By Rick Sheek
When Scotty Verran was calling the shots at Happy Valley, Steve McKinney was on his staff.
Now the old friends are roaming the sidelines at different institutions as Unaka clashes with North Greene on Friday night in Baileyton in Mountain East Conference football action.
“It’s a pretty good match-up,” North Greene’s Verran said before practice on Wednesday. “Me and Coach McKinney know each other well. I know he’ll give us all kinds of formations to out-flank our defense. We’ve just got to make sure that we get properly aligned to them.”
The Huskies (2-6, 2-3) just ended a four-game losing streak with a convincing whipping of Cosby. Unaka (2-6, 1-3) is coming off an impressive victory over Tri-Cities Christian.