Week #8

October 5 – October 6

Boulder @ Fairview


The stage is set for an epic clash as the Fairview High School Knights and the Boulder High School Panthers renew their storied rivalry at Recht Field on October 6th, 2023. This highly anticipated matchup plays its part in the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, showcasing the intense competition and tradition that encapsulates high school footballaround the nation. With a crowd size expected to exceed 5,000 fans, the atmosphere promises to be electric.

Since its inception in 2004, this rivalry has produced unforgettable moments, and this year’s edition is poised to deliver another thrilling showdown. The Fairview Knights have dominated the series, holding a commanding 17-1 lead over the Boulder Panthers. However, the Panthers aim to defy the odds and rewrite history in their quest for redemption.

“This rivalry represents everything that makes high school football special. It’s a battle between two communities, and the passion from the fans is unparalleled,” said Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series. “The Fairview-Boulder matchup has been a cornerstone of our series for two decades, and it never fails to deliver excitement.”

Both teams share the same field, adding an extra layer of intensity to this cross-town clash. The Boulder Panthers, hungry for victory, will draw motivation from their lone triumph in the series back in 2012. Meanwhile, the Fairview Knights seek to maintain their dominance and extend their winning streak against their crosstown rivals.

In their previous encounter, the Fairview Knights showcased their strength with an emphatic 42-0 victory over the Boulder Panthers. However, in this fierce rivalry, past results hold little weight, as both teams understand that anything can happen on the gridiron.

As kickoff approaches, the anticipation reaches an all time high. Fans from both schools don their team colors and prepare to rally behind their beloved Knights and Panthers. The 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series promises to deliver an unforgettable spectacle, showcasing the heart and soul of high school football in Boulder, Colorado.

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Central Dauphin @ Cumberland Valley


Chapman Field is bracing for an electrifying battle as the Cumberland Valley Eagles prepare to face off against the Central Dauphin Rams in a highly anticipated football showdown on October 6, 2023. This game, steeped in tradition and intensity, marks a significant milestone as it is part of the 20th season of the prestigious Great American Rivalry Series.

The founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, Rick Ford, spoke of the significance of this matchup, saying, “The Cumberland Valley vs. Central Dauphin rivalry is a cornerstone of high school football in Pennsylvania. The passion and excitement surrounding this game exemplify the very essence of Friday night lights.”

With a crowd size of 8,000 expected to fill the stands, the atmosphere at Chapman Field will be nothing short of electric. Last season, Cumberland Valley showcased their dominance, controlling most of the game and building a commanding lead of 28 points. Although the Eagles faced a late surge from the Rams, they ultimately sealed the victory with a crucial interception and turned defense into offense with a late touchdown.

As the Cumberland Valley Eagles and the Central Dauphin Rams take the field, the rivalry between these two powerhouses will ignite. The Eagles, donning their iconic colors, are ready to soar to new heights, aiming to maintain their stronghold over the series. Meanwhile, the Rams, with their ferocious determination, are eager to rewrite the narrative and reclaim their glory.

Each meeting between these fierce rivals adds another chapter to their storied history. Both teams will leave it all on the field, battling not only for victory but also for the pride and honor that come with representing their schools.

Make sure to mark your calendars for this epic showdown between the Cumberland Valley Eagles and the Central Dauphin Rams. The 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series has chosen this matchup for a reason – to showcase the raw passion and excitement that epitomize Friday night lights. Get ready for a football spectacle that will leave you on the edge of your seat.

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Pueblo Centennial @ Pueblo Central


Football enthusiasts, get ready for a historic clash as we celebrate the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series with a game that carries a legacy spanning over a century. It’s “The Bell Game” between the Pueblo Centennial Bulldogs and the Pueblo Central Wildcats, set to unfold at Dutch Clark Stadium on Friday, October 6th, 2023.

The roots of this storied rivalry date back to Thanksgiving Day in 1892, making it one of the oldest and most cherished rivalries in the nation. This year marks the 123rd meeting between these two powerhouse teams, and the anticipation is at an all-time high.

With a remarkable all-time series record of Central leading 60-53-9 against Centennial, the intensity and passion of this competition have only grown stronger over the decades. Last season’s meeting saw Central dominate the game, finishing with a resounding 30-0 victory. Running back Amari Brown proved to be the star of the show, recording two touchdowns on 19 carries for an astonishing 186 yards, making his mark in the record books and crossing the 1000-yard milestone for the season.

Rick Ford, Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, shared his thoughts on this historic rivalry, stating, “The Bell Game embodies the essence of high school football rivalries. For over a century, these teams have not only battled for gridiron supremacy but also carried the weight of tradition and pride in their hearts. It’s an honor to witness this matchup as part of our 20th season.”

Beyond the game itself, “The Bell Game” has held unique significance since 1950, with both teams vying for ownership of a railroad bell mounted upon a wheeled cart. The winning school has the privilege of painting the cart in their colors and proudly displaying the bell on their campus, a symbol of triumph and glory.

With a roaring crowd size of 13,000 fans expected to pack Dutch Clark Stadium, the atmosphere will be electric, and the players will draw strength from the rich history and passionate support of their respective fan bases.

The stage is set, the traditions are alive, and the emotions are palpable. As the Pueblo Centennial Bulldogs take on the Pueblo Central Wildcats in “The Bell Game,” one thing is certain – We Know Friday Nights.

Lowndes @ Valdosta


The stage is set for a clash of titans as the Lowndes Vikings take on the Valdosta Wildcats in the highly anticipated “Winnersville Classic”. This historic rivalry, which dates back to 1967, will once again captivate fans as the two football powerhouses go head-to-head at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium on October 6, 2023. This epic battle marks a significant milestone as it is part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, celebrating the essence of high school football rivalries across the nation.

Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The Lowndes vs Valdosta matchup is one of those timeless rivalries that embodies the heart and soul of high school football. This game represents the pinnacle of passion and competitiveness, and it is an honor to showcase it as part of our 20th season.”

The Valdosta Wildcats have held the upper hand in the all-time series, with 38 victories compared to Lowndes’ 23. However, records mean little when these two fierce rivals clash on the gridiron. Every meeting between Lowndes and Valdosta is a battle for bragging rights, drawing a crowd of 12,000 fans who pack the stadium, creating an electric atmosphere that adds to the intensity of the game.

In their last encounter, Valdosta emerged triumphant with a hard-fought 13-6 victory over Lowndes. The close margin of victory only serves to intensify the desire for revenge within the Vikings’ locker room. Both teams understand the magnitude of the Winnersville Classic, a game that has captured national attention and serves as a testament to the rich football tradition in the region.

As the Lowndes Vikings and the Valdosta Wildcats prepare to renew their age-old rivalry, the excitement and anticipation are palpable. The Winnersville Classic is more than just a football game; it is a cultural phenomenon that unites the community and brings out the very best in both teams. This clash of football titans promises to be a spectacle for the ages.

Friday night lights will shine brightly as the Lowndes Vikings and the Valdosta Wildcats battle it out on the hallowed grounds of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium. The passion, pageantry, and pure adrenaline that flow through this historic rivalry are unmatched.

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Rockhurst @ Blue Springs


On October 7th, 2023, the longstanding football rivalry between the Rockhurst Hawklets and the Blue Springs Wildcats will ignite once again at the historic Peve Stadium. This highly anticipated matchup has been a staple of Friday night football since 1975, captivating fans with its intense competition and rich tradition. As the Great American Rivalry Series celebrates its 20th season, the Rockhurst-Blue Springs showdown promises to deliver another thrilling chapter in their storied history.

With a series record of 17-10 since 2004, Rockhurst has maintained an edge over Blue Springs in recent years. However, the Wildcats are determined to turn the tide and narrow the gap. The total meetings between these two powerhouses stand at an impressive 27 since 2004, highlighting the longevity and significance of this rivalry.

The crowd at Peve Stadium is expected to reach a fever pitch, with approximately 5,000 passionate fans converging to witness this clash of titans. The atmosphere will be electric, as the loyal supporters of both schools fill the stands, donning their respective colors and mascots. The Hawklets will soar high, while the Wildcats will unleash their feral spirit, setting the stage for an epic battle on the gridiron.

Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his excitement about this marquee matchup, stating, “The Rockhurst-Blue Springs rivalry has captivated fans for decades, showcasing the true essence of high school football. This game exemplifies the spirit, passion, and tradition that we celebrate in the Great American Rivalry Series.”

In last year’s encounter, Rockhurst emerged victorious with a 33-20 win. Blue Springs fought valiantly, tallying 295 total yards, but ultimately fell short. Rockhurst’s balanced offense, amassing 373 total yards, proved to be the difference-maker. The Wildcats will undoubtedly seek redemption, aiming to rectify last year’s defeat and reclaim their glory.

As the countdown to kickoff continues, anticipation builds, and Friday night lights beckon. The Rockhurst Hawklets and the Blue Springs Wildcats stand ready to renew their fierce rivalry, etching their names into the annals of high school football history. Get ready for a clash that will leave an indelible mark on the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series.

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