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Media Release: Homer (LA) vs. Haynesville (LA)

November 4, 2015


Homer, LA:  Oct. 31, 2015 – The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature the ”Super Bowl of Claiborne Parish”  in what is considered to be Louisiana’s oldest rivalry as the Homer Pelicans host the Haynesville Golden Tornadoes in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This 108 year old rivalry game will be played on Friday, November 6 at Homer 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 2015 meeting of these two teams will be the 109th meeting of the Pelicans and Golden Tornadoes.  Haynesville has won 17 Louisiana State Championships in their storied history and have not lost to Homer in the rivalry since 2010 when the Pels downed the Tors 20-12. Homer has 3 State titles to their name. The Golden Tornadoes won the 2014 edition 55-16. Haynesville comes in to this Friday’s game with a 7-2 record while the Pels have a 2-7 record. But you can throw the records out for this rivalry as it is a battle for pride and bragging rights.

The winning team on the field earns year-long bragging rights with the Great American Rivalry Series Champions trophy. 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 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.



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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.