This Friday is the big Pleasanton vs. Jourdanton matchup. As you have read (and will read) in our sports pages articles, these two teams havent played football against each other since 1961.
Our football preview special section even featured the two athletic directors, JISDs Darrell Andrus and PISDs Tab Dumont on its Braggin Rights cover.
The adjoining cities chiefs of police have also entered the competition – so to speak.
Pleasanton Chief of Police Ronald Sanchez and Jourdanton Chief of Police Eric Kaiser have a friendly wager. The losing chief will be wearing the winning teams football jersey come Monday morning, September 12.
While this is a non-district game and has no bearing on either teams playoff bids, lets have fun with it. Lets fill the stadium with good natured cheers and sportsmanlike behavior – on and off the field.
The Highway 97 Showdown -as its been dubbed – will take place at Jourdantons brand new stadium this Friday, September 9. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.
The pep rally for Jourdanton will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday.
Pleasantons pep rally will be held on Friday at 3:15 p.m.
It has been 55 years since the teams last met. This could become an annual event. Lets get out there and support our teams.
The way I see it, I dont want to sound like a broken record – but everyone there should be excited about this game.
Be a real fanatic – stand up and yell, wear your teams colors, get there early to claim your spot, sing along and show these kids that their efforts are appreciated – football players, trainers, cheerleaders, band members, team dancers and flag corps.
Heres to a great game with no injuries!
Go Eagles! Go Indians!
SUE BROWN is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at email@example.com or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.