When Napoleon-Gackle-Streeter and Linton-HMB meet this Friday, the game will be a de facto Region 3, 9-man championship.
Both teams are undefeated. The winner has the inside track to achieving the region’s No. 1 seed for the state tournament.
And to add more another issue to the story, this is also a rivalry contest.
“It usually doesn’t matter the records,” Napoleon Coach Kelly McCleary said. “Just getting to play Linton it doesn’t matter if we are both 0-7 or 7-0. We’re both going to have a competitive game with it.”
The game will be played in Napoleon and starts Friday at 7 p.m.