LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) - WDRB's Game of the Week travels to the south end as No.1 Trinity will face No. 5 PRP Friday night.
The PRP Panthers are off to a 4-0 start this season, just like last year. This time around, they're hoping history doesn't repeat itself.
The Panthers faced Trinity twice and lost 44-0 and then 52-0. Some teams would try to put that behind them but head coach Jason Hiser says they haven't forgotten it.
"I tell you what, for one thing it gives you motivation during the off season. Hey we got a chance to play them twice last year, we didn't succeed at either one of them, we didn't even feel like we competed," said Hiser.
"So, we've had 365 days of working out and working hard you know with it in the back of our minds. We got to get better and we get another shot at it. Hopefully, we give a better fight."
Across town, the Shamrocks are sitting at 4-0 as well. They are coming off a big win over Male last week. They beat the Bulldogs 37-34 in a game that came down to the wire. Head coach Bob Beatty said there's much to be learned from that game heading into this week's match up against PRP.
"Well, the greatest thing is I don't think we probably played the bets football that we've played. It's very difficult to get up for four games in a row and we've had to be our best in four games. There's a lot of learning that can be taken from that game. We did win so that learning becomes a little more important so to speak," said Beatty.
"If we would have taken a black eye and not won then you wonder if it's all worth it. So, there's a lot of things to be taken from that game. I'm very glad we won and we have another tough one this Friday.
The Shamrocks will travel down Dixie Highway to take on the Panthers in their backyard. Trinity has traveled well this season with a 2-0 record on the road.
Playing the 4-0 Panthers at home doesn't scare Beatty. What does scare the veteran coach is something that can't be taught and PRP has a lot of it.
"Speed. Anytime you have speed, there's danger and they have a lot of it. The first time I saw one of their alley screens against John Hardin last week then all of a sudden I started having nightmares. So not a lot of fun. But anytime you have speed they're dangerous and they have speed," said Beatty.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at PRP.
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