It’s that time of the year again, as the Brentwood Indians and the Sachem North Flaming Arrows gear up to face off in a storied football rivalry that dates back to 1972. This highly anticipated clash will take place on September 23, 2023, at the historic Fred Fusaro Alumni Stadium. Both teams are prepared to leave it all on the field in what promises to be a thrilling battle.

With an all-time series record of 34-17-1 in favor of Sachem North, Brentwood will be looking to narrow the gap and make a statement. The Indians have been working tirelessly in the offseason to come back stronger and more determined than ever. Despite falling short in their last encounter, a 15-6 victory for Sachem North, Brentwood is eager to turn the tables and regain their dominance in this longstanding rivalry.

The excitement surrounding this matchup has caught the attention of Rick Ford, founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, who shared his thoughts on the game: “The Brentwood-Sachem North rivalry is a true testament to the passion and dedication these teams and communities have for high school football. It’s incredible to see the rivalry reach its 20th season in the Great American Rivalry Series. This game embodies the essence of Friday night lights.”

Aside from the on-field battle, the proximity of these schools adds an extra layer of intensity to the rivalry. Located just 13 miles apart, the Indians and Flaming Arrows compete not only for football supremacy but also for local bragging rights. The electric atmosphere created by a crowd of approximately 3,000 passionate fans further adds to the spectacle.

As the kickoff approaches, both teams are determined to etch their names into the annals of this historic rivalry. Will Sachem North continue their recent success, or will Brentwood stage a comeback for the ages? One thing is for certain: Friday nights will never be the same after witnessing this clash of football titans.

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Lucas Singleton
Sachem North


Anthony DiMenna

Sachem North

Carlos Garcia


Member of the national junior honor society and ranked 1 out of 1537.


In a highly anticipated match between Sachem North and Brentwood, fans were delighted to experience an intense defensive showdown that ultimately resulted in a decisive 21-0 victory for Brentwood. Both teams displayed exceptional skill and determination, but it was Brentwood relentless defense that stole the show. Congratulations to both teams!