No Crosstown Showdown in 2010

Jonesboro, AR (KAIT) - The Crosstown Showdown between the Nettleton Raiders and the Jonesboro Golden Hurricane will not be back for a 2010 edition.

Jonesboro prepared a contract to be signed and sent it to Nettleton, however the Raiders decided it was in their best interest to not renew the series with Jonesboro. Jonesboro holds a 5-1 record in the series over their rivals, in the past two years the series has been dominated by the Hurricane. Nettleton's only victory in the series came in 2007.

Jonesboro will have two holes to fill in their schedule as Valley View also decided to opt out of their contract with Jonesboro. Nettleton and Valley View will now play a home and home series with each other. Jonesboro will look north for an opponent to bring to ASU Stadium. The Hurricane had a verbal agreement with Green County Tech to replace Nettleton. They still will need one more opponent to fill the spot left open by Valley View backing out.