Emotions run high when Lakers, Trojans meet

There's no denying it - if you're a football player at Spring Lake or Fruitport, this week is just different. Getting ready to take on your team's most despised rival on Friday night, there's just no way not to get caught up in the emotions of a huge week.
Matt DeYoung
Sep 22, 2011


“This is huge,” said Lakers’ coach Jerry Rabideau, whose team will host Friday’s showdown against the No. 7-ranked and unbeaten Trojans. “These kids are going to grow up in these communities, run into each other, and they’ll have long-term bragging rights if they win this game.

“There’s a lot of emotion on the line. We know it’s going to be a packed house, and this is a long-standing, brutal rivalry.”

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