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Cedar Hill-Duncanville Rivalry Highlights FCA Classic
November 4, 2011VYPE MAGAZINE - Dallas
This year’s fourth annual FCA Classic will features two District 5-5A playoff teams and one of North Texas' best rivalries.
Duncanville hosts defending district champion Cedar Hill tonigh, at Panther Stadium to help promote the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
The FCA Classic is another example of how FCA provides opportunities for student-athletes and their peers to experience a relationship with Jesus Christ through coach leadership, campus huddle, community events and camps.
The coaching staffs, players and students from both schools are involved with FCA.
“We believe to be balanced as a person you have to work at all three phases of your life – mentally, physically and spiritually. FCA helps provide that spiritual balance,” Cedar Hill coach Joey McGuire said. “We have an open FCA Huddle at Cedar Hill so all students are involved or can be involved.”
Duncanville coach Jeff Dicus and his program are also involved in FCA.
“I believe it gives our kids an avenue that they know they can go to help find peace, to find support, whether it be spiritual or through friendships from within,” Dicus said. “I believe kids really don’t know what it’s about at first. Once they go, they realize that it’s really neat and the walk out feeling really good about themselves.”
I think it helps them realize that there is something bigger than themselves and, if they would give thanks and help more people, good things will come to them. I think it makes them think about all the good in their lives and that there’s a whole new world out there if they choose to accept it and give thanks.”
Cedar Hill and Duncanville, who both began the season ranked high among the VYPE DFW area’s top teams, have clinched playoff berths and the Longhorns can win the District 5-5A title witha win over the Panthers.
The neighboring schools have a long rivalry that extends beyond football to basketball and other sports.
“There is a great tradition and rivalry when it comes to Duncanville and Cedar Hill,” McGuire said. “If we both stay on track hopefully it is for the district championship.”
Dicus and his Duncanville team are looking forward to the last regular-season game and its importance.
“This is the game of the year for everyone in our two towns. It’s marked on everyone’s calendar. Hopefully Cedar Hill and us take care of business from now until then to make it an even bigger game. Both programs respect each other and what they are doing. I have the utmost respect for what Joey and his staff do. They will be well prepared and likewise we’ll be well prepared. It should be a barnburner.”