Our opinion: We want Selma, Southside to play safe

Published 5:00 am Thursday, August 31, 2023

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The biggest sporting event in Selma takes place Friday night when crosstown rivals Selma High and Southside meet in football at Memorial Stadium.

While the Saints have dominated the rivalry, that doesn’t stop the Panthers from trying to win.

We enjoy hearing the friendly trashing in grocery stores, barber shops, beauty salons and among school officials.

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What we don’t want to see is violence at the stadium or outside of it. A person’s life is not worth losing over who wins between Selma and Southside.  We want to see the fans to enjoy a good game played between the two teams.

The city of Selma needs unity, not division.