The longstanding football rivalry between the Warren Central Warriors and the Ben Davis Giants is set to ignite once again as the two powerhouse teams clash at Ben Davis Stadium on September 16. This highly anticipated matchup marks the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, a fitting stage for these perennial contenders to showcase their gridiron prowess.
With a rich history dating back decades, the Warren Central vs. Ben Davis rivalry is one of the oldest and most storied in the state of Indiana. Having faced each other a remarkable 97 times, the Giants hold a slim lead in the all-time series at 58-37-2. Their battles have become legendary, leaving fans on the edge of their seats year after year.
Last season’s encounter was a thrilling offensive showdown, with Ben Davis prevailing in a hard-fought 42-28 victory on the road. The Giants showcased their offensive firepower, leaving a lasting impression on both teams heading into this year’s clash. Warren Central will undoubtedly be looking for redemption and hoping to halt their rival’s momentum in front of an anticipated crowd of 5,000 enthusiastic fans.
“The Warren Central vs. Ben Davis rivalry is a true testament to the passion and intensity that high school football can ignite,” said Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series. “It’s an honor to witness this historic matchup as part of our 20th season. These two programs have a rich tradition and the atmosphere at Ben Davis Stadium will be electric.”
Apart from their rivalry, both Warren Central and Ben Davis boast impressive football pedigrees. The two teams have hoisted numerous state championships between them and have been perennial contenders in the conference and playoff stages. With such a storied past and the weight of their respective legacies on the line, this game promises to be a memorable battle for both teams.
As the Warren Central Warriors take on the Ben Davis Giants once again, the stage is set for a clash of titans. The 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series is sure to add another thrilling chapter to the legacy of this historic rivalry. Strap in, football fans, because when these two powerhouses collide it’s the game of the year! And remember, We Know Friday Nights!
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.