Both Bishop McDevitt and Harrisburg High School kicked off their football season with an intense and heated rivalry that dates back 29 years. The United States Air Force couldn’t have sponsored a better Mid-Penn rivalry game. These two schools are within sight and earshot of each other, separated by less than a mile apart. Both teams knew that this would be a statement game for their respective seasons and wanted to take home the USAF Great American Rivalry Series Championship Trophy.


Jameel Poteet
Bishop McDevitt


Victor Shaffer

Bishop McDevitt

LaQuan Anthony



Harrisburg came out ready to win, scoring early and making the first touchdown. Early penalties and fumbles from the McDevitt Crusaders gave Cougar fans the hope that Harrisburg may take home the victory. However, Harrisburg failed to capitalize on the 13 McDevitt penalties and by halftime the score was 27-10. Harrisburg continued to fight it out on the gridiron and would score once more. McDevitt, ranked 4th in state in the AAAA class, could not be stopped and came out ready in the 3rd quarter. Big plays from the game MVP Jameel Poteet helped secure a win for the Crusaders.