HANCOCK COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - On Friday, Hancock High School and Bay High School will renew it's annual rivalry, but the game transcends football. But at least for at least one night, rivalry will turn into unity.
The Purple-Out Game, as it is called, is a result of a senior wish from Shelby Anderson. Anderson wanted to honor her friend and classmate, Glenda Rockwell, who died from Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
A pep rally was held at Hancock High School Thursday where students expressed their love for Rockwell and their determination to fight cancer.
Both schools have been busy selling purple T-shirts for the game with profits to be donated to cancer research. There will also be bone-marrow registry booths at the game.
In addition, Rockwell's family will be recognized during halftime with a special surprise Anderson has arranged.
Mike Lacy will be at the game and will have more tonight at 10 p.m. on WLOX News.