Chandler, AZ: Oct. 23, 2015 – The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature “The Battle for Arizona Avenue” as the state’s #1 and #2 teams, both nationally ranked powerhouses, will meet in their annual slugfest. The game between the Chandler Wolves and the Hamilton Huskies in the Series’ eleventh weekend of games for 2015 will be presented by the United States Army and Muscle Milk and will be played on Friday, October 30 at Chandler High School. Highlighting some of the longest running rivalries in high school football, the 2015 Great American Rivalry Series will feature 100 showdowns nationwide. All of these games come with great football, hard earned sweat and a heavy dose of hometown pride.
For the 12th year, the Great American Rivalry Series has selected an exclusive collection of top-notch rivalries across the country, covering 40 states and over 100 cities throughout the country. Wrapped in tradition, these annual battles excite entire communities, while celebrating the schools, their teams, and their fans. We Know Friday NightsTM
The two schools are only 4 miles apart and down the road from each other on Arizona Avenue. Chandler High has been around for many years, but Hamilton didn’t get its start until 1998. Since then the two schools have consistently been among the top three teams in Arizona. Chandler went 17 years without being able to down the Huskies, but finally pulled it off in 2013 and then again twice in 2014 with a huge 56-24 win at Hamilton (Hamilton’s first home loss in years) and then again with a 28-7 victory in the 2014 state championship game, their first since 1949. The two teams combined will feature 14 D-1 recruits in this matchup of national powerhouses.
An in-school Rivalry Fitness Challenge will also take place between the two schools during the week leading up to the game. The school that proves to be the fittest will be awarded a crystal trophy at halftime of the game. The winning team on the field earns year-long bragging rights with the Great American Rivalry Series Champions trophy, presented by the Army. The game’s Most Valuable Player and the top student-athlete from each school are also recognized as part of the Series.
You can find more information at GreatAmericanRivalry.com or through the Series’ Twitter (@AmericanRivalry), 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.
Fans can add to the intensity of the rivalry via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram using #GreatAmericanRivalry. The Rivalry can also be found on Pinterest (AmericanRivalry) and YouTube. Fan photos posted with this hashtag may be featured on the Great American Rivalry Series website’s new Fan Photo Gallery, Pinterest Page and promoted via our other social media outlets.