The stage is set for an epic clash as the East Stroudsburg South Cavaliers prepare to battle their archrivals, the Stroudsburg Mountaineers, in the highly anticipated matchup on October 13th, 2023. This fierce rivalry, which dates all the way back to 1944, is steeped in tradition and has captivated the local community for decades.

The battle will unfold at the iconic East Stroudsburg South stadium, where fans from both sides are expected to fill the stands, creating an electric atmosphere with a crowd size of approximately 2000 passionate supporters. This year’s game, marking the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, promises to be a spectacle like no other.

The all-time series between these two powerhouses is as close as it gets, with Stroudsburg holding a slim one-game advantage at 15-14 in the 78 total meetings. Every encounter between the Cavaliers and the Mountaineers has been a fierce battle, showcasing the true essence of high school football rivalry.

Reflecting on the significance of this legendary matchup, Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, stated, “The East Stroudsburg South vs. Stroudsburg rivalry is one of the most intense and storied rivalries in the nation. These two teams have a deep-rooted history, and their annual clash never fails to deliver excitement and pure football passion.”

In last year’s showdown, Stroudsburg emerged victorious with a convincing 23-8 triumph over their rivals. Stroudsburg’s relentless ground attack, highlighted by a 65-yard touchdown run, propelled them to success, racking up 203 rushing yards. East Stroudsburg South fought hard, amassing 211 total yards, but couldn’t match the Mountaineers’ dominance on the field.

Adding to the drama, the coveted “Lil Brown Jug” will once again be up for grabs in this contest. This cherished trophy symbolizes the pride and bragging rights that come with victory in this fierce rivalry.

As the countdown to kickoff begins, the anticipation is palpable in the air. Both teams are eager to etch their names in history and claim the ultimate glory. It’s a clash of titans, a battle of wills, and the outcome will be decided on the hallowed grounds of East Stroudsburg South. Get ready for an unforgettable night of high school football.

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Nate Gray
East Stroudsburg South


Jeremiah Derival

East Stroudsburg South

Jeremiah has maintained an impressive GPA during his academic career while participating in numerous extracurricular activities. He is also a member of the track and field team and is an active member in the community and participates in service activities with his church group. Jeremiah plans to attend a 4-year university to study finance and plans to become a financial advisor.
Stoney Fuller-Bey


Stoney is a member of the EPC Student-Athlete Character Council who is ranked in the top 7% of his graduating class. He is a member of Student Government, Key Club, FBLA, and Track and Field. He is an outstanding student and athlete. Stoney plans on furthering his education after High School!


Pennslyvania football runs deep and on this cold October night it was no different in the annual matchup that never disappoints. The East Stroudsburg South Cavaliers took on the Stroudsburg Mountaineers in a battle that had the crowd on their feet and the stadium erupted with noise. The Cavaliers came out of the gate stomping, with two touchdowns and amazing offensive work. Stroudsburg gained some ground with a 49 yard line return and a fumble recovery that helped get them to a touchdown. MVP Nate Gray game in clutch with a touchdown, putting the Cavaliers ahead again. The Mountaineers did their best to fend off the defensive wall of East Stroudsburg South, but it was no use for another 30 yard touchdown, leaving a tremendous score of 40-7.