PITTSBURGH -- The C. Harper Auto Group Friday Night Rivals Powered by IGS Energy season continues Friday with a clash in Class 4A.
Thomas Jefferson and Belle Vernon, two teams predicted to finish at the top of the Big Eight Conference entering the 2018 season, face off at James Weir Stadium Friday at 7 p.m., live on 22 the Point.
At stake is a leg up in the WPIAL Class 4A regular season race and plenty of momentum heading into the meat of the conference schedule. While Belle Vernon claimed the regular season matchup a year ago and a conference title, it was head coach Bill Cherpak's Jaguars eventually winning the WPIAL championship, their third straight.
Head coach Matt Humbert and Belle Vernon opened the 2018 campaign with a 43-0 victory over Ambridge last week and expect to have a home-field advantage Friday on their gold turf. Thomas Jefferson enters the matchup fresh off of a 62-0 win over Ringgold.
TIME: 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.
WATCH: 22 the Point (WPNT) (Comcast 812, Dish/DirecTV 22, Verizon FiOS 510, Armstrong 105, Atlantic Broadband 707, Laurel Highlands 422, Citizens 812, Consolidated 710, Shentel 207, Time/Warner 1022)
ONLINE: The broadcast will stream on http://22thepoint.com/.
ANNOUNCERS: Geoff Arnold (play-by-play), Kyle Huson (analyst), Jordan Conigliaro (sidelines).
SOCIAL MEDIA: #FridayNightRivalsPGH, @22ThePoint, @JordanC_WPGH.
2018 PITTSBURGH FRIDAY NIGHT RIVALS SCHEDULE
***ALL GAMES AT 7 P.M. ON 22 THE POINT, WPNT-TV***
Friday Sept 7 Thomas Jefferson at Belle Vernon
Friday Sept 14 Penn Hills at Mars
Friday Sept 21 West Allegheny at Upper St. Clair
Friday Sept 28 Central Catholic at Pine-Richland
Friday Oct 5 Gateway at Franklin Regional
Friday Oct 12 Hopewell at Central Valley
Friday Oct 19 Bethel Park at Peters Township
Friday Oct 26 Pine-Richland at North Allegheny