The historic rivalry between the Grosse Pointe North Norseman and the Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils is set to ignite Blue Devil Stadium on October 20, 2023. As part of the momentous 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this clash carries a special significance for both teams and their passionate communities.

Since its inception in 1969, this rivalry has been etched into the fabric of Grosse Pointe, symbolizing the competitive spirit and pride of the two schools. As the Grosse Pointe North Norseman take on the Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils, the stage is set for a battle that transcends football.

Blue Devil Stadium will be filled with 4,000 fervent fans, eagerly awaiting the kickoff of this highly anticipated matchup. The energy in the stadium will be palpable as the two communities unite to witness the intensity and drama that unfolds on the gridiron.

Grosse Pointe South claimed victory in the last encounter, securing a dominant 44-14 win. However, Grosse Pointe North will be looking to turn the tables and reclaim their glory in this edition of the rivalry.

Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, spoke about the significance of the Grosse Pointe North vs. Grosse Pointe South rivalry, saying, “This rivalry is a testament to the enduring spirit of high school football. For two decades, the Grosse Pointe communities have come together to witness this historic clash. As we celebrate the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, this game holds a special place in our hearts, exemplifying the passion and pride of these two schools.”

Both teams have been diligently preparing for this pivotal matchup. The Grosse Pointe North Norseman, driven by their series lead of 31-24, aim to extend their dominance. On the other hand, the Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils are motivated to build on their recent success and narrow the gap.

When the two teams take the field, Blue Devil Stadium will transform into a battleground of emotions and fierce competition. The players will leave it all on the field, representing the hopes and dreams of their schools, and the pride of their communities.

As the sun sets over Grosse Pointe, Friday night lights will illuminate the gridiron, showcasing the enduring legacy of the Grosse Pointe North vs. Grosse Pointe South rivalry. As the athletes and fans prepare for another great matchup, bring the energy and remember, We Know Friday Nights!


Vincent Vachon
Grosse Pointe South


Liam Raether

Grosse Pointe South

Liam has a team-high GPA of 4.24. He really is the best of the best academically. We are a very strong academic high school with multiple players with a GPA over 4.0. Liam has taken multiple Advanced Placement classes while at GP South and successfully received college credit. In addition to academics and football, he is also a primary contributor to our school's Choir program!
Matthew Hallam

Grosse Pointe North

Matthew is a captain and 4-year member of the varsity football team. Matthew can play every position on the offensive line. He is a leader by example on the field in the weight room. His work ethic is unmatched! His commitment to excellence shows not only on the field, but in the classroom as well


[11:04 PM] Joshua Plasencia On the 55th anniversary of the Spirit Jug Rivalry, the Grosse Pointe North Norsemen took on Grosse Pointe South Blue Devils. This rivalry dates all the way back to 1968! There was a lot on the line for both teams on this rainy October evening, Temperatures were low, but the emotions were high for both teams as the Norsemen opened the game up with a touchdown. It didn’t take long for the Blue Devils to score as they quickly tied it up 7-7 after a strong drive. The Blue Devils would keep their foot on the gas pedal as #11 Karter Richards makes a jumping catch in the endzone to make it 14-7. The Blue Devil offense was on fire as they connected with #1 Vincent Vachon for two more touchdowns to make the score 28-7. But that wasn’t good enough as the Blue Devils would score two more unanswered touchdowns making the Grosse Pointe South blue Devils the fifth year defending champs of the Spirit jug as the clock would wind down making it a 42-7 ballgame.