They have faced each other in rival games for years.
The games have pitted husband and wives, family members, friends and co-workers against each other at the annual Clinton vs. Newberry game.
And this year will be no different as the Red Devils come to the Bulldog stadium Friday night.
Newberry coach Phil Strickland says this year’s Clinton High team is typical for the school.
He adds the players are big and will line up toe to toe and “stuff the football down your throat.”
Strickland adds the Red Devils will mix things up a little.
The Clinton defense did struggle some against Gaffney but adds they are still “pretty good.” He also says the Gaffney team, where he once was coach, is a good team and hard to handle.
The biggest thing the Bulldogs will have to handle is to stop the Red Devil offense.
The Bulldogs have a few bumps and bruises but no serious injuries after last week’s romp over Ware Shoals.
The Newberry team is also still scouting three quarterbacks.
“No one struck out,” said Strickland of the three QBs, who all rotated in and out of last week’s game.
He adds that unless one of the three stands out during practice this week that all three will play come Friday.
Also at halftime, long-time official Truman Owens from Clinton will be recognized for his recent induction into the National High School Hall of Fame.
Game time is at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Newberry High School.