Rivalry of the Decades


Malik Mitchell, Staff Writer

This Friday night Eden Prairie and Minnetonka are squaring off in the most exciting football game of the year. Every year there is a great amount of hype favoring both teams. The stands are full and the score is close every year they play. This rivalry has been relevant for almost 20 years and it’s not going away any time soon. 

Eden Prairie starts strong this year going (2-0) blowing out Roseville and Woodbury while Minnetonka is (0-2). The students are here to support and looking forward to another blowout. The boys have been working hard, even practicing in the rain because they know how important this game is. Senior cornerback Namdi Obiazor says, “Every year the Tonka games are bussing and everyone shows up, but it makes you play even better.” 

These games also help Eden Prairie generate more money by attracting people to a good old rivalry game. If fans consider their identified teams as their families, the relationships between them are very strong. In addition, not only do fans depend on sports or sports teams, but sport and sports teams are also based on sports fans. It is one kind of self-extension for sports fans to loyal to a particular sports team. 

At the Chanhassen Chick-fil-A when you order, mention your school name and that you want to support your school for Rivalry Week. Students, faculty, family, and friends are all welcome to participate! Chick-fil-A will donate up to $1000 to the winning team and $500 for second place. It should be an entertaining game, so make sure you go watch and tune in for the rest of the season.