Any game against Thomas Jefferson would be a big one this season. The Jaguars are after all the defending WPIAL Class AAA champions. For Elizabeth Forward, games against TJ are big no matter what season it is.
"We never need a reason to get up for TJ," EF coach Harry Rutherford said. "They are out natural rival, being the school right next to us. Getting up for them is never an issue but I think with them being the defending champions, we had a little extra incentive."
The Warriors erupted for 17 hits defeated the reigning champions in a 13-3 win against the Jaguars.
"I was probably a little shocked that we exploded with our bats in the first two games," Rutherford admitted. "We hit them really hard, we had some nice hits."