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November 4, 2012

Local football teams unite for injured athletes

Coaches for SWHS, PCHS donate money to families of SHS students Hinton, Gilmore

Somerset —  

There are several ingred-ients that comprise a great football rivalry.
Number one, a great rivalry usually exists between teams that are located in close proximity to one another – usually from the same home town.
Secondly, a football rivalry that gets folks seeing red usually happens when it involves two teams that can make their season by defeating the other. After all, bragging rights for an entire year is nothing to sneeze about. Nothing feels better than knocking off another school in your home town.
That brings us to Somerset High School, Pulaski County High School, and Southwestern High School.
All three of our local schools are very competitive against one another across the board in almost every sport, and there’s no denying that all three love to beat up on the other, regardless of the sport.
Then, there’s football, where there is a very healthy hatred among all three teams, making for some outstanding football rivalries that give fans something to talk about all week leading up to the game, and of course all the trash talking that comes afterwards from both sides.
Yes, a lot of the guys on all three squads may indeed be friends off the gridiron and outside of football, but make no mistake about it, one Friday night each year they love to bust each other in the mouth when wearing their school’s colors very proudly across their collective chests.
However, in the midst of a tragic event, football should and has taken a back seat in 2012 to something much, much more important than the final numbers on a scoreboard on a late Friday evening.
This season, while winning football games is still of the utmost importance, the football teams in our community have displayed brotherly love and a genuine caring for their neighbor as a result of a tragedy that occurred one month ago. 

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