2023 Games & Results

Join the Great American Rivalry series as it enters its 20th season of action packed high school football rivalry games across the US! For nearly two decades, the Great American Rivalry Series has celebrated the die-hard fanslong-standing traditions, and unforgettable moments that encapsulate the magic of high school football. This year is bigger and better than ever as the Rivalry Series travels coast-to-coast to visit over ___ games across ___ states, including historic games such as Massillon vs McKinley and Male vs Manual, two rivalries dating back to the 1890s. #GARS


Logansport vs. Peru (IN)

The first game of the Great American Rivalry Series’ 20th season kicked off tonight in Indiana between the Peru Tigers and Logansport Berries. After last year’s matchup ending in 44-0 the Peru Tigers were out for redemption. Peru took a quick lead at the start of the game, ending the first quarter 14-7. Logansport fought back landing another TD and Peru put up another 2 touchdowns ending the second quarter 28-14. Peru charged forward in the second half bringing the final score to 42–28 giving the Tigers the victory they were looking for this year.


White Hall vs. Sheridan (AR)

In the highly anticipated HWY 270 Battle, both teams, Sheridan and Whitehall, entered the game with a strong determination to secure victory. The game began with Sheridan winning the coin toss and opting to receive the ball. They wasted no time in making an impact, swiftly scoring 13 points within the initial minutes of the game.

However, Whitehall responded with resilience, led by Jayden Smith, who managed to score two touchdowns and successfully convert a 2-point play. This effort allowed the Bulldogs of Whitehall to surge ahead and established a commanding lead of 29-13 going into halftime.

The Bulldogs continued their dominant performance in the third and fourth quarters, maintaining their momentum and control over the game. Their consistent play ultimately led to a victory in this tough fought rivalry 43-19.

 Lewis Central vs. Harlan Community (IA)

On a significant evening referred to as the “Night of Champions” showdown in Iowa, Harlan and the Titans clashed on the football field with both teams aiming for victory. Harlan took the initiative, making a statement by scoring the opening touchdown of the game. However, the Titans quickly showcased their determination with an impressive 85-yard touchdown of their own.

As the first half unfolded, the Cyclones from Harlan got on the board twice and managed to maintain a narrow lead in this closely contested matchup, taking a 14-12 lead into halftime. The tension remained palpable throughout the third quarter, as both teams battled intensely on the field.

In the end, it was the Titans who emerged triumphant, clinching the victory by the smallest of margins 21-20 in favor of the Titans. The Night of Champions delivered a thrilling and closely-fought game, where the Titans secured the win and the bragging rights for 2023.

Bluefield vs. Graham (WV)

In this intense battle between Bluefield and Graham high school football teams, both sides displayed their determination on the field. The G-Men came out and gained an early 7-0 advantage. However, the Beavers managed to level the playing field and tied the game 7-7. The Beavers defense got in the game and added a safety giving the them a halftime lead of 9-7. The second half of this match-up showcased the defensive line from both teams. Stops on both ends of the field proved the determination from both of these state-line rivals for most of the third quarter, but the G-Men capitalized on a deep 3rd down pass for a touchdown on a spectacular catch by game MVP Blake Graham to take a 14-9 lead. Bluefield wasn’t done and mounted their best offensive drive of the game that ate up clock on the back of a strong running game to move the ball inside the Graham 10 yard line deep into the 4th quarter. An errant snap ended the drive and the G-Men took with under 5 minutes to play hoping to run out the clock. On a crucial 3rd and long, the G-Men reeled off a critical 40 yard run up the middle for a first down in the Bluefield red zone. With no time outs, Bluefield was forced to watch their rivals assume the victory formation and secure the victory 14-9! The Battle of the Bluefields ended in a record-breaking, historic 3-peat win for the G-men against Bluefield, a first in the series. Once again, the Battle of the Bluefields lived up to its billing as one the best Rivalries in the nation and did not disappoint!

Thomas County Central vs. Thomasville (GA)

In a highly anticipated and iconic rivalry match in Georgia, the stakes were notably high as the Bulldogs and Thomas County faced off on the football field. The Bulldogs kicked off the game on a strong note, securing the first touchdown of the night. However, Thomas County’s Trey Brenton responded with a 10-yard rushing touchdown, putting his team in the lead with a score of 14-7 with 7 minutes remaining in the first half.

Thomas County’s momentum didn’t wane as they continued to make an impact on the scoreboard. Their offense scored two more touchdowns quickly with a strong rushing attack and added a field goal after opening up their passing game with a deep ball that set the successful field goal attempt. As the first half concluded, the Yellow Jackets of Thomas County had established a commanding 31-7 lead.

Carrying their lead throughout the third and fourth quarters, the Yellow Jackets maintained complete control throughout the game resulting in a dominant performance on the field and a convincing victory with a final score of 45-7 on the scoreboard. It was the Yellow Jackets night this year in this great rivalry and bodes well for their 2023 goal of another deep run into the playoffs.

Lafayette vs. Oxford (MS)

It was another great “Cross Town Showdown”, Oxford got off to a strong start opening with a 40-yard touchdown pass and following it up with a successful 2-point conversion, allowing them to establish an early lead of 8-0. As the first half approached its end, the Chargers managed to score another touchdown, maintaining their advantage.

The second half mirrored the first, as Oxford picked off a Lafayette pass and effectively pressured Lafayette throughout the third quarter. The Chargers continued to impress on both sides of the ball increasing their lead to 35-7 before the fourth quarter was underway.

The Chargers maintained their momentum into the fourth quarter, putting another one in the end zone to increase their lead and ultimately win the 2023 edition of this incredible rivalry 42-7.


Thomas Dale vs. LC Bird

The fall air was crisp and the crowd could sense the excitement on a perfect Virginia football night. Since 1980, the county’s largest rivalry has shook the quiet Chesterfield County hills for over four decades. Powerhouses, the Thomas Dale Knights and the LC Bird Skyhawks met on the gridiron for another edition of “The Battle of Chester”.

The night was all defense in the first half with both teams struggling to move the ball. After gaining great field position following a defensive stop, Thomas Dale’s QB and UVA recruit Ethan Minter, kept the ball on a zone read for a nifty 23 yard touchdown, putting the Knights on the board first in what ended up being the only points of the half. Dale took the 7-0 lead into the locker room where both teams were looking to make some adjustments and come out firing on all cylinders offensively in the second half.

The Knights got the ball first to start the second half and marched down the field with some excellent RPO production. Deep in Skyhawk territory and on a big 4th down, Dale converted on a tough run between the tackles into the red zone. Bird’s defense stiffened up but the Knights came away with a field goal to increase their lead to 10-0.

The Skyhawks offense looked to answer back and had a great drive as well on their first possession of the second half. The clock burning drive featured a run heavy attack, resulting in the Skyhawks knocking on the door with a first and goal inside the Knights five yard line. Three plays later, however, it was Thomas Dale’s defense that came up big on 4th and goal, dropping the LC Bird running back for a loss and denying them the end zone.

The fourth quarter saw both defenses dominating once again until late in the game. The Knights were able to muster up another touchdown on the ground after getting a short field increasing their lead to 17-0 and that’s how it would end in the 2023 edition “The Battle of Chester”. It was a great night of Rivalry football where both teams left it all on the field!

Abilene Cooper vs. Abilene

Deep in the heart of Texas, the Eagles got things rolling with a 27-yard field goal in the 1st quarter following a forced fumble by the Eagles Defense. The Cougars defense gave their offense a chance of their own with a fumble recovery of their own late in the 1st quarter but the Cougars offense was unable to capitalize. The Eagles offense got it going on the next drive, where Ryland Bradford made up for his earlier fumble by scoring on a 81 yard pass-catch-and take it to the house play 88 yard giving the Eagles an early 10-0 lead at the end of the quarter. With just over 10 minutes left in the 2nd quarter, a 48 yard punt return by Demarco Upshaw increased Abilene’s lead to 16-0 after a missed PAT. Following a pair of turnovers by both teams, the Cougars got on the board late in the half with their best drive of the game, and it was 16-7 at the half Eagles. The Eagles came out and re-established themselves with a 7 minute, 16-play drive to open the 2nd half with QB, Dylan Slack on a sneak to increase the Eagles lead to 23-7. Another field goal with 5 minutes left in the game gave Abilene High all they would need and a 26-7 win over their rivals Abilene Cooper. It was a back-to-back Crosstown Showdown win for the Eagles, and the school’s 26th in the history of the rivalry. The hard-fought rivalry between the Eagles and the Cougars made for another great night of Texas high school football and the Great American Rivalry Series!

Long Beach Poly vs. Mission Viejo

Mission Viejo fired up this Rivalry in Cali with a TD putting the first points on the board 6-0. Poly reciprocated with 70yd rushing TD by #5 to take the lead 7-6 in the 1st. Despite on-field injuries, the battle heated up. Colorado State commit Darius Curry for LBP keeps it himself and runs it in for six. Long Beach Poly doubled their score to 14-6 with 8:07 left till halftime. LBP nailed a FG to take it to halftime up 17-6. Mission fired back with a TD and a 2pt conversion to close the gap at 17-14. Keeping the momentum, MV added another to the board with a pick 6 by #7 in the 3rd quarter 21-17. #5 from the Jackrabbits recaptured the lead with a 60 yd TD to narrow it up 28-25. With 42 seconds left in the game and on the 12 yd line, LBP secured the W in a close Rivalry game with a final score of 32-28.

Honoka’a vs. Kohala

The 20th Anniversary GARS season took us across the Pacific to the beautiful islands of Hawaii for this Rivalry matchup between the Cowboys and the Dragons. Honoka’a makes quick work, rushing the ball 5 times and scoring in just 2 minutes and takes a 6-0 lead! The Dragons turn defense into offense and get an interception, and quickly follows it up with a rushing touchdown, making the score 13-0 Honoka’a. After an acrobatic catch to start the 2nd quarter, Honoka’a continued to pour it on, this time through the air to take a 3 score lead! Honoka’a forces a turnover on downs and quickly makes their way downfield, as the QB saw a lane, kept it himself and scored! 27-0. Despite the rain, the Dragons continued to put it on! After a few punts back and forth, a great punt return sets up Honoka’a as they take the first play to the house for a rushing touchdown. 33-0. Kohala mishandles a punt snap and Honoka’a recovers inside the 5, but the Dragons give it right back on a fumble of their own ending the 3rd 33-0! It was dueling turnovers in the 4th quarter, Honoka’a serving up another good punt return to punch in another passing touchdown, bringing the score to 40-0. An impressive kick return touchdown put the first point on the board for Kohala. The Dragons defended their lair in the islands with a 40-7 victory.

Fairfield vs. Lakota West

It was a perfect night for high school football tonight in Ohio. The Fairfield Indians and the Lakota West Firebirds faced off in an intense matchup at Fairfield Stadium. Excitement was in the air after the kickoff. The Firebirds put it on the line and came out putting an early TD on the board and following up with a fumble recovery the student section was ALIVE as Lakota West took the lead 14-0 with 2:52 left in the 1st quarter! After another impressive TD, Lakota West secured their dominance heading into the 2nd quarter 21-0. Fairfield answered with a 3-man defense within the 5yd line, but the Firebirds ran it into the endzone taking the game into the half,up 28-0. The Indians came into the second half looking to gain speed and deflected a pass forcing 3rd and 8 FG for Lakota. The Firebirds kept that momentum from last year and took home their buckeye state Rivalry title for the second year in a row, locking in the W with a blowout final score of 33-0!

Warner Robins vs. Northside

Tonight in GA, the Eagles showed up at Warner Robins looking to chalk up a W against the Demons. They proved they were there to play, and on their second possession of the game got on the board first on a TD at 1st and goal. Defense was heavy in the 2Q with the Eagles #32 pounding out 2 sacks and a big tackle for loss. Northside offense continued the Eagles’ run with a huge TD pass taking it to the half, 21-5. Judd Anderson aired it out in the second half with a TD pass to Demons’ #4 making it 21-11 after a missed 2pt conversion. The Eagles answered with a HUGE run by #12 increasing Northside’s lead to 28-11. The Demons offense was looking to take the lead with another massive TD pass tightening the lead at 28-18. Demons forced a fumble on the next Eagle possession and launched a bullet to the endzone to bring the score to 28-25! A blocked field goal allowed the Demons to run it back full-field and the Demons took the lead for the first time in the game 32-28! Northside wasn’t going down without a fight and launched it to the edge of the endzone landing the TD and taking the lead again 35-32. With only 90 seconds left in the game, Warner Robins dove over the line to take the victory in this intense Rivalry with a final score of 39-35.

Hartsville vs. Camden

It was all Hartsville in this year’s match up with Camden at Hartsville Football Stadium. With last year being decided by a game ending touchdown, the Bulldogs hoped to get revenge against their longtime rival. The Red Foxes from Hartsville were looking to prove that last year’s match up was no fluke and wanted to send that message early and often in front of the packed stadium.

Both teams came out strong on defense but the Red Foxes got on the board first to jump out to a 7-0 lead in the 1st quarter with a strong rushing attack. Following their opening score, an interception and great return set up Hartsville with a first and goal that they capitalized on the next play with another rushing touchdown.

The Bulldogs came back out and put their first points of the game on the board on their next possession and it was looking like this year’s edition of the rivalry was going to be another nail biter. Hartsville, however, had other plans for the night and immediately answered with a long 80-yard touchdown and were ff to the races both literally and figuratively racking up a solid halftime lead.

The 3rd quarter belonged to Hartsville as they scored multiple times increasing their lead to 48-6 before Camden was able to get back into the endzone cutting the lead to 48-14. The two rivals traded touchdowns in the 4th quarter with the Red Foxes of Hartsville coming out as victors with a 55-21 final score over the Camden Bulldogs.

It was a dominant performance by the Red Foxes led by MVP Carmelo Daniels and Hartsville looks to be a strong contender for a deep run into the playoffs in 2023. Hartsville defended their home turf and sent their fans home with smiles and bragging rights until next year in what was another great Friday night of High School football in South Carolina!


Booker T. Washington vs. Miami Central

The windy weather in the 305 brought with it a game that fans have been patiently waiting for all year! The Booker T. Washington Tornadoes take on the Miami Central Rockets, with stands filled to capacity and the smell of sweet Miami rivalry in the air. Only this time of year is Nathaniel Traz Powell Field filled to the brim. The first half came and went with each team putting up 2 touchdowns, with a pass to the Rockets that launched them down the field into the end zone by quarterback #12 Antonia Smith, giving them a field goal opportunity. Wide receiver #3 Khaleal Sterling ran with everything he had for a point that left the stadium on its feet! As Miami Central’s motor throughout the game, running back Jayden Ford strung together and impressive outing on the ground. His rushing ability gave the Rockets consistent offense and the ability to control the game. Armondo Blount was all over the field this game, shutting down the Tornadoes’ offense at every stop. His highlight reel featured an earth-shattering scoop-and-score off a fumble that put Miami Central firmly in control of the game. This plays along with his defensive prowess earned him Great American Rivalry Series MVP honors. While the Tornadoes attempted to block the force of Miami Central offense, it was no use, as the Rockets put up 2 more touchdowns to bring the final score to 38-28.

Shakopee vs. Prior Lake

In the Land of 10,000 Lakes tonight, the Shakopee High School Sabers faced the Prior Lake High School Lakers with the Sabers looking to repeat last year’s performance with another win. The game kicked off with the Sabers taking an early lead in the first quarter, going up 7-0 after a tightly fought goal line TD.  The second half was a battle of both sides with the defense and offense fighting for this 2023 rivalry win. Brody Miller knocked down a potential touchdown from Prior Lake in a huge defensive play for the Sabers in the 3rd. A botched pitch by Shakopee gave Prior Lake the opportunity to run it into the endzone for a TD to tie it up at 7 with just under 3:30 left in the 3rd. The last quarter of the game, Shakopee ran up the score with a series of impressive offensive plays. A huge 45 yd bullet from Clark to Klein put Shakopee up 14-7 at the top of the 4th quarter. TJ Clark ran up the chute into the endzone to snag his second TD of the night to push Shako’s lead to 21-7 with just under 4 min left in the game. A massive late game – 3rd TD by TJ Clark secured the W for Shakopee with a final score of 28-7. It was another amazing Friday night of football in Minnesota for the Great American Rivalry Series!

Apple Valley vs. Victor Valley

Tonight’s Cali Bell Game fired up with a huge 3rd and 15 catch by the AV Sun Devils for a 1st down. The Devils went to their run game moving it down the field and followed it up with a deep pass to take the early lead 7-0 in the 1st Quarter. Apple Valley continued that offensive dominance with a strong running game which increased their lead to 27-0 by the end of the 1st! The Jackrabbits defense tried to bounce back with a clutch interception, and the Victor Valley offense made their presence known with a long pass and followed up by a run by Nikolas Blocker to put them on the board. Going into the half, there were big runs and passes from both teams, but it was a dominant Apple Valley offense that led them to a halftime lead of 42-7. Apple Valley continued their offensive domination after the half, widening the gap to an impressive 56-13 in the 3rd quarter. The Jackrabbits showed no quit in their fighting spirit adding another touchdown to put 20 points on the board and try to close the gap but the Sun Devils offense wasn’t finished adding another score of their own. Apple Valley secured the 63-20 victory, taking home “The Bell” on a great night of California high school football!

Christian Brothers vs. Jesuit

The Holy Bowl kicked off tonight in Hughes Stadium with a quick punt return and a deep pass play to put the Marauders up 7-0 early in the game. Another rush up the field from Jesuit doubled their lead 14-0 with just 6 minutes left in the 1st quarter. Jesuit was looking to secure their dominance with a long drive putting up another 7 on an 2yd carry bringing the game to 21-0 in the first half. Another TD in the 2nd, carried Jesuit upon top going into the half 27-0.  Jesuit scored on a TD on the post-halftime kickoff increasing the lead to 34-0. Another TD from the Marauders in the 4th followed by a Falcon TD +2 brought the game to final in an impressive show out from Jesuit, taking the win 41-8.


Port Jervis vs. Middletown

The Middletown Middies traveled to Port Jervis tonight in a Thursday night edition of the annual Erie Bell Game. An early TD for Middletown put them on the board first, 7-0 at the start of the game. The Middies continued to rack up the points with a strong run doubling 14-0. The Raiders came back with a tough fake play advancing to mid-field. Middletown defense wasn’t allowing much, and the offense showed up too with a shifty run by Middie #10 Culver ending at first and goal. Culver took a dive into the endzone bringing it to halftime 21-0. The defense was strong starting the first half with blocked passes from both sides. With 6 minutes left in the 3rd, QB Dylan Fox ran it in to put the first points up for Port Jervis and after a 2-pt conversion, they tightened it up, 21-8. Middies matched with a TD +2 to bring the final to 29-8 Middletown.

Pottsville vs. Blue Mountain

Tensions were high tonight in Pennsylvania, with Pottsville Crimson Tide facing off against the Blue Mountain Eagles in their 64th meeting on the gridiron. Crimson Tide came out with something to prove, getting into the end zone first and scoring back-to-back. The Eagles were not to be ignored causing madness in the end zone, rushing 67 yards putting them up on the board, and ultimately taking the lead. By half time Eagles were up, 14-21. They were sure not to slip up and were able to maintain the lead to ultimately win this historic rivalry! 

Bishop McCort vs. Richland

The Richland Rams faced off against the Bishop McCort Crushers tonight in Johnstown, PA. In an exciting back and forth match, the defense was heavy on both ends. Starting off strong, Rams #6, Senior Evan McCracken scored the second game touchdown with a 46-yard run! Freshman #3 Jamere Christian made a cut at the 45-yard line turning over the ball with 4:29 to go before the half. An unfortunate collision left Rams #6 McCracken out the duration of the game with a shoulder injury leading halftime. With two minutes to go before the half, McCort with a 35-yard field goal entering the half trailing Richland 14-10. Rams defense came out hot the second half. Bishop’s #8 Bainey broke through for a 51-yard pass touchdown bringing it up to a 5-point game. But, Entering the 4th, the Rams dominated with senior spotlight player Easton Roberston running a 15-yard TD. Richland’s grit paid off, securing them the win tonight in this historic rivalry for the final score of 35-16. Join us in congratulating the Rams on an outstanding performance! 

Ansonia vs. Seymour

The Chargers and the Wildcats faced off tonight in CT. Ansonia was looking for another W following last year’s 20 pt victory. The Chargers defense came out strong with a defensive stop forcing Seymour to punt, but recovered the ball on the Chargers’ 40 yd line. After an Ansonia fumble, the Cats pick it up and runs for 6 and after a good extra pt, Seymour is up 7-0 with just over 7 minutes left in the 1st. #5 Ingram ends a huge run down the field for Ansonia and ties the game 7-7. A false start from Ansonia forces the punt with 3:20 left in the first half. A volley of 4th downs and punts just before the half, sent it to half tied at 7. A nice 40 yd run by Ansonia is followed by an 8 yd touchdown rush and the Chargers take the lead with 10:45 left in the 3rd. Another Ansonia TD and an extra pt by SA Palmer puts the Chargers up 28-7 in the 4th. The Cats threw a 19yd touchdown pass with 7 left in the game to close the gap by two plays. Ansonia’s #5 Machi Ingram runs it 31yds into the endzone taking the game to final, 34-14 Chargers.

Mount Carmel vs. St. Rita

The Southside of Chicago erupted with rivalry cheer tonight as the decade’s old powerhouses, the Mount Carmel Caravan and the St. Rita Mustangs come together on the turf. Since its start in 1923, the Caravan and the Mustangs have continued to give the Southside what it wants: deep-rooted and gritty gridiron rivalry. Mount Carmel exploded out of the gate, scoring three touchdowns in the first quarter. While the St. Rita defense did its best to block the wall that is the Mount Carmel offense, it was no use for huge plays that include a 13-yard touchdown pass and a pick six. An exciting game and another win for the Caravan, 20-9. 

Mona Shores vs. Muskegon

The Muskegon Big Reds traveled to the Sailors’ shores in Michigan on this early fall night. Muskegon struck first with a throw to the back of the endzone putting the first points on the board. Mona Shores fired back with a TD to tie the game 7-7. Scholar Athlete, Jakob Price punched it in for Muskegon putting the Big Reds up a play. Mona Shores’ WR Johnson landed a deep catch in the paint to tie it up at 14. Jakob Price fired it up again, running up the middle, putting Muskegon in the lead 21-14. The Sailors tied it up 21-21 with 5:52 left in the third! Another TD and A HUGE run by the Big Reds gave them a 35-21 lead in the 4th. Muskegon asserted their dominance in this Rivalry with another +7 taking it to final 42-21.

Vestavia Hills vs. Hoover

Tonight, we saw the Hoover Buccaneers face off against the Vestavia Hills Rebels in this intense rivalry that goes back over 50 years. Vestavia Hills started the night by scoring a field goal in the first quarter. In the second, #13 John Paul Head scored a rushing touchdown, followed by a 10-yard rushing touchdown a few minutes later, putting them in the lead 17-0. In the last minute before the half, the Rebels scored another field goal, closing it out 20-0. In the third, #0 Dunson gave the Buccaneers their first points of the night with a 5-yard run, securing them a touchdown. Ultimately, it was Vestavia Hills who took home the win in this clash of titans, winning 26-7! 

Tri-West vs. Danville

From the corn fields of central Indiana, a booming rivalry is and continues to shake the community of the Tri-West Bruins and the Danville Warriors. In a battle for “the Tri-vile Helmet”, these two teams save the big action for the start of the 3rd quarter. A touchdown by Tri-West is celebrated, but not to be overshined by Danville making a huge stop on 4th & goal, forcing a turnover. A fake punt along with that gives Danville a first down, but it is not used for the Bruins offense. One rushing touchdown by Tri-West puts them on the board. A passing touchdown for the Bruins at 20-yard line brought them to a 21-0 final score.  

Montague vs. White Hall

Needless to say, tensions were high tonight at the Battle for the Bell. This historic rivalry with over 100 years of history, started out hot from the very beginning. Whitehall dominated the first and second quarters, but Montague did have some notable plays, particularly by #20 who completed a pass before a tackle by Whitehall at the 33-yard line. By halftime, Whitehall was in the lead at 21-0. In the third quarter, Montague’s #81 ran an impressive interception on Whitehall. However, Whitehall’s #20 returned the favor by intercepting Montague before the end of the third quarter, bringing the score to 35-0 and ultimately winning the game! Congratulations to the Vikings! 

Ben Davis vs. Warren Central

Tonight in Indianapolis the Warren Central Warriors took on the Ben Davis Giants at their home turf. Warren Central came out of the gate strong with #6 Junior, Cyron Williams running it back 92-yards for a touchdown getting on the board 7-0 in just minutes of the first quarter. Warren Central with another impressive 66-yard touchdown in the first quarter. Ben Davis pushed back with their defensive powerhouse snagging an interception with a 25-yard touchdown. Entering the second half, Ben Davis ran back a pick 6 to put another one on the board taking the lead 21-20. Both teams’ offense and defense were hot, making this a close one. In the end, Ben Davis defeated Warren Central with a final score of 31-28. Congratulations to both teams for putting up a tough fight in tonight’s long-standing rivalry game.  

Lawton vs. Lawton Eisenhower

The Wolverines came out early tonight in Oklahoma with a quick 7 on the board to take the early lead. Eisenhower ran it down the field to a 1st and 10 in the red zone with 9 minutes left in the 2nd quarter, Ike fumbles and Lawton takes the ball running past mid field. Lawton breaks free and take it up the gut past the 30yd line for a TD just before the half… Eisenhower answered in a BIG way with an interception and a 30yd return sending the game into the half 19-6! Wolverines came out in the 3rd with anther TD, and Ike answers back with a 6 pt play. Eisenhower put up another TD in the 3rd. Lawton answered with a 7pt play to bring the tally to 34-13 Ike. The Eagles retuned with a massive 70yd TD to secure the W 41-33.

Sun Prairie West vs. Sun Prairie East

Tonight, in Wisconsin, the Sun Prairie East Cardinals put the first points on the board with a forced fumble followed up by a QB keep for the TD. A fumble from West bounces back and the Cards fall on it to extend their early lead to 14-0. Another defensive stop, and East turns the short field into a quick TD on a perfect screen play tripling their lead 21-0. The Wolves answer with a heads-up lateral just before the half taking the momentum into halftime with 7 on the board. The Cards showed out after the half with an interception and drove the length of the field for another rushing touchdown. The East Cardinals took the win 40-7.


Parkway vs. Haughton

For the 3rd year in a row, the Parkway Panthers capture another win in the Brotherton Bowl to try and close the gap on the all-time series. In a defensive showdown, Parkway was able to strike first with a running touchdown after a hard drive down the field. Parkway also came away with a big time interception in the first half to take a 21-0 lead going into half. In the 2nd half, Haughton was able to to find the end-zone early in the 3rd quarter to try and bring life to this Buccaneer sideline. Parkway soon answered to finish the game off with a final score of 24-6.

Clear Springs v. Dickinson

Tonight, two rivals went head-to-head at Challenger Columbia Stadium, both Dickinson and Clear Springs had a lot at stake tonight as they gave it their all. With the Dickinson Gators holding the lead of 8-7 in the two teams’ 15-year-old history, it was a game to see! Clear Springs scored a touchdown but missed their field goal near the end of the first quarter, with a score of 19-14 Dickinson. By half-time the Gators maintained their lead and at the beginning of the first half they charged ahead and scored two more touchdowns with a 102 yard kickoff by Rodney Blimage in the first 23 seconds of the game, after the gators recovered an onside kick just one play later! The game ended 35-14 with #4 Rodney Blimage taking home MVP for the Gators after an exhausting and well-fought four quarters for both teams, in the stunning end of the 6th week of The Great American Rivalry!

Idaho Falls vs. Skyline

Today is the day eastern Idaho football fans have been waiting for…the 59 reunion of the Emotional Bowl. A long tradition dating back to 1993.  There is a lot on the line for these fans and players. Pride, respect, and bragging rights as we had the Skyline Grizzlies clash it out with the Idaho Falls Tigers on this cold and windy night.  And an emotional game it was as the Grizzlies wasted no time taking the lead as QB Alex Dennert pass fakes to the left and rolls right to hit RB Amani Morel on the post and set the tone early for the game. The grizzlies were not done applying pressure as they took a 20-7 lead before the half courtesy of an Amani morel run to the end zone. But the Tigers were still holding on as they scored twice making 28-14 at the half. In the second half, the Tigers clawed their way back into the game showing some life late by making it 35-28 thanks to their defense and a couple of interceptions. But the dagger by you know who #6 Amani Morel for his third touchdown in the 4 quarter would secure the win for Skyline as they hold onto the ball and win the Emotion bowl. Making the score 35-28 Skyline and a night to remember. 

Troy vs. Piqua

The battle between the Troy Trojans and the Piqua Indians is set to ignite Troy Memorial Stadium on September 22nd. Steeped in tradition and dating back to 1899, this rivalry stands as Ohio’s longest-lasting high school football clash. As a part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this game holds special significance for both teams and their devoted fans.

Troy Memorial Stadium will be ablaze with excitement as a crowd of 7,500 passionate fans gathers to witness the intensity of the Troy vs Piqua rivalry. Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, acknowledged the historic nature of the matchup, stating, “The Troy vs Piqua rivalry embodies the essence of high school football rivalries. It’s an honor to showcase this game in our 20th season.”…

Trinity vs. St. Xavier

In the annual highly anticipated clash between the Rocks and the Tigers, Trinity started off the game with a screen pass to the house following a botched punt to put the first points on the board, 7-0. Trinity with another stop, takes a handoff and runs it 30 yards to the endzone! Shamrocks turned defense into offense early out to a 14-0 lead in the 1st Q. The St X offense wasn’t going to be outdone, and they matched down the field and pinch it in on a QB tightening the game, 14-7. X gets the ball back on 4th down but has to settle for a field goal. 14-10 halfway through the 2nd. Trinity makes QUICK work and score in just THREE PLAYS! A huge run capped off with a hard fought passing touchdown increased the Rocks’ lead 21-10. St X goes for it on 4th but gets stopped by Trinity. After a huge interception in the 3rd, Trinity landed a passing TD 35-10. The Rocks continued to pour it on, forcing a 4 and out, scoring again on a long pass play 42-10. Trinity got the ball back running a long drive that ending in a field goal, bringing the final score to 45-10.

Rock Hill vs. Northwestern

In the 60th Meeting between Northwestern Trojans and Rock Hill Bearcats, they face off in what is referred to as the “City Championship”. Northwestern jumped out to a big time lead to start the game with a 21-0 score to end the first quarter. Rock Hill tried to fight back in the second quarter as they scored 14 unanswered points in the 2nd to make the score now 21-14 Trojans way. But Rock Hill’s offense was able to find their rhythm again to go into half up 35-14. In the 2nd half Northwestern’s defense turned it up a notch with multiple sacks, and holding Rock Hill’s offense to 0 second half points. QB #10 Findley Polk who was named our Great American Rivalry Series MVP had a stellar performance and kept the offense rolling as they scored another 21 points in the 2nd half for your final of 56-14.

Don Bosco Prep vs. Bergen Catholic

We had an amazing Friday night, Don Bosco Prep and Bergen Catholic, played a really exciting game. Fans were super excited to see them compete. Bergen Catholic started the game impressively with some great passes. Don Bosco had a tough time dealing with Bergen Catholic’s strong defense, which made the game challenging. In the end, Bergen Catholic won with a score of 38-15. They played well on both offense and defense, showing that they were the stronger team. Great job to both teams for giving us an exciting Friday night! 

Sachem North vs. Brentwood

In a highly anticipated match between Sachem North and Brentwood, fans were delighted to experience an intense defensive showdown that ultimately resulted in a decisive 21-0 victory for Brentwood. Both teams displayed exceptional skill and determination, but it was Brentwood relentless defense that stole the show. Congratulations to both teams!

East St. Louis vs. O’Fallon

Early in this matchup, Howard (#21) puts up the first 7 points for East St. Louis on a punt return. O’fallon answers to tie up the game 7-7. O’Fallon ran it into FG range and after a good kick, the Panthers were up 10-7. Martin (#6) ran it in for the Flyers, and after a missed extra pt, it is 13-10. ESL scores another 2 TD running up the score 33-10 at the half. The Flyers soared into the second half racking up the points for a final score of 54-10.

Utica Proctor vs. Liverpool

Liverpool scored the first TD of the night on an interception. At the end of the first quarter, the Warriors were up 7-0. Going into halftime, Liverpool leads 22-6 after with one interception and 2 touchdowns. Another 2 TD from Liverpool and one TD with missed extra pt, Give the Warriors the W 35-6.


Geneva vs. Batavia

In a closely contested 105th meeting between Batavia and Geneva, Batavia managed to maintain their dominance, securing a hard-fought 21-18 victory. Despite an early lead by Geneva, Batavia’s #21 Ryan Boe showcased his versatility with both rushing and passing touchdowns. Geneva fought valiantly in the second half, but Batavia’s defense held strong, sealing their 14th consecutive year of victory in this enduring rivalry.

Passiac vs. Clifton

It was all Mustangs in this one as Clifton utilized the ground attack in heavy rains to bust through Passaic 21-0! Big night for the Rivalry Series MVP #25 Zaiden Huges for Clifton, who led the way in tackles.  It’s not every night a defensive player wins the game MVP, but add a shutout to the win column for the Mustangs.

Clifton got on the board early capitalizing on a read option TD to take an early lead 7-0.  A facemask penalty put the Mustangs in striking distance. Mustangs would punch in on the next play taking a 14-0 commanding lead.  Defense led the way and after another stop the mustangs put the finishing touches on Passaic with a RB #3 score at the 4 minute mark.

Patchogue-Medford vs. Central Islip

After unprecedented rainfall and flooding impacted New York City and Long Island on Friday night, the Patchogue-Medford Raiders rivalry game with Central Islip Musketeers got a little taste of what its like to play on Sundays when the game was rescheduled for a noon kick-off two days later to allow for things to dry out. The fields had dried, and the sun was out on a beautiful football afternoon with both teams eager for their showdown to finally get underway.

The Raiders looked to have gotten things started with a long touchdown run in the 1st quarter but multiple flags on the play took the points off the board. The Musketeers responded with a drive of their own getting into the end zone and taking an early 7-0 lead. Undeterred, Patchogue-Medford drove the ball back down the field and tied things up at 7 with a nice touchdown run of their own.

Central Islip’s offense retook the lead scoring a touchdown and then stiffened up on defense to stop the next Raiders drive in the 2nd quarter. Following another Musketeer drive deep into Raider territory, Central Islip ran one up the gut from 25 yards out but failed to convert the extra point to take a 20-7 lead. The Raiders answered with a nice reception for a 40-yard touchdown by Jackson Wustenhoff to end the half at 20-14 Musketeers.

The 2nd half started with a promising drive for the Raiders, but a costly interception deep in the red zone resulted in a pick 6 for the Musketeers and a successful 2-poin conversion put Central Islip up 28-14 early in the 3rd quarter. Another Central Islip touchdown expanded the Musketeers’ lead to 35-14 going into the 4th.

The Raiders weren’t finished and fought back with a touchdown strike of their own to close the gap back to two scores at 35-21 hoping for the 4th quarter comeback. After an on sides kick recovery, they drove into the Musketeer red zone, but the Central Islip defense got stout in the shadows of their own goalposts forcing a turnover on downs to prevent the comeback. It was a hard-fought battle by both teams, but the Central Islip Musketeers took home the win 35-21 in another great addition of the Great American Rivalry Series!

Lathrop vs. West Valley

The chilly air in Fairbanks is set to ignite as the Great American Rivalry Series returns for its milestone 20th season, and there couldn’t be a better matchup to celebrate the occasion. Lathrop High School Football Field will be the battleground for the long-standing rivalry between the Lathrop Malemutes and the West Valley Wolf Pack on September 30th, 2023.

With a rivalry that dates back to the year 2000, Lathrop and West Valley have been locking horns on the gridiron, and this year marks their 60th face-off on a football field. The history between these two teams is filled with fierce competition and unforgettable moments.

The Lathrop Malemutes have undoubtedly dominated the all-time series, boasting an impressive 47 wins over their rivals, the West Valley Wolf Pack, who have managed 12 victories. Last year, Lathrop showcased their dominance with a resounding 35-0 triumph over West Valley, setting the stage for a thrilling rematch….


Fairview vs. Boulder

A town that already is in the limelight for their football prestige, Boulder, Colorado brought us the game we all deserved. The Fairview Knights took on the Boulder Wildcats for a show stopper that kept the crowd on their feet and cheering loudly. Out of the gate, the Knights didn’t come to play, putting up 4 touchdowns in the first half, one of those being a punt return that helped them sail into the end zone. The Wildcats attempted to defend their territory with a pick six, but an interception by Fairview’s #1 Jordan Rechel caused the Knights to add to their touchdown total. A game of ups and downs ending with a victorious Fairview Knight’s home win, 49-7.

Cumberland Valley vs. Central Dauphin

It was a beautiful night for football on this fine Friday evening. You could feel the electricity in the air as the Cumberland Valley Eagles took on the Central Dauphin Rams on their homecoming night. We had a defensive masterpiece put on by both teams as Cumberland Valley gets it started with a touchdown early in the first making it 7-0. But a crucial pick-6 by #4 Mason Wydra for Central Dauphin ties it back up at 7-7 as the first half ended. Cumberland Valley continued to play good defense as #8 Nolan Buzalka gets a big stop on fourth and short as he almost picked off the throw by Central Dauphin to turn over the ball making it 7-7 still at the end of the third. It would be Central Dauphin that breaks the ice and takes the lead, But the Eagles don’t go down without a fight as they run it up the middle to make it a 13-14 game and with 28 seconds left in the game Cumberland Valley puts together a strong drive to score again making it a 19-14 final ball game and a night to remember for Eagle fans and players.

Pueblo Central vs. Pueblo Centennial

This week the Pueblo Centennial Bulldogs and the Pueblo Central Wildcats set out to test their mettle in “The Bell Game” where these rivals faced off for the chance to win an almost half century tradition; to claim the towns historical railroad bell and paint it proudly in their teams’ colors. The first half saw some excellent plays with an astonishing 60-yard touchdown run, after a beautiful catch by #1 giving the Wildcats a 16-0 lead after a 2-point conversion. The game swung in the wildcat’s favor with a dominating second half where we found out the bulldogs could just not keep up with the cats in the fight for this town’s long running rivalry. With a final score of 52-0 the wildcats, it looks like the bell will be ringing blue this year after a beautiful night of the 20th anniversary of the Great American Rivalry Series!

Valdosta vs. Lowndes

Georgia’s Winnersville Classic is long awaited all summer long and when the peaches finally go out of season, it is time to hit the gridiron. The Valdosta Wildcats take on the Lowndes Vikings on the same turf they have been running for over 40 years. Out of the gate, Valdosta puts up a tochdown, running the ball until the Wildcats came from behind with a sneaking touchdown and field goal with a huge play, putting them on the board. The second half was a banter of back and forth, but Valdosta had defense that did not quit. Quarterback and MVP of the game Todd Robinson led his Wildcat’s to another victory in Titletown, with a final score of 37-27!

Blue Springs vs. Rockhurst

It was an exciting night for Kansas City residents as the Blue Springs Wildcats and the Rockhurst Hawklets went toe to toe on the gridiron to settle their rivalry. Rockhurst would apply the pressure early in the first with a dime by QB Ethan Hansen as he rolls to his right to hit #13 Myles Carson for the touchdown making it 7-0. The wildcats would answer back with a strong drive that left them in field goal range to give them their first points of the game making it 7-3 Rockhurst. The Hawklets continued their strong offense getting into the redzone again, but the Wildcat defense wasn’t tolerating it as they made a huge stop forcing a fumble on the goal line to prevent a touchdown before the half, keeping the score the same. The fumble didn’t seem to bother Rockhurst as they opened the second half with a touchdown making it 14-3. It wasn’t looking good for Wildcat fans at this point but they showed some life late in the game with a rushing touchdown to make it 14-10 but it was Rockhurst’s defense that was lockdown in the last quarter making a crucial stop on fourth and short to kill the Wildcat’s drive and would end the game at 14-10 Rockhurst.


East Stroudsburg vs. Stroudsburg

Pennslyvania football runs deep and on this cold October was no different in the an annual matchup that never disappoints. The East Stroudsburg South Cavaliers took on the Stroudsburg Mountaineers in a battle that had the crowd on their feet and the stadium erupted with noise. The Cavaliers came out of the gate stomping, with two touchdowns and amazing offensive work. Stroudsburg gained some ground with a 49 yard line return and a fumble recovery that helped get them to a touchdown. MVP Nate Gray game in clutch with a touchdown, putting the Cavaliers ahead again. The Mountaineers did their best to fend off the defensive wall of East Stroudsburg South, but it was no use for another 30 yard touchdown, leaving a tremendous score of 40-7.

Our Lady of Good Counsel vs. DeMatha

It was an action-packed night under the lights in Maryland tonight between the Falcons and the Stags. Good Counsel put the first points on the board with 5:31 left in the 1st making it 7-0 with plenty of game left to play. DeMatha answered and marched it down to tie it up at 7 to start the 2nd quarter. The Falcons drove it in for another to take the lead 14-7. In this back-and-forth rivalry game, the Stags put another on the board to tie the game at 14 and after another TD, took the lead 21-14. A massive interception by the Falcons gave them the opportunity to score. A 1st down at the 5 led to a TD for the Stags.  A touchdown and a 2-pt conversion for the Falcons ties the game with only 0:26 to go, sending the game into overtime. A TD by the Falcons gave them the hard-fought win tonight, 35-28. 

Heritage vs. Wake Forest

Tonight’s game was one for the books. With a record 12-0, Wake Forest has historically dominated these two teams over a decade long rivalry, leaving the Heritage Huskies with a lot to prove. The first quarter went fast with the Huskies scoring the first touchdown and field goal with only 46 seconds left in the first! By halftime the Huskies clung on to the lead by a field goal, with Wake Forest trailing behind 10-7. In the third the huskies kept their lead with the Wake Forest cougars on their tail ending the third quarter ahead, but they lost their footing, and the cougars caught up early in the 4th. With only a quarter left the two teams were neck to neck until an amazing catch and touchdown by the Heritage Huskies sealing in their win 23-21. A record-breaking win for the Huskies finally ending their rivals 12 year streak tonight and taking home their victory in the 20th Anniversary of the Great American Rivalry Series.

Tuscola vs. Pisgah

In Waynesville, North Carolina tonight, over 14,000 fans piled into the stadium to watch the Mountaineers take on the Bears. Pisgah got on the board after their 1st drive with a nice pass play to get them down the field, but the Tuscola D bowed up and held them to a field goal which left it 3-0 Bears with 8:23 to go in the 1st.  Mountaineer QB and eventual game MVP, Jed West, scored on a QB draw from 15 yards out, but the extra point attempt was blocked by Pisgah’s defense, and the Mountaineers took the lead back 6-3. Pisgah drove into the red zone and a 12-yard pass and sliding catch just in bounds after a scramble by the Bears QB, got them the touchdown they were looking for and the extra point made it 10-6 Pisgah with 7:09 left in the half. QB Jed West executed another RPO keeper and plunged into the end zone from 1 yard out and then did it again for a 2-point conversion to put the Mountaineers back on top 14-10 with 3 mins to go in the half. The two teams went into the locker room with that score looking to make some adjustments. The 2nd half started with Tuscola driving and on 4th down from the Bears 35, Mountaineer QB, Jed West almost took a sack and in an impressive play, escaped the rush. After retreating 20 yards away from the rush, he launched a 45-yard bomb to #13 Bryant Oancea who got behind the Bears’ defense and took it to the house to put the Mountaineers up 21-10 with 3:20 to go in the 3rd. Jed West scored his 4th TD of the night (3 rushing and 1 passing) in the 4th to give Tuscola a commanding lead with 2:11 left in the game. Tuscola’s D intercepted the ball with 1:42 left in the game to seal the deal and after taking the “Victory Formation” the Mountaineers ran the clock out for the 27-10 win for the victory, its second year in a row, in this storied Rivalry.

Mascoutah vs. Waterloo

It was a cold and windy evening here in Illinois but that wasn’t going to stop this action-packed game as the Mascoutah Indians took on the Waterloo Bulldogs at Alumni field this Friday for their rivalry series…and let me tell you, some dogs they were. Waterloo had complete control over the Indians all game as they opened with a 20-yard run by number 11 Koby Osterhage to take them up 7-0. Now remember that name because were coming back to him, Waterloo would then stop the Indian drive and waste no time getting into the endzone again to put them up 14-0 before the end of the first. The story would continue for the Bulldogs as they tack on another touchdown by yours truly Koby Osterhage making it a 21-0 game. But that wasn’t enough to satisfy the Bulldogs as they recover an onside kick giving them the ball and guess who they throw It to… you already know its Koby Osterhage as he catches a bomb thrown by Conrad Lindhorst for his third touchdown of the game making it 28-0 at the end of the half. In the second half the Indians would intercept a pass giving them the ball and throw bomb of their own downfield to give them their first points of the game making it 28-7. The Bulldogs would answer back by scoring again on their next drive to make it a 35-7 game, but the Indians would apply some more pressure scoring again making it 35-13 as the extra point was blocked by the Bulldogs. But 35 wasn’t good enough as the Bulldogs decided to score again and make it a 42-13 final ball game.

Toms River North vs. Toms River South

The township of Toms River gets excited and full of life this time of year for a match up of the Toms River North Mariners against their mortal enemy the Toms River South Indians in what is known as the Civil War game.  The gridiron was crisp and ready for action on this October Friday, as the Mariners acted  fast, getting quick score after a botched snap by South to start the game. South quickly responded with a huge screen pass that went 70 yards and left them withgoal to go, however, as was the story of the game, the Mariners prevailed with the stop. MVP and scholar athlete Josh Moore brought home a 75 yard touchdown, on his way to over 100 yards and 2 Touchdowns. The Mariners solidified their lead as they continued to get the ball back and make quick work of the South defense, marching down the field and scoring two more touchdowns, leaving a defeat of the Indians, 49 -0.

Bergen Catholic vs. St. Joseph Regional

Defense on both sides was heavy in the first half today in New Jersey. The Knights and the Crusaders both put early TDs on the board in the 1st quarter and with another touchdown, Bergen sent the game into the half 14-7. Early in the 3rd quarter, a 40 yd bomb for the Crusaders, put them up 21-7. St. Joes scored to start the 4th quarter on a clutch goal-line play. #1 Kai Sanders from Bergen answered with a TD halfway through the 4th putting the Crusaders up 28-14. The Knights fought back, and #6 Yasin Willis came through with a tough TD from the Bergen 15-yard line. A late 4th quarter safety proved the Crusaders victorious with a final score of 28-23. 


Grimsley vs. Page

Jameison Stadium was transformed into a cauldron of excitement on Friday night as 10,000 passionate fans converged to support the Page Pirates and the Grimsley Whirlies in another chapter of their fiercely contested rivalry. 

However, the game was never close.  

Whirlies running back Mitchell Summers of Grimsley, got the home team off to a quick start, scoring a touchdown on first drive of the game with the speed option run to perfection for the early 7-0 lead.  

It was Summers again punching in his second touchdown of the night. 14-0 Grimsley lead with 4 minutes left in the 1st quarter. Shortly afterwards, a 20-yard TD pass makes it 20-0 Grimsley as the PAT is missed wide left. 

Mitchell Summers was far from finished in the first half; he went 50 yards for his 3rd touchdown of the night with 5 minutes before half. And just before the break, Summers took a 30-yard corner route making it 34-0 at half. 

All in all, Mitchell Summers erupted for five total touchdowns making the game MVP selection a “no contest”, much like the game itself. 

Before the game, Seniors JT Simmons of Grimsley and Tate Robertson from Page were honored with The Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athlete award by the United States Marine Corp. for their leadership both on and off the field. 

Cleveland vs. Bradley Central

Tonight in Tennessee, Micah Jordan carried it in to open the scoring for Cleveland 7-0. Bradley answers and runs one in and after a faked punt, takes it in for a 2-pt conversion. A huge 50 yd recepetion with a good extra point extends Bradley’s lead 15-7 going into halftime. Cleveland puts another TD on the board in the 3rd quarter and closed the gap to 15-13 after a conversion attempt comes up no good. Bradley and Cleveland vollied the score in the second half bringing the score to 22-20 with Bradley on top. It was a close game! QB scrambled in for a touchdown extending Bradley’s lead 29-20. Some Iron Curtain defense saw Cleveland Raiders with an interception! Cleveland punched it in to make it a 1 possession game, but miss the field goal! Another TD from Bradley brings the final score to 36-26 Bradley Central.

Artesia vs. Goddard

On this edition of the Bulldog Bowl, we had the Artesia Bulldogs line up against the Goddard Rockets here on this Friday night in Artesia, New Mexico. What a game this was as Artesia’s offense was firing on all cylinders in this game. The Bulldogs took an early lead on a 20-yard diving catch in the endzone to take them up 6-0. Artesia would quickly get the ball back and score again with a 20-yard run making it 12-0. This bulldog offense was hungry for more as they put a strong drive together to score on first and 10 and completed the two-point conversion making it a 20-0 game. Artesia would keep applying pressure as QB Nye Estrada drops a dime in the endzone and completes another two-point conversion making it 28-0 Bulldogs. Let’s not forget about the Bulldog’s defense as #20 Phillip Finely gets his THIRD pick of the game to give Artesia the ball back. Their offense would take over and run it into the endzone making it 35-0. The Bulldogs defense would show out as they get the ball back in Rockets territory and score again on a screen pass to make it 41-0 Bulldogs. Artesia’s offense wasn’t done yet as they ran another ball in the endzone to make it a 48-0 game. Goddard showed some life late in the fourth quarter as they completed a 25- yard pass for a touchdown to make it a 48-6 game. The Rockets were not finished there as they quickly got the ball back and scored again to take it 48-14 with a minute and a half left in the game but in the last seconds Artesia takes it to the house on a 90-yard run to make it 54-14 final score.

Cedar Hill vs. DeSoto

Two football powerhouses went head-to-head tonight in the Lone Star State, with a 10-9 record behind them both the Cedar Hill Longhorns and DeSoto Eagles had a lot to prove tonight, and fans did not come to play after a great showing to support both teams. After last year’s defeat the Longhorns did their best to keep up with the Desoto Eagles in the first half but trailed behind 21-7, with a touchdown by the Eagles with just 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the quarter. The last half did not come easily but the Longhorns could just not keep up with the Eagles as the game came to a close 35-13. Soaring ahead in their record-breaking game the Desoto Eagles now lead 11-9 in this teams now 20-year long rivalry on a night of the 20th anniversary of the Great American Rivalry Series!

San Benito vs. Harlingen

Tonight in San Benito, Texas at the Battle of the Arroyo the San Benito Greyhounds took on the Harlingen Cardinals at their home turf. A drive by each team started the game, leaving both teams scoreless with 2:41 on the clock in the first quarter. Entering the second quarter a big catch put the Cardinals in the redzone with San Benito coming up big on 3rd & goal holding the Cardinals to 3 entering the half. After a very defensive first half, the second half started off strong with both teams bringing the offense. The Cardinals ran a 70-yd touchdown bringing the board up 10-0. With both teams going back and forth for the duration of the second half, San Benito crept their way up, and made it into the redzone with 4 minutes on the clock, punching another one in putting them in the lead 14-10. With another touchdown by the Greyhounds, they go up 21-10 to ice the game. The Cardinals fought back hard in the final minutes of the game, but they fell short. San Benito made a game ending interception leading them to take home the hardware and a final score of 21-10 for this year’s Battle of the Arroyo. See you next year! 

Fountain Valley vs. Edison

LeBard Stadium was alive tonight in Cali at the historical rivalry matchup between the Fountain Valley Barons and the Edison Chargers. Edison came out with a huge sack on 3rd and 6 to push Fountain Valley to punt the ball. A crucial 50 yard return for the Chargers resulted in a 1st and goal. Chargers pocketed the TD. On the return, Fountain Valley ran the field to put another 7 pts on the board. Edison intercepted in the endone and ran away with the game 42-7 in the 3rd. Edison secured their victory with a final score of 56-7.

Cony vs. Gardiner

Cony High School’s football team defeated Gardiner High School 28-14 in the Annual Battle for the Boot on Friday night. Cony dominated the first quarter of the game by scoring the first three touchdowns of the game.  Gardiner made a 15-yard touchdown pass to score the first touchdown in the second quarter with the score remaining 21- 7 at halftime.

In the second half Gardiner gets a 15-yard touchdown to bring them within one score, 21-14.

It was at this point that Cony’s defense became dominant for the rest of the second half, keeping Gardiner off the scoreboard and allowing their offense to score one more touchdown to seal the victory.

The Annual Battle for the Boot is a rivalry game between the two high schools, and it is one of the most anticipated games of the year in the area. This year’s game was no exception, with a large crowd of fans from both schools on hand to cheer on their teams.

Prior to the game Seniors Parker Sergent of Cony and Cody Dingwell from Gardiner were presented The Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athlete award by the United States Marine Corp. for their leadership on and off the field.

Congratulations to the Cony High School football team on their victory!

Lancaster vs. Depew

On the 20th Season of the Great American Rivalry Series, we have two teams with a history of 94 games clashing yet again. The Lancaster Legends and the Depew Wildcats met on Foyle-Kling Field in Lancaster, Ny with Lancaster leading at the end of the 1st quarter 15-0, scoring off one touchdown, a blocked punt, and a two-point conversion. By Half-time Lancaster held on to this lead 22-0 in spite of wildcats best efforts. The final half continued with Lancaster Dominating the field with a final score of 39-7, the Depew Wildcats just couldn’t keep up and Legends took home the win on these two teams 95th meeting.

Grosse Pointe South vs. Grosse Pointe North

On the 55th anniversary of the Spirit Jug Rivalry, the Grosse Pointe North Norsemen took on Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils. This rivalry dates all the way back to 1968! There was a lot on the line for both teams on this rainy October evening, Temperatures were low, but the emotions were high for both teams as the Norsemen opened the game up with a touchdown. It didn’t take long for the Blue Devils to score as they quickly tied it up 7-7 after a strong drive. The Blue Devils would keep their foot on the gas pedal as #11 Karter Richards makes a jumping catch in the endzone to make it 14-7. The Blue Devil offense was on fire as they connected with #1 Vincent Vachon for two more touchdowns to make the score 28-7. But that wasn’t good enough as the Blue Devils  would score two more unanswered touchdowns making the Grosse Pointe South blue Devils the fifth year defending champs of the Spirit jug as the clock would wind down making it a 42-7 ballgame.

Bellaire vs. Martins Ferry

Today brought an intense battle in Bellaire, OH between the Bellaire Big Reds and the Martin’s Ferry Purple Riders. The first half of the game, the Bellaire defense and offense were both strong. With Bellaire’s #3 Drew White scoring two major touchdowns in the first quarter. Bellaire continued to run the board all the way to the half, with #3 Mac Pettigrew scoring a 59 yd touchdown bringing Bellaire up to 34-0 entering halftime. Martin’s Ferry started the 2nd half ready to fight back. Bellaire fumbled the ball, received by Martin’s Ferry they made a 1st down on the 13 yd line. Martin’s Ferry #5 Ayden Ludloph put them on the board with 5:01 to go in the 3rd. With Martin’s defense picking up a bit they were able to push through with one more touchdown, bringing the final score to 41-14. It was a great day for football in Ohio, see you next year!

McKinley vs. Massillon

In Ohio tonight, there was some drama on the opening kick! McKinley had an issue handling the kick, but fell back on it to start with the ball. Massillon showed up with a huge stop, forcing a quick 3-and-out to start the game. Massillon scored on their FIRST PLAY with a beautiful pass to take an early lead! The Tiger defense stood up again, forcing the fumble and jumping on the ball to take over at midfield! McKinley gets the stop on 4th down to take the ball back over! Penalties halted a good McKinley drive and they punted back to Massillon! The Tigers extend their lead to 14-0 on a successful 2-point conversion! Massillon goes for the onside kick and recovers, taking over at midfield! The Tigers get a push and make their way into the endzone, building upon their lead. The Tiger defense came to play today! An interception gets Massillon the ball back. Defense turns to offense as the Tigers march down the field following the pick and connect over the middle for a touchdown pass! Massillon takes a 28-0 lead into half. Massillon gets the ball to start the second half, and has a long sustain drive that takes half the quarter and ends with a rushing touchdown on a phenomenal second effort to take the game into final, 35–0.

Farmingdale vs. Massapequa

Today in New York, a good return on the kick off gives the Dalers the ball at the 32 yard line. The Chiefs defense causds the Dalers to punt on the first drive of the game. Massapequa answered by moving the ball back down the field to the 16 yd line. A Field goal attempt was no good for the Chiefs and the Dalers took ball with 26 seconds left in the first quarter. Tied up at 0 going into the second quarter, the Chiefs laid out a great punt return.  Massapequa started their   possession on their own 10 yd line with  less than 2 minutes till halftime. A huge interception by the Dalers started them on the 27yd line. First possession of the 3rd and the Chiefs punt to the Dalers. Dalers ball on their own 11yd line. A nice gain of 15 yards after the Dalers QB hits the Chiefs’ WR #10 in a nice route. Massapequa defense holds the Dalers to another punt. Chiefs got the ball back with 5:56 left in the 3rd. The Dalers defense stops the Chiefs on 4th and short to force a turnover on downs. Farmingdale gained posession with 5:56 left in the 3rd! Toe tapping touchdown by #3 on the Dalers with a  good extra point put the Dalers up 7-0 with  just 1:22 left in the 3rd quarter. With only 12 minutes left in the game, the Chiefs get a massive 57 yard touchdown run by RB #25. With the extra point being good, Massapequa ties it up 7-7 with 11:10 left in the game! A series of back-and-forth on the field meant the game was going into OT. The Dalers open in OT with a TD, ran in by #6! Dalers up 14-7 in the first overtime. Massapequa answered with a TD run, bringing the score to 14-13. The Chiefs went in for the 2pt conversion and it was good! Chiefs won 15-14.

Rutland vs. Hartford

Tonight in Rutland Vermont, the Rutland Raiders matched up against the Hartford Hurricanes for their long standing rivalry game. Featured previously on The Great American Rivalry Series, The Hurricanes returned this year ready to take home some hardware. The first half ended with the Hurricanes up 27-0, entering the second half the Raiders defense came back strong. The Raiders were able to hold the Hurricanes for most of the second half. With the Raiders #80 getting a first down leading them to make their way on to the board. Ending with a final score of 35-6 and a Hurricanes victory for the second year in a row of this rivalry! 


Cherry Hills West vs. Cherry Hills East

In the re-scheduled Cherry Hills East v West game in New Jersey tonight, the Cougars ran the opening kick-off back for an explosive early lead. Sideline warning moves the kick off back. West found themselves with the ball on the Cougar 45 yd line. A huge run by West gave them good field position on the 23 yd line. On 3rd and 10, a face mask penalty on East gives the Lions an automatic first down. The Lions answered back with a hand off up the middle and its 7-7 in the first with 8:26 left. On 3rd and 8 and the West defense stepped up big time and stopped the run in the back field, causing East to punt. The Lions drove it to the end zone on 4th and goal to give West the lead 14-7 with 7:57 left in the 2nd quarter. The West Lions knee the ball to take a 14-7 lead going into half time. It has been a slow 3rd quarter as the defenses have had plenty of stops. Still 14-7 Lions leads with 2:48 in the 3rd! In a slow 3rd quarter the defense took the stage with huge stops on both sides. With 2:48 in the 3rd the Lions were still leading 14-7. A huge 42 yard run for #42 on the Cougars with 1 minute left in the 3rd tied game 14-14. With 5:50 left in the game, a huge run by #7 gives the Lions a 21-14 lead! After driving down the field, a one handed grab by #3 ties the game. 21-21 with 39 seconds left and the game went into overtime! In the first OT, neither team scored. East had a 4th and 3 and the West defense stepped up and stopped the QB 1 yard short. In the second overtime, East started with the ball and scored on a screen pass. With the extra point, they led 28-21. A huge catch by #7 gives West the ball on the 1 yard line. A QB sneak by #5 puts them down 28-27. They go for 2 and another QB keeper is good for a 29-28 win!

Baltimore Poly vs. Balitmore City

On this Saturday afternoon in Baltimore, The Baltimore Poly Engineers met the Baltimore City Knights for an unmatchable rivalry game. The first half was all Balt City starting the game with the ball and a short kick, with a few broken tackles giving them the ball on the 42nd yard line. A false start and a delay of game pushes the Engineers back to 1st and 20 on their first possession before they have snapped the ball. A 40 yard punt return for the Knights is called back due to a holding call. City will hold the ball on their own 26. With a toe touching grab by #4 Julius Dorsey gives City the ball on the 5 yard line! Then, a one handed catch for #1 gives City the first points of the game and the 2 point conversion was good, 8-0 City in the first quarter. A 8 yard run for the Engineer’s RB turns into a fumble with The Knights recovering giving them the ball back with 7:02 left in the 1st. Then it was another touchdown for City, 14-0 on the board, with 6:14 to go in the first. With lots of back and forth most of the first half, The Knights hit a 73 yard touchdown with 4:11 to go before halftime. The crowd was going wild and the energy was electric! Entering halftime 30-0, Knights leading. The second half started with three back to back false start pushes with City to a 3rd and 25. A bad snap over the QB’s head with a recovery by the Engineers gives them the ball on the 45 yard line. City is driving down the field late in the 3rd quarter with 3:05 left and they still lead 30-0. The Engineers #2 with the interception and pick 6 the length of the field putting them on the board! Then, another touchdown for City in the 4th quarter and the 2 point conversion is good, 38-6, Knights run the board. The Engineers put up a tough fight, but with a final touchdown by The Knights, there was a running clock the rest of the game to end with a final score of 44-6 Knights.

Bowie vs. Eleanor Roosevelt

The shores of the Chesapeake Bay are filled with a bustle wind that blows in the direction Bowie Bulldogs football stadium, in their annual battle against the Eleanor Roosevelt Raiders. Out of the gate, the Raiders put up their first touchdown, with an extra point and a 25 yard rocket into the end zone. 12 yard rush into the end zone also gets them another point, with the Bulldogs trailing behind to keep up with the powerful offense. At the one yard line, all changes when Roosevelt fumbles, giving Bowie the chance to recover. All seems lost for Bowie, until a rocket of a pass puts them on the board. A two point conversion puts them on the board, but they were no use for the might of the Raiders, with a final score of 24-14.

North Medford vs. South Medford

Tonight was electrifying night at Spiegelberg Stadium in Medford Oregon with an intense battle between long time rivalry North Medford Black Tornados and the South Medford Panthers. Kicking off the evening with an “ESPN Gameday” and Jets flying over the stadium, the energy of the fans was wild! With great offense and defense by both teams, a big pass for North resulting in a first down to start the second quarter. North made it onto the board first leading 7-0 into the half with a touchdown by #12 Cameron Nix. Starting off the second half, it was a great defensive game and long drives but tough stops close to the goal every time. With a lot of turnover on downs at the goal line. With South fighting hard, North ended up on top with a field goal resulting in a final score of 10-0. See you next year for another year of this epic rivalry!

Cathedral Catholic vs. St. Augustine

It was an epic Thursday night in San Diego at the Holy Bowl. Featuring the long standing rivalry between the Cathedral Catholic Dons and St. Augustine Saints! With two straight punts to kick off the game, the saints went for it but couldn’t convert turning the ball over to the Dons. With both teams offense and defense going strong, the Saints made it to the red zone punching it in placing themselves on the board first. On the return, the Dons got the ball and a big first down with the fans going wild. WIth 25 seconds to get a TD before the half, the Dons answer entering the half 7-7. The Saints kicked off the 2nd half with an interception! Leading the Saints to punch in another with the point after touchdown blocked bringing the score up to 13-7 with just 7 minutes to go in the 3rd. The Saints were on fire with a massive throw into the end zone making the score now 20-7. The Dons fight back scoring with one minute left in the 3rd creeping up to 20-14. Pushing for a miracle, the Dons run a 50 yarder into the end zone to come within 6! However, the Dons came up short ending the game with the Saints taking home the hardware for a final score of 27-21.

Mead vs. Mount Spokane

Tonight in Spokane, Washington, on this cold fall night, the Mead Panthers took on the Mt. Spokane Wildcats. The Wildcats placed the first points on the board with 6:07 remaining in the first. Mead intercepted with a 1st down for the Panthers with 1:20 remaining in the first quarter. Starting the second quarter off strong, the panthers made a touchdown in just the first minutes. The Wildcats fighting back with fire for putting them in the lead 14-7. To round out the second quarter, Wildcats, #3 Tristan Olsen punches it in and the kick was good. Entering the half with the Panthers trailing the Wildcats 21-13. A very effective offense and defense on both teams leaving the score 21-13 with 2:33 remaining in the third quarter. Kicking off the fourth, the Panthers got a first down with 7:15 left in the game, then the Panthers got one in and the kick was good! Becoming a very close came, the Wildcats were not going to let the Panthers creep up, with a complete pass by the Wildcats for a first down resulting in the final touchdown of the game, ending with a score of 27-20, Wildcats. Way to play some football, boys! 

Penn Hills vs. Woodland Hills

It was all defense in the first half between the Wolverines and Indians tonight with the only score occurring midway through the second quarter when Scoop Smith took a handoff around the right end to the house to make it 7-0 Woodland Hills with 7:12 to go in the 1st half. 

In the second half, Penn Hills Julian Dugger scores on a QB draw to put 6 on the board for the Indians, but a blocked extra point attempt kept it 7-6 Wolverines with 7:31 to go in the 3rd. 

Woodland puts together an impressive drive grinding it out in the ground culminating in a touchdown and successful extra point attempt to extend their lead to 14-6 

Indians QB Julian Dugger took one to the house from 50 yards out and followed that up with a 2-point conversion to tie things up at 14 with 2:59 to go in the 3rd. On its next drive, Penn Hills drives it down into the red zone and Julian Dugger connects with Tajuan Bandy for a 14-yard TD but fails to convert the 2 pt try makes it 20-14 Indians early in the fourth quarter.  

Wolverines Scoop Smith runs another one in for a TD and with the extra point, Wolverines retake the lead 21-20 with 7:50 left in the game. 

But it was Penn Hills Julian Dugger again with a 27-yard TD to Cameron Thomas. The 2 pt conversion is no good but the Indians retake the lead which they would not relinquish. For his performance, Penn Hills QB Julian Dugger was named MVP of the contest. 

Final score Penn Hills 26, Woodland Hills 21. 

Prior to the game the United States Marines presented scholar athletes awards to members of each team for their accomplishments on and off the field. Recipients were PENN HILLS, JULIAN DUGGER, and WOODLAND HILLS, ANTONIO NASH. Congratulations! 

Central Dauphin vs. Harrisburg

A cool night in the southern Pennsylvania countryside leaves fans with an epic game, with another show out from the Central Dauphin Rams with another nemesis the Harrisburg Cougars. The Rams came storming out the gate, with a touchdown. That is soon answered by a Harrisburg touchdown, a block point after touchdown keeps the score 7-6. Central Dauphin starts to fall behind after a 60 yard run for a third Cougar touchdown, making the crowd roar. With no time left on the clock, a successful two point conversion and an epic interception leads to Harrisburg victory, with a final score of 47-21.

DuPont Manual vs. Male

Running Back Gates scored a rushing touchdown for Male resulting in a 27-7 score due to a missed pat. And it would remain 27-7 at the half. 

Scoring opened in the third quarter with a 37-yard pass play results in a Manual score, 27-13 following a blocked pat 

Male answered back with a long drive resulting in a field goal to make the score 30-13 late in the third quarter. But Manual answered with a field goal of their own dropping the lead to 14 points, 30-16 

What looked to be a lock for Male was anything but in the final minutes of the game. Manual engineered a sustained drive of their own, scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter making it 30-23 and giving the home team hope of a comeback. What appeared to be a successful onsides kick was ultimately ruled to be a possession for Male thus sealing the victory. 

Final score 

Male 30, Manual 23 

Before the game, seniors Kolter Smith of Male High School and Elijah Creech from duPont Manual each were honored with The Great American Rivalry Series Scholar Athlete award by the United States Marines for their leadership both on and off the field. 

Oakland vs. Riverdale

In a highly anticipated matchup that had fans on the edge of their seats, the Oakland vs. Riverdale game delivered an unforgettable spectacle. The game had its fair share of ups and downs, but it ultimately concluded with one of the most astonishing two-point conversions witnessed, solidifying a remarkable victory for Riverdale with a final score of 25-24. From the opening kick-off, both teams showcased their determination and prowess on the field. The game’s intensity kept escalating, with spectacular plays and defensive stands that left the crowd in awe. Every yard, every tackle, and every pass was vital as both teams fought tooth and nail for supremacy. As the clock wound down, the scoreboard showed a tight and suspenseful 24-23 score in favor of Oakland. The atmosphere was electric as Riverdale set up for a game-deciding two-point conversion. What transpired next left everyone in the stadium and watching at home in disbelief. In a play that will undoubtedly go down in football lore, Riverdale executed a two-point conversion that defied all expectations. The play’s ingenuity, precision, and audacity were beyond compare, and it was executed flawlessly. It was a moment of sheer brilliance that will be talked about for years to come. The final whistle blew, and Riverdale emerged victorious with a final score of 25-24.

Archer vs. Grayson

The Battle of Georgia’ is fierce and longstanding, all within the pecan tree-lined streets of metro-Atlanta. The annual matchup of the Archer Tigers and their nemesis the Grayson Rams is one to never miss. Grayson made a splash in the first half, putting 3 touchdowns, one of which was scored from an 82 yard rush. Archer’s offense managed to get one score, but were smoked again by a 15 yard touchdown and 30 yard reception by the rams in the third quarter. The defense of the Tigers put up a fight in hopes to bring down the wall that is the Grayson offense, but it was no use for their power and impeccable running back #43 Dylan Elder who put up over 100 yards for the night, landing on a final score of 41-14.

Brookwood vs. Parkview

On this beautiful October night in Snellville, GA, the Brookwood Broncos took on the Parkview Panthers. The Panthers were the first to get on the board with a .5 yard touchdown in the first minutes of the game. The Broncos tied up the game but minutes after Parkview’s #14 Jaiden Jenkins punches it in with the first quarter ending 14-7 with the Panthers in the lead. Brookwood fighting back hard with a field goal and a touchdown by #6 Ashton Defreitas just two minutes before the half. But, the Panthers could not slip away, another touchdown by #14 Jaiden Jenkins with Panthers leading 21-17 into the half. The second half of the game the Panthers came ready to fight. A close start to quarter three with offense and defense for both teams going strong. In the fourth, the Broncos started trailing behind as #14 Jenkins was on fire bringing the score to 34-24. Panthers were able to secure another 10 yard TD by #42 Ellis Appling. The Broncos put up a good fight but fell short with the final score 43-24 Parkview. It was a great night for football in Georgia, see you next year!

Holy Cross vs. Jesuit

Creole food wafts through the air and through the Spanish moss of the New Orleans as a historic matchup takes place between the Holy Cross Tigers and the Jesuit Blue Jays. The Tigers came for a fight for tonight with a 20 yard pass for a touchdown at the start of the first quarter.  Gaining momentum, an epic first down is received at the goal line. At 3rd & 2, running back Derek Johnson gives Holy Cross gains 8 yards, only increases the power of the Tigers. Blue Jays attempted to put up a fight, but it was no use for the wall that is the Holy Cross Tigers, with a final score of 30-0.

Lakeland vs. Kathleen

It’s a battle for supremacy as the Kathleen Red Devils square off against the Lakeland Dreadnaughts in a storied rivalry that dates to 1964. On October 27, 2023, the legendary Bryant Stadium in Florida will bear witness to this thrilling matchup. As part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this game is set to captivate fans and showcase the intensity of high school football rivalries. 

Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, Rick Ford, acknowledged the significance of the game, stating, “The Kathleen vs Lakeland rivalry is a true testament to the rich tradition of high school football. These teams have a storied history and the passion displayed on the field is unmatched. We are thrilled to include this matchup in our 20th season.” 

The all-time series heavily favors the Lakeland Dreadnaughts, with a commanding 45 victories compared to Kathleen’s 13. The Red Devils are aware of the challenge they face, but when it comes to rivalries, records hold little weight. With pride and redemption on the line, Kathleen is determined to defy the odds and reclaim victory.

South Lake vs. East Ridge

The game started off with a bang as East Ridge’s #25 player secured a touchdown, giving the Knights an early lead of 14-7. As the clock ticked down to 3 minutes left in the second quarter, South Lake’s defense faced a crucial moment on 3rd and 10 with the ball on the 43-yard line. Unfortunately for the Eagles, South Lake’s QB #12 fumbled the ball, pushing them back to their own 50-yard line, setting up a tense 3rd down situation. With just 15 seconds remaining in the first half, East Ridge executed an impressive 52-yard drive to reach the end zone, ending the first half with a commanding lead of 21-7. Third quarter saw a momentum shift as #34 of the Eagles recovered a fumble, giving South Lake a fresh set of downs. However, despite their defensive efforts, the score remained in favor of the Knights at 21-7 by the end of the quarter. The fourth quarter proved to be a turning point for East Ridge as they scored another touchdown, with just 7 minutes and 43 seconds left in the game, extending their lead to 28-7. The Knights maintained their dominance throughout the remainder of the game, ultimately securing a resounding victory with a final score of 35-7.

Burbank vs. Burroughs

California is home to hundreds of lovely beaches, glorious sunsets and the longstanding rivalry of the Burbank Bulldogs and neighboring powerhouse the Burroughs Bears. The Bears came to dominate tonight, with a touchdown and a pick six right at the start of the first quarter. Yet, a fumble recovered by Burbank caused them to lose yardage. Both scored in the second half, with each offense line not willing to give up.  Burbank. The Bulldogs did their best to put up a fight with their offensive line but it was no use for the furocity of the Bears, with a final score of 48-13.

Highlands Springs vs. Varina

The long-standing rivalry between Highland Springs and Varina made for an electrifying evening in Highland Springs, Virginia. The first half consisted of both defenses flying around the field. The Varina QB gave his best “now you see me, now you don’t”, and dropped a DIME as the Blue Devils scored to take a 2 touchdown lead! They intercept a tipped pass and take over halfway through the 2nd! Coming back from the half Highland Springers come back swinging. They recover a muffed punt and score with a pass over the middle to open the second half scoring! The end of the third quarter ends with 13-7 with Varina in the lead. In the final quarter, Highland Springs muffs a punt, but their defense holds strong, forcing a punt and hoping to drive and tie or take the lead with 6 minutes left. The Springers end up taking the lead! A huge hole opens up and it’s nothing but green in front for a HUGE touchdown run! 14-13 Highland Springs.The Blue Devils didn’t back down and respond and on their first play they took a 75 yard pass to the house to retake the lead! Varina leads 19-14,  with 50 seconds left Highland Springs drives down the field and retakes the lead with touchdown leaving Varina with only 45 seconds to comeback! Springers take the win 20-19, after a slow half and a marvelous game.

Allegany vs Fort Hill

Fort Hill started the game with 75 yard 8 play drive. Converted on a 4th and 6. Allegany 1st, nice fade route to #5, great catch and long. The Campers gets 9.9 yards on next 3 plays. On 4th and inches from FH 30 Alco runs up the middle at the best d-linemen in the area and gets stuffed. On 3rd and long FH QB breaks a 70 yard scramble to Alco 10 but called back on a chop block by FB. Brown then hits a lot NYG pass on 3rd. and 25. How about that. FH can pass on 3rd and long. Fort Hills was overwhelming Allegany at this point, lining up in multiple sets and  running multiple players, it didn’t seem like they had an answer for Fort Hills on defense as they make the score 21-0. FH was not done yet as they get the ball back and run it into the endzone to make it 27-0 at the end of 2nd. Allegany would show some grit throwing for a nice TD to put their first points on the board trying to start a comeback. And just like that Allegany scored again on another nice pass to bring the game back but unfortunately Fort Hills would not quit, tacking on some more touchdowns as they close the game out for a final score of 47-21.


West Monroe vs. Ruston

The 34th showdown between the Ruston Bearcats and the West Monroe displayed everything we love about Friday Nights: a classic rivalry filled with intense moments, exciting plays, and a battle to the finish. The game kicked off with the Rebels struggling to break through Ruston’s tough defense, leading them to punt on 4th down and start their 1st down on the 16-yard line. Ruston’s solid defense kept pushing West Monroe back on the first two downs, bringing a challenging 3rd down and 14 situation. A fumble on the Ruston 43-yard line momentarily shook things up, but Ruston’s #3 managed to recover with a loss of 19 yards, setting up a difficult 2nd down and 29 scenarios. Ruston’s #87 then made an impressive 49-yard gain, setting them up for a 1st down and 7. The back-and-forth continued, with West Monroe’s #22 making a 25-yard run to the end zone, tying the score at 7-7. Ruston’s #0 countered with a 55-yard touchdown, putting them ahead at 14-7. A touchdown by West Monroe tied the game at the half, 14-14. As the game progressed, both teams continued a back-and-forth battle. West Monroe’s Scholar Athlete Grant Edmondson caught a 21-yard pass and Ruston’s #0 scored another touchdown to extend the lead to 21-14. However, West Monroe’s #34 caught a 46-yard pass, setting up a 1st down with 7:30 left in the 3rd quarter, and then Edmondson’s touchdown tied the game at 21-21! Talk about intense…West Monroe’s #3 scored, giving them a 28-21 lead with 5 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Ruston responded quickly, tying the score at 28-28 with a touchdown from #8. The momentum shifted once again as West Monroe’s #11 embarked on a 35-yard run, setting up a crucial 1st and 10 for West Monroe on the 25-yard line. Then, a sudden interception led to a Ruston touchdown, solidifying their lead at 35-28 with 4 minutes remaining in the 4th quarter! The game ended with the Ruston Bearcats securing a hard-earned 35-28 victory over the West Monroe Rebels, adding another exciting chapter to their longstanding rivalry.

Chandler vs. Hamilton

Tonight is the night Arizona football fans have been waiting for… this highly anticipated match between the Hamilton Huskies and the Chandler Wolves did not disappoint. With high-level recruits on each side, this intense rivalry is something you don’t want to miss. This is a new rivalry only dating back to November of 2014, where the Wolves currently hold an 8-2 record against the Huskies. This rivalry is as big as they get, and you can tell from the energy of the crowd that both sides are hyped to watch this game. Hamilton would set the tone early putting together a strong first drive thanks to a long kickoff return and a dime on a long pass to get them within 10 yards. Luckily, Chandler’s defense was able to stop their momentum leaving them to kick a field goal to put Hamilton up 3-0 early in the first. Chandler would answer back with a big run to put them close and #5 CaLil Valentine would run it up the middle to make the score 7-3 at the end of the first. Chandler would get the ball back in the second and waste no time giving it to #5 CaLil Valentine to score his second touchdown! making it 14-3 Wolves. Chandler’s defense would shine as they strip-sacked the QB to give their offense the ball. The Huskies’ defense would fight hard to push the Wolves back to fourth and long, but a highlight reel catch and toe tap to stay in bounds on a corner route would put the Wolves up 21-3. It was all gas no brakes for #5 CaLil Valentine as the Wolves gave him the ball for his third touchdown of the night making it a 28-3 game. Chandler’s defense would shine again as they intercepted the ball on the very next drive leaving them at first and 10, eventually scoring on a jump ball making it 35-3 and the Chandler fans are fired up. A long field goal from the Huskies would give us 35-6 as the half ended. Chandler would continue to apply pressure cutting up the Huskies’ defense to score again making it 42-6. I bet you’re wondering if it can get any better for Chandler at this point…well, it does because they score another touchdown on a long pass to make it 49-6 as they have complete control of this game. Hamilton started to show some signs of life as they would come back and score in the fourth making it a 49-13 game but, it was not enough as the Wolves closed it out 49-13 final ball game giving them a 9-2 record in this rivalry series.

Woodbridge vs. Gar-field

As the first week of November enters the football scene, so does the crisp air in central Virginia. It was the perfect weather and setting for the epic showdown between the Woodbridge Vikings and the Gar-field Red Wolves. The Red Wolves emerge on the field with heat and power, getting on the board first with a 5-yard run. They battle at the line of scrimmage, pushing the Vikings back. Their power is overtaken by Woodbridge, right before halftime, by their quarterback. The crowd began roaring. Soon after, the Vikings came with another scoop and scored, passing the Red Wolves on the board. All eyes were on the star of the evening, MVP and Woodbridge Scholar Athlete Dominic Williams, with his epic moves that brought his team the victory, with a final score of 14-7.

Pahokee vs. Glades Central

The Muck Bowl has gone down in history as one of the most ferocious battles in Florida high school football. The Pahokee Blue Devils take on their nemesis the Glades Central Raiders. The Raiders didn’t come to mess around, out of the gate with a touchdown that put the Blue Devils on their toes. MVP, Scholar Athlete, and future Kentucky Wildcat Hardley Gilmore didn’t take no for an answer, immediately turning the scoreboard around to bring it 7 all. Pahokee wasn’t stopping there. Putting up one more touchdown before the half and climbing the mountain afterward, the offense made their mark defending their home field. With 5:30 left to play and receiving that extra point, the Blue Devils bring the final score of the Muck Bowl to 55-22.

Pittsburg vs. Antioch

The Bay area winds blew in, bringing with it a strong wind of competition for Saturday Afternoon Football. The Pittsburg Pirates take on their rival the Antioch Panthers on their home turf, in a battle the town of Pittsburg has been waiting for all year. Antioch starts low, getting tackled for a loss of three yards, giving leeway for the Pirates to tackle, gain yardage, and a touchdown. Pirates make another epic play with a 58-yard pick-six and a four quarterback sack for the team, all in the first quarter. The playing was out of a movie.  Antioch blocked a kick in order to gain an extra point, but the defense of Pittsburg was too strong. The battle was mighty, but came to a fierce end, with a final score of 55-6.

Radnor vs. Lower Merion

Tonight, the towns of Lower Merion and Radnor came together for a historical rivalry spanning over a century. The two teams face off once again in The Great American Rivalry Series, on Arnold Field. A battle for pride and tradition after the two teams’ 128 meetings, the first quarter started out strong with an immediate TD by Lower Merion’s Scholar Athlete Ben Booker, and the Lower Merion Aces proved their name with a 28-point lead by the end of the first half. The Radnor Raptors did all they could to hold off the Aces’ pursuit, but the final half ultimately ended in a dominating win by the Lower Marion Aces 56-12, continuing the team’s lead in this long-running rivalry until next year.