Nolan Field at Jarvis Stadium is about to ignite as the Chargers and Wildcats clash once again in a battle that has defined football in the region for two decades. It’s the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, and the Ansonia Chargers are gearing up to face their arch-nemeses, the Seymour Wildcats, on September 15th, 2023.

In a storied history dating back to 2004, these two teams have left no stone unturned in their quest for supremacy. The Chargers hold a commanding all-time series lead of 17-1 against the Wildcats, a testament to their dominance on the field. However, as the new season kicks off, both sides are ready to rewrite the narrative.

Last season’s clash saw Ansonia emerge triumphant with a 41-21 victory, further solidifying their grip on this fierce rivalry. Ansonia’s powerhouse football program has consistently demonstrated its prowess, keeping the CIAC Class S title within its grasp for an astounding 17 of the last 18 seasons.

Rick Ford, the Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, captures the essence of this impending showdown: “The Chargers and Wildcats rivalry has been the epitome of high school football passion and tradition. The energy and intensity that this rivalry brings to the field year after year is a testament to the heart and soul of American football.”

Ansonia charges into this game with an unblemished record from the previous season, having achieved a flawless 13-0 standing, showcasing their ironclad determination to rule the league. The Wildcats, on the other hand, are undoubtedly hungry to turn the tide and shatter the Chargers’ stronghold.

As the sun sets over the hallowed grounds of Nolan Field at Jarvis Stadium, the anticipation is palpable. The roar of the fans, the clash of helmets, and the thrill of victory all converge under the bright Friday night lights. With history, pride, and legacy on the line, the Chargers and Wildcats are poised to deliver yet another unforgettable chapter in their storied rivalry. 

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Machi Ingram


Paul Palmer


Paul is a model student both in the classroom and on the field. Paul is part of the National Honor Society, a Yale-Seton Book Award recipient, and a Chargers in the Making Mentor. On the field, he is a football team captain and All-NVL Second Team DB. After high school, Paul is pursing an aerospace/mechanical engineering degree.
Trevor Burns


Trevor has been part of the football and track team for 4 years. As a Senior, Trevor has been given the opportunity to be a team captain on the football team. He is a proud member of the National Honor Society and has an active role in the Student Council. After high school, Trevor wants to study engineering.


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.