In what promises to be a historic clash, the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series continues as the Cherry Hill West Lions prepare to face off against their arch-rivals, the Cherry Hill East Cougars, at the Cherry Hill High School West Football Stadium on October 13, 2023.
With 54 meetings between these fierce opponents since their inaugural game in 1969, the rivalry has been intense, and the Cougars have held the upper hand with a 31-23 advantage in the all-time series. However, the Lions have tasted victory in their last encounter, a resounding 54-13 triumph that showcased the Lions’ dominance on the ground, led by the spectacular performance of senior Gary Rowe, who carved through the Cougars’ defense with an astounding 201 rushing yards and three total touchdowns.
Speaking about the upcoming rivalry game, Rick Ford, the Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, remarked, “The Cherry Hill West vs. Cherry Hill East matchup exemplifies the essence of high school football rivalries. These two teams have a storied history, and ‘The Boot’ trophy adds an extra layer of intensity to an already passionate contest.”
As the Cherry Hill West Football Stadium prepares to welcome 3,000 fervent fans, the atmosphere is electric with anticipation. The rivalry extends beyond mere statistics; it is a clash of pride and tradition, with each team eager to etch their name in the annals of history.
Cherry Hill West Lions are determined to continue their winning streak and narrow the gap in the series, while the Cherry Hill East Cougars seek redemption and are committed to retaining their supremacy over their cross-town rivals.
Tonight, “The Boot” will be up for grabs, and both teams will leave no stone unturned in their quest for glory. The gridiron battle will be fierce, the plays will be extraordinary, and the emotions will run high as the athletes pour their heart and soul into each down.
Get ready for a captivating Friday night as Cherry Hill West and Cherry Hill East collide in the Great American Rivalry Series’ milestone 20th season. This one is destined to be an epic showdown for the ages.
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