The Macomb Dakota vs. Chippewa Valley football rivalry game is known as ‘The Backyard Brawl’ and is played every year on Thursday the weekend before Labor Day. On Thursday, storms started rolling in at the very start of the game, however it didn’t stop a packed student and fan section on both sides waiting to see the long awaited rivalry which takes place the prior to the start of school. Although the game started on time, it didn’t last long as rain storms started which ended the game within the first quarter with three minutes left due to weather. The game was rescheduled for the very next day (Friday) for a 1pm kickoff, which unfortunately resulted with fewer fans but, on a positive note both student sections were packed yet again.
Thomas is a 2 year letter winner on the varsity team. He is a member of the national honor society and scored a 31 on his ACT.
Jon Andersen is a captain and 2 year starter on the offensive line. He is a two year letter winner and has been on the Honor Roll every semester.