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Much on the line in rivalry showdown

MHC FOOTBALL - Barlow needs a win to set up showdown with Central Catholic in final week
by: David Ball Gresham’s Devauntae Hoffman is the league’s leading rusher with 943 yards.

Much more than bragging rights will be at stake Friday night when Barlow travels to face cross-town rival Gresham in a game that will help determine this year's Mount Hood Conference football champion.

Barlow (6-1) enters the week on a six-game win streak, needing another victory to set up a final week showdown with Central Catholic atop the league standings. Barlow's only loss is to #1 West Linn.

Meanwhile, Gresham (5-2) can climb back into the title hunt with a win over their rivals - something it has pulled off just once over the last five years...

Look for the full game preview in the Oct. 19, edition of The Outlook.