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.  

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Ca’lil Valentine


Giovanni Borea


Giovanni is a 2-year varsity player who is part of the newly formed Player Led Leadership Council. He is an AP and Honors student. He is a senior who plans to go to college to continue his football career and pursue a degree in business!
Dallas Baxter


Dallas has played football all 4 years at Hamilton. He is a two-year letterman on the varsity. He carries a 4.14 GPA and is the positional leader for the inside linebackers. Dalles plans on attending a military academy to continue his education next fall.


Tonight is the night Arizona football fans have been waiting for… this highly anticipated match between the Hamilton Huskies and the Chandler Wolves did not disappoint. With high level recruits on each side, this intense rivalry is something you don’t want to miss. This is a new rivalry only dating back to November of 2014, where the Wolves currently hold an 8-2 record against the Huskies. This rivalry is as big as they get, and you could tell from the energy of the crowd as both sides are hyped to watch this game. Hamilton would set the tone early putting together a strong first drive thanks to a long kickoff return and a dime on a long pass to get them within 10 yards. Luckily, Chandler’s defense was able to stop their momentum leaving them to kick a field goal to put Hamilton up 3-0 early in the first. Chandler would answer back with a big run to put them close and #5 CaLil Valentine would run it up the middle to make the score 7-3 at the end of the first. Chandler would get the ball back in the second and waste no time giving it to #5 CaLil Valentine to score his second touchdown! making it 14-3 Wolves. Chandler’s defense would shine as they strip-sacked the QB to give their offense the ball. The Huskies’ defense would fight hard to push the Wolves back to fourth and long, but a highlight reel catch and toe tap to stay in bounds on a corner route would put the Wolves up 21-3. It was all gas no brakes for #5 CaLil Valentine as the Wolves gave him the ball for his third touchdown of the night making it a 28-3 game. Chandler’s defense would shine again as they intercepted the ball on the very next drive leaving them at first and 10, eventually scoring on a jump ball making it 35-3 and the Chandler fans were fired up. A long field goal from the Huskies would give us 35-6 as the half ended. Chandler would continue to apply pressure cutting up the Huskies' defense to score again making it 42-6. I bet you’re wondering if it can get any better for Chandler at this point…well, it does because they score another touchdown on a long pass to make it 49-6 as they have complete control of this game. Hamilton started to show some signs of life as they would come back and score in the fourth making it a 49-13 game but, it was not enough as the Wolves closed it out 49-13 final ball game giving them a 9-2 record in this rivalry series.