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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Hameen Ali & Miles Hunter

November 9, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Dover High School, Hameen Ali Hameen played in the rivalry game since his sophomore year in 1994. Hameen is an American former college football player for the College of William & Mary who is known for being the 2000 recipient of the Disney Sports Spirit Award. The award is presented annually to “college football’s…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Lee Heaberlin & Alan Bonner

November 3, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From East Coweta High School, Lee Heaberlin Lee was a three year starting quarterback for the Indians and compiled a record of 22-7 as the field general. This included a perfect 3-0 record vs Newnan and playoff appearances in the Sweet 16 and semifinals. Lee is a teacher and baseball coach at East Coweta and…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Tyler Herberger & Tyler Gaffney

November 3, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From St. Augustine High School, Tyler Herberger Tyler was a three-year starter on the varsity team, playing in the rivalry all three of those years. In Tyler’s senior season, on the team’s way to the CIF Championship, he was a contributor on both sides of the ball. In that year’s rivalry game, he rushed 11…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Lance Lewis & Kalif Phillips

November 3, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Concord High School,  Lance Lewis Lance was a three-year letterman for the varsity football team, He lead the team in yards and touchdowns from 2004-07. His sophomore and senior season Lance’s Concord team won the state championship and Lance was name player of the year in the conference. Lance finished his college career at…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Ricky Jackson & Santanio Holmes

November 3, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Pahokee High School, Ricky Jackson Jackson played football and basketball at Pahokee. He made 188 tackles and caught 21 passes for eight touchdowns as a tight end for the Blue Devils.  In 2007, he was named to the Florida High School Athletic Association’s All-Century Team, consisting of the top 33 players in the 100-year history of…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Leonard Mitchell & Thomas TJ Wilson

November 3, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Varina High School, Leonard Mitchell While at Varina, Leonard was a three-year starting quarterback, and led the Blue Devils to the first of eight regional championships in 1990. During his career he earned All-District honors as a quarterback and defensive back. He is currently in his third year on the Varina coaching staff serving…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Rick Marshall & Garrett Gilkeson

November 3, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Parkersburg High School, Rick Marshall In the biggest game of the season, Rick Marshall played the best game in the long and storied history of Parkersburg Big Red quarterbacks. A senior who earned all-state honors, Marshall set the all-time school record for single game passing yardage against Parkersburg’s biggest rival every year, Parkersburg South. In…

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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?


Each fall for over a century, high school football has been the centerpiece for families and communities on Friday night. In 2004, iHigh, Inc. created the Great American Rivalry Series to celebrate this uniquely American sport and the cultural phenomenon of “Friday Night in America.” The Series shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation, where long-standing traditions are valued, expectations are sky high, and followers are committed.