These two teams have competed against each other for the last century. Two schools that are an hour apart are head to head rivals in the playoffs every year and compete for the state championship. This is a game that closes down the town and makes everyone come out to the game. The joy and excitement from either team winning lasts all year long until these two teams compete again in the playoffs, and winner will keep bragging rights until next season.


Nick Porter


Dylan Moore


Dylan is a 3-year letterman on the varsity football team. He is respected by his teammates and classmates on and off the field. Dylan plans to attend college next fall and pursue a degree in electrical engineering.
Tyler Hamilton


Tyler is a 3-sport letterman, captain, and all-state award winner in baseball, football, and hockey. He is the current president of the Athletic Leadership Council. Tyler displays true leadership both on, and off the field.Tyler remains very humble and represents the Hartford community with pride, while being a mentor to the youth and being respected by his peers. After graduation, Tyler plans to attend college in pursuit of a degree.


Mickey Caliguiri


Mickey Caliguiri otherwise known as Coach Cal, taught science and coached football and baseball at Mt. St. Joseph Academy, West Rutland HS and Rutland HS for the past 47 years. Prior to becoming a coach and teacher, Mickey was one of the greatest football players to ever play at MSJ. He then went on to start at inside linebacker at the University of Maine. Over the past 39 years, Mickey was an assistant football coach at Rutland HS, primarily working as the Head JV Coach and Varsity Defensive Coordinator. During this time, he was an integral part of winning 10 Division I State Football Championships. Mickey retired from teaching in 2015 and coaching in 2016.
Dan Ammel


Dan was one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play at Hartford High School, and his athleticism and skill has yet to be matched. He was elected captain both his junior and senior years of the football team, and had a desire to make those around him better. After high school, Dan Bridgeton Academy and Sacred Heart. Nowadays, you can find Dan coaching the quarterbacks and assisting in calling plays for Hartford, while also being a pillar of the community and a positive role model to young men.


Rutland quickly jumped out to a 13-0 lead in the first quarter, and led by as much as 27-8 in the first half. Before the end of the second quarter, Hartford scored making the score 27-16 at halftime. In the third quarter, Rutland scored a couple of times and Hartford scored to make the score 40-24. Then Hartford’s defense held Rutland the rest of the game while an interception by Riley Packard and MVP winner #11 Nick Porter rallied Hartford to come back in the fourth quarter to win the game 52-40.