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1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby The Lung » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:35 pm

This is happening in my area this weekend. The Cliff Notes version is that overtime rules didn't exist back in the early 90s, so the 1993 Easton - Philipsburg (a HUGE rivalry game in the Lehigh Valley every year) game ended in a 7-7 tie. Gatorade is sponsporing some of the costs of replaying the game - with the original players. Yes, that's right - 16 years later, all the original players (who are now in their early 30s) will replay the game. The original coaches and even the original cheerleaders will be on hand!

"Webisodes" previewing the event are also available at: http://www.missiong.com

From: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment/index.ssf?/base/entertainment-0/1240546017172550.xml&coll=3

Easton-P'burg rivalry 'most special in the country'
Gatorade Replay game takes place Sunday at Lafayette College.
Friday, April 24, 2009
By JIM DEEGAN
The Express-Times

Jeff Kearney wastes no time when asked what would happen if Sunday's Replay game between the 1993 Easton and Phillipsburg high school football teams ends in a tie.

"Overtime," says Kearney, sports marketing manager for Gatorade.

That didn't happen on Nov. 25, 1993, when the teams deadlocked 7-7.

A full house of more than 13,000 is expected Sunday at Lafayette College's Fisher Stadium. NFL quarterbacks Peyton Manning, for Easton, and Eli Manning, for Phillipsburg, will serve as honorary coaches.

Gatorade, which came up with the idea for Replay and selected Easton-Phillipsburg as the best high school rivalry in the nation, has been impressed with response to the game since announcing it in late January.

"The thing I'll never forget is the dedication and passion of these guys," Kearney said of the 60 or so players, who are now in their 30s and looking to settle the score this weekend. "Some of them have said it feels like they're a high school senior again. You're looking across the huddle, and it's like nothing ever changed.

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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby Metroid » Fri Apr 24, 2009 4:56 pm

That's awesome! I can't wait to see some footage of it. :-b ;-D
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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby confused_jake » Fri Apr 24, 2009 5:51 pm

Is Al Bundy going to be there?
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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby Cowboys 4 life » Fri Apr 24, 2009 8:43 pm

That is pretty cool. These guys have had to live with this for a long time. The question now is who wants it more and how long they had to prepare for it.
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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby Dr. Duran Duran » Sat Apr 25, 2009 2:44 am

confused_jake wrote:Is Al Bundy going to be there?


Or will Kurt Russell show up with Robin Williams again?

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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby knapplc » Sat Apr 25, 2009 8:02 am

Maybe Coach will put Uncle Rico in this time. If he'd have done it in 1993... coulda been state champions. No doubt in my mind.
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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby Tyeattolah » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:08 pm

I want to see the injury stats after the game
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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby confused_jake » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:36 pm

Tyeattolah wrote:I want to see the injury stats after the game


"RB1 leaves first quarter, out for game(arthritis). WR2 unable to play(recovering from hip replacement)"
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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby joejlitz » Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:37 pm

That's Awesome! I would love to be a part of something like that. Good for those guys!
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Re: 1993 High School Football Game to be replayed

Postby aaawall91 » Sun Apr 26, 2009 11:23 am

Weird. Just Weird.

It won't be anything like the game in 1993.

How many will actually think they need to take training seriously?

And will they decide who plays? Base it off the 1993 game? or play who is the best in practice...?

Good idea. Will be an interesting watch, I would watch if televised. But weird...
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