1,000th Game Season

The Great American Rivalry Series is back on the field for the 2021 season, Marking the 18th year of the series.  This year the Great American Rivalry Series will be on the ground at 79 games in 32 states, celebrating the Series’ 1,000th game on Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, in Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH. The game will feature one of the largest and longest running rivalries in the country between the Massillon Tigers and the McKinley Bulldogs which began in 1894. #GARS1000

EAST REGION

WEST REGION

WEEK 1

This meeting between Napoleon and Defiance was a nail-biter to the end. After a first quarter Defiance touchdown, Napoleon was in a battle for a comeback. As the clock wound down, the Bulldog defense stood tall as Defiance will take home the River Rock.

Game Final: Defiance – 7 | Napoleon – 0

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A last second touchdown to end the first half pulled Lovett even with Westminster, 7-7. The Wildcats defense made a statement during the second half, holding the Lions scoreless en route to claiming victory in the “Battle of Buckhead.”

Game Final: Lovett – 7 | Westminster – 17

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WEEK 2

Both Mount Carmel and St. Rita were locked in a defensive battle most of the game. However, St Rita used a touchdown pass midway through the fourth quarter to tie it up, 9-9. A few minutes later, St Rita lined up for the game-winning field goal, but it was blocked and returned for a touchdown by Mount Carmel to seal the win.

Game Final: Mt. Carmel – 16 | St. Rita – 9

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Camden scored early and often, never looking back en route to defeating Lugoff-Elgin, 50-0, and for the fifth time in six years in the ‘Wateree River Rivalry’.

Game Final: Lugoff-Elgin – 0 | Camden – 50

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The annual battle for the “Coffee Pot” between the Wildcats of Tullahoma and the Red Raiders of Coffee County proved to be a one-sided affair. Following a scoreless first quarter, Tullahoma took over the contest scoring the game’s first 38 points. A late touchdown by the Red Raiders broke-up the shutout and resulted in the 38-7 final.

Game Final: Tullahoma – 38 | Coffee County – 7

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WEEK 3

The ‘Battle of Chester’ concluded with a win from the Thomas Dale Knights. With a fast start from Kyon Turner of Dale, the Knights went into the half with the lead over LC Bird. With an extra point success of female kicker, McKenzie Scherra, the Knights went on to take the win, with a final of 7-26.

Game Final: Thomas Dale – 26 | LC Bird – 7

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Abilene Cooper takes another victory in the “Crosstown Showdown” defeating Abilene High, 31-14. Abilene Cooper QB1, Chris Warren, took home the MVP Award completing 14 passes on 23 attempts for 164 yards and rushed for 104 yards on 11 attempts. Tonight’s victory is Cooper’s third-straight win and improves to 36-24-1 in the series. Cooper improve to 1-1 on the season, while the Eagles of Abilene fall to 0-2.

Game Final: Abilene Cooper – 31 | Abilene – 14

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Ankeny Centennial gets revenge from last season’s game by taking tonight’s game, 14-7. The victory gives Ankeny Centennial coach Jerry Pezzetti 432 career wins, which ties for most wins in Iowa history. If the Jaguars win next week, Pezzetti will have the record for most wins in Iowa High School Football history. Ankeny Centennial and Ankeny High move on to Week 3 with a 1-1 record.

Game Final: Ankeny Centennial – 14 | Ankeny – 7

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The Bees scored 14 unanswered on their way to regaining the spike in Utah’s second-oldest rivalry and take the Golden Spike back to Brigham City. As Easton White of Box Elder took the Great American Rivalry Series MVP. The Box Elder Bees have the all-time series record at 72-27-2.

Game Final: Box Elder – 14| Bear River – 6

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Tonight’s installment of the Homestead and South Dade ended early due to some unforeseen events at the stadium. With that said Homestead dominated on both sides of the ball tonight defeating South Dade in the “Battle of Lucy Street”, 42-14. Homestead improves to 1-1 on the season and the Buccaneers of South Dade fall to 1-1.

Game Final: Homestead – 42 | South Dade – 14

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The Hoover Buccaneers hoist another Great American Rivalry Series trophy tonight as they take down Vestavia Hills 34-6. Ahmari Williams took home the MVP scoring 3 touchdowns and running for 84 yards. The Buccaneers start the season 3-0 and Vestavia Hills fall to 0-3.

Game Final: Hoover – 34 | Vestavia Hills – 6

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Mission Viejo jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the game. However, a touchdown by Long Beach Poly’s Devin Samples made things interesting. The Diablos would regroup at halftime, outscoring Long Beach Poly 27-7 in the second half, helping them move past the Jackrabbits, 41-14. Kenny Manassero dominated running the ball, finishing with three touchdowns on the ground for Mission Viejo.

Game Final: Mission Viejo – 41 | Long Beach Poly – 14

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On a dreary night in East St Louis, the Flyers used a high-powered offensive attack to overpower De Smet Jesuit. De Smet looked to gain momentum, returning a 97-yard kickoff for a touchdown. However, on the very next possession, the Flyers returned a kickoff of their own the very next play, and never looked back. As Jalen Byrd took home the MVP recording 12 tackles and a sack to lead the Flyers. East St. Louis moves to 2-0 on the season and De Smet fall to 1-1 on the 2021 season.

Game Final: East St. Louis – 32 | De Smet Jesuit – 17

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WEEK 4

In the previous matchup in 2019, the Apple Valley Sun Devils dominated the matchup. Tonight was no different as the Sun Devils win 59-0. Michigan commit, Jayden Max Denegal completed 10 of 16 attempts for 166 yards and three touchdowns on top of his rushing touchdown claiming the MVP award for tonight’s Battle of the Bell. Apple Valley moves to 2-2 and the Jackrabbits of Victor Valley fall to 2-2 as well.

Game Final: Apple Valley – 59 | Victor Valley – 32

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Pickerington North wins it in overtime on a field goal. The MVP honors went to Malik Ray, who dominated on the defensive end and secured a crucial fumble that led to the game-tying touchdown. Pick. North improves to 3-1 and Pick. Central falls to 3-1.

Game Final: Pickerington North – 13 | Pickerington Central – 10

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Miami Central Rockets roll into Nathaniel “Traz” Powell Stadium and dominate their rival, Booker T. Washington Tornadoes. Ghana Oboh took home MVP honors. Miami Central improve to 1-2 and Booker T. Washington Tornadoes fall to 1-2 as well.

Game Final: Miami Central – 51 | Booker T. Washington – 7

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A four-Star recruit, Caden Curry, carried his team and the MVP trophy home tonight as the Center Grove Trojans defeat their rival Ben Davis Giants 45-21. The Trojans move to 4-0 and the Giants fall to 2-2.

Game Final: Center Grove – 45 | Ben Davis – 21

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Millwood takes care of business in today’s installment of the “Soul Bowl”. Millwood downs their rival Douglass 27-7. Rickey Hunt Jr. took home the MVP honors with his 2 TD including a 95-yard scamper to paydirt. The Falcons improve to 1-1 and the Trojans of Douglass High fall to 1-1.

Game Final: Millwood – 27 | Douglass – 7

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The Jesuit Marauders dominate from the opening snap. Led by game MVP, Kai Santos, Jesuit route Christian Brothers 44-0. Jesuit improves to 2-1 and Christian Brothers fall to 2-1.

Game Final: Jesuit – 44 | Christian Brothers – 0

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WEEK 5

One of the loudest rivalries, not just in Oklahoma, but across the nation, Lawton High and Lawton Eisenhower always provides an intense atmosphere that is difficult to match. This rivalry is so crazy, fans from both teams stay on their own sides of the field and do not cross during the game.

The stands will be packed with 15,000 screaming fans on Friday night, as the two teams, who have been competing since Lawton Ike opened in 1964, line up against each other yet again.

In the 2020 matchup, the Lawton Wolverines won 28-0 and have taken every matchup since the 2009 season,

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This year’s matchup is the second year in a row since the hiatus back in 2016. Last season Woodland Hills Wolverines took the 2020 matchup after being 7-0, then scoring 26 unanswered, winning 26-7. Woodland Hills look to extend their winning streak, while Penn Hills look to bounce back from last season’s 4-4 record.

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The Dakota Cougars host their arch-rivals, Chippewa Valley Big Red. After defeating Chippewa Valley 29-20 in the 2020 matchup, the Cougars are riding a 2-game winning streak against the Big Red. On September 17th, the Big Red will invade Dakota Stadium to take a game off the Cougars.

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After taking a year off in 2020, the Harrisburg Cougars and Central Dauphin Rams have reignited the rivalry. In the last five matchups, the Rams have taken 3 of them, although Harrisburg won the most recent installment in 2019. On September 17th, the Cougars roam into Landis Field to try to take out the Rams.

AS OF SEPTEMBER 15, 2021: GAME HAS BEEN CANCELED 

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The Shenendehowa Plainsmen have taken 3 of the last 4 matchups against the Guilderland Flying Dutchmen; however, the Flying Dutchmen took the 2020 matchup 17-14. Guilderland looks to turn last year’s win into a winning streak by taking out the Plainsmen on September 17th.

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