Rankings Add More Hype to South Pittsburg-Marion Co Rivalry
Jasper-(WDEF) Don’t be surprised if Marion County doesn’t parachute the ball in for their rivalry game Friday night against South Pittsburg.
Got to do something special for one of the state’s oldest high school football rivalries.
This game should be special.
Marion County is ranked number one in Class 2A, while the Pirates are number one in Class A.
As if this game needs any more hype.
Said Marion Co head coach Joey Mathis:”That’ll add to the excitement of the game both of us being number one, but really these mid-season rankings don’t mean a lot right now. We want to be there in the end. It adds to it, but I think it speaks to the quality of football right here in this little valley. Being separated by eight, ten, or 12 miles, and having two teams ranked number one in their class respectively. You know it says a lot about it.”