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County rivals meet

No. 1 ELCA, Strong Rock meet on the field

Strong Rock cheerleaders were on the scene, ready to root for their Patriots football team.

Strong Rock cheerleaders were on the scene, ready to root for their Patriots football team.

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ELCA wide receiver Jamal Tookes reaches up for a touchdown grab from quarterback Dalton Etheridge.

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Strong Rock and ELCA prepare to battle in the trenches.

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Strong Rock running back Derrick Albert looks for the corner against ELCA’s defense.

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A Chargers ball carrier looks for running room in the crowded middle.

LOCUST GROVE — Whenever rivals meet, you can throw out the records. And although top-ranked Eagle’s Landing Christian defeated Strong Rock soundly, 46-6, the contest was an opportunity for these Region 5-A foes to meet on the field for county bragging rights.

Clayton News Daily/Henry Daily Herald photographer correspondent Jason Mussell had an opportunity to catch some of the action during last Friday’s game.