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2017 Hall of Fame Inductee: Aaron Anderson

September 15, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Cooper High School, Aaron Anderson Aaron was a three-year letterman on the Cougar football team and has broken many long-standing school football records and set several new records while playing for the Cougars. He is the career leader in receptions with 165, career leader with yardage with 2,530 yards, and career leader in receiving…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Corey Carney & Matt Parker

September 15, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Riverdale High School, Corey Carney Corey played in the Riverdale-Oakland rivalry game in his sophomore through his senior year. As quarterback of the 1994 team, he led his team to its first state championship and finished the season undefeated. During the final game of his senior season, his interception in the closing seconds sealed…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: The 2004 Penn Trafford Warriors & Fon Nanji

September 15, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

rom Penn Trafford High School, the 2004 Penn Trafford Warriors After three straight defeats against Woodland Hills in the WPIAL playoffs, the 2004 Penn Trafford Warriors looked to change history in the series in the first-ever conference matchup. The Warriors defeated the Wolverines 27-14 with the help of Tyler Huether’s 207 yards passing to receivers…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Dustin Keller & AJ Rickard

September 9, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Jefferson High School, Dustin Keller A four-year veteran of the Harrison vs. Jefferson rivalry, Keller was selected by the New York Jets in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft after a successful collegiate career at Purdue. Keller led the Jets in receiving during the 2010 and 2011 season, while making back-to-back AFC…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Artie Newman & Paul Filletti

September 9, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Rome Free Academy High School, Artie Newman Rome Free Academy football has been a part of Artie’s life since he can remember. Known as the RFA “ball boy” Newman has been a volunteer with the high school team for about 49 years. Newman is still providing extra game balls and giving away his “root…

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2017 Hall Of Fame Inductees: Kendrick Starling & Josh Scobee

September 9, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Marshall High School, Kendrick Starling Marshall High School senior Kendrick Starling turned in a performance for the ages in his 1998 between the Mavericks and the Lobos. Kendrick finished with 11 receptions for 157 yards and 2 scores. His 7 yard touchdown reception in the 2nd overtime was the game winner for Marshall. Kendrick…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Brandon Jones & Ju Parks

September 8, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Nacogdoches High School, Brandon Jones – award presented to Bobby Reyes, Head Coach Brandon played in this rivalry all four years of high school. In 2013, his interception put the winning points on the board to defeat Lufkin for the first time in 22 years. He was also an integral part of the team his…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Matt Messman & Dan Saehr

September 8, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Holdingford High School, Matt Messman Matt was a 4-year letter winner at running back and middle linebacker. He was a 3-time Central Minnesota and All-Conference team member. Matt was also the captain of the 2014 State Championship team. He is currently a student at St. John’s University and is currently coaching track and football….

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2017 Hall of Fame: Tommy Yates

September 8, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From Alcoa High School, Tommy Yates Tommy played in the Alcoa-Maryville rivalry four times in his career at Alcoa. As a senior, Yates led the Tornadoes to their second consecutive undefeated season and was part of the 29-game winning streak. Yates was named All- State, All East- Tennessee, All Conference and All County as a…

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2017 Hall of Fame Inductees: Mardye McDole & Jon Repoll

September 8, 2017
Published in 2017, Hall of Fame

From  Murphy High School, Mardye McDole From McGill-Toolen High School, Jon Repoll Coach Repoll played in the McGill-Murphy rivalry from 1984-1987. He was part of Mc-Gill Toolen’s first-ever regional championship team in 1987 that defeated Murphy 17-7. After high school, Coach Repoll entered the United States Army. After the Army, Coach Repoll returned to his…

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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.