Putting Monett's #1 Class 3A Missouri Associated Press state ranking to the test Friday night will be the Marshfield Bluejays when that team invades Burl Fowler Athletic Field for the Cub home opener.
Last year Marshfield was added to the Monett schedule for the first time, and the Cubs had their hands full. The visiting Cubs took a 14-0 halftime lead and held on to win 14-12.
Both teams won their season openers last week. Monett downed McDonald County 32-12 and Marshfield upended Ava 21-7.
Offensively, the Cubs will likely start Jesse Bremer, Ryan Cody and Spenser Witt as wide receivers, Chris Eimer, as slot back, Jacob Murphy and Beau Bounous as tackles, Jeff Craft at center, Jason Obermann and Ryne Johnson as guards, Tyler Green at quarterback and Christian Privett at runningback.
Defensively, Monett will probably start Jason Obermann and Beau Bounous at ends, Kyle Fellwock at nose guard, Ethan Davis, Tristen Homfeldt, Jacob Childress and Matt Schiffner as linebackers, Spenser Witt and Chris Eimer as cornerbacks and Marcus Enloe and Brandon Marion, as safeties.
Kick-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.