The first game between the schools was played in 1959 and it has been competitive since then. Page dominated the early editions of the series and still leads the series 47-14-3. Recently, Grimsley has been playing great football and won last season’s matchup 52-22. An interesting side note, each edition has been played at Jameison Stadium when Grimsley plays their home games.
East St. Louis @ DeSmet
These two St. Louis powerhouses renew their rivalry this fall. These two schools are bitter rivals and often time have games go to down to the wire. East St. Louis is looking to build of their win last season at home, 32-17. De Smet plays hosts to their crosstown rivals looking to get a game back in the series and bring home the bragging rights.
Mona Shores @ Muskegon
One of the most heated and competitive rivalries in the country, Mona Shores and Muskegon produced one of the best games of the season. Both teams are extremely successful, which creates an incredible atmosphere. Mona Shores won two seasons agon enroute to an undefeated state championship season. Muskegon got revenge last year by winning by 21 points. These schools are predicted to both have very good teams again this season with this rivalry game circled on their calendars.
San Benito @ Harlingen
“The Battle of Arroyo” returns this fall between San Benito and Harlingen. One of the most competitive rivalries in the state of Texas, this game always draws a large crowd. Harlingen is currently on a three-game win streak in the series and looks to continue their streak when the host San Benito this fall.
Grosse Pointe South @ Grosse Pointe North
Considered one of the best rivalries in Michigan sports, Grosse Point South vs. Grosse Point North is always an intense game. Two schools that are only separated by less than five miles divide the city for one night. Fans pack the stands to watch the two schools compete in an end of the year showdown. The game is always meaningful and always a competitive matchup. Grosse Point North looks to defend home turf and regain bragging rights in this fall’s showdown.
Fountain Valley @ Edison
Two storied programs will once again clash on the gridiron in the Battle for the Bell. The Edison Chargers come into the matchup following last year’s dominant 51-point shutout over the Fountain Valley Barons. The Barons will look to correct course after last year’s tumultuous season where they posted a 1-9 record, while the Chargers will try to keep the spark alive after an up-and-down season that saw them post a respectable 8-4 line. Records aside, all eyes will be fixed on the Bell on October 21st, as the Barons host the Chargers and try to secure the trophy that’s remained with Edison for nearly two decades.
Lancaster @ DePew
Separated by only 3.5 miles, this 100-year rivalry was voted as the best in the state of New York. One coach described the traffic on gameday as being on Long Island. The whole community comes out to celebrate the two schools and the game between them. Lancaster has had recent dominance in the series, winning 11of the last 17 dating back to 2004. Depew hosts this year’s contest and looks to get back in the win column.
East Stroudsburg South @ Stroudsburg
These two cross town rivals meet again this fall! This game is traditionally played around the Thanksgiving Holiday, brings together two of the best teams in the state. East Stroudsburg and Stroudsburg meet every year to play for the “Lil Brown Jug” that goes to the winning team. East Stroudsburg looks to make it seven straight wins against their rival this November.
Rutland @ Hartford
Two schools separated by just over an hour in the Northwest creates an intense, and competitive rivalry. Rutland took the game last fall by a score of 49-14. Rutland and Hartford’s game usually has playoff implications as well since they do share a conference. Hartford looks to rebound as they host this seasons game.
McKinley @ Massillon
For over 100 years, McKinley and Massillon have battled it out on the field. The schools are only eight short miles apart in what is considered “The PLACE” for high school football in Northeast Ohio. McKinley and Massillon have combined for over 36 large-school championships and 11 national titles which makes anytime these rivals get together, there will be some fireworks. The series started in 1894. Massillon holds the edge 74-53 over McKinley. McKinley looks to avenge their loss last season when they travel to Massillon this fall.
Farmingdale @ Massapequa
Two schools that are separated by only a few miles creates an intense and natural rivalry that extends beyond the turf. Farmingdale and Massapequa have been playing each other for 18 years along Long Island, NY. Farmingdale holds the overall record of 17-7; however, Massapequa have recently regained a footing in the series winning 4 of the last 6 meetings. The Chiefs host the Dalers this fall where Massapequa looks to gain another one back in the series after last season’s 35-7 victory.