War on 24

By: Mike Marusarz
By: Mike Marusarz

It's semi-final Friday for several area high school football teams looking for a ticket to the state championship. Rossville and Silver Lake have been playing for this opportunity all year and they're one step away from the chance to play for the state title. From two-a-day practices to now facing a familiar foe, Rossville and Silver Lake play with a state birth at stake.

Rossville Coach Steve Buhler said, "We're excited about the possibility of maybe moving on."

Last year the Silver Lake Golden Eagles beat Rossville in the sub-state.

Students said they are eager for the rematch.

Brett Eakin said, "It's been crazy every since we knew we were going to see the Eagles again."

This year the Bulldogs beleive it's their time.

Rossville Defensive End Kaleb Little said, "I think it will be a Rossville victory."

This is the third straight year the Bulldogs will meet the silver lake eagles in the playoffs, but inside Silver Lake today you might not have realized it. The Silver Lake students were confident but calm.

Johnathan Carnahan said, "I think we're going to take it all the way."

The team said they are ready. Silver Lake Safety Tanner Fritz said, "We've been pumped and we're ready to go."

Silver Lake Coach C.J. Hamilton said, "I think it will be exciting.

The Bulldogs won the noise game earlier, but in just less than an hour the stands will be packed and the teams will play for the chance to go to state.

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