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Olympus Gets "Rock" Back from Skyline After Win

Olympus Gets "Rock" Back from Skyline After Win

Posted - Sep. 5, 2003 at 3:32 p.m.



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Sammy Linebaugh Reporting It's Friday night, which means prep football around the state. But one local high school is still celebrating last week's win.

It all happened at Skyline last Friday night. Not only does Olympus get the "W", today the "rock" was officially returned to Titan custody. Of course rocks or other symbols of high school rivalry change hands all the time, so what makes this one so special? It hasn't left Skyline’s grounds since the seniors on both teams were in first grade.

It's sweet victory, made sweeter with ceremony. After more than a decade the beloved rock is back and the Titans couldn't get it "green" fast enough

Since QB Nate Roe led his team to a 30-20 win over the Eagles Friday night Olympus school spirit has been soaring.

Abby Spencer: "That's just all we talk about, is the rock and the game and what it was like."

Eric Fairbourn, Olympus Team Captain: "I've never seen the rock before, that's the first time I've ever seen it."

Rylee Scott, Olympus Cheerleader: "I've just heard about it from my brothers and sisters, everybody knows about the rock at Olympus."

Andrea Buma, Olympus Cheerleader: "My mom was a varsity cheerleader at Skyline and they lost the rock her year and she was just bawling, like the rock is so big."

For 11 years Olympus has waited for this moment. Skyline now waits, for a rematch.

Taylor Clough, Skyline President: “We at Skyline hope that you will respect it, as we have, so it is undamaged when we get it back next year. (Laughs)"

Skyline of course wants to forget last week. They're getting ready to take on Highland; Olympus plays Logan tonight.

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