On Saturday, a big local football rivalry will take center stage.
Horseheads football will travel to the defending Section IV champs, Elmira, with kickoff set for 1:30 PM on Saturday. Since 2011, the year that Elmira sports teams combined, the Express has won every game in the series. But, the Blue Raiders have closed the gap and played some highly contested and close games in recent years.
Both teams come in at (1-0) on the season and with just eight miles separating both schools, this game will prove to be one to watch on Saturday. 18 Sports stopped by Horseheads on Thursday to talk about the big game, a rivalry that will showcase two teams bound by mutual respect and football.