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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: AJ McClanahan

October 13, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Muskegon High School, Andre “AJ” McClanahan A.J. played in the Muskegon vs. Mona Shores game both his junior and senior years during  the 2014 and 2015 football seasons. Stepping into a starting role at defensive back during his senior campaign, McClanahan and the Big Reds got a chance to compete against the Sailors twice;…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Wayne Marino & Matt Poblocki

October 13, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Lancaster High School, Wayne Marino Wayne wore # 24 for Lancaster and played running back. In 1971, Wayne rushed for 230 yards and scored 3 touchdowns in route to a victory over Depew. Wayne has been a local business man in the community, and has been an avid supporter of every Lancaster football team…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Carlton Homan & Ronnie Hill

October 13, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Smith-Cotton High School, Carlton Homan Carlton played in the Smith-Cotton/Center rivalry game for three years in high school and was a member of the 2015 conference championship team for the Tigers. His senior year he helped lead the Tigers to a 27-17 victory against Center. During high school, Carlton was also a member of…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Jeremy Beamon & Scott Taylor

October 7, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Middletown High School, Jeremy Beamon Jeremy played in the Erie Bell game his junior and senior seasons as a quarterback and free safety. As a team captain of the ’95 and ’96 teams, he helped lead them to back to back wins in the Bell rivalry game. Jeremy went on to play for Lafayette…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Cole Gautsche & Mark Alvarado

October 6, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

  From  Sue Cleveland  High School,  Cole Gautsche Cole played quarterback on the 2012 undefeated state championship Cleveland storm team, better known as the Perfect Storm. Cole was a two time team captain, first team All-State QB in 2011 and the 2011 New Mexico Football Gatorade Player of the Year.  At the University of New…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductee: Eric Kerley

October 6, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Hoover High School, Eric Kerley Eric played noseguard on defense for the Berry High School Buccaneers from 1991 – 1993 under legendary Buc Coach Bob Finley.  In fact, Kerley played here at the Hoover Met several times his junior & senior seasons including Coach Finley’s last game as head coach in 1993.  He was…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Alex Hibbs & Kiante Northington

October 5, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From PRP High School, Alex Hibbs A 2013 graduate of Pleasure Ridge Park, Alex was a leader of the most accomplished PRP football in school history. As a key contributor on offense, defense, and special teams, Alex assisted his team to a 14-1 record his senior year. The 2012 regional championship came down to the…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Rick Chanove & Andrew Centola

September 29, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Jesuit High School, Rick Chanove Rick stands out as one of Jesuit’s great athletes of the 1980s. As a three-year letterman in football at quarterback, Rick was a big factor in the Jays’ victories over the Tigers in 1987 and 1988. After his senior football season, he earned All-District and All-Metro honors. Rick was…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Jerry Stovall & Bob Lane

September 29, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From West Monroe High School, Jerry Stovall Jerry Stovall is a former football player, coach, and college athletics administrator. He played college football at LSU, where he was named to the 1962 College Football All-America Team as a halfback. Stovall played professionally as a defensive back and punter in the NFL with the St. Louis…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Sam DiRoberto & Josh Harris

September 29, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Roswell High School, Sam DiRoberto Sam played in this rivalry for three years and was team captain his senior year. He was the lead tackler from the linebacker position and never a lost to Milton. He is currently enrolled at Valdosta State University and is a member of the football team with a full…

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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.