(Festus) The J98 Game of the Week features a program that is one of the state’s finest and another that is slowly building its self to that same standard. The 1-0 Valle Catholic Warriors head north to Festus to take on the 0-1 Tigers for the first time in history Friday evening.
AJ Ofodile is in year three as head coach of Festus. Although he’s never gotten the chance to coach against Judd Naeger at Valle Catholic, Ofodile is very aware of the championship pedigree that his opposition brings to town Friday night.
Naeger has coached the Warriors to six of the program’s 16 state titles and won a few more as a player.
Following a come-from-behind victory over Class 6 Seckman last week, in which the Warriors scored 34 unanswered points, Naeger reflected on what it means to be a Warrior.
Valle Catholic and Festus set the stage for the J98 Game of the Week at 6:45 Friday night from Festus High School.