Being the original, and oldest, high schools in Green Bay, Green Bay East and West were founded in 1856 and 1890, respectively. Before the rivalry started and teams were formed, there was an informal game in 1895 that ended in an 8-8 tie. One year later, in 1896, East organized a football team, followed by West in 1898. The first official meeting between the Green Bay East Red Devils and the Green Bay West Wildcats took place in 1905, and they have played annually since (minus 1906 when the game was cancelled, and 2020 when the game was postponed), making it the longest running consecutively played high school football rivalry in Wisconsin. The series has been tight, with East leading overall 63-50-3. These games have included blowouts, nail bitters, and everything in between with attendance that has sometimes been higher than Packers’ game. Last year’s game was very close, with a final score of 14-13, and all the points coming in the fourth quarter, ending with Green Bay West winning for the first time since 2014. This year is the 117th installment of the game, and should be an entertaining one, as West looks to build a winning streak, and East hopes to get back to their winning ways.
Green Bay East
Green Bay East
David is a member of East HS National Honor Society maintaining a 3.76 GPA throughout high school. He is also a three-sport athlete who is a member of the football, wrestling, and track team. He is also a member of the fine arts institute and jazz band where he has performed a flute solo in solo ensemble each year of high school. He plans on going to NWTC and entering their fire-medic program to become a firefighter and paramedic after high school.
Green Bay West
Alex is a 4-year lettermen on the Green Bay West football team while also excelling in wrestling, tennis, and track and field. Alex has a bright future ahead and is still deciding on where he wants to attend college.
Tonight, in Wisconsin, the defense held tight on both sides sending the game all the way into the 4th 0-0. In the 4th quarter, the Devils scored a TD and a conversion to bring the score to 8-0. West answered with a TD but failed on the 2-point conversion, bringing the score to 8-6 with just over 4 minutes left. East held on and took the victory with a final score of 8-6.