Last Friday night the spotlight was on Trojan Field as the unbeaten Madison Bulldogs, No. 1 in Class 11A, hosted the unbeaten Bridgewater-Emery-Ethan Seahawks, No. 1 in Class 11B.
Tonight, the spotlight will be shining bright in Irene as the unbeaten Irene-Wakonda Eagles host the unbeaten Howard Tigers, No. 2 in Class 9A.
The Tigers have come a long way in three years. In 2014, the Tigers won the 9A championship with several seniors leading the way. Howard suffered a couple of down seasons after that.
This year, the Tigers are have picked up wins over three very good teams, Garretson, Canistota-Freeman and Hanson. The Tigers also downed Parker.
This might be the Tigers' best test for the remainder of the regular season.
Their last three opponents have a combined record of 2-10.
Of course, the Tigers can't overlook any team because on any give Friday, an underdog can surprise a team.
Tonight's battle should be an instant classic between two very good teams.