Stoughton, already 5-0 and 3-0 in the Badger South, can clinch a playoff spot with a win over Oregon on Friday in the Battle For 138.
When it comes to this particular rivalry, however, that's the last thing on the minds of the coaches, even if it would only be the fifth playoff appearance for the Vikings in school history.
"This will be our toughest test this year," said Stoughton Vikings coach Dan Prahl, "but we have to take it one game at a time."
Oregon has gone 3-2 so far this season, with losses to 4-1 Mount Horeb/Barneveld and 5-0 Monona Grove, and the Panthers have piled up 78 points combined in wins over Fort Atkinson and Milton.
Stoughton's offense is led by Adam Hobson, who has accounted for 14 touchdowns (10 passing, four rushing) this season, at the skill positions. Up front, massive offensive linemen Jack Nelson (6'7", 270) and Jack True (6'2", 255) clear the way for the Vikings.
Here's Dan Prahl's thoughts on his opponent this week: