Marathon Wants to Become Elite Football Program

This Friday stands to be one of, if not THE biggest game in the history of the Marathon football program.

The Red Raiders visit 6-time defending state champion Stratford on Friday.

Last year the Red Raiders were 5-0 going into the Stratford game, lost, and ended the season on a 5-game losing streak. They're 5-0 going into this game again, and if they want to take the program to the next level, it's a game they need to win.

"Our motto this year has been, 'take that next step,'" said head coach Todd Stoffel. "We told our guys, this is a 'next step' kind of game. The kids are looking at it as the game that get us to that next level. Then, a conference championship is within reach."

The Stratford-Marathon battle will be the Spotlight Game of the Week on The Hilight Zone Friday night.

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