Big 8 Rivalry Week features a pair of intra-city football showdowns

It's rivalry week in the Big 8.

In addition to Verona at Middleton and the Battle for Monterey Rock between the two Janesville schools, the four Madison schools in the Big 8 face each other, with West hosting East and La Follette taking on Memorial.

Both East and West are 0-1 to start the year, and whoever wins will have a shot of reaching the postseason this year should they find three other wins on the schedule.

Meanwhile, both Memorial and La Follette not only have ideas on returning to the playoffs, but challenging for a Big 8 title behind returning multi-year starters at quarterback.

The Lancers are led by basketball standout Ben Probst, one of the top senior basketball players in Wisconsin per the Wisconsin Basketball Yearbook, while the Spartans have Jason Ceniti, ranked one of the top senior quarterbacks in the state by

Mike Harris, the coach of Madison Memorial, has been the head coach at both schools, and previews the match-up, what the return to Lussier Stadium means for him, and recaps their week one win over fellow co-Big 8 champion Sun Prairie.



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