The football rivalry between the Muskegon Big Reds and the Mona Shores Sailors is set to ignite Sailor Stadium on September 9, 2023. This highly anticipated matchup marks the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, showcasing the intensity and passion of this historic rivalry.

The Muskegon Big Reds have dominated the all-time series, boasting an impressive 34 wins compared to Mona Shores’ 8 victories. In their previous encounter, Muskegon emerged triumphant with a commanding 55-35 win, leaving the Sailors hungry for redemption.

Sailor Stadium will be packed with 6,000 ardent fans, each ready to rally behind their respective teams and witness the clash of these gridiron titans. The atmosphere will be electric as the Muskegon faithful and Mona Shores supporters create a pulsating backdrop to the on-field battle.

Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his enthusiasm for this thrilling matchup, stating, “The Muskegon vs. Mona Shores rivalry epitomizes the essence of high school football. The intensity, the pride, and the passion displayed by both communities are truly remarkable. As we celebrate the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series, we are honored to include this historic matchup and witness the electric atmosphere it generates.”

Both teams have been meticulously preparing for this clash of titans. The Muskegon Big Reds, fueled by their recent success, will aim to extend their dominance in the series. On the other side, the Mona Shores Sailors are determined to turn the tide and prove their mettle against their fierce rivals.

When the whistle blows, Sailor Stadium will bear witness to a battle that transcends mere numbers and records. It will be a clash of tradition, determination, and the unyielding spirit of these communities. Players will leave it all on the field, driven by the desire to etch their names in the lore of this storied rivalry.

As the anticipation builds, Muskegon and Mona Shores fans can only brace themselves for another chapter in this epic football saga. The stage is set, the players are ready, and the crowd is eager. Friday nights in Muskegon are about to come alive once again.  And remember, We Know Friday Nights!



Mikhi Guy


Luke Emmons

Mona Shores

Luke is a model student both in the classroom and on the gridiron. Luke has maintained an impressive GPA during his academic career while participating in numerous extra-curricular activities. As an established offensive lineman on the varsity squad, Luke is an invaluable teammate. After graduating, he plans to pursue a higher education.
Jakob Price


Aside from football, Jakob is a part of track & field, a member of Student Leadership and a member of the National Honors Society. He plans to attend college and become a Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgeon.


The Muskegon Big Reds traveled to the Sailors’ shores in Michigan on this early fall night. Muskegon struck first with a throw to the back of the endzone putting the first points on the board. Mona Shores fired back with a TD to tie the game 7-7. Scholar Athlete, Jakob Price punched it in for Muskegon putting the Big Reds up a play. Mona Shores’ WR Johnson landed a deep catch in the paint to tie it up at 14. Jakob Price fired it up again, running up the middle, putting Muskegon in the lead 21-14. The Sailors tied it up 21-21 with 5:52 left in the third! Another TD and A HUGE run by the Big Reds gave them a 35-21 lead in the 4th. Muskegon asserted their dominance in this Rivalry with another +7 taking it to final 42-21.