Who says there has to be bad blood in a long-running rivalry?
Sanger High graduate Jordan Campos and Jack Welsh of Reedley certainly didn’t abide by that rule Friday entering the 104th annual football game between the Apaches and Pirates.
Campos and Welsh – despite representing opposite sides of the rivalry – were all smiles while posing for a photo just beyond Reedley’s football field before kickoff. It was posted on Twitter by Reedley Exponent Sports Editor Chris Aguirre.
It was a nice reminder that, yes, Rodney King, sometimes, we can all get along.
Even when school boundaries border each other, and the campuses are separated by 13.5 miles and a 22-minute drive.
Sanger, ranked fifth in The Bee’s Top 10 coaches’ poll, entered the night 4-0 and having won nine straight in the series and up 68-33-2 overall.
And that dominance would continue as the Apaches routed the Pirates 51-7.