Week #12

November 3 – November 4

Ruston @ West Monroe


Get ready for an epic clash as the Ruston Bearcats go head-to-head with the West Monroe Rebels in a highly anticipated rivalry that has captivated Louisiana football fans. On November 3, 2023, Rebel Stadium will set the stage for this monumental matchup. As part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this game is destined to be a highlight of high school football rivalries.

Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, Rick Ford, spoke about the significance of the game, stating, “The Ruston vs West Monroe rivalry showcases the passion, intensity, and tradition that makes high school football so special. It’s an honor to feature this matchup in our 20th season, as it represents the epitome of great football rivalries.”

This meeting between the Ruston Bearcats and the West Monroe Rebels marks the 34thencounter between the two teams since 1990. The all-time series may not be up for grabs, but the intensity and history surrounding this matchup are undeniable. Both teams are well aware of the stakes and the significance of this game.

With a crowd size of 12,000 expected, Rebel Stadium will be transformed into a cauldron of excitement. The energy and passion from the fans will reverberate through the stands and provide the perfect backdrop for this clash of titans.

Last season, Ruston managed to snap West Monroe’s 32-game winning streak against them with a resounding 35-17 victory. That triumph not only broke the streak but also put an end to West Monroe’s 26-year stranglehold on the district championship. Now, both teams enter this game with redemption in mind, determined to prove their mettle and reclaim their rightful place atop the district.

This matchup could very well determine the district championship, adding an extra layer of significance to the contest. The players know that they are not only representing their schools but also their entire communities. Every pass, every tackle, and every touchdown will be fueled by the desire to secure victory and etch their names in the annals of this historic rivalry.

Friday nights in Louisiana are synonymous with high school football, and the Ruston vs West Monroe rivalry embodies that spirit. The bands will play, the fans will cheer, and the players will leave everything on the field. It’s a testament to the resilience, talent, and camaraderie that define these teams.

We Know Friday Nights.

Gar-Field @ Woodbridge


Football fans, get ready for a historic showdown as the Great American Rivalry Series celebrates its 20th season with a legendary clash – “Woodbridge vs. Gar-Field.” On Friday, November 3rd, 2023, the stage is set at the Woodbridge High School Football Field for a game that defines the essence of high school football rivalries.

Since its inception in 1965, this rivalry has been a cherished tradition that brings communities together. As the Gar-Field Red Wolves and the Woodbridge Vikings prepare for their 58th meeting, the excitement is palpable.

With Gar-Field leading the all-time series 30-27-1, this rivalry is characterized by its fierce competition and a history of closely contested battles. In their most recent matchup, the Red Wolves secured a 26-6 victory over the Vikings.

Rick Ford, Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, spoke about the significance of this rivalry, stating, “Woodbridge vs. Gar-Field epitomizes what high school football is all about. As we celebrate our 20th season, this game embodies the heart and soul of the Great American Rivalry Series.”

One of the intriguing aspects of this rivalry is the memory of the longest game in its history, which took place in 2010. Woodbridge defeated Gar-Field 37-34 in six overtimes, a testament to the determination and tenacity of both teams.

With a crowd size of 1,500 fans expected to fill the stands at Woodbridge High School Football Field, the atmosphere will be electric, creating the perfect backdrop for both teams to leave their mark on this storied rivalry.

On Friday, November 3rd, 2023, as the Gar-Field Red Wolves take on the Woodbridge Vikings, the echoes of the past and the intensity of the present will converge in a battle that encapsulates the essence of the Great American Rivalry Series and the tradition of Friday night football.

“We Know Friday Nights.”

Glades Central @ Pahokee


It’s a clash of titans as Pahokee High School Blue Devils lock horns with Glades Central Community High School Raiders in the legendary Muck Bowl. This fierce rivalry has become a staple of Florida high school football, captivating fans for nearly four decades as Glades Central Raiders lead the series 25-17. On November 4th, 2023, these two powerhouses will once again ignite the gridiron, showcasing their passion, talent, and relentless drive.

Dubbed the “Muck Bowl,” this electrifying showdown will unfold in the iconic Anquan Boldin Stadium, nestled in the heart of Pahokee. The atmosphere is expected to be nothing short of electric, with a crowd size estimated to exceed 12,000 devoted fans, eager to witness the battle for local supremacy.

Pahokee, known as “the Muck” due to the fertile soil along Lake Okeechobee, has a rich history of triumphs and heartaches. The annual Muck Bowl serves as a symbol of resilience, tradition, and the indomitable spirit of this proud community. This year’s game marks the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, a testament to the enduring significance of this fierce matchup.

Reflecting on the game’s significance, Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, stated, “The Pahokee vs Glades Central rivalry is a true testament to the passion and dedication that fuels high school football. The Muck Bowl has transcended generations, captivating the nation for decades. It’s an honor to be part of this historic rivalry.”

The Pahokee Blue Devils enter the Muck Bowl with momentum, having triumphed over the Raiders with a commanding 46-14 victory in their previous encounter. This victory capped off a successful season for Pahokee, securing back-to-back Muck Bowl wins for the first time since 2017. The Blue Devils are eager to defend their title and showcase their dominance once again.

While football may be the centerpiece of the Muck Bowl, the legacy of this rivalry extends far beyond the gridiron. With over 60 players from both schools going on to play in the NFL, the Muck Bowl has produced countless athletes who have made their mark on the highest stage.

As the sun sets on November 4th, all eyes will be on Pahokee as these two football powerhouses collide once more. The Muck Bowl, steeped in tradition and history, is set to deliver another unforgettable chapter in this legendary rivalry. So, get ready for an evening of hard-hitting action, raw passion, and the unwavering spirit that defines high school football in the Muck.

We Know Friday Nights.

Hamilton @ Chandler


Chandler and Hamilton, two powerhouses in Arizona high school football, are set to clash once again in what promises to be a thrilling showdown known as the Battle of AZ Avenue. On November 3, Austin Stadium will be the battleground for this fierce rivalry, as the Wolves from Chandler High School take on the Huskies from Hamilton High School. With both teams boasting a rich tradition of success, this matchup has become a must-see event in the state.

This year’s game marks a significant milestone as it is a part of the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, a testament to the intensity and passion that this matchup brings year after year. Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his excitement, stating, “The Chandler vs. Hamilton game is always one of the highlights of our series. The energy and enthusiasm from the players, coaches, and fans are unparalleled. We can’t wait to witness this historic clash.”

While the all-time series record between these two teams is currently not available, their previous encounters have always been intense battles. The Wolves and the Huskies consistently attract attention not only at the state level but also on a national scale, thanks to the high level of competition and the presence of multiple elite-level recruits.

As the teams prepare to take the field, the anticipation among the fans is palpable. With a crowd size of 8,500 expected at Austin Stadium, the atmosphere will be electric, adding to the already intense rivalry. The Battle of AZ Avenue has all the ingredients for an unforgettable clash of talent, skill, and determination.

Friday nights are special in the world of high school football, and the Chandler vs. Hamilton matchup epitomizes the excitement and passion that this sport brings. As the sun sets on November 3, the stage is set for an epic battle between the Wolves and the Huskies. Brace yourselves, football fans, because this is a showdown you won’t want to miss.

Antioch @ Pittsburg


In a clash that dates back to 1924, the Pittsburg Pirates and the Antioch Panthers are set to ignite the gridiron once again at the historic Pirate Stadium on November 4th, 2023. This matchup, aptly named “The Big Little Game,” is a cornerstone of high school football history, having witnessed a staggering 107 meetings between the two powerhouse teams.

With an all-time series lead of 73-27-7, the Pittsburg Pirates have established their dominance over the decades, but the Antioch Panthers are determined to rewrite the narrative this year. Last season, when Antioch hosted Pittsburg, the Pirates sailed to a decisive 48-21 victory, leaving a score to settle for the Panthers.

Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, Rick Ford, weighed in on the significance of this matchup, stating, “The Pittsburg vs Antioch rivalry is a testament to the enduring spirit of high school football. This game, in its 20th season as part of the Great American Rivalry Series, showcases the heart and soul of these communities.”

Pirate Stadium, with its rich history and capacity for 8,000 passionate fans, will undoubtedly be a cauldron of intensity as these teams battle for supremacy on the hallowed turf. The echoes of legends past will reverberate through the stands, as both the Pittsburg Pirates and the Antioch Panthers prepare to etch their names into the annals of football history.

As the sun sets and the lights illuminate the battlefield, the stage is set for another unforgettable chapter in this storied rivalry. With hearts pounding and anticipation in the air, one thing is certain: “The Big Little Game” is more than just a matchup; it’s a legacy. We Know Friday Nights.

Lower Merion @ Radnor


It’s that time of the year again when the town of Radnor and Lower Merion come alive with anticipation and excitement. The historic football rivalry between these two schools reaches a significant milestone this season as it marks the 20th edition of the Great American Rivalry Series. This clash is not just a game; it’s a tradition, a battle for pride, and an embodiment of the essence of high school football.

With a series that dates back to 1896, Radnor and Lower Merion have been engaging in epic showdowns on the gridiron for over a century. The stage is set at Arnold Field, where the passionate fans of both teams will converge to witness “The Rivalry.”

The Lower Merion Aces, represented by their mascot, and the Radnor Raptors, soaring high, will leave no stone unturned in their pursuit of victory. The all-time series stands close, with Lower Merion leading by a slight margin, 61 wins to Radnor’s 56, with 11 games ending in a draw. This longstanding competition has seen 128 meetings of unparalleled intensity and dramatic moments.

Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, had this to say about the significance of this matchup: “Radnor vs. Lower Merion is one of those rivalries that captures the true essence of high school football. The tradition, the passion, and the intense competition make it an absolute spectacle. We’re thrilled to have this game as part of our 20th season.”

Looking back at last year’s clash, Radnor showcased their dominance with an explosive 80-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter. The Raptors ultimately emerged victorious with a 14-0 shutout win. Their offensive prowess was on full display, amassing 317 total yards, with 64 yards through the air and an impressive 253 rushing yards. On the other side, Lower Merion struggled to find their rhythm, finishing with 232 total yards, 157 passing yards, and 75 rushing yards.

As the teams take the field once again, the crowd at Arnold Field is set to swell to approximately 5,000 passionate fans, eagerly awaiting another chapter in this storied rivalry. The stakes are high, and with the history and pride at play, both teams will leave everything on the field.

So mark your calendars for November 4th, 2023, as Radnor and Lower Merion prepare to etch another unforgettable chapter in their historic rivalry. We Know Friday Nights.