Get ready for a gridiron spectacle as the Great American Rivalry Series kicks off its monumental 20th season with a fierce clash between the East St. Louis Flyers and the O’Fallon Panthers. Set to ignite on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, at the iconic East St. Louis Clyde C. Jordan Stadium, this matchup promises a showdown for the ages.

Originating in 1977, this rivalry has stood the test of time, evolving into a battle that captures the hearts of football fans year after year. With the all-time series standing on a knife’s edge, East St. Louis holds a narrow _____ lead over O’Fallon, adding an extra layer of intensity to this encounter.

In their ___th meeting, both teams are poised to bring their A-game, fueled by history and a burning desire for victory. Last season’s clash saw East St. Louis soar to a commanding 60-21 triumph over O’Fallon, displaying their prowess with a staggering 283 rushing yards, doubling O’Fallon’s 130 yards on the ground.

Rick Ford, Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, emphasized the significance of this marquee matchup, stating, “The East St. Louis vs. O’Fallon rivalry epitomizes the heart and soul of high school football. It’s an honor to witness the passion and intensity of these two communities as we celebrate our 20th season.”

The East St. Louis Flyers and O’Fallon Panthers are gearing up for an electrifying showdown that transcends the boundaries of the field. With a crowd size of 3,000 fans set to pack East St. Louis Clyde C. Jordan Stadium, the atmosphere will be electric, igniting the players’ spirits and fueling their drive to claim supremacy.

As the sun sets on Saturday, September 23rd, 2023, football enthusiasts will be treated to a clash that embodies the essence of the Great American Rivalry Series – a blend of tradition, passion, and raw athleticism.

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Christopher Bennett JR
East St. Louis


Rico Bond

East St. Louis

Rico is a prime example of a leader both in the classroom, on the field, and in the community. He leads by example and always puts others first. He is an exemplary young man who is going to go on and do great things in this world.
Malachi Snowden


Malachi Snowden is an exceptional student-athlete. Malachi is a 3 year starter and he is in the National Honor Society at O'Fallon. He is also on the Belleville O'Fallon Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi National Champions Debate Team. Malachi wants to study Pre - Law.


Early in this matchup, Howard (#21) puts up the first 7 points for East St. Louis on a punt return. O'fallon answers to tie up the game 7-7. O'Fallon ran it into FG range and after a good kick, the Panthers were up 10-7. Martin (#6) ran it in for the Flyers, and after a missed extra pt, it is 13-10. ESL scores another 2 TD running up the score 33-10 at the half. The Flyers soared into the second half racking up the points for a final score of 54-10.