4. What is the nature of the rivalry, and why is it a big game? “This is a very, very significant rivalry. I’m a graduate of Creekside, so before Hughes, it was Creekside and Westlake. Hughes pulls students from Creekside and Westlake. That in itself is enough for a crosstown rivalry. But here we’re are in the same region again. We’re 4-0, and they’re 3-1 and the No. 6 team in the state. Our kids have played each other growing up, and some of them were playing on the same team together, so there’s familiarity.”
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