Country meets city in football showdown

Country meets city in football showdown


3 TONIGHT FEATURES AN INTERESTING MATCH UP IN BARRY COUNTY… NOT BECAUSE OF A RIVALRY, BUT BECAUSE THE TEAMS COME FROM TWO VERY DIFFERENT WORLDS. 3 3 BRIAN:..24 HOUR NEWS 8’S JOE LAFURGEY IS LIVE AT LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE STORY. 3 JOE:..RIGHT NOW… THE SCORE’S LAKEWOOD óóóó, VISITORS óóóó. THE VISITORS ARE FROM LITTLE VILLAGE LAWNDALE ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF CHICAGO. 3 THE TASK OF SIMPLY GETTING TO SCHOOL EACH MORNING, SHOWS YOU THE DIFFERENT WORLDS THESE TWO TEAMS COME FROM.FOR LITTLE VILLAGE LAWNDALE JUNIOR WIDE RECEIVER AND LINE BACKER MARVIN BRYANT, IT CAN BE TREACHEROUS.((áááTAKE SOTááá)) ((MARVIN BRYANT, LITTLE VILLAGE LAWNDALE JUNIOR/THE SCHOOL I GO TO… THE NEIGHBORHOODS ARE BAD. IT’S KIND OF ROUGH SOMETIMES. YOU GET INTO FIGHTS AND ARGUMENTS WITH OTHER PEOPLE. ))FOR LAKEWOOD HIGH RECEIVER AND DEFENSIVE CAUDY, IT’S ANYTHING BUT TREACHEROUS.((áááTAKE SOTááá))((REESE CAUDY, LAKEWOOD SENIOR/I’VE LIVED HERE MY WHOLE LIFE. AND I’VE REALLY ENJOYED BEING HERE. IT’S A GREAT TOWN. ))TWO TEAMS FROM VASTLY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS… USING FOOTBALL AS A WAY TO GET TO KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHERE THE OTHER IS COMING FROM.((áááTAKE SOTááá))((MIKE QUINN, LAKEWOOD AD/THE KIDS FROM LITTLE VILLAGE ARE GOING TO LEARN SOMETHING THAT THEY HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED BEFORE ON THEIR LIFE.THAT’S EDUCATION.OUR GUYS ARE GOING TO LEARN SOMETHING ABOUT THESE GUYS. THAT’S GOING TO BE EDUCATION. ))((áááTAKE SOTááá))((WELCOME TO A WHOLE DIFFERENT WORLD….))WHEN LAKEWOOD NEEDED A TEAM TO FILL THE FIRST GAME OF THE SCHEDULE… THEY KIND OF STUMBLED IN TO LITTLE VILLAGE LAWNDALE.THE SCHOOLS CAMPUS IS LOCATED ON CHICAGO’S SOUTH SIDE…AN AREA WHERE GUN VIOLENCE RESULTED IN THE DEATH OF 74 PEOPLE TWO WEEKS AGO… 12 DIED.BUT THE LESSON HERE GOES WELL BEYOND THAT FACT ONE PLACE IS VIOLENT, ONE PLACE IS SAFER.COACHES SAY ABOUT 95 PERCENT OF THE ATHLETES PLAYING FOR LITTLE VILLAGE LAWNDALE HAVE NEVER LEFT THE CITY OF CHICAGO.THAT WAS A BIG PART OF TODAY’S EXPERIENCE. ((áááTAKE SOTááá))((MARVIN BRYANT, LITTLE VILLAGE LAWNDALE JUNIOR/I SEE A LOT OF LAKES… A LOT OF FIELDS.. A LOT OF BOATS.EVERYTHING IS NEW TO ME. ))IF YOU’RE A KID FROM LAKE ODESSA… CHANCES ARE A TRIP TO CHICAGO KEPT YOU DOWNTOWN WHERE THE TOURIST GO. SO… THE CITY KIDS JOURNEYED EAST TO WHERE CORNSTALKS AND WELCOME SIGNS ARE THE NORM… AND THEY PLAY FOOTBALL AGAINST THE KIDS WHO WAKE UP HERE EVERYDAY… KNOWING AT THE END OF THE GAME… THERE’S MUCH MORE TO THE GAME THAT THE NUMBERS ON THE SCOREBOARD. ((áááTAKE SOTááá))((REESE CAUDY, LAKEWOOD SENIOR/MAKING NEW FRIENDS, WITH NEW PEOPLE. IT REALLY ROUNDS YOU AS A PERSON. THAT’S HOW I SEE IT. )) ((áááTAKE SOTááá))((MARVIN BRYANT, LITTLE VILLAGE LAWNDALE JUNIOR/IT WOULD BE IF WE DON’T WIN, IT’S JUST BEEN FIND COMING OUT HERE, ENJOYING FOOTBALL.)) 3 JOE:..NOTHING SCHEDULED YET… BUT QUINN SAYS LAKEWOOD WILL TRY TO RETURN THE FAVOR AND TRAVEL TO CHICAGO IN FUTURE SEASONS.LIVE IN LAKE ODESSA, JOE LAFURGEY, 24 HOUR NEWS 8. 3 3

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