The game

Tonight is The Game.

At stake are high school football bragging rights for another year between cross-county rivals East Coweta and Newnan high schools.

It’s been a rather lopsided battle between the two. East Coweta ran up a 10-game streak in the beginning years. However, Newnan turned the tide and won eight straight. As it stands now going into the 22nd matchup, East Coweta leads 11-10.

The rivalry is intense, with students at each school hitting social media sites with typical back and forth banter and sass. But let’s keep it there and not have a repeat of last year, when things just got out of hand. The Newnan Cougar statue was toppled over; we had a halftime streaker.

This year, let’s settle it on the field.

To the students and fans — and yes that means parents, too — yell and cheer and stomp all you want. But keep it in the stadium.

To the players for both teams: do your best, give it your all. And leave it on the field. The final score does not define your character or who you are as a person. Rather, how you handle yourself on that field will.

To everyone — play hard, cheer loud. It’s the biggest rivalry we have. And let’s remember it’s a game, not life.



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