This great matchup is one of the longest running rivalries in the country. Since 1893, these two teams have suited up and took to the gridiron in a fight for the Barrel. It is one of the oldest rivalries in the United States and is the oldest in the state of Kentucky. Manual has held the advantage in the last decade. They have won six of the last 10 meetings, but have lost the last three games against the Bulldogs.


Cameron Chester


Ian Long


Ian is a two-year starter at inside linebacker for the Crimsons and carries a weighted GPA of 4.28. He is an eagle scout, a member of the National Honor Society and church youth group. He plans to attend the University of Arizona and study physiology.
Day'Veon Higgs


Day’Veon is a four-year letterman on the football team. He was an all-district selection last season. He is a member of the Beta Club, the National Honor Society and Future Physicians of America. He plans to attend college, play football, and pursue a career as an orthopedic surgeon.


Mason Motley


Born the son of former crimson head football coach Mick Motley, Mason grew up understanding the magnitude of the male-manual football rivalry. As Manual’s starting quarterback his sophomore, junior, and senior years, Mason lead the crimsons to three consecutive victories over Male, bringing the barrel home to Manual in 2011, 2012, and 2013. Upon graduation from Manual, Mason went on to play football at Depauw University and is now serving as student assistant coach for the Tigers, managing the outside linebackers and special teams.
Hayden Shelton


Hayden played in the Male and Manual rivalry during his final three years. As co-captain of the 2015 team, Haybed led the Bulldogs to a 43-7 win over Manual and an undefeated season and the state title. The Bulldogs were recognized by USA Today and MaxPreps as one of the top 10 teams in the nation.


The 136th edition of the Old Rivalry game (in some years the game was played twice), between the football teams from Male and Manual high schools, was an old-fashioned barn-burner. Cameron Chesher threw one touchdown and ran for another to lead the Bulldogs to their fifth straight victory, 27-20, in the rivalry series between the two schools. It wasn't easy, though. Male (8-2, 3-1), which is ranked No. 4, had to hold off a comeback by the Crimsons (3-6, 0-4) for the Class 6-A, District Three win at Manual Stadium. Chesher threw for 194 yards and rushed for 64. Meanwhile Henry Vestal ran for 92 yards and a touchdown midway through the third quarter that boosted the Bulldogs' lead to 27-6. The Crimsons rallied, though, behind Marcis Floyd. The senior scored three TDs, including a 1-yard leap with 8:43 left that pulled Manual within a touchdown. The Crimsons couldn't get closer, though.