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On Demand Broadcast – Depew (NY) vs. Lancaster (NY) – Oct. 16, 2015

October 22, 2015

LogoGARSWKFNMarineLogoThe Great American Rivalry Broadcast Network presents an Archive Broadcast Game of the Week  of the historic New York Rivalry known as “The Game” between the Depew Wildcats and the Lancaster Legends from October 16 at 7 PM. Join the Rivalry Series crew along with play by play and color from WXRL Radio. This game was presented by the United States Marines.  Check out the Preview video for this week’s game below.  This is an Archive Broadcast

The Game is one of the oldest and most passionate rivalries in New York.  The Wildcats will host the Legends, who were known for many years as the Redskins until changing the mascot and team name this year. The rivalry got its start in 1919. In the 1930s the rivalry got so intense that the game had a 8 year hiatus as fan safety became a concern. Locally, western New Yorkers still consider this to be one of the fiercest games around. The Legends lead the series 48-32-6 despite their 13-6 loss to Depew in a 2014 Great American Rivalry game. This annual game draws nearly 20,000 fans.


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