One of the area's biggest basketball rivalries is renewed Thursday night this week when #2 Madison La Follette plays at #8 Madison East with first place in the Big 8 on the line.
La Follette has already defeated last year's two participants in the Division 1 state title game, Brookfield Central and Sun Prairie, and enters the game undefeated and ranked only behind Hamilton in the Division 1 Coaches Poll at WisSports.net. East, meanwhile, dropped its first in-state game to Sun Prairie by two points last Friday night.
East coach Matt Miota told The Big 1070 that his team hasn't hit its stride yet, and that it's still very early in the season:
East won the Big 8 last year, but Sun Prairie won the sectional and got all the way to the championship game before falling to Brookfield Central.
The rematch between the teams is scheduled for February 21 at La Follette, a game that will be broadcast by The Big 1070.