Alumni Field will be the battleground for an epic clash as the Mascoutah Indians take on the Waterloo Bulldogs in a showdown that has captivated the hearts of football fans for decades. This game is set to take place on October 13, 2023, promising an intense battle that will leave a lasting mark on the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series.

Last year, the Bulldogs emerged victorious in a hard-fought contest, defeating the Indians with a score of 35-18. As the teams prepare to face off once again, both sides are fueled by the memories of that game and are determined to leave nothing on the field.

Waterloo High School, founded in 1971, was the last school to join the Mississippi Valley Conference in 1997, completing the six-team lineup in the Illinois area. This rivalry holds a special place in the hearts of the players and fans, as it represents the rich history and tradition of football in these communities.

Rick Ford, the founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his excitement for this matchup, saying, “The Mascoutah-Waterloo rivalry is one of the most passionate and storied in high school football. These teams have a long-standing history of pushing each other to the limit. The atmosphere at Alumni Field will be electric, showcasing the true essence of Friday night lights.”

With a crowd size expected to exceed 3,000, the intensity will be palpable as fans from both sides pack the stands, donning their school colors and rallying behind their teams. The deafening roars and thunderous applause will fuel the players as they strive to deliver a performance that will go down in the annals of this historic rivalry.

As the clock counts down, the Mascoutah Indians and the Waterloo Bulldogs stand ready to wage war on the gridiron. Expect bone-crushing tackles, breathtaking catches, and awe-inspiring touchdowns that will keep fans on the edge of their seats. This clash of titans is not one to be missed, as both teams vie for bragging rights in this storied rivalry.

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Koby Osterhage


Ryan Prince


Ryan is a model student and great leader. He plays football and runs track. He is a National Honor Society Member, a member of FFA, and a high honor role student. He is considering University of North Dakota upon graduation in the Spring.
Mitch Baldwin


Mitch serves Waterloo in significant roles including Senior class president and student council vice president. Mitch is also involved with Spanish Club, Construction Club, and Renaissance. Additionally, Mitch serves as the Kaskaskia District Regional Student Council Vice President!


It was a cold and windy evening here in St Louis, Illinois but that wasn’t going to stop this action-packed game as the Mascoutah Indians took on the Waterloo Bulldogs at Alumni field this Friday for their rivalry series…and let me tell you, some dogs they were. Waterloo had complete control over the Indians all game as they opened with a 20-yard run by number 11 Koby Osterhage to take them up 7-0. Now remember that name because were coming back to him, Waterloo would then stop the Indian drive and waste no time getting into the endzone again to put them up 14-0 before the end of the first. The story would continue for the Bulldogs as they tack on another touchdown by yours truly Koby Osterhage making it a 21-0 game. But that wasn’t enough to satisfy the Bulldogs as they recover an onside kick giving them the ball and guess who they throw It to… you already know its Koby Osterhage as he catches a bomb thrown by Conrad Lindhorst for his third touchdown of the game making it 28-0 at the end of the half. In the second half the Indians would intercept a pass giving them the ball and throw bomb of their own downfield to give them their first points of the game making it 28-7. The Bulldogs would answer back by scoring again on their next drive to make it a 35-7 game, but the Indians would apply some more pressure scoring again making it 35-13 as the extra point was blocked by the Bulldogs. But 35 wasn’t good enough as the Bulldogs decided to score again and make it a 42-13 final ball game.