Townsend and Jefferson have split over the last six seasons, with the home team winning the last three matchups. However, Jefferson doesn’t fell home field is an issue.
“You got go out and play the game,” Layng said. “Every field is a 100 yards long.”
In Townsend, practice was relaxed.
At 1-0 in the conference, their record looks good. The goal is to make it 2-0. But with high school kids, focus is a concern.
“With 16 and 17-year-old kids you don’t know what games their going to be up for,” Townsend coach Travis Rauh said.
As for players, Kameron Rauser and Nate Brunett have a friendly rivalry. They’ve gone back and forth through texts, but Friday, their play will talk louder.
“When I see him on the other side,” Brunett said, “it just makes me want to hit him harder.”
“Oh I’m going to trash talk you,” Rauser said. “Just saying stuff like that.”
When Nate plays running back, Kameron plays safety, and neither will hold back.
“Definitely not,” Rauser said.
“I’m going to knock him on his butt,” Brunett said.
This rivalry follows the political saying “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”.