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Week 12: Eight Games and One Nationally Ranked Team

November 5, 2015

FridayNights2Week Twelve features 8 rivalry games including one of the oldest in Louisiana and a matchup between two teams that have been nationally ranked this year.

Our staff will be mainly in the eastern part of the country as football in the west is winding down into the playoff season. This week we will have teams working in Virginia, Maryland, Louisiana, West Virginia and Florida.

For the last eight weeks we have carried a poll on our site for the rivals to partner up, gather their fans and join together to be the Voter’s Game of the Week. Last week we had a runaway winning game in our Voter’s Choice Game of the Week as WS Neal vs. TR Miller in Alabama took full control to become last week’s VOTER’s CHOICE Game of the Week.  Join the voting fun for Voter’s Rivalry Game of the Week HERE!

So far this season the Great American Rivalry has featured 89 games in 38 states and has passed out hundreds of Champions Hats, dozens of t-shirts and presented Scholar Athlete Awards, Hall of Fame Awards and MVP Awards to dozens of talented athletes.

 

Brookville (VA) vs. Jefferson Forest (VA) – Nov. 6, 2015

JeffForBrookThe Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce that it will feature a Virginia 4A rivalry game between the Brookville Bees and the Jefferson Forest Cavaliers on Friday, November 6 in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This game will be presented by the United States Marine Corps and will be played at Brookfield High School’s home field. Like many rivalries, these two teams have a close proximity with the schools only six miles apart. In the last 16 meetings the Bees and Cavaliers are tied at 8-8.  Brookville has 3 state titles and Jefferson Forest, coming into the game ranked second in Virginia 4A with an unblemished 9-0 record, has 2 state titles. Brookville, which is 7-2, will be joining Jefferson Forest in Regional Playoffs on November 13.

HSFB100 #18 DeMatha Catholic (MD) vs. Our Lady of Good Counsel (MD) – Nov. 6, 2015

DeMathGCThe Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce that it will feature a big rivalry game between Washington Catholic Athletic Conference powerhouses the nationally ranked HSFB100 #18 DeMatha Stags and the Our Lady of Good Counsel Falcons on Friday, November 6 in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This game will be presented by the United States Marine Corps and will be played at Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex.  DeMatha and Good Counsel together have 26 league titles and DeMatha also has a state title. Since 2004 the Falcons lead in the series 12-7 though DeMatha won in 2014 with an upset win knocking off then #1 Good Counsel 24-20. DeMatha comes into the game with an 8-1 record, with their only loss to nationally ranked and 2015 Great American Rivalry winner #16 Gonzaga, while Good Counsel comes in 5-3, including a loss to Gonzaga as well.

Westfield (VA) vs. Chantilly (VA) – Nov. 6, 2015

WestChantillyThe Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce that it will feature a Virginia rivalry game between the Westfield Bulldogs and the Chantilly Chargers on Friday, November 6 in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This game will be presented by the United States Marine Corps and will be played at Chantilly High School. This rivalry has been around since 2001 between schools that are only 3 miles apart.  Most of the athletes on these teams have been competing against each other their entire lives. Westfield leads the series 14-4 and comes into the game with an 8-1 record and 2 state titles under their belt. The Chargers are 5-4 and have one state title back in 1996.

The Super Bowl of Claiborne Parish – Homer (LA) vs. Haynesville (LA) – Nov. 6, 2015

HomerHaynesThe 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. 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 Battle for the ‘Burg – Parkersburg South (WV) vs. Parkersburg (WV) – Nov. 6, 2015

ParkSouthThe Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature the “Battle for the ‘Burg” between the Parkersburg South Patriots and the Parkersburg Big Reds in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This 48 year rivalry game will be presented by the United States Army and will be played on Friday, November 6 at the Erickson All-Sports Facility Stadium. This year marks the 48th meeting between the Patriots and the Big Red.  In 1967 Parkersburg had just one high school: Parkersburg High School. By the fall of that year PHS had become too big and could no longer house all of its students. Thus, Parkersburg South was created.  For over 47 years the Little Kanawha River has separated the north side of Parkersburg from the south side, and in turn, co-workers, siblings and even spouses. The rivalry is so intense, that there has even been a documentary made about it entitled “The Civil War: Battle for the ‘Burg.”  One of the greatest rivalries in the state of West Virginia will also be  the final season game for both teams. On Friday night the 4-6 Patriots will host the 4-5 Big Reds in Erickson All-Sports. Despite struggles for both teams this season, this game still means everything to the community of Parkersburg and, in the end, one will come out on top as the Great American Rivalry Series Champion for 2015.

Manatee (FL) vs. Southeast (FL) – Nov. 6, 2015

ManateeSEThe Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature one of Florida’s greatest rivalries as the Manatee Hurricanes host the Southeast Seminoles in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This 48 year rivalry game will be presented by the United States Army and will be played on Friday, November 6 at Hawkins Stadium.  This series got its start in 1974 as a crosstown rivalry in Bradenton. The Hurricanes and the Seminoles had played 30 times with Manatee leading the series 16-14.  Manatee has won the last eight meetings with their last loss coming in 2006 as Southeast pulled off a 28-21 victory.  Manatee has 6 State Titles and Southeast won the 4A title in 1993.

 

The Soul Bowl – Miami Northwestern vs. Miami Jackson – Nov. 6, 2015

MiaNWJackThe Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce that it will feature the classic Florida rivalry game known as “The Soul Bowl” between the Miami Northwestern Bulls and the Miami Jackson Generals on Friday, November 6 in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This game will be presented by the United States Marine Corps and Muscle Milk and will be played at Traz Powell Stadium in Miami. The original Soul Bowl concept dates back to the 1940s when Dorsey played Booker T. Washington. In 1955, Dorsey closed and Northwestern opened. The rivalry between Northwestern and Booker T. lasted until 1967, when Booker T. became a junior high. That same year, Northwestern and Jackson started their series. In the early years, the game was played on Thanksgiving Day or Eve. Since then, it has turned into Miami-Dade’s most intense rivalry and has been played annually (except for 1974,1993 and 2005).  Miami Northwestern, which has won 4 Florida State Championships and the mythical National Championship in 2007, leads the series 34-13.  In 2014 Jackson routed the Bulls 44-15 for their highest ever score in the Soul Bowl as well as their first victory in 10 years.

The Battle for the Black Kettle – Fort Hill (MD) vs. Allegany (MD) – Nov. 7, 2015

FHAlleganyThe Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce that it will feature the historic Maryland rivalry game between the Fort Hill Sentinels and the Allegany Campers on Saturday, November 7 in the Series’ twelfth weekend of games for 2015. This game will be presented by the United States Marine Corps and will be played at Greenway Avenue Stadium, a field shared by the two schools all season long. This series got its start back in 1932 when Fort Hill was still known as Penn Avenue.  The first official game in the series came in 1936 and since then the Sentinels have a 53-32-4 record. The game traditionally serves as Homecoming for both schools, including the presentation of each school’s Homecoming Queen and court at halftime. It is played at Greenway Avenue Stadium in Cumberland, which serves as the home field for both schools. Built in the 1930s by the Public Works Administration, the field opened for play in 1937 as Fort Hill Stadium.  Its name was changed to Greenway Avenue Stadium in 1987. Locally known simply as “Homecoming”, the game routinely draws 10 to 14 thousand fans, in a town of about 20,000 people. The winner keeps “The Black Kettle”, a traveling trophy with the scores from all the previous games engraved.

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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.