W hen it comes to the historic rivalry between Escanaba and Gladstone, there is a three-step process to determine which team gets to be crowned victorious, according to Esky coach Tracy Hudson.
The first is the rivalry game: A classic matchup between two teams with a whole lot of history.
The second, he calls judgment night. This happens when the teams meet again later in the season and find out who has improved, and who hasn’t.
The third, and most important is the “all the marbles night.” This is when Esky and Gladstone meet in the postseason. All the marbles, because the winner moves on and the loser goes home.
Escanaba came away with a win in step one, defeating Gladstone 75-63 on Friday in Escanaba.