Highlands Ranch, CO: Oct. 16, 2015 – The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce that it will feature the now famed Denver-area rivalry between the Valor Christian Eagles and the Cherry Creek Bruins on Friday, October 23 in the Series’ tenth weekend of games for 2015. This game will be presented by the United States Marine Corps and will be played at Valor Stadium. Featuring some of the longest running rivalries in high school football, the 2015 Great American Rivalry Series will feature 100 showdowns nationwide. All of these great 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
In terms of length of years, this is a young rivalry series. Valor Christian got its start as a school in 2008 and came out of nowhere to win the 3A State Title in 2009, the 4A Titles in 2010 and 2011 and then the 5A Titles in 2012 and 2013. In 2014 they lost to the Bruins in a regular season clash and also a Great American Rivalry Series game and then met the Cherry Creekers in the 5A Championship game, only to experience their first-ever post-season loss to the Bruins 25-24 in a thriller and was kept from tying the Colorado record for consecutive championships. Cherry Creek is currently ranked number 2 in Colorado and Valor Christian is ranked number 6.
The winning team 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.
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.