Dating back to 1972, this is one of the most intense rivalries in Mississippi. This series has seen everything from blowouts, to nail-biters, to ties, as the Lafayette Commodores own the series lead 26-23-2, with only 13 points separating the teams all time. However, the Oxford Chargers have won eight out of the last ten matchups and are hoping to even up the series. Last season saw the commodores take home the win, for the first time in five years, in an exciting game. This year is sure to be another thriller, as Lafayette hopes to build a winning streak and Oxford hopes to bounce back and take down their rival.
Lawton at Lawton Eisenhower
A battle between the two oldest schools in Lawton, Oklahoma, these bitter rivals hold nothing back when they meet on the field. Fans pack the stadium every year for a game that is so crazy that the teams stay on their own side of the field and do no not cross during the game. Last season, we saw the Eisenhower Eagles take down the Lawton Wolverines for the first time since 2008, with a commanding 59-23 win. This year’s edition of the rivalry should be intense as Lawton hopes to bounce back, and Eisenhower looks to build a winning streak.
North Bend at Marshfield
We would like to welcome the North Bend Bulldogs and Marshfield Pirates to the Great American Rivalry Series for the very first time in what is sure to be an electric matchup. The Pirates are coming off an immaculate season in which they posted an undefeated record, capped off by a dominant win in the 4A state championship. The Bulldogs experienced their fair share of struggles last season after finishing 2-7, including a resounding 55-6 loss against Marshfield. The Pirates have the wind in their sails as they enter this matchup, while the Bulldogs will take the meaning of “underdog” to a new level as they clash on September 26th.
Port Jervis at Middletown
Known as the Erie Bell Rivalry, the match between Port Jervis and Middletown starts again this Fall. This heated rivalry goes back over 120 years. The game this Fall will be the 144th meeting of the two teams. Middletown had a dominating era during 2014 until a 14-7 loss in 2021 but bounced back by playing Port Jervis again and winning. Last year the game truly had fans on the edge of their seats. Middletown won, but only by 1 point shocking plenty of fans, an end score of 34-33. With such a historic and tense rivalry this year will surely be exciting for everyone in attendance.
Pottsville at Blue Mountain
The game between these two schools never disappoints. Despite Pottsville’s continued success in the rivalry with a 14-4 record since 2004, the game between Blue Mountain and Pottsville is always hotly contested. These two cross town rivals meet in one of the biggest games in each of their seasons. Blue Mountain travels to Pottsville this fall looking to end a 5-game losing streak.,