Two Big 8 contenders go head-to-head tonight as Verona meets Middleton in The Big 1070's Game of the Week presented by The Shoe Box.
Middleton lost a few heartbreakers last year, including one in the playoffs, but also including a week 2 game at Verona in the rain. A late pick sealed a Verona win.
For the Cardinals, the loss stuck with them this offseason. Coach Jason Pertzborn said it's a good motivator but also says that the circumstances of last year's game, when the school district was dealing with historic flooding, affected preparation for the contest. This year, there's no floods, but Middleton is raising money for pediatric cancer research, which you can learn more about below.