Fans Puffed Up over Providence Bowl
Losing to the arch rival can be especially bitter.
"It bothers me. I hate it, 'cause I'm a competitor," Spears added. "So I hate it."
Spears graduated from Hickman, now her son plays for the Kewpies.
Smith's Rock Bridge loyalty goes back a bit further.
"I played against them in their very first football game, so why root for them now?" he asked. "Now I'm with 'em 'cause my son and my daughter, my son graduated in 2005 and my daughter's a senior this year."
Win or lose, fans from both sides know there's always next year.
Undefeated Rock Bridge shut out Hickman, 48-0.