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Long lines for ticket sales; Mid County Madness
MID COUNTY - by Ashley Gaston - "Mid county madness," It's a rivalry that spans nine decades on and off the field.
Nederland fans spent Monday night and early this morning waiting in line for tickets to Friday night's showdown.
They stood in line, and waited for hours, with the goal of buying what these fans call ''a golden ticket."
It's hard to get season tickets, let alone these tickets,
The tickets are not that expensive.
The game is priceless to many fans.
It's Port Neches, Nederland- it gets crazy,
The outcome means bragging rights--until 'next year.'
Bulldogs are much greater than Indians and always will be.
Hundreds of Nederland fans waited in line overnight and into the morning to buy a ticket for Friday night's game against Port Neches, Groves.
My daughter is a varsity cheerleader and Im not going to miss it, said Sonya Reedy.
It's a father son thing. Me and my son always go, said Alonzo Cottrell.
It's a rivalry that started nine decades ago.
I think they're afraid that they're going to get beat every year so they get nervous, said Evan Stevens.
Spirits are high on the reservation.
The more we get dressed up, the more it pumps up the football players and the more students we have at the game Friday, said Stevens
Tuesday is favorite holiday.
Spirit week, getting pumped for mid county madness, said Abbey Sturdivant.
Madness they call it, the football game that divides mid county for one game every year for many generations to come.
Nederland sold out of tickets today.
Tickets go on sale at PNG Thursday morning at the stadium at seven a.m.
Here's a fun fact, Port Neches groves is ranked number one 'all time' in
Texas high school football for attendance at a game.
In 1977, PNG played Plano at Texas stadium. Nearly 50 thousand fans showed up.