Some families split over game
Published 2:29 pm Thursday, October 25, 2007
By By Lisa Tindell
The Brewton Standard
For many mothers, having their daughters follow in their footsteps is a dream come true.
Teresa Gleaton never dreamed her daughter, Morgan Cardwell, would take those footsteps to the enemy’s door.
Gleaton, who was a cheerleader at W.S. Neal High School from 1978 to 1980, is pleased that her daughter is cheering for the Tigers.
Cardwell says the fact that her mother cheered for the Eagles has never been a problem for her at Miller.
Although Gleaton says she has grown accustomed to cheering for the Tigers in the last couple of years, the early times left her feeling like a traitor.
The annual rivalry between Neal and Miller is always troubling for Gleaton.
Cardwell’s father, Jeff Cardwell, is also a graduate of W.S. Neal High School having graduated in 1978. Gleaton graduated in 1981. Morgan will graduate in 2008.
With W.S. Neal winning the 2006 match-up of the teams, Gleaton said she had some mixed feelings and had to face a little ribbing after the game.
This year’s game will be no different for Gleaton. Those mixed feelings are even stronger since she has a nephew playing on the team for Neal.
Gleaton will be be in the stands as the Battle of Murder Creek gets under way at W.S. Neal Stadium Friday, but how many times she goes from one side of the stands to the other is still a mystery.