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Memphis U 38, Christian Brothers 14 (10/23/09)

October 25, 2009

by Jon Ford

Memphis University and Christian Brothers did not disappoint the Great American Rivalry fans. The game got off to a great start with both team playing flawlessly, each waiting for the other to make a mistake. Memphis soon took the lead but it wasn’t all about offense. Zach Erickson, MUS linebacker, had two interceptions and a game-high 12 tackles, including two for loss, making big play after big play. The first half was close with a 20-yard pass into the end zone with only a few seconds left on the clock.

The second half of the game was all Memphis University. Their star-powered offense was just too much for Christian Brothers as they ran and threw the ball well. Though the final score was 38-14, the game was actually a much closer contest.

This game was special because of the amount of respect both teams had for each other. After the game, both teams took a knee on the 50-yard line to say a prayer. The Great American Rivalry Series game between Christian Brothers and Memphis University exemplified the tradition and respect that makes it one of the biggest and best in the nation.

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What is the Great American Rivalry Series?

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.