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Friday, October 12, 2007

Shreve snaps slump

Finally, Captain Shreve students can hold their heads up when facing their Byrd rivals. Shreve's 12-game slump to the Yellow Jackets came to an end Thursday.

The atmosphere for the game was amazing. Few high school games could match that level of excitement and raw emotion generated by both sides.

The Byrd side of Lee Hedges Stadium was filled while Shreve's side was about 75 percent of capacity. The stadium seats about 12,000 fans so that puts Thursday's crowd around 9,000.

The game had an SEC-feel to it too. Students were out tailgating in the parking lot. Byrd's alumni association was across the street with a fantastic spread.

Only the Evangel-West Monroe clashes come to mind when trying to compare.

Shreve kids reveled in the win. Late in the game and victory with grasp, the Shreve kids started chanting, "Happy Homecoming," to their beleaguered Byrd opponents.


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