HASTINGS, Neb. (KSNB) - Hastings and Northwest football take Lloyd Wilson Field for a Class B showdown. The Tigers and Vikings both enter the match up 7-1 and for these two schools there is not a lot left to hide.
"I think it's fun for both schools. You think about how both schools have had good years, we've had down years," Northwest Football Coach, Kevin Stein said. "We've had middle of the road year so its been a long time since both of us has had the creme rising to the top at the same time."
The Tigers are led by their high flying offense which is averaging 36.9 points a game, while the Vikings' defense is only allowing 13.9 points a game.
"We've talked to the kids about how this is a great opportunity. It's a championship game. You don't get many of those, at least you don't get them every year," Hastings High Football Coach, Charlie Shoemaker said. "It's a great opportunity against a program we know well. We play in every sport at all levels so it should be a real exciting time."
With so much on the line, both teams know they're going to throw everything they have into this game.
"A lot of challenges are they're tough. They're physical," Hastings High Quarterback, Jarrett Synek said. "I feel like with our skill players, our speed I feel like we can get around how they want to play against us."
"If we could have our way we could force them to be one-handed in throwing the ball. So we have to control their run game and it's still high school football," Stein said. "You got to have a good OL and DL to win no matter if you throw the ball or run the ball."
With the warm summer air long gone, these two teams will meet in the cool fall breeze of central Nebraska, with a lot more than bragging rights on the line.