Greats of GARS

20 Years of High School Rivalries

Pros of the Past

For two decades, the Great American Rivalry Series has been at the forefront of hosting exhilarating high school football rivalries, creating amazing memories on the field. Our platform has become a breeding ground for talent, propelling young athletes towards greatness in professional leagues. We take immense pride in the success stories that have emerged from our games, with numerous athletes making their mark on the biggest stages.The journey of these athletes is a testament to their dedication, perseverance, and the guidance they received from their coaches and mentors. Many of them started as local heroes, captivating audiences with their exceptional skills and unwavering passion. Check out these Pros from GARS games of the past!

Aaron Donald

Graduated Penn Hills High School in PA in 2010 

Attended college at Pittsburgh (2010-2013)

Drafted by the Rams in 2014 (Round 1-Pick 13) 

Justin Jefferson

Graduated Destrehan High School in LA in 2017 

Played college at LSU (2017-2019) 

Drafted by the Vikings in 2020 (Round 1-Pick 22) 

Jalen Ramsey

Graduated Brentwood Academy in 2013 

Played college football at Florida State (2013-2015) 

Jacksonville Jaguars (2016-2019), Los Angeles Rams (2019-2022), Miami Dolphins (2023-present) 

Nick Bosa

Graduated High School from St. Thomas Aquinas in FL 

Played for Ohio State in college (2016-2018) 

Drafted to the San Francisco 49ers in 2019 (Round 1–Pick 2) 

Justin Fields

Graduated Harrison HS in GA in 2018 

Played for Georgia (2018) and Ohio State (2019-2020) 

Drafted by the Bears in 2021 (1 Round – Pick 11) 

Stefon Diggs

Graduated Good Counsel HS in VA in 2011 

Played college football at Maryland (2012-2014) 

Played for the Vikings (2015-2019) then started with the Buffalo Bills in 2015. 

Testimonials From the Games

Step behind the scenes of the Great American Rivalry Series and hear firsthand accounts from the dedicated individuals who have helped shape its success. In this exclusive collection of testimonials, we dive deep into the experiences, insights, and heartfelt stories of our own employees. These are the individuals who have poured their hearts and souls into organizing and executing the unforgettable high school football games. From event coordinators and marketing experts to coaches and referees, each person plays a vital role in creating an atmosphere that pulsates with excitement and rivalry. Join us as we uncover their perspectives, relive their most cherished moments, and discover the profound impact that the Great American Rivalry Series has had on their lives and careers. Through their stories, we gain a deeper appreciation for the power of this extraordinary sporting event and the legacy it continues to build year after year.