HS Football – Beavers Welcome Redhawks in I-8 Opener
After several non-conference and non-divisional contests in Week 1, the second week more than likely kicks off the conference schedules in the Michigan High School Athletic Association.
It's definitely the case in the Interstate 8, where some of the best battles take place in Week 2 to begin the quest for the conference title. Two longtime rivals that span the Twin Valley and their short histories in the Southwest Michigan Athletic Conference's East Division will renew their football rivalry tonight, as the Harper Creek Beavers host the Marshall Redhawks.
The teams have played each other every year since 1963, the year in between Harper Creek's exit from the Cereal Center Conference to the join the Twin Valley, where Marshall was already a member. It was also just five years after the first full season of football for the Beavers.
These two squads have seen plenty of exciting games in the their history, including last year's thriller in Marshall that came down to the closing seconds.
Here's a look at tonight's Game of the Night and the complete Week 2 schedule in the Battle Creek area.