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Lake, Green set to begin their Week 10 rivalry

BY Josh Weir
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Close proximity can make for good rivalry.

As Green head coach Jon Wallace points out, “Most of our kids’ addresses read ‘Uniontown.’ Lake’s in Uniontown. Anytime you get to play that crosstown rival, it has a chance to develop into something special.”

Green hosts Lake on Friday night in a new Week 10 rivalry game that has plenty of potential going forward.

Green (3-6, 0-5) and Lake (6-3, 2-3) played each other in Week 1 the previous seven seasons, with Lake winning five of the games. A healthy competition already was being built. Then Green moved into the Federal League this season and a Week 10 meeting made a lot of sense for these two Division II programs.

The two communities are side-by-side, and intertwined to a degree. Opposing players have grown up competing against each other in various sports and find themselves working out at the same gyms.

“They don’t like us and we don’t really like them,” Lake senior linebacker Clay Shreve said. “It will be a brawl, and we’re looking forward to it.”

This year’s game features a Lake team looking to lock up a home playoff game next week and a Green team clinging to its postseason hopes. Despite being neighbors, the two teams are in separate regions. Lake is third in the expansive Region 5, which dips all the way to Columbus. Green is 10th in the Northeast Ohio-contained Region 3.

 

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