McCracken County and Tilghman look to build rivalry

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PADUCAH, KY -- It usually takes time to build a rivalry, but are McCracken County and Paducah Tilghman already rivals? Both sides look at it differently.

"The big rivalry that exists between Tilghman and the old county schools is still there," McCracken County assistant head coach Kelly Glass said. "You have the recipe for a Super Bowl, larger than life type game."

"I think it is more of a big game for the fans than us at Tilghman," Tilghman head coach Randy Wyatt said. "We are not concerned about one game."

It's a game that means a lot, at least to the Mustangs.

"We hope we really shut everyone up who doubts us," McCracken County Sophomore Kaleb Knoth said. "We have a chip on our shoulders going into the game. Beat PT."

"We try not to do outrageous trash talking," Tilghman Senior Darrius Spivey-Nunn said. "There is a little between the players, but we try to push each other."

Also, in this city verses county battle, bragging rights are on the line.

"It's we beat you, or you lost," Glass said. "We hope it stays friendly and stays within the realm of a high school football game."

"If we get involved, I guess you can call it a rivalry game," Wyatt said. "Make the fans happy. Make McCracken happy. However you want to say it, we will make them happy for a night."

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