SACRAMENTO - A high school football tradition that began in the 70's will renew itself when Nevada Union faces the Grant Pacers Friday night.
"This goes back when my uncles played," said Pacers wide reciever Trayvon Henderson. "They win, then lose, it is a rivalry that goes back and forth."
"I was watching it as a little kid," added Miners linebacker Tanner Vallejo. "Now I am glad I get to play in it."
For many, the rivalry was about more than just football. It was a way to bring two different communities together who shared a winning tradition on the grid iron.
"It's been too long," said Nevada Union Head Coach Dave Humphers. "It has been a great experience for the kids on both sides."
"This was not about a football game," said Grant Head Coach Mike Alberghini. "This is about community pride. Kids grew up thinking this is the game I want to play in."
The Nevada Union Miners will face the Grant Pacers Friday night the in the News10 Game of the Week, kick off is at 7:00 p.m. from Grant High School.