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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Woodland Hills score a quarterback rushing touchdown but fail to convert a late field goal, ending tonight’s game 14-13 as the Penn Hills Indians defeat their rival the Woodland Hills Wolverines. The Indians improve to 2-2 and the Wolverines fall to 2-2.
Game Final: Woodland Hills – 13 | Penn Hills – 14
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.
Eastern Alamance play hosts as they dominate their rival Western Alamance 41-20. Casen McCauley leads the Eagles and claims MVP honors. The Eagles of Eastern Alamance improve to 3-1 and add another win to their streak; meanwhile the Warriors of Western Alamance fall to 1-4.
Game Final: Eastern Alamance – 41 | Western Alamance – 20
The Kowboys of Osceola were unstoppable! Leading the entire game, Osceola’s defense and offense were a full force on both sides of the ball. Entering halftime with a 0-42 lead, they were unstoppable. The Kowboys went on to close out the game 0-56, leaving the St. Cloud Bulldogs scoreless.
Game Final: Osceola – 56| St. Cloud – 0
Harlingen South found themselves down early in the first half, but fought back to tie the game 14-14 before halftime. The Hawks would score 14 unanswered and appeared to pull away late. A score by Harlingen cut the Hawk lead to 7 with just a few minutes remaining, but it wasn’t enough to claim victory.
Game Final: Harlingen South – 28 | Harlingen – 21
For the first time since 2013, the Idaho Falls Tigers will paint the goal posts ORANGE, as tradition, the winner of the Skyline and Idaho Falls game gets to paint the goal post their color! The Tigers win in nail-biting fashion 38-34. Skyler Olsen takes home MVP honors. The Tigers of Idaho Falls improve to 6-1, and Skyline Grizzlies fall to 3-4.
Game Final: Idaho Falls – 38 | Skyline – 34
San Benito hosted Harlingen tonight in an exciting match-up. With less than a minute left in the first half, Harlingen puts the first points on the board bringing the score to 7-0. Harlingen ends up sweeping the home team with a final score of 17-0. Izaiah Bell for Harlingen won the MVP award. Improving the Cardinals of Harlingen to 5-2 and the San Benito Greyhounds falling to 5-2.
Game Final: Harlingen – 17 | San Benito – 0
The Blue Springs Wildcats win in a shootout with the Blue Springs South Jaguars tonight with a score of 49-35. The MVP award was given to Kyle Bruce of Blue Springs Wildcats. The Wildcats of Blue Springs improve to 2-6 and the Blue Springs South Jaguars remain winless.
Game Final: Blue Springs – 49 | Blue Springs South – 35
In a close game, Pisgah scored with just over 7 minutes left in the 3rd quarter taking the lead over home team Tuscola bringing the score to 21-20. Caden Robinson’s big score during the second quarter earned him the MVP award for the night. Tuscola improves to 6-3 meanwhile the Bears of Pisgah fall to 7-2.
Game Final: Tuscola – 21 | Pisgah – 20
Bergen Catholic hosted the Green Knights of St. Joseph on Saturday afternoon, but it was all Bergen Catholic this afternoon. The Crusaders took the victory 21-10. John Fiore III was named MVP of the game. Bergen Catholic improve to 7-0 and the Green Knights of St. Joseph fall to 4-3.
Game Final: Bergen Catholic – 21 | St. Joseph – 10
In the Great American Rivalry Series 1,000th Game, Massillon scores 28 unanswered to win 35-13. Darrius McElroy scores 2 touchdowns in today’s victory and claims MVP for today’s game! The Massillon Tigers improve to 8-2 and the Bulldogs of McKinley fall to 6-4.
Game Final: Massillon – 35 | McKinley – 13
It was all West Linn from the outset at this 101st Battle for the Bridge. West Linn scored early and often with a dominating ground game jumping out to a 35-0 lead before the half. The 2nd half was a lower scoring affair as the game had a running clock. West Linn scored late in the 3rd quarter to extend their lead and Oregon City found the end zone in the 4th quarter to deny the Lions a shut-out.
Game Final: West Linn – 41 | Oregon City – 8
After ending a 12-year losing spell to the Napa High School Grizzlies enjoyed a couple more victories against the Vintage High Crushers. However, since then Vintage High has taken the 4 matchups. Napa Grizzlies looks to take back the bragging rights as they meet once again on Friday night in Memorial Stadium.
The South Medford vs. North Medford game is one of the most highly anticipated Rivalry Games in the state. It is a battle amongst teams who share the same football stadium. Nobody wants to lose in “their” house. Look for this one to be a close one between these two Oregon powerhouses.
South Medford took the 2020 matchup in a nail-bitter 35-34. South has also won 4 of the last 5 matches.
After falling short last year against the Lions, the Wildcats pulled out a victory tonight earning the “Football for Freedom” trophy this year with a score of 41-14. This victory brings their record to 6-4 with Colton Mahorney from Dallastown earning the MVP award for the night.
Game Final: Dallastown – 41 | Red Lion – 14
The Muir Mustangs and the Pasadena Bulldogs have been a fierce rivalry for years now. In recent seasons, it has been a back and forth affair, mostly leaning to Muir winning 4 of the last six matchups, but falling in last season’s match up to Pasadena. Muir looks to bounce back this season with a victory over their rival.
In the packed central Texas stadium under the Friday night lights, the Rider Raiders hosted the Coyotes of Wichita Falls. Extending their winning streak, the Raiders took their 7th win against the Coyotes with an impressive score of 59-12 at home. Leading his team to a record of 9-1, Tobias Oliver from Rider earns the MVP award in this central Texas showdown.
Game Final: Rider – 59 | Wichita Falls – 12
Keeping the streak alive, the West Monroe Rebels beat the Ruston Bearcats with a score of 42-14 claiming their 33rd victory in this Louisiana rivalry. This victory puts the Rebels at 6-3 for the season. Hayden Fredrico from West Monroe earned the MVP award in tonight’s matchup.
Game Final: West Monroe – 42 | Ruston – 14
In this highly anticipated match-up from rivals within a 10-mile radius, the Brookwood Broncos met Parkview at the Panther’s home field securing a win with a score of 31-10 and taking the victory in the “Battle of the Five Forks Trickum”. The Broncos walk away with an impressive record of 8-2. The MVP of the night goes to the Bronco’s #32 Jordan Davenport.
Game Final: Brookwood – 31 | Parkview – 10
The Varina Blue Devils beat the Highland Springs Springers for the first time since 2012. In a close game, the Blue Devils traveled to Highland Springs and prevailed with a score of 7-6. This brings Varina’s record to 8-1 and puts the Springers at 7-3 for the season. MVP goes to #7 Anthony Fisher from Varina.
Game Final: Varina – 7 | Highland Springs – 6
In the highly anticipated matchup for the “Battle of Arizona Avenue”, undefeated Chandler traveled to Hamilton looking for a 9th straight win against the undefeated Huskies. With 8 minutes left in the 4th quarter, Hamilton took the ball on a fumble at the 1 yd line and scored to take the lead. They held that lead to a victory against the Wolves with a score of 21-4. The MVP for the night goes to Deuce Davis from Hamilton.
Game Final: Hamilton – 21 | Chandler – 14