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roo00,n s00m7 Football, a common bond between town residents by Andy Holtmann & Geoff Kreis  ootball. It's a grueling sport in which players literally go to war with each other. There is a certain drama in it though. Many people eat, sleep, and dream about football. You can bet on it, you can watch it, you can follow the players and statistics and you can even play it if you have the dedication and ability. But football offers so much more that we don't even realize, at least in small towns where there is only one team. It unites us in one common goal - to beat the living stuffing out of the other guys. People fight about different things all the time. In towns like Beatty, Pahrump, Tonopah and Round Mountain, there is always dissension between the people living there as to w each person wants to happen in their community. One person may want a fence, whereas his neighbor thinks the idea of a fence is gaudy. Another may want to see the town grow while another would like to keep it simple. Internal fighting is a given in any town. But when the air gets cooler and the sun begins to set earlier, you can count on one thing to bring many of these same people together in the same place at the same time. Football. Yes, you will see opposing politicians sitting side by side in the bleachers rooting for their home team. You will see the guy who once yelled at your neighbor's kid uddenly offering to buy the a soda. You will even see dogs and cats stop chasing each other to watch from the sidelines. Of course a lot of this may be a little farfetched, but it makes a point or any small town rivalry sport for that matter, brings see ,.ther. If it were not for the traditional Friday night escape from the rat race into an exciting, play by play cliffhanger, we feel many of our town's problems would never get solved. A football game is the perfect place to stop and contemplate. Football fields are neutral ground, a meeting place where the only hot issue is the game at hand. The only fighting that goes on is on the field as each team battles to come out on top. People forget their worries and concentrate on an evening of enjoyment. People see the communication and desire to succeed by high school students on the field, and take this with them when they leave. A town board member who is a holdout on a key issue and stubborn, just because he or she can be, might change their view. If a group of kids can work as a team, then why can't I? It is the kind of dedication that high school players show on the field that does a town good. So won't you join us this year and leave your worries at the front gate. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show. LET'S RUMBLE!- The Beatty High Hornets are looking to tear it up again in their division. Their go-to man Jose Farias should see a lot of action with the ball this year. Beatty also hopes to regain championship form with a young team. How this section works: Each team has it s own phge. To see a full team. you must pull the wanted Team out of the layout so it stands by itself FIRE AWAY!- Protected by a strong offensive line, Pahrump Varsity quarterback Jared Dillman should have no problem in the backfield. The Trojans have a team deep in speed and talent this year. * Round Mountain is on the back page