When the Argenta-Oreana Bombers and Warrensburg-Latham Cardinals meet Saturday at 1 pm, it will be a match-up of program that are very familiar with each other.
The Bombers and Cardinals were once a part of the soon-to-be defunct Okaw Valley Conference and each coach says they have a lot of respect for the other.
Argenta-Oreana football coach Chad Eisenmenger says it was somewhat of a surprise his team, who finished the regular season 8-1, had success early on against good football programs.
Head football coach at Warrensburg-Latham Scott Godfrey says his team worked hard in the offseason, improved and the hard work paid off in a playoff appearance after a 5-4 season.
Argenta-Oreana in 2013 had a very successful team and Coach Eisenmenger says that group had a terrific senior class but this year's squad has a more balanced mix of experience and youth.
Coach Godfrey says the increased numbers in the program this year has helped in a lot of areas for the Cardinals.
The two coaches have a lot of respect for each other's squads as both coach the track teams at their respective schools.
Game time for Saturday's Warrensburg-Latham at Argenta-Oreana Class 1A playoff football game is set for 1 pm.