Every year, St. Thomas More understands the game against Teurlings Catholic could determine District 4-4A. This year, the story is no different.

The Cougars are preparing for a rivalry showdown with the Rebels, and STM's coaching staff emphasized to all the players that preparation is key in a game like this. With a district title, bragging rights and playoff positioning at stake, there's no time for nonsense.

Even though STM's practices are packed with technical improvement, there's still time for smiles and laughter. We tried to capture all the emotions, focus and energy that goes into a practice during rivalry week. Enjoy, and share this album with all your football friends.