Kerrie Clarke (Mirante): Bulldogs vs. Sailors |

Kerrie Clarke (Mirante): Bulldogs vs. Sailors

Everyone loves a good rivalry, and these two teams are symbolic of this: the rich vs. the not so rich, the elite vs. the redneck and on and on.

But as the mother of a son who now has played for both teams, it has become clear to me, there might be a few differences, but they are more alike than you would think.

Both teams have coaches that truly care about the children, there are wealthy children on both teams and not so wealthy, sadly, there are children on both teams that have truly suffered horrible losses in their lives and continue to go on, and there are smart children on both teams and those not so academically inclined. I’ve also seen there are really wonderful parents and some real snobs on both teams.

The bottom line is both schools have wonderful children and coaches, and when you really become a part of both worlds, the differences and reasons to hate each other magically disappear.

But I suppose if every one realized this, the fun in having a “rival” would disappear. As for me, I love and support both football teams because I see the greatness in personality.

Kerrie Clarke (Mirante)


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