Ravsten Stadium is set to host one of the most anticipated high school football matchups in Idaho as the Idaho Falls Tigers clash with the Skyline Grizzlies in the Emotion Bowl. This year’s game holds even greater significance as it marks the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, highlighting the rich history and fierce competition between these two schools.
The rivalry between the Tigers and the Grizzlies dates back to 1966, and their 59th meeting promises to be a thrilling encounter. With Skyline holding a 35-23 advantage in the all-time series, Idaho Falls will be eager to narrow the gap and prove that they can dethrone the reigning champions. Last season, the Grizzlies dominated their opponents, including a resounding 46-7 victory over the Tigers en route to their third consecutive state championship. However, Idaho Falls stunned Skyline the previous year, reminding everyone that upsets can happen in the heat of rivalry battles.
“This game is the epitome of high school football rivalries. The Emotion Bowl is known for its intensity, passion, and unpredictability,” said Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series. “The longstanding history and the electric atmosphere that accompanies this matchup make it one of the highlights of our 20th season. The fans, players, and communities involved truly embrace the spirit of Friday night lights.”
Aside from the fierce competition on the field, the Emotion Bowl has a unique tradition. The winning team will have the honor of painting a set of goalposts at Ravsten Stadium in their school’s colors, a symbolic gesture that signifies their dominance and ownership of the rivalry until the next meeting.
As the Tigers and the Grizzlies prepare to face off in front of a crowd of over 5,000 passionate fans, emotions will run high, and the stakes will be even higher. The Emotion Bowl never fails to deliver captivating moments, unforgettable plays, and a showcase of the indomitable spirit of high school football.
We Know Friday Nights.
Today is the day eastern Idaho football fans have been waiting for...the 59 reunion of the Emotional Bowl. A long tradition dating back to 1993. There is a lot on the line for these fans and players. Pride, respect, and bragging rights as we had the Skyline Grizzlies clash it out with the Idaho Falls Tigers on this cold and windy night. And an emotional game it was as the Grizzlies wasted no time taking the lead as QB Alex Dennert pass fakes to the left and rolls right to hit RB Amani Morel on the post and set the tone early for the game. The grizzlies were not done applying pressure as they took a 20-7 lead before the half courtesy of an Amani morel run to the end zone. But the Tigers were still holding on as they scored twice making 28-14 at the half. In the second half, the Tigers clawed their way back into the game showing some life late by making it 35-28 thanks to their defense and a couple of interceptions. But the dagger by you know who #6 Amani Morel for his third touchdown in the 4 quarter would secure the win for Skyline as they hold onto the ball and win the Emotion bowl. Making the score 35-28 Skyline and a night to remember.