Gridiron Book

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 11, 2008

SP/OB rivalry highlighted in upcoming Gridiron book

The authors of the highly successful book Gridiron Gold, X.M. Frascogna Jr. and his two sons, Mike III and Marty, recently announced they have begun interviews for their new book, Y’all vs. Us – Thrilling Tales of Mississippi’s Hottest High School Football Rivalries.

Continuing to tap into Mississippi’s rich high school football culture, the Frascognas’ next book will explore the dynamics driving fifteen of Mississippi’s hottest football rivalries. By relating the many untold stories behind these annual gridiron contests, the authors will explore how and why these games have become so important to their respective communities.

Told from the various perspectives of current and former players, coaches, cheerleaders and school administrators, together with insights from mayors, sports journalists and fans connected to each of the teams, Y’all vs. Us will provide readers with a colorful backdrop for fifteen of today’s big games in the Magnolia State.

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 Y’all vs. Us is sure to capture the reader’s attention and imagination with insights about the people, the pageantry and the pride of towns and communities engaged in the fiercely competitive gridiron wars waged on Mississippi’s high school football fields.

The South Panola – Olive Branch game has been selected as one of the rivalries to appear in Y’all vs. Us. Information regarding the other big match-ups to be included in the book will be released during the next several weeks.