The annual game between Colerain and Middletown is a historical one in the state of Ohio. These two teams always bring skill to the field and fierceness to their fans. This rivalry is as tough as they come.


DeShante Jones


Bryce Bridges


Bryce is a 4.0 student. He has played football for 4 years and is a member of the National Honor Society.
Cameron Joseph


Cameron is a member of the National Honor Society. He volunteers for many community activities and participates in fundraisers to send workers to orphanages in Puerto Rico. He also often volunteers at his church. Cameron wants to major in engineering or a technology related field and attend a prestigious academic institution.


Connor Smith


Connor Smith starred on the offensive line for the Cardinals from 2003-2005, helping the team to a 37-3 overall record (including 3 victories over Middletown), 3 GMC Championships, and the 2004 State Championship. He was named the GMC Player of the Year and Cincinnati Enquirer Player of the Year in 2005, and earned 1st Team All-Ohio honors that same year. He was also named the Ohio Gatorade Player of the Year, won the prestigious Anthony Munoz Foundation Lineman of the Year award, and was named to both the Parade All-American Bowl. Connor went on to play for The Ohio State University, playing in 2 BCS National Championship games, the Fiesta Bowl, and the Rose Bowl. Connor has returned to Colerain Township with his wife Sarah, and has opened his own insurance agency, giving back to the community by becoming a corporate sponsor with the Colerain Boosters.
Jahmi Calhoun & Jeremy Burgs


2008 was an incredible year to wear a Middie football uniform as did so many of the current Middletown staff and fans. In 2008 Middletown was the only team to defeat the Colerain Cardinals in what otherwise would have been a year with a perfect record for them. That year the Middies went on to win the GMC Conference. Accepting the award in the Middies behalf is the 2008 defensive back Jahmi Cathoun.


The Colerain Cardinals showed why they are ranked #20 in Dallas Jackson’s National High School Football Top 100 after completely dominating the Middletown Middies in Great American Rivalry action in Cincinnati, OH. Colerain took over the game from the start, scoring 42 points in the first half. Middle cam back in the second half with a much stronger performance, both offensively and defensively. Middletown score 13 in the second half and held Colerain scoreless. The final score was 42-13 in Colerain’s favor.