Thursday, October 27, 2011

Nothing Like a Good Rivalry!

Everyone loves a good football rivalry. Within a county of 18 high schools, not including alternative high schools, rivalries are plentiful and not so hard to come by. Some, however, reign above all others.

Such it is with this Friday's game between the Grayson Rams and Brookwood Broncos. These two teams have taken spirit and rivalry to another level with amazing results.

Both schools have taken to YouTube to showcase their school's prowess in video and song. Grayson issued the challenge with their video "Brookwood, Where You At?" and Grayson answered this week with "Grayson, Step Your Game Up." Both teams' songs are now available on iTunes and they're giving the proceeds to the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.

The kids at my school are so impressed by these songs, and honestly, so am I. I'm most likely going to jump on the interest and have the kids break down the songs to study them for alliteration, assonance, consonance, allusions, similies, metaphors, etc, for whether they know it or not, rap is a literary form that we've yet to fully recognize the power of.

Check out their videos - I promise you you won't be dissappointed.

Grayson's film: "Brookwood, Where You At?"

Brookwood's resonse: "Grayson, Step Your Game Up."


  1. WHAT IN THE WORLD?!?! These videos are awesome! Did they kids write these songs and produce the videos themselves? Wow, high school is different than when I graduated in 1996. Do you guys have a a recording studio in the library, LOL! Awesome, thanks for sharing.

  2. From what I've read they've largely done it themselves. Here's the article from the AJC:

  3. Sorry, that should have said, "Did these kids..." in my first post.