Red Top Rivalry in full swing as both teams seek district title

As far as local sports go, the “Red Top Rivalry” (check your local maps) between Bryson and Newcastle has always been a bit overlooked. But this year, both six-man schools proudly possess top 25 state rankings, and a district championship will be on the line when the two meet up Friday night in Newcastle. Newcastle, the No. 19 team in the state, has played a mammoth of a schedule that puts them at a 4-3 record. On the other hand, No. 21 Bryson has suffered only one loss but had a much easier ride through their first seven games. Both teams respect each other ...

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