One of the loudest rivalries, not just in Oklahoma, but across the nation, Lawton High and Lawton Eisenhower always provides an intense atmosphere that is difficult to match. This rivalry is so crazy, fans from both teams stay on their own sides of the field and do not cross during the game.
The stands will be packed with 15,000 screaming fans on Friday night, as the two teams, who have been competing since Lawton Ike opened in 1964, line up against each other yet again.
Derek is a 3-year varsity football letterman and a 3-year varsity track letterman. Derek is one of the hardest working players on the team.
Daniel is a Varsity football player and I also a 3-year letterman on the varsity soccer team. In addition to sports, Daniel is also involved in Spanish Club, National Honor Society and Student Council.
HALL OF FAME
Martin played and started in the EHS-LHS rivalry his sophomore, junior and senior year. As a captain, he capped off his senior year with a third win in a row in regular season play over Lawton. He went on to attend the University of Oklahoma on a football scholarship where he became the best All-Time Defensive Tackle. Chase’s career tackles for loss and sacks both rank among the school’s elite and his 1997 season still ranks as possibly one of the greatest statistical seasons ever played by a Sooner defensive lineman. In 1998 Martin was drafted in the 5th round by the Baltimore Ravens. Following a stint with the Ravens, he played for the New Orleans Saints. Where he was part of a defensive line named “The Heavy Lunch Bunch.” He later played for the Washington Redskins and finished up his career with the New York Giants. Today Martin works as an encouragement coach.
One Lawton High School Alumni that made his mark on the famous tradition of the LHS vs. EHS rivalry football game is Antonio Perkins. Antonio graduated from Lawton High in 2000, and during his time at the Home of Champions, he scored a touchdown during the each of the annual North vs. West Side games, allowing the Wolverines to beat the Eagles each year he was in high school. Following graduation, he attended the University of Oklahoma to play D1 college football, where he set the NCAA record in 2003 for the most punt returns for touchdowns in a single game. Antonio continued his football career all the way to the NFL, where he played kick returner and cornerback for the Cleveland Browns. No matter how far he went, though, he never forgot where he came from or abandoned his Wolverine pride. Once a Wolverine, always a Wolverine.
Lawton High came into Friday night's game with Lawton Eisenhower with a mission, to keep the City Championship and to gain the Great American Rivalry Series Championship Trophy. They did just that with a dominant 42-14 victory over Lawton Ike.
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