SPASH football hosts rival Rapids for Homecoming Friday
The third-ranked Stevens Point Area Senior High School
(SPASH) football team (5-0,4-0) will battle for the Ol’ River Jug when it takes
on Wisconsin Rapids (4-1, 3-1) in its Homecoming Game at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept.
23, at Community Stadium at Goerke Field to highlight Week 6 of the high school
Top-ranked Amherst (4-1, 3-0) will travel to face
Rhinelander (2-3, 0-3) in a nonconference game at 7 p.m. Friday, while Pacelli
(2-3, 1-1) is set to visit eighth-ranked Iola-Scandinavia (4-1, 2-0) at 7 p.m.
Friday and Rosholt (0-5, 0-3) will host 10th-ranked Almond-Bancroft (4-1, 1-1)
at 7 p.m. Friday.
SPASH became playoff eligible with a 44-0 win over Neenah
last week, and will have a chance to clinch a playoff spot when it hosts
Wisconsin RapidsFriday night in the battle for the Ol’ River Jug.
“The River Jug rivalry is exciting,” said SPASH football head
coach Pete McAdams. “We as coaches know it, we’re kind of the historians here,
and so it’s up to us a little bit to share the information with these kids and
give them the history lesson.
“And I think it’s just a neat thing for the community and
the alumni, because they remember just what a big deal it was when they played
each other,” he said. “With us playing Wisconsin Rapids in every sport during
the fall, winter and spring, it’s a pretty good rivalry that we have going in
our two schools, and so these kids know a lot about each other, and with social
media today it’s crazy. But I think that helps keep the focus a little bit, and
I think that they’re fired up.”
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