Home Team: Oakland
Away Team: Riverdale
Date And Time: 09/15/2017 7:00 pm
Location: Oakland High School
These two schools opened in 1972 after the split of Murfreesboro Central High School and had their first meeting in 1974. Riverdale leads 32-16 (Warriors lead 3-2 in playoff games), with Oakland winning the last six meetings. Voted the #1 rivalry in the Midstate area in 2015, this season there was some added excitement with both teams being undefeated heading into Friday night’s matchup. It is known in the area as the “Battle of the Boro” and there is a trophy that is given to the winning team each year.
Riverdale took an early first quarter lead to make it 7-0, but that would be the only time that they held the lead all game. Oakland, led by RB Jeron Rooks, answered the early Warriors touchdown by scoring 40 unanswered points and then capped off the game with a field goal to make the final score 43-14.