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Everlasting Joy 10-4
Tough week for local fans
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It was 18 years ago when I accomplished the rare football trifecta of watching high school, college, and pro football games in person all on the same weekend. The year was 1999.After seeing the Pioneers fall to Oakland on Friday night, Oct. 29, I traveled to Knoxville to see the Vols crush a Lou Holtz coached South Carolina team, 30-7. I followed that with a Halloween trip to Nashville to see the Titans upset the undefeated Rams, known at the time as the “Greatest Show on Turf.”I still remember Titan DE Jevon Kearse telling the crowd of reporters gathered around his locker after the game, “You knew ‘The Freak’ was gonna come out on Halloween.”Anyone brave enough to embark on such a football excursion this past weekend would have been immersed in three days of misery as the Pioneers, Vols and Titans all experienced a rather rough time on the gridiron.