Rivalry Renewed: Spartans ready for the Patriots

By Travis Eldridge

September 12, 2013 Updated Sep 12, 2013 at 10:33 PM EDT

Town of Union, NY (WBNG Binghamton) In the three years since Maine-Endwell and Binghamton have met on the football gridiron, the two have combined for five state playoff appearances. Both have made claims for best in the area over the last few years, but now they'll match-up on the field.

The Spartans host the Patriots Saturday afternoon, the first time the two have played since 2010. Since then, M-E has taken over the longest active winning streak in the state at 26.

Maine-Endwell continued that streak with a win over Section 3's Nottingham in the Carrier Dome. Binghamton also was impressive with a big win over rival Johnson City last Friday night.

The Spartans are expecting another test from the Patriots in Week 2.

"I think we're going to have back-to-back tough opponents," said M-E coach Matt Gallagher. "Nottingham was very good and we were excited about the way we played against them. I think if we come into Binghamton with the same attitude, I think we should be all set."

"It's definitely going to be all good," said senior Darnell Woolfolk. "It's going to show how much willpower we have as a team and it's going to push us to our limits. I'm excited for the game."

Maine-Endwell and Binghamton are set to square off at 1:30 on Saturday.

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