Springfield, FL---It is a big rivalry game set for Tommy Oliver Stadium Friday night between Rutherford and Mosley.
That game our Southern Orthopedic Specialists Game of the Week.
First year Rutherford head coach Alvin Dempsey hoping his Rams can end on a high note and end the season with three wins.
As it happens, both teams are out of the state playoffs, so you might think motivation could be a problem for the 2-7 Rams.
Dempsey, himself a Rutherford alum, says having this be a rivalry game certainly helps in terms of getting his Rams up for this one!
"Well I told the guys they hadn't beaten Mosley in about ten years now. It's a big thing to still have something to work for, being out of the playoffs as you said, just buckle down and go after them. We need to continue to do the things that we're doing. I express fundamentals I mean that's the key to the game, doing the little things right. And getting it done the right way and we're gonna continue to do just that. Work on those things, work on catching the ball and running the ball and tackling. Just wanna be fundamentally sound."
On the Mosley side of things, this will be the final game with Mosley for head coach Perry Brown, who's in the state's retirement incentive program, and has to leave the state system for at least a year.
The school's principal Sandy Harrison deciding to not hire a one year interim, but a full time coach for the near future so coach Brown could simply take a year off, or says he may head up to Georgia or Alabama if the right job opens up.