The oldest rivalry in the city will take center stage on Friday night, as the El Paso Tigers (3-3, 1-1) host the Austin Panthers (4-2, 1-1) in the 9 Overtime Game of the Week. The 87th edition of the ‘Battle of the Claw’ will be held at legendary R.R. Jones Stadium in Central El Paso.
It’s rivalry week! Our 9 Overtime Game of the Week is the 87th edition of the Battle of the Claw. El Paso hosting Austin at legendary R.R. Jones Stadium. #9OT #txhsfb pic.twitter.com/rskLjFGUn2— Andy Morgan (@AndyMorganTV) October 8, 2018
The Panthers are coming off a convincing win over Jefferson, while the Tigers suffered a setback last week in a game against Irvin. This year’s matchup will go long ways in deciding who will be in the driver’s seat to a playoff berth and who will be on the outside looking in.
Andy Morgan, Colin Deaver, Ed Stansbury and Rick Hernandez will have highlights and postgame reaction from the winning coach on 9 Overtime, Friday night at 10:15 P.M.