PERU - Even the official understood the significance of the moment.
"Shake hands and let's have a great 110th ballgame," said the head referee as he lined up Peru and Loganport to face their respective ends after the coin toss on Friday night.
Indeed the significance of the rivalry fullfills the "Records Tossed Out" cliche whenever the Tigers and Berries continue series which is the longest high school gridiron battle in the State of Indiana.
But for the record Logansport showed up for the 110th meeting in style, taking an early lead at Bengal Memorial Stadium on Friday night and going on to beat Peru 28-7.
The Berries even their season record at 1-1 while the Tigers suffered their first loss of the season. It also marks the 10th consecutive victory for Logansport in the rivalry and is the third consecutive year they've beaten Peru by 21 or more points.
Bo Bullard got things going in the first quarter as each team played defensive for the first ten minutes. The running back carried the load on the Logansport scoring drive and then completed it with a six-yard run to make it 7-0.
It was a lead the Berries never let go and will now head home to host Huntington North next Friday. Peru will try to rebound at Bengal Memorial Stadium against Eastern of Greentown.
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