.
He says right now is when they have been at their best.
Fox has been a stout defensive team over the last 2 years, in particular slowing down Seckman to just over 13 points per game in their rivalry win streak.
But even when they play well on defense, Tinker says they always have to earn a win against the Jaguars.
Fox faces Seckman Friday evening on Jefferson County Friday Night Football.
Coverage starts with the Flieg’s Equipment Pregame Show at 6 on AM 1400 KJFF.