MEDFORD, OR – The annual “Black and Blue Game” is on tap for Friday at 10 p.m. (EST), as the South Medford Panthers face the North Medford Black Tornado at Spiegelberg Stadium. More than 6,000 fans are expected for a game that’s part of the 2013 Great American Rivalry Series presented by the U.S. Marine Corps and Hibbett Sports.
South Medford has won six straight in the series after last season’s convincing 38-3 win. North Medford leads the all-time series, however, 14-13.
The Panthers, coached by Bill Singler, went 8-3 last season but are off to a 2-5 start after a 32-31 loss to Grants Park.
The Black Tornado, coached by Mike Mitchell, clinched their first winning season since 2005 with a 34-7 win over South Eugene in their last game. Junior quarterback Troy Fowler and junior back Nick Janakes combined for 231 total yards and four TDs in the Black Tornado’s sixth straight win.