Fans prepare for Saturday’s Apple Cup in 2023
As the Washington Huskies and Washington State Cougars prepare to face off in the annual Apple Cup on Saturday, fans of both teams are getting ready for what is sure to be an exciting game. The Huskies are currently ranked No. 6 in the nation, and the Cougars are No. 16, so the stakes are high for this rivalry game.
Husky fans are hoping their team can come out on top and keep their College Football Playoff hopes alive. Cougar fans are also looking forward to the game, and they are hoping their team can pull off an upset and get one step closer to a Pac-12 Championship. No matter what happens on the field, it is sure to be a fun and exciting game for all fans in attendance.
the game was not played in Pullman, Washington (home of the Cougars) in 2018 due to scheduling conflicts. This caused some controversy among fans of both teams, as the Apple Cup is typically played at a neutral site. This will be the first time the Apple Cup is played in Pullman since 2015.
It’s her son’s last home game to root for Cougar football, and she’s feeling a mix of emotions. She’s proud of her son for his dedication to the team, but she’s also sad that this is his last game. She knows that he’ll be moving on to bigger and better things after graduation, but she’ll always remember the good times they had cheering on the Cougars together.
I am sure there will be tears on the field,” said Holian. The senior running back/linebacker for the St. Peter’s Prep football team was talking about Saturday’s game against Wayne Hills, the state’s top-ranked team.
“It’s going to be a great game,” Holian said. “They’re a great team. We’re a great team. I think it’s going to come down to who wants it more.
“They’re going to be tough. They have a lot of good players. But so do we. I think it will be a great game.”
Holian has been a big part of the Prep’s success this season. The 5-foot-11, 205-pounder has run for 722 yards and 11 touchdowns on 119 carries. He has also caught four passes for 48 yards.
On defense, Holian has 41 tackles, four sacks, and two interceptions.
Saturday’s game will be a homecoming of sorts for Holian. He grew up in Wayne and played his youth football for the Wayne PAL.
“It’s going to be weird,” Holian said of playing against his hometown team. “But it’s just another game. I have to treat it like that.
“I have a lot of friends on that team. But once the game starts, all that goes out the window. I’m going to be trying to hit them as hard as they’re going to be trying to hit me.”
Prep is 9-1 on the season and ranked No. 4 in the state. Wayne Hills is 10-0 and ranked No. 1. The winner will advance to the state semifinals.
“This is what we’ve been working for all season,” Holian said. “We’re excited about the challenge.
“I think we’re ready. We’ve just got to go out and prove it on the field.”