2012-09-27 / Editorial

Chance to cheer

When Houghton Lake and Roscommon take to the football field for the 69th time Friday night, a rivalry that dates back to 1947 will be at front and center.

Since their first 0-0 tie in 1947, the teams have played each other every year except for 1961 when Houghton Lake did not have athletics. In that time, there have been three ties and three playoff games. Houghton Lake leads the series, 34-31, having won four in a row following four wins in a row by Roscommon.

The game planned for 7 p.m. Friday night follows the inaugural Alumni Football game between the Bobcats and Bucks held last July. Houghton Lake won that contest, 15-13, and many former teammates and opponents got to take the field for another chance at earning bragging rights over their cross-county rivals.

We hope the players, coaches and fans at Friday’s contest enjoy the game as much as their former alumni did two months ago.

Houghton Lake comes in the game winless at 0-5 while Roscommon has a winning record at 3-2. But, for 48 minutes Friday night, records can be thrown out as the squads battle for the Little Brown Jug.

Prior to the game, supporters of “Academics, Arts and Athletics” will also be looking for a win at the Roscommon Area Youth Booster Club’s 6th Annual Tailgate Party. The event will be held prior to the Bucks’ game with the ’Cats, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The RAYBC will serve up a pre-game meal, hold raffles and feature a bounce house and the RHS Marching Band as it raises money to “support activities and promote a healthy environment and attitude for our youth.”

With the weather forecast calling for perfect fall football weather, alumni and fans are encouraged to be at RHS Friday night to root on their favorite squad -- just as Bobcats and Bucks have been doing for the past 65 years.

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