If you live in Douglas County and you have kids in school, you probably don't need to be reminded that this is the weekend for the big rivalry football games; Eudora vs. Baldwin City; Lawrence High vs. Free State.
But it is worth reminding folks about a couple of special events tied to those games.
First, as we mentioned earlier in this space, the Eudora and Baldwin cheer leading squads are running a friendly competition to see who can raise the most money for breast cancer research. So be prepared when you arrive at the game to be greeted by cheerleaders holding pink buckets and asking for cash.
As of Thursday afternoon, the Baldwin squad was still in the lead, $1,059.60 to $720.26.
On Saturday, the squads will join as one team in the 5K "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk/run in Kansas City, Mo.
For those who can't make it out to Lawrence High School, or just don't want to shiver on the bleachers, for the big game against Free State High School, you're in luck. The Free State video department will have live streaming video of the game on the school's City Link TV website.
The broadcast team is made up entirely of Free State students.
"We're a fairly new venture," says video and broadcast teacher Scott Smith. "We've live-casted our home football games this year. This will be our first road trip."
The webcast will start at 6:50 p.m. for some pregame intros and analysis before the 7 p.m. kickoff.