These two Titans have waged war with each other since 1972. Friday’s game will be the 52nd meeting between the schools. Hoover holds a 31-20 advantage over the Rebels of Vestavia Hills. These schools are only 10 miles apart, so most of the students and fans know each other, but that does not take away the intensity of this rivalry between two of the biggest schools in the state of Alabama. This game is always one of biggest rivalries on our schedule.


Nick Curtis


Drew Stockard

Vestavia Hills

Drew is a three-year letterman on the varsity football team. He is also a member of the National Honor Society and the Vestavia Hills youth leadership club. Drew is active in the church youth group, forgotten children ministry, and the medical mission to Honduras. Drew is currently holding a 4.15 GPA and plans to attend the University of Alabama to study biology.
Hunter Westerlund


Hunter is a two-year letterman on the varsity football team. He is a member of Hoover’s IB program, engineering academy, the National Honor Society and the Mu Alpha Theta club. He volunteers at the Pondarosa Bible Camp and is currently holding a 4.1 GPA. He plans to attend the US Naval Academy.


Percy Coleman

Vestavia Hills

Percy played tailback three years in the Rivalry game against Hoover. As caption of the 1996 team, Percy lead Vestavia Hills to a 24-10 victory over Hoover and a 12-1 record that season. He went on to play four years at UAB and received his master’s degree in engineering. He now works as a Senior Engineer at Alabama Power Company. Percy lives in Birmingham with his wife and two children.
Chad Jackson


Chad played wide receiver for the Bucs from 1999-2002, he played on two state championship teams and was selected to the Parade Magazine All American team. Chad played football at the University of Florida from 2003-2006. Had played in the NFL for the New England Patriots and now resides in Birmingham and works at UAB West as a Surgical Assistant. Chad’s nephew, Javonne, is currently on the Buc varsity football team.


In the lowest scoring outing of the season, the Hoover Bucs were able to walk awaywith a victory over there cross town rivals Vestavia Hills 17-7. The Hoover rushing game was held to 71 yards as Justin Allen second half kickoff was enough for the victory. Bucs linebacker Nick Curtis compiled four sacks for the game to earn him the Great American Rivalry MVP and give Hoover its 10th consecutive win.