The first official Skunk Bowk kicks off at 7. Here is a link to the preview in today’s Daily Journal.
A couple of very good quotes from each coach:
Booneville coach Mike Mattox: “I’ve been accused of bringing the skunk, turning it loose,” Booneville coach Mike Mattox said, then laughed. “I’ve heard everything, even had a radio station in San Diego call.”
Baldwyn coach Michael Gray: “I was watching film yesterday. It was just roaming back and forth in the end zone,” Baldwyn coach Michael Gray said. “It got up to the 20 one time and went back. I remember it coming right between a handful of us … then we commenced to getting beat.”
Baldwyn senior Devonta Gates: “We were already in a timeout and the skunk just started running toward us,” said Baldwyn senior Devonta Gates. “The only thing I knew was run.”
Also, this was filtered to me. Skunk Bowl: A Poem
SKUNK BOWL 2012
ON A HOT, HUMID LATE AUGUST THURSDAY NIGHT,
TWO RIVALS MET IN BALDWYN, ONCE AGAIN TO FIGHT.
THE CROWD ROLLED IN AND GATHERED AROUND,
CHEERING FOR THEIR TEAMS AND THEIR TOUCHDOWNS.
THE BEARCATS STRUCK FIRST IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE,
BUT THE DEVILS CAME RIGHT BACK, THE SCORE TO TIE.
QUICKLY THE CATS POUNCED AND ADDED THREE MORE SCORES,
EVEN SOME OF THE FAITHFUL BLUE DEVIL FANS HEADED TO THE DOOR.
AT HALFTIME, THE BEARCAT FANS THOUGHT THEY WERE IN HEAVEN,
AFTER ALL, THEIR TEAM DOMINATED AND LED 27-7.
BUT AFTER HALFTIME THE DEVILS MOUNTED A LONG TD DRIVE,
NEVER TO GIVE UP, THE BLUE DEVILS CONTINUED TO STRIVE.
ANOTHER DEVIL TD FOLLOWED, AND A TWO-POINT PLAY WAS DONE,
THE SCORE HAD TIGHTENED, THE DEVILS DOWN 27-21.
INTO THE FOURTH QUARTER BOTH TEAMS FOUGHT HARD,
FIGHTING AND CLAWING FOR EVERY EXTRA YARD.
THEN OUT OF NOWHERE A BLACK AND WHITE CRITTER DID APPEAR,
ON TO THE FIELD HE WENT, THE AIR QUICKLY SMELLED LIKE FEAR!
AT FIRST HE WASN’T RECOGNIZED, IT WAS LIKE NOBODY KNEW,
THAT THE CRITTER ON THE FIELD WAS THE COUSIN OF PEPE LE PEW!
THE SKUNK DARTED QUICKLY FOR THE HOME SIDE OF THE FIELD,
REALIZING THAT HIS SECRET IDENTITY HAD BEEN REVEALED.
THE BEARCAT PLAYERS AND THE CHEERLEADERS, HE RAN THROUGH,
HEADED FOR THE BLEACHERS AND THE BAND MEMBERS TOO.
AFTER HIS EXIT WE KNEW THAT THIS WAS A SIGN, IT WAS PLAIN AS DAY,
LAMBO INTERECEPTED THE BEARCAT PASS AND SCORED ON THE NEXT PLAY!
THE EXTRA POINT WAS GOOD, AND THE DEVILS FELT GREAT,
NOW THE BEARCATS TRAILED THE GAME, 27-28.
THE FINAL SECONDS TICKED OFF THE CLOCK ONE BY ONE BY ONE,
WHEN THE FINAL HORN SOUNDED, THE BLUE DEVILS HAD WON!
THE DEVILS WILL ALWAYS SMILE WHILE THE BEARCATS WILL THINK IT STUNK,
BUT NOBODY, NOBODY ON EITHER SIDE, WILL EVER FORGET THE SKUNK!