Yes, you are correctly asking yourself, "When will these over the hill, never-that-good-at-sports in the first place guys realize that they need to hang up the cleats once and for all and stop these yearly shenanigans?"
The answer- that's a stupid question.
Yes, once again the class of 1997 (yeah...11 years ago, last decade/millenium) and the class of 2000 will square off in the octagon (octagon = LCHS high school) for the 8th annual playing of the Thanksgiving Showdown Classic. Once again, I will be playing for the class of '97, who miraculously find themselves trailing in the all-time series 4-3. How? Lord only knows.
I'm actually a little scared for 2000 this year. Mike Schmitt thinks I forgot about that cheap shot block he threw on me last year, well I didn't forget, and I DID hear that he's playing QB this year...Mike, I know you're reading this...
If you can't come by tickets for the game due to the sell-out, don't fret, the highlights will be shown on ESPN 8 'The OCHO' at midnight following the game.
Watch highlights from the last game '97 recognizes: