(Greenfield) It's the 'Battle for the Rock' Friday night when rivals Mount Ayr and Nodaway Valley clash in Week 1 of the high school football season. The two programs have had a long standing rivalry and now the game will have a name and a traveling trophy for the winner. The name of the game is in honor of the two hall of fame coaches from the schools.
Coach Steve Shantz of Nodaway Valley says his squad has a lot to replace heading into this season. The inexperience combined with the speed of Mount Ayr will make it difficult for the Wolverines to claim this year's trophy.
Coach Shantz says most of the games he has been a part of in this rivalry have been seperated by only one score. He says several of the games have come down to the fourth quarter and even come down to the last couple of plays of the game. For more on what coach Shantz has to say about the matchup click on the full interview below...
Click here for the interview with Nodaway Valley coach Steve Shantz