A House Divided: Midland Lee vs Permian Soccer 3/19/13
CBS7 Sports Reporter
Midland Lee senior defender Amanda Peterson will take the field for the last time on the road at Ratliff Stadium tonight - her final match against rival Permian.
But tonight, it's personal, it's family. Her father, Chad Peterson, is the head coach for Lady Mojo.
"It's going to be pretty emotional for me but at the same time, I still want to beat him," she said.
She's competitive alright but it runs in the family.
"That's actually what she should say," her dad shared. "After all the years she's been with me, she better be saying things like that."
The Lady Panthers shut out Lee earlier this season 1-nil, but tonight at Ratliff, it's a whole other ballgame.
"They won off a fluke goal and no matter which part of the country my dad decides to be from, I really want to stick it to him," Amanda said. "He gets this coaching voice. It's a little bit of German, Irish, Australian, English. Throw in that Arkansas redneck thing and you cant understand a word he says."
"Yeah I don't know what it is," said Brian Pollard, the Midland Lee head coach who also played for Peterson at UTPB. "We always thought he was Canadian when he coached us at UTPB."
All trash talk aside, the Lady Rebel won't be satisfied with just the win. Amanda wants her dad to feel it.
"I want to make a bet that whoever loses has to wear the other team's gear for an entire day!" she exclaimed.
"No I think I did my duty on her senior day and I wore the hat and senior t-shirt and what not but now we're back to business," her dad said through laughter. "I love my kid to death but if Permian High School loses and my paycheck gets affected, she doesn't get to go to Notre Dame so maybe she needs to think about that before she starts placing bets on what I have to wear.
"Win or lose, at the end of the day she's still my kid so as long as she comes off the field healthy and everyone can hold their head up high that everyone left it on the field and kept mistakes to a minimum, at the end of the day, everybody's happy"
"Not in my house!" Amanda exclaimed.
We'll see...With your eye on sports, I'm Marshall Hughes.