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July 13, 2013

T-NT Rivalry set for new chapter

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Tonawanda News — Kusmierski said everybody that lines up for the Warriors tonight will leave everything on the field for another chance to beat NT.

“Because of both sides of the community, everybody is real fired up,” Kusmierski said. “There will be a ton of people there form both sides. I’m getting the chills right now. It’s going to be the same as a high school game — we’re out there to win and they’re out there to win. It’s always been like that and after everyone is cool. It’s all about the win.”

Kusmierski added that he’s excited for his young son to get a chance to watch his dad run through the tackles.

“I’m pretty fired up. It’s crazy and we’re all pumped up,” he said. “We’ve been practicing real hard. For me, I’m going out there one last time so my son can see me and try to get one more win. … We’re going out there to compete and I’m going out there to run the best I can. That night, once I feel it, it’s all in the blood, I just hope I can give a good show.”

Adam Day said the rivalry brings the two communities together and the shared experience is what makes the T-NT tradition so special.

“It’s definitely a huge rivalry and the teams have had a little trash talk on Facebook,” he said. “A lot of us played as kids with each other. You still play in softball leagues with the guys. Afterward we’ll go out and have a party between the teams and two cities. Its a great game to raise money for charity as well.”

Tickets are $10 at the box office and pre-game festivities are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m.

Contact Sports Editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.

Contact Sports Editor Matt Parrino at 693-1000 ext. 4117 and find Tonawanda News sports on Twitter @tonanewssports.

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