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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Ernie Sule & Brandon Bergeron

October 21, 2016
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Ernie Sule Ernie Sule played center on the 1963 Rutland HS football team and later graduated with the class of 1964. He went onto serve his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. For many years Ernie has been seen working the sidelines of many Rutland HS athletic events as well as…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Tim Mulligan & Curt Siscel

October 21, 2016
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Tim Mulligan Tim retired from teaching after 31 years, many of which were spent coaching Napa. He took over the JV football program where he remained head coach for three seasons before joining the Varsity squad as the defensive line coach. Tim was a great motivator to his players, talking to them about what it…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductee: Gary Nesbitt

October 21, 2016
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Gary Nesbitt Gary coached in Michigan for over 30 years and has been a staple in the community since! He started in 1964 as an assistant at Laker High and moved to Port Huron Northern in 1981 and then again in 1991. He also coached at the former Port Huron Central! He has coached basketball,…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Chase Baker & Brandon Monroe

October 15, 2016
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Chase Baker Chase played in the Rivalry in 2005 during his Junior year. Chase’s achievements for Rocklin football has set the foundation for what Rocklin Football has become today. Chase led his team to a Section appearance vs. Del Oro in 2005. His Senior year he suffered a knee injury and was unable to participate…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Jody Mathis & Dennis Hefner

October 15, 2016
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Jody Mathis Coach Jody Mathis is a 1991 graduate of Pisgah High School. He was an integral part of the Bears football program, playing Offensive Tackle and wearing number 77. Not only did Coach Mathis excel athletically, he also excelled in the classroom. He was an NC Scholar Athlete, member of the National Honor Society,…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Vince Carducci & Christian Lopez

October 14, 2016
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Vince Carducci In 2010, Vince led the Basic Wolves to a third straight victory over Green Valley, something that had never been accomplished in the history of the rivalry. In that game, Vince accounted for 199 yards of offense and scored two touchdowns. In the final moments of the game, with Basic trying to run…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: John Jones & Jason Spray

October 14, 2016
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John Jones John played at Riverdale from 83 – 86. In 1987 he was elected to the Tennessee all-mid-state team. He went on to play college football at Tennessee tech. In 2009 he was inducted into the Riverdale High School Football Hall of Fame.   Jason Spray Jason played in the rivalry from 93 –…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Gary Slachetka & Lou Cacciotti

October 14, 2016
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Gary Slachetka Gary was the recipient of 1st team all WNY linebacker, 1st team Section 6 Division 1 offensive linemen and Lancaster Tomahawk Award. Gary played offense, defense and special teams during his career at Lancaster. Gary started the Lancaster Football Alumni and is on the Hall of Fame selection committee. Gary is married to…

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2016 Hall of Fame Inductees: Chuckie Bronson & Brett Williams

October 12, 2016
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Chuckie Bronson Chuckie Bronson was a 4 time varsity letterman on varsity football team. In the 1980 rivalry game against Osceola he was “the player that they couldn’t get past to get a first down”. That particular game remains the largest point spread win with a 48-15 victory over Osceola. His accomplishments include: * Orlando…

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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.