Around the OAA.

This is a blog that is devoted to the OAA. We cover 23 schools from Oakland County to Wayne County. From Oxford to Harper Woods. This blog will give insight and projections around the OAA.

Friday, December 3, 2021


Two Communities Always Linked.

Written Saturday December 4th at 12:00 AM

This blog will be updated.

Tragedy usually bring communities and rivals together.

Lake Orion and Oxford are two communities that are very passionate especially their athletic programs where your either green and white or blue and gold.

Lake Orion and Oxford will always be linked.

They have done several projects together including the Orion-Oxford FISH drive, numerous fundraisers, youth leagues, and clubs. Both communities are very similar, blue collar, hard working, strong positives, friendly, you name it.

Lake Orion was very instrumental in bringing Oxford into the OAA in 2010.

They have continued to support Oxford in several ways.

Both communities have come together this past after tragedy struck at Oxford on Tuesday.

One instance that this reminds me of is April 27th 2011 when an E-F4 tornado struck Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Tuscaloosa is the home of the University of Alabama and their proud football program. 64 people including six Alabama students lost their lives that day.

Days later, Alabama’s arch rival Auburn came to help. Former football Coach Gene Chizik had his players, coaches, and administration go to Tuscaloosa to help those in need and clean up the damage caused by the tornado putting their athletic rivalry aside.

Lake Orion has been tremendous in helping the Oxford community heal through this terrible tragedy. They have had vigils, donations dedicated to the Oxford community, there is blue and gold ribbons across the town, and also businesses and the schools are using the #OxfordStrong.

Lake Orion and Oxford may never get to the rivalry of the Iron Bowl but everyone knows everyone and when they are together and help one another great things do happen.


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