Coaches for two of the top eight-man teams in the state actually wanted to play each other this season and Friday they get that chance.
Giltner head coach Jeff Ashby said he and Bruning-Davenport/Shickley co-head coach Mark Rotter talked about listing each other as potential opponents when teams have turn in their preferred opponents to the Nebraska School Activities Association for scheduling. Both coaches thought it would be beneficial for their teams.
“I was kind of hoping it wouldn’t come true, though,” Rotter joked of the game being put on the schedule. “I think we both thought we would do relatively well and get playoff points. We put each other down for better or worse. You know what they say, be careful what you wish for because you may get it.”