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September 18, 2015 – ARCHIVE BROADCAST – Dowling Cath (IA) vs. Valley (IA)

October 1, 2015


The Great American Rivalry Series was excited to partner with to bring LIVE coverage of  the Crosstown Classic with the Great American Rivalry Game of the Week as the Dowling Catholic Maroons took on the Valley Tigers on Friday. This rivalry game was presented by the United States Marines and was one of 100 Rivalry showdowns nationwide for the season.


The Tigers and Maroons have been at this cross-town rivalry since 1968 with Dowling holding the edge 39-27. The Crosstown Classic was a firestorm last year as Valley squeaked by 24-21. The two teams each have 5 state championships, and Dowling Catholic has recently won in 2013 and 2014. The winning team earns year-long bragging rights and will take home the Great American Rivalry Series Champions trophy, presented by the Marines. The game’s Most Valuable Player and the top student-athlete from each school are also recognized as part of the Series. Along with these awards, an alumnus from each school will be inducted into the 12th class of the Great American Rivalry Series Hall of Fame.  All of these should be featured on the live broadcast.

You can find more information at or through the Series’ Twitter (@AmericanRivalry & #greatamericanrivalry), Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Previews and past results will be posted throughout the season with details of the teams and the history of the rivalries, and after the game. Fans can relive the excitement with photo galleries and game recaps.


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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.