Palestine Divided: Peterson or Cowboys?

By Coleman Swierc - bio | email

Palestine, Texas (KLTV) - Football fans in Palestine will have a tough decision come this weekend.

At noon on Sunday, the one man wrecking ball and all-pro running back, Palestine native Adrian Peterson, will face America's team...the Cowboys, leaving the citizens of Palestine, a tough choice to root for.

"Dallas has had it before," said Frank Hudgins, a Palestine native, "my daughter went to school with him, so I am rooting for Adrian."

"I hope the Cowboys go all the way, but I am leaning to rooting for Adrian, because I know him and his family," said Keith Bailey.

"He is a good running back, and Favre is better than Romo, so I think Adrian and the Vikings will win," said Palestine native Kevin Foster."

For some, the luster of watching Peterson run, does not mean residents will root for him.

"I am a die-hard Cowboys fan, and I love Adrian because he is from Palestine, but I have to go for the Cowboys, if they weren't in, then I would go for Adrian," said Cowboys superfan and Palestine resident Roy Sharpley.

"I hope he has a good game," said Palestine High School senior Kyle Cargill, "but I want Dallas to win."

"He alone cannot win the game," said Hunter Lawrence, "I think he will have a good game, but Dallas will win."

So wether you root for the home town hero, or the star clad Cowboys, one thing is certain, in this game, everyone will have a rooting interest.

"This is a no lose situation," said Chuck Corb, who coached Peterson in high school, "if Adrian does well then good for Palestine, if the Cowboys do well, then it is good for Texas."

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