Well if the stakes weren’t already high enough for Saturday’s high-school football game between rivals Stevens and Newport, they certainly are now.
The superintendents representing Claremont and Newport agreed earlier this week on a wager that would force the losing superintendent to wear the winning school’s colors during the next joint school board meeting between the two districts scheduled for later this month.
SAU 43 superintendent Cindy Gallagher and SAU 6 Superintendent Middleton McGoodwin also added a little food to the wager, with Gallagher offering to provide McGoodwin dinner from Coronis Marker in the event Newport loses.
On paper, the Tigers head into the Saturday’s 1:30 kickoff as the heavy favorite with a perfect 5-0 record. Stevens, on the other hand, comes into the game at 4-1, though the Cardinals did suffer a 42-0 loss to Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough in its last outing two weeks ago.
The game also coincides with Newport’s homecoming festivities.