Defending Capitol South Conference champion Cambridge gets a big test Friday night when they face Belleville with a spot in the postseason up for grabs.
The winning team in this rivalry will become playoff-eligible and also take a big step towards a conference championship.
Coach and AD Mike Klingbeil says that the rivalry will continue even when the teams join new conferences next year, as the opening game of the next two seasons post-statewide realignment. Klingbeil adds that the last two games have come down to the wire, so Friday night should be entertaining.
Two years ago, The Big 1070 broadcast this match-up, with Cambridge edging Belleville en route to a playoff berth.
Here's Coach Klingbeil on The Prep Report: