It is as rain to the wilting crop; blankets to the winter sleeper; deep-dish pizza to NJ Governor Chris Christie.
It is football to the crazed fans of our fair county.
The three month pigskin potlatch, football fiesta and gridiron gorge-out gets underway for local squads this Friday.
In fact, all three teams will be staying in the county for their openers.
The marquee game, of course, features Staunton River heading to Liberty. The Eagles will attempt to top the Minutemen for the second time in three years.