by Bill Barrows
All four Wabash County varsity football teams are at home this weekend for week number three of the regular season. The Three Rivers Conference schedule also begins this week. A lot of history has been recorded inside this week’s matchups as tradition rivals suit up to add to that storied past.
Tipp Valley travels to North Manchester to face the Squires for game number three or the Greg Miller era for Manchester. These two teams have had a number of battles over the years. Even if it looks on paper as a decided advantage for one or the other, there have been surprising upsets along the way.
North Miami invades the land of the Norse as the Warriors take on Northfield. This cross-county rivalry is considered a border war as the school boundaries link up at the northwestern Wabash County line. The town of Roann is certainly not neutral territory here. Players from both sides know each other pretty well.
Whitko heads to southern Wabash County to take on the Southwood Knights. This match-up traditionally has been an early season measuring stick for both of these programs. This is normally a test of wills at the line of scrimmage and often has been the reason for victory or defeat.
Wabash WebTV will be on site at Alumni Field where the Rochester Zebras come calling for an early season battle. Jim Landrum and Tim Harness will have the call of the game just before a 7 p.m. kickoff. Rochester has had the upper hand in this matchup recently, but the Apaches are trying hard to create a new tradition and send the Zebras home empty handed.
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