It may be just a regular season game Friday night in Auburn, but the matchup between the resurgent Lincoln High football team and Placer has the local hype maching working overtime.
Today's Placer Sports poll gives readers your chance to weigh in on the big matchup.
Most observers expected Placer to be in this position last in the year, playing for the top spot in the Pioneer Valley League standings. Lincoln, however, is an entirely different story.
Few anticipated a 7-0 start for the Zebras, but the team from Lincoln has exceeded expectations in a big away.
Can Lincoln get it done on the road against the powerful Hillmen? Or will it be Placer continuing to roll through its schedule? Will it be a close game or will one team run away from the other?
Log on to www.placersports.com and let us know what you think will happen on Friday night. While you're there, go ahead and leave a positive comment or two defending your position. For today and tomorrow, let the talk and the hype continue before the players have the final say Friday night.