Moore, OK: August 27, 2015 – The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature The Moore War between annual rivals the Moore Lions and the Westmoore Jaguars in the Series’ third weekend of games for 2015. This 27 year old rivalry game will be presented this year by the United States Army and played on September 4 at Moore Public Schools Stadium in Moore, OK. 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 Moore War is considered one of the top three high school games in Oklahoma. It got its start in 1988 when Westmoore was split off from Moore. Since then the teams have played 28 games and Westmoore has won the last 14 to lead the series 18-10.
The Westmoore-Moore game was selected as one of the top 100 must-see match ups for the 12th Annual Series and is highly anticipated by many in the state of Oklahoma. Both teams will start their season off with this huge battle, each with hopes that a victory in this game will lead them on to success throughout the season.
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.