In 1997, Hilliard High School split to form Hilliard Davidson and Hilliard Darby. This split also gave birth to one of the fiercest rivalries in Ohio. Davidson currently holds a 9-5 advantage in the series and looks to avenge a loss at home last season. Darby looks to build on their win to get one step back to evening the rivalry.
It was a defensive showdown tonight in Ohio. The first half remained scoreless, with both teams pushing the line. The score was 0-0 at the start of the 4th when a field goal by Davidson put the first points on the board. A massive interception in the 4th quarter by the Panthers was followed through with a touchdown putting them up on the board 7-3. Darby secured the win at home tonight with a final score of 7-3.