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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Frank Atchsam & Ray DeLeon

September 29, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Harlingen High School South, Frank Atchsam Frank was a part of the first two wins that Harlingen South had in the Bird Bowl. As an offensive guard, he helped pave the way to victory in 1998 & 1999. His senior year, Achtsam was named first team All-District, first team All-Valley, first team all-area and second team…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Taylor Lugo & Chuck Johnson

September 23, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Skyline High School, Taylor Lugo Taylor played in the rivalry his junior and senior years. As captain of the 1998 team he lead skyline to a 47-14 win over Idaho Falls. The ’98 team went 9-3 and played for the state championship. In the contest vs. Idaho Falls, Taylor ran for 300 yards and…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Charles Edwards & Darius Fleming

September 23, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Mt. Carmel High School, Charles Edwards Charles graduated with the class of ‘91’. He played the position of offensive guard for the Mt. Carmel football team. He played for 2 state championship teams and took part in a 4-year record of 42-1. He personally achieved All- State, and All-Area in All-Catholic League. Charles earned…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Art Aucoin & Devon Walker

September 22, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Hahnville High School, Art Aucoin     Art is a 1982 graduate of hahnville, He played in this rivalry three years as a WR and RB. He returned to his alma mater in 1987 as a teacher and assistant football coach. Art coached for 8 seasons including the 1992 undefeated 15-0 season with a LHSAA…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Wade Thompkins & Michael Robinson

September 22, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Harrison High School, Wade Tompkins Wade has been apart of the Harrison Hoyas football programs since 2009. Started with Coaching the Harrison Juniors and then volunteering his time to the Harrison Hoyas Varsity Football team. Wade is responsible for various on the field game day duties and is also a big part of the…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Vincent Lockett & Chris Hamad

September 22, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From St. Vincent – St. Mary, Vincent Lockett Lockett played in the Akron Holy War each of his four years with three starts. He was selected as a captain in 2014 and led the Fighting Irish to a comeback, triple overtime victory. He ran for 145 yards on 23 carries and scored the game winning…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mickey Caliguiri & Dan Ammel

September 22, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Hartford High School, Dan Ammel Dan was one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play at Hartford High School, and his athleticism and skill has yet to be matched. He was elected captain both his junior and senior years of the football team, and had a desire to make those around him better. After…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Michael Kaiser & Russ Hepner

September 22, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Grosse Pointe North High School, Michael Kaiser Michael was the captain of the GPN 2005 Football team, where he started both ways as the Quarterback and defensive back. On offense, he completed 66 passes for 1180 yards and 10 touchdown passes. He rushed the ball 79 times for 497 yards and scored 3 touchdowns….

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Steve Sankey & Justin Gernazio

September 15, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Centennial High School, Steve Sankey   From Central High School, Justin Gernazio Justin played in the Bell Game for the Wildcats his sophomore, junior, and senior years. As team captain in 1999, during a historic Bell Game he led his team with 17 tackles, over 100 yards receiving, 50 yards rushing, and two touchdowns….

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: R. Lowell Davis & Bob Shaffer

September 15, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Verona High School, R. Lowell Davis Coach Davis has been a fixture at Verona Area High School both as a physical education teacher and as a football and wrestling coach since 1994. Coach Davis retired in 2016, after 23 years of teaching and coaching at Verona Area High School and has left a lasting…

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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.