When Hampton visits Mars at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, it will mark the return of Tony Howard to the Mars campus since he became the Talbots' coach this season.
But whatever personal feelings Howard might have about his previous employer, all of that must be set aside as the Talbots and the Planets are fighting yet again for the Section 1-AAA championship.
Hampton had a 11-0 section record entering the final week of section play. The record will remain the same as the Talbots visit Shaler in a non-section game at 7:30 p.m. today.
Mars is 9-1. The Planets visit Knoch at 7:30 p.m. today and should be 10-1 heading into the section finale with the Talbots.