One of the best things that has happened concerning local sports in the past few years was when the administrations of Dekalb & Garrett high schools decided to renew their football rivalry.

Until last year, it had been 15 years since these teams had hooked up on the gridiron.

If you attended the game last season, you would be hard pressed to say that it wasn’t one of the best atmosphere’s for a high school football game in quite some time. Everyone involved at Garrett High School should be commended for insuring that everything was perfect come game time.

We were blessed with a beautiful late August evening, and the fans seemed to be streaming in from everywhere to enjoy the night’s festivities.

When the game did get underway, both teams were up to the task in putting on a show that had most of the spectators hooting and hollering for their favorite maroon and blue team, or their favorite black red & white team.

It was very close at halftime, with plenty of fireworks on the offensive side of the ball. Then in the second half, senior running back Todd Frickey took over, and the Railroaders ended up winning by 3 touchdowns.

This past Friday, when these 2 teams opened the 2012 season, Garrett won a wild one over Eastside, 32-27. Over in Mishawaka, the Barons lost to Mishawaka Marian, 48-17.

It is truly the case that when these rivals meet up, you can throw the records out the window.

Come on out to Dekalb High School this Friday night for a football game & an atmosphere as to how a rivalry game should be played. I’m confident that the festivities will be equal to what we saw last year in G-town. Get there early, get a good seat, and cheer on your team. It will be a lot of fun!

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