The stage is set for an epic clash as the Wake Forest Cougars take on the Heritage Huskies in what promises to be a thrilling showdown on Friday, October 13. The atmosphere is charged with anticipation as these fierce rivals prepare to battle it out on the gridiron once again.

This matchup marks the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, a prestigious event that celebrates the most intense high school football rivalries across the nation. Founder and CEO of the series, Rick Ford, expressed his excitement, stating, “The Wake Forest vs Heritage rivalry has become one of the most captivating matchups in the history of our series. The intensity and competitiveness displayed by these teams never fails to amaze me.”

Wake Forest has undeniably dominated this rivalry, boasting an impeccable 12-0 record against the Heritage Huskies. Despite their perfect record, the Cougars cannot afford to underestimate their opponents. The Huskies have consistently put up a fight, making each encounter a nail-biting affair. Last season, Wake Forest emerged victorious with a commanding 48-14 win on their home turf, but Heritage is determined to turn the tables this time around.

With a crowd size of 8,000 fans expected to fill the stands at Husky Stadium, the atmosphere will undoubtedly be electric. The deafening roar of the passionate supporters will fuel the players’ adrenaline, intensifying the stakes for both teams.

As kickoff approaches, all eyes will be on the field, waiting to witness the latest chapter in this riveting rivalry. Can the Cougars maintain their undefeated streak, or will the Huskies stage an upset for the ages? One thing is for certain – both teams will leave everything on the field, driven by the desire to claim victory and etch their names in the annals of this storied rivalry.

Get ready for an unforgettable showdown on Friday night, as Wake Forest and Heritage renew their gridiron battle. This is more than just a football game; it’s a clash of tradition, pride, and fierce competition. The Great American Rivalry Series proudly presents this exhilarating matchup, reminding us all why we love high school football.

We know Friday nights.


Brandon Crutchfield


Robin Nyaanga


Robin is a two-year varsity football player and letterman, who is also a part of the varsity basketball and track & field programs. Robin is a member of the National Honor Society, Key Club, Best Buddies, and Distributive Education Clubs of America. Robin plans to further his education at NC State University where he plans to pursue a degree in engineering.
Jackson Briley

Wake Forest

Jackson Briley is a 2-year letterman on the varsity football team. His junior foorball season, he was selected to the NAC 6 honorable mention all conference team. Jackson is a board member on the Easteern North Carolina Make a Wish foundation. He volunteers his time to his church doing various things, including building bikes for kids and making a labrynth for the church. Jackson is also a member of the National Honor Society.


Tonight’s game looks like one for the books, with a record 12-0, Wake Forest has historically dominated these two teams over a decade long rivalry, leaving the Heritage Huskies with a lot to prove. The first quarter went fast with the Huskies scoring the first touchdown and field goal with only 46 seconds left in the first! By halftime the Huskies clung on to the lead by a field goal, with Wake Forest trailing behind 10-7. In the third the huskies kept their lead with the Wake Forest cougars on their tail ending the third quarter ahead, but they lost their footing, and the cougars caught up early in the 4th. With only a quarter left the two teams were neck to neck until an amazing catch and touchdown by the Heritage Huskies sealing in their win 23-21. A record-breaking win for the Huskies finally ending their rivals 12 year streak tonight and taking home their victory on the 20th Anniversary of the Great American Rivalry Series.