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Two schools embedded in a rivalry on Farm-to-Market road 3009 that meet every year on the football field; Steele and Clemens. This year, on September 28, the two schools will meet yet again, except this time, there is a little bit more to the story.
SALive, a San Antonio news station, will be doing an expose on the ‘Battle of 3009.’ They will be recording during both pep rallies, the game, and have been interviewing some students and coaches from both teams, per Mr. Saunders.
This expose will be aired soon after the game, and is being done to highlight some of Texas’ biggest and best Friday night lights programs throughout the state. There was also a poll held online where people could vote on who has the better Friday night practices, Clemens or Steele. Both schools were declared victorious, noting that both schools have great programs.
Every year, the parking spaces fill up and people have to park as far as the new Starbucks just to see the two schools play some football. Each school has spirit weeks leading up to the game, and have pep rallies the day of the game as well, creating a sense of school pride for each campus.
Although these schools have had a rivalry ever since Steele was founded in 2005, both student bodies gather and fill up Lehnhoff Stadium to show their pep and their student accomplishments such as band and dance teams performing at halftime. After the game, both teams can be seen gathering and congratulating each other and taking pictures, shaking hands, and even praying on the field. It can be assumed that all these features highlight what makes up the annual event known as the ‘Battle of 3009.’