‘Backyard Brawl’ not that far away

Pictured here are the empty stands of the home side of Gray-Vets Memorial Field in Tyrone. In just over two months, August 29, the Tyrone Golden Eagles and Bellwood-Antis Blue Devils will kick off the 2008 high school football season in the annual “Backyard Brawl.” Gray Field will be flooded to capacity with all the loyal fans of both communities. Tyrone is riding a 32-game regular season winning streak under head coach John Franco. (The Daily Herald/Kris Yaniello)