Battle of the Axe tailgate

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GRAYSON COUNTY, Tex. (KXII) -- For the 120th meeting of the Sherman Bearcats and the Denison Yellow Jackets, fans came out early in full force to celebrate another tradition: tailgating.

Both high schools' bands, cheerleaders and dance teams came out to spread the spirit.

Fans of all ages took part in the longest running Texas high school football rivalry.

Sherman won the first official Battle of the Axe game in 1949.

Denison has held on to the Axe for the past five years.