It is Monday evening before the opening day of the 2015 High School football season. The Swami stands in the eerie silence on E.J. Mansell Stadium, alone in the darkness. From the East, the faint howls of the Mifflin County Huskies can be heard, growing ever louder with each passing minute in the countdown to opening day – yes, the pack is coming! They are eagerly awaiting a rematch with our hometown Beavers who traveled to the dog pound in 2014 and sent the Huskies packing with their tails tucked between their legs. They charge down I-80, froth coming from their mouths anticipating the taste of beaver flesh this Friday, September 4, 2015! What they are not anticipating is a Beaver squad who, while young, has learned quickly the art of building an impenetrable lodge. A lodge that is home to our furry warriors; a lodge they are fully prepared to defend in front of our hometown fans who fill the stands – the dam our Beavers have built around the gridiron that hold the 12th man. The Swami senses an intense battle will be witnessed by all, but in the end our Beavers will be triumphant in a 35-14 victory!
What it is – Scrimmage number 2 vs. Clearfield. What it could be, the rivalry that once existed. Yes, there once existed 2 proud teams who played for annual bragging rights, and the right to call the King of the Mountain trophy home for a year. Where did the rivalry go, Beaver fans and the Swami would like to know – for that, ask coach Janocko. The Bison continue to schedule A and AA teams for their regular season games, and they will once again drive through DuBois to play a single A school. Swami says hats off to the single and double A schools willing to step it up, and thumbs down to Clearfield for burying a great tradition! The Beavers and Coach Varischetti would welcome Clearfield to their schedule once again, but for now, the last King of the Mountain trophy will continue to reside in the Beavers showcase! Come and get it Clearfield!