Rivalry Gone Too Far in EDH Rock Painting?

by Placerville Newswire / Sep 20, 2019 / comments

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The Oak Ridge vs. Folsom football rivalry went a step too far for some in El Dorado Hills on Friday. A pair of rocks in El Dorado Hills were painted ...

A pair of rocks in El Dorado Hills were painted Thursday in honor of a former Oak Ridge coach Jason Clark, who died earlier this year due to complications from pneumonia. By Friday morning, the rocks were painted over with Folsom colors and the initials F.B., for Folsom Bulldogs.

“This is really, really disappointing,” said Oak Ridge assistant coach Jimm Welch. “Tonight will be more than just about football. Every single Oak Ridge varsity player was coached by Jason when they were freshmen.

Read more here: https://www.sacbee.com/sports/high-school/article235307212.html

UPDATE:     Rival Schools Team Up To Repaint El Dorado Hills Rocks In Honor Of Former Coach

EL DORADO HILLS (CBS13) – The well-known rocks in El Dorado Hills are at the center of another painting controversy. This time over a tribute to a beloved football coach. But today controversy turned into a show of community.

The Oak Ridge/Folsom rivalry is fierce. So when a tribute to former Oak Ridge football coach Jason Clark was painted over with the opposing team’s logo, it was a call for a timeout.

Asst. coach Mark Watson said, “Somebody that would do that is stupid.”

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