FOX19 NOW will be live from The Pit during Friday's 6:30 p.m. newscast and will feature extended highlights of the Lakota West vs. Elder game on the Final Quarter Friday night, online and on our mobile app.(Photo: Facebook/ElderPanthers)
Two of the top
teams in the Tri-State will meet on one field Friday night when Lakota West
travels to Price Hill for Elder's home opener at The Pit.
Both teams won
their respective openers with Elder beating rival Oak Hills and Lakota West
winning the most exciting local game in the first week of the season over
defending state champion Loveland 49-46.
C.J. Stalker stopped Loveland quarterback Drew Plitt on the two yard line as
time expired to preserve the Firebirds' season opening win. West quarterback
Blake Darland threw for 356 yards and five touchdowns in his first varsity
Elder had to
wait out a 75 minute rain delay to start their season against Oak Hills, but
looked sharp in their first meeting with the Highlanders in six years. Panthers running back Ja-Vahri Portis led Elder with 99 yards rushing and two
touchdowns in Elder's 34-6 win.
Elder will play
seven of its next nine games on its intimidating home field.
will be live from Elder during Friday's 6:30 p.m. newscast and will feature
extended highlights of the game on the Final Quarter on Friday night, online
and on our mobile app.