Updated: 10/11/2013 7:16 PM
Created: 10/11/2013 4:37 PM WHEC.com
By: Stephen Bond
It may not be the oldest rivalry in the state or section for that matter, but it certainly has the make up of being one of the best rivalry in the area. When it comes to the battle of Webster, throw out the records, recent history and even the playbook. Both teams say it is time to strap them up and just play.
When the schedules come out, there's always one game coaches, players and fans always mark on their schedule. That game is Thomas vs. Schroeder.
Scott Deuschle, Webster Thomas, said, “As they compete year in and year out, it is just fun and it's for bragging rights. Like I said, it's a great celebration of athletics in Webster.”
Kali Watkins, Webster Schroeder, said, “Basically, everyone from Webster is here watching the game. The student body from both schools is here watching their classmates go at it. And for the coaches, it's a little bit of a rivalry too, we're friends off the field, but once it hits 7:00 p.m., we're enemies.
As far as the players go, this game is as close to a sectional atmosphere as you can get. This match up has value beyond just the 48 minutes. To the victor goes the spoils for a lifetime.
Trevon Jackson, Webster Thomas Junior Guard, said, “We all grew up in the same town, we'll be able to see these kids later on in life and always have those bragging rights, saying we beat you guys.”
Michael Joiner, Webster Schroeder Senior Wide Receiver, said, “Every year when you win, that school will call the town of Webster theirs. So I really want to get that older brother rivalry over and beat on them this year and say 'Nom this is our town and it's going to stay our town for the next couple of years.'”
Thomas and Schroeder get underway Friday at 7:00 p.m. at Schroeder.