Tomorrow night, my high school Alma Mater, the Ansonia Tigers, will once again take on their biggest rival of all-time, the Mississinawa Valley Black Hawks, for yet another nail-biting football game, this time on MV’s home turf.
And no, I will not be there.
Yes, I, Amanda Rodeheffer, Ansonia-born-and-bred, will not be in attendance at what could be the biggest Ansonia-MV showdown ever.
And all I have to say is, thank goodness!!!
Every time I go to “The Game” as I’m going to call it, I nearly have a heart attack! No lead is ever big enough to slow my rapidly beating heart as the Tigers battle it out against the Hawks. From the time I was in high school (since I can’t seem to remember back any further than that… dang, I’m getting old), I haven’t ever been to a stress-free Ansonia-MV game. Come to think of it, I don’t think one has ever taken place. But this year will be even more stressful than ever.
Why you ask? (Even though I’m pretty sure most of you already know…)
This year, Ansonia is undefeated thus far, so the stakes are already high. But on top of that, MV is 4-1 this season and looking better than ever. And if that wasn’t enough, Ansonia is putting their 31-year MV football winning streak on the line again.
So you Tigers fans who are heading to MV tomorrow night (which will likely be the whole town), cheer extra loud for me. Because my poor heart and I will be in the safe confines of the Bradford press box, covering the Roaders Homecoming game against Arcanum.
But I’ll still be singing “Cause we’re gonna beat the Black Hawks toniiiiight!” in my head. Go Tigers!