The Penn and Mishawaka football rivalry will come to an end on Friday – for now
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Penn and Mishawaka football teams are set to face off on Friday at Steele Stadium in what will be the finale of the “backyard brawl” rivalry.
The end of the rivalry comes after Mishawaka switched football conferences and Penn made changes to its long term early season scheduling commitments.
Mishawaka will play in the Northern Lakes Conference next year. They have played in the Northern Indiana Conference since 1927.
“Mishawaka has a heck of a defense,” said Corey Yeoman, the Head Coach for the Penn High School Football Team. “They fly around and not too many people score a lot of points against them and offensively they do score a lot of points. They’ve got an outstanding running attack, multiple option attack that multiple players get involved in the game.”
The game is set to kick-off at 7 p.m. and the gates will open to the public at 5:30 p.m.
The rivalry has been played for 55 years straight.
This will also be Mishawaka’s final varsity football game in the Northern Indiana Conference.
Festivities for senior night are also scheduled for Friday’s game beforehand and at half-time.
ABC57 will be there as part of our Friday Night Football coverage.