Oregon and Stoughton play the Battle for 138 series annually, and last year, Oregon got the win, 35-10. Stoughton coach Dan Prahl says last year's loss stung and motivated the returning players this offseason to get back on top in the rivalry.
Prahl has a lot of history in the rivalry, having grown up in Oregon and once having played for Panthers coach Dan Kissling. In fact, Prahl says he has an 8x11 photo of Kissling at home, and it's been a source of motivation for him as a coach getting ready for this game.
Stoughton and Oregon enter the game both 1-1, with wins over Beaver Dam and losses to Reedsburg (Oregon) and Waunakee (Stoughton).