PRINCETON — The Princeton Senior High School Tigers officially get the season underway when they take on the Bluefield High School Beavers tonight.
It is one of the premier rivalry games in the state of West Virginia for High School. both Bluefield and Princeton will kick off Friday night as the cross-town rivals look to get things going for their season.
The Tigers are in their third season with coach Chris Pedigo and have yet to win this epic matchup under him. Last season Bluefield pulled off a 48-0 win. Bluefield has a talented roster and the Tigers know they will have to come hitting on all cylinders to end Friday night with a win.
Princeton began the season with a bye week last week, so they have had extra time ti prepare for the Beavers. Will it help? The Tigers are hoping so. Princeton can head into the season officially healthy for the most part and are hoping they can see things take off for a team that finished 1-9 last season. last week Pedigo mentioned he was encouraged by the offseason work the team has put in and he was encouraged by the scrummages the teams have played in as well.
“I think we are in a good spot,” Pedigo said. “We have played well in scrimmages and stuff. The guys are working hard. These kids are tough they play hard and they fight hard and we are looking forward to what we can accomplish this season.”
As an added bonus, there will be a pre-game community pep rally at the back parking lot on the PSHS campus starting at 5 p.m. Local group Addairs Run, currently #5 on CMT’s Music 12 Pack Countdown, will be performing an abbreviated set prior to their concert at the Chuck Mathena Center on Saturday.
Princeton will have the home crowd behind them as the game will be played at Princeton. Either way it goes expect the normal packed house and a game worth of high intensity as the two teams clash off. Both teams will face off tonight at Princeton at 7 p.m.
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