DANVILLE — Back in the same conference again, the Devil-Dog game has reclaimed its natural spot at the end of the season.
East Knox and Danville played for much more than bragging rights for years with the old Mid-Buckeye Conference and this year’s inaugural game in the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference, it’s happening once again. The two teams square off with playoff implications, a possible shot at the KMAC title for the Blue Devils and much more this Friday at 7 p.m. at Danville’s Tough Street Stadium.
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“Week 10 makes it feel much more like the rivalry it used to be,” said East Knox coach Cody Reese. “(This week) is always in the back of your mind. … With playoff implications on the line and those type of things, it makes the rivalry even bigger. Both teams still have a lot to play for.”
“It’s nice to play East Knox on Week 10 with stuff still on the line,” said Danville coach Ed Honabarger. “East Knox has a lot riding on this game, and so do we. I know our communities are glad we’re back on Week 10.”
Danville (8-1 overall, 5-1 KMAC) has a home game in the opening round of the Division VII state playoffs wrapped up, but still has an outside shot for a league title should Highland fall to Northmor.