It’s that time of year again, when the air becomes charged with electric rivalry as the Pottsville Crimson Tide faces off against the Blue Mountain Eagles in a clash of titans. The 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series has arrived, and the anticipation for this showdown on September 15, 2023, is palpable. With a history of 63 total meetings, this storied rivalry has been a spectacle of intense competition and thrilling performances.

Pottsville holds the edge in the all-time series, boasting an impressive 43 victories over their opponents. However, Blue Mountain won’t back down easily, having secured 20 victories of their own. The rivalry runs deep, and every game between these two fierce competitors has been nothing short of a gridiron battle for the ages.

Last year’s encounter saw Blue Mountain dominate, shutting out Pottsville with a convincing 17-0 win. But you can be sure the Crimson Tide will be thirsting for revenge this time around. The stakes are high, and the home crowd, expected to be at full capacity with 4,000 fans, will be roaring in support of their beloved team.

Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, Rick Ford, expressed his excitement for this year’s matchup, stating, “The Pottsville vs. Blue Mountain rivalry has been a cornerstone of our series for two decades. The passion and energy displayed by both communities remind us why high school football is so special. We expect nothing less than a thrilling contest that showcases the true spirit of this great sport.”

Both teams have been putting in the hard work and dedication during the offseason, and the moment of truth is almost here. It’s not just a game; it’s a clash of hometown pride and football legacy. The Pottsville Crimson Tide and the Blue Mountain Eagles are ready to leave it all on the field.

As we gear up for this unforgettable encounter, we know Friday nights are about to become extraordinary. The Pottsville vs. Blue Mountain rivalry is more than just a game; it’s a tradition, a celebration of community, and a testament to the undying love for the sport of football.

We Know Friday Nights.



Tyler Miller
Blue Mountain


Kole Becker


Kole is a three-sport athlete at Pottsville, as he is a member of the football, basketball, and baseball teams. Kole is currently ranked 22nd out of 224 in his graduating class. Currently, Kole is undecided on his plans after graduation.
Will Jacobson Jr.

Blue Mountain

Will has been a four-year member of the Blue Mountain Varsity Baseball and Football teams, where he is a captain and the single-game pass yardage record holder for football and a DXI Champion for baseball. In addition, Will is also a member of Phi Sigma, and takes AP classes in government and science. After graduation, Will would like to attend trade school or college for accounting.


Tensions were high tonight in Pennsylvania, with Pottsville Crimson Tide facing off against the Blue Mountain Eagles in their 64th meeting on the gridiron. Crimson Tide came out with something to prove, getting into the end zone first and scoring back-to-back. The Eagles were not to be ignored causing madness in the end zone, rushing 67 yards putting them up on the board, and ultimately taking the lead. By half time Eagles were up, 14-21. They were sure not to slip up and were able to maintain the lead to ultimately win this historic rivalry!