GILES COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ7) - Tonight the Green Wave tried to buck the trend in Pearisburg. We spent the night at Ragsdale Field for the latest installment of the rivalry.
Whether you go here, you went here, or you're thinking about how to get there - the Narrows Green Wave knows no bounds.
"I was raised on sweet tea, Jesus and Green Wave football," said he head coach's daughter, Kelcie Lowe. "And I don't think there's anything more true in my life."
Because if you're from Narrows, you've got a wide range of support.
"We just live and breathe Green Wave football," Lowe said. "Comes natural I guess."
It's natural to show up and to show out. Because at this rivalry, the people in the stands aren't fans, they're friends, they're family
And if not - they're likely to become one of the two.
"And sometimes you'll talk to a new kid you've never seen before and act like you've known them for years," said one youngster.
At the beginning of the night, and at the end of the night, the numbers on the board mean nothing compared to the numbers on your back, the numbers in your stands, and the number of times you've sworn tonight is your night.
"I've been preparing for this game for 364 days," Lowe said. "I'm dead serious."
There are a lot of emotions at tonight's rivalry.
"It's exciting and nervousing at the same time," said another youngster.
And pride ain't the least of em.
"I haven't missed it in the past 7 or 8 years," said alumnus Andrew Bragg.
For him, not much can stop the wave.
"In order for the younger generation to understand what its like to be a Green Wave, you have to show them that even though I graduated two years ago and even though this is old to me," he said, "I still show up to support them and show them what it really means to be a green wave."