The Milaca and Princeton football teams will face each other for the first time in nearly 10 years early next month with a new title for the game as well as a trophy on the line.
The Friday, Sept. 6, gridrion game between the two high schools has been dubbed "The Pizza Bowl."
The winner of the contest will walk away with the Pizza Peel Trophy, a copy of the wooden tool that’s used to take piping hot pizzas out of ovens, as well as some tasty pizza, courtesy of the losing team.
In a recent meeting between the two schools’ superintendents and activities directors, the idea of having a trophy for the winner of the football game surfaced to add to extra motivation to beat the other school.
“This should be a positive thing for all involved and a fun, new tradition,” said Milaca Activities Director Brian Julson on the creation of the Pizza Bowl.
The two schools, which are separated by less than 20 miles, will be facing each other under the Friday night lights for the first time since 2011, when Milaca came away with a 35-26 victory.
The revival of the rivalry this year with the game at Princeton High School is the first chance for one of the schools to win the new trophy as well as being Pizza Bowl champions.