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Oak Grove Looks to Get Over the Hump Against Rival Petal

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For the Warriors, beating Petal transcends wins and losses.

"It's more a sense of pride than it is a football game," says Oak Grove senior offensive lineman Luke Smith.

This year Oak Grove looks to regain some of that pride, after losing to Petal the last three years.

"When they beat us it makes us just want to beat them even worse," says Smith.

For the third year in a row, the Warriors enter their sixth game of the season with a record of 5-0.

In each of Oak grove's last two seasons, Petal was its sixth opponent.

"For the past two or three years we haven't been able to do that, and this year I think we're really going to be able to get them back for what they've been doing to us," says Smith.

Smith says tomorrow night is about getting even.

"There's always a revenge factor when a team beats us, and especially with Petal," says Smith.

But Oak Grove head coach Nevil Barr says that is simply not the case.

"I don't think there's a revenge factor at all in this ball game," says Barr. "I think every year is a big game. Both schools know that. Every year both schools want to win."

When it comes to this year's contest, one thing coaches and players can both agree on is having a short memory.

"Each year's a new year," says Barr. "Every year you've got to do it that year on the field and I think our kids are ready to play."

"Last year is in the past - the last two years are in the past," says Smith. "All that matters now is what we can do tomorrow night, and that's all we can change and that's all we can do."

The crosstown rivals square off at 7 p.m. on Friday at Oak Grove High School.

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