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Rivalry clash ushers in new football season

Chiefland head coach Adam Gore says his young team has to grow up in a hurry.

Right out of the gate, the area’s most successful program of the last half a decade is coming to C. Doyle McCall Field this Friday for the season opener.

The Indians are seeking their first win against the Tigers since 2009.

There’s an air of optimism surrounding the Chiefland program as its turnout has nearly doubled to begin the Gore era. Trenton, which has reeled off six-straight district championships and Class 1A state titles in 2013 and 2015, presents an early major test for the Indians, who are attempting to fast-track the development of its promising but inexperienced talent.

The narrowest margin of victory by Trenton during Chiefland’s recent winless streak in the rivalry is 12 points (2012).

Games like this are the only way the team can ultimately grow, Gore says, but the team isn’t after so-called moral victories.