August 29, 2007 Edition

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End of an era

Angie Skimahorn
Online Editor

On Aug. 31 Hoxie and Walnut Ridge will face off for their last scheduled game on the football field. I will admit that I have mixed feelings about it. This unique cross-town rivalry, that you have to be a part of to understand, has gotten way out of hand, at times. It has also provided MANY amazing memories.

My family moved to Hoxie from Walnut Ridge when I was in the sixth grade. The adjustment from Bobcat to Mustang wasn't an easy one; however, it was absolute. I bleed green!

Both of my brothers played football for Hoxie. A lot of talk and a lot of pranks led up to a huge battle that played out before our eyes. It didn't matter how the rest of our season went ... whether we lost every other game or went to state ... we wanted to be able to say we beat the Bobcats!

Since most of my cousins were Bobcats, the stakes were a little bit higher. We wanted to be the ones with the bragging rights. So... as the battle unfolds for the last time, I'll have only one thing to say...

Go, Mustangs!!!

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