The oldest football rivalry in Santa Cruz County which spans more than 100 years, one of the longest in California added another classic to the history books Friday night, as fans packed the stands at Santa Cruz High School on Memorial Field. The #1 Snack bar in Santa Cruz is ready to go, fans are screaming and cheering as both teams take the field we are ready for kickoff.


Roger Contreras


Scout Schiebel

Santa Cruz

Scout has had an injury plaqued career at Santa Cruz High, suffering season ending injuries 3 straight seasons. In Scout’s senior year he will see time at wide receiver and defensive back. Scout currently carries a 3.0 GPA and in his free time he works with Santa Cruz Junior Guards. Presenting the award is Marine Sergeant Dusenberry… Congratulations Scout!!
Sergio Melendrez


Sergio is a member of the Watsonville Football team and an outstanding young man. He works hard off and on the field and has the highest GPA on the football team. Presenting the award is Sergeant Nixon… Congratulations, Sergio!!


Bytheal Ratlife

Santa Cruz

Bytheal played in the Watsonville-Santa Cruz rivalry game as a junior and senior. He was an all-league lineman and linebacker. Future NFL running back Johnny Johnson gained most of his yardage running behind Bytheal’s powerful blocks. He was also a standout baseball player. His greatest contribution to the school and community has come in recent years as a coach and administrator. He has served as the junior varsity head coach for the past 10 years as well as being athletic director of Shoreline Middle School and coaching that programs basketball and softball teams. Presenting his award is Marine Sergeant Dusenberry. Congratulations Bytheal!
Mikey Carmona


Mikey is currently a coach on the Watsonville Football team. We would like to induct him into the Hall of Fame because he has been there for the Watsonville Football Team. He is dedicated to the young men on the football team where he hopes to have a successful season. We are honor for him to receive this outstanding award. Presenting his award is Marine Sergeant Nixon. Congratulations Mikey!


The Santa Cruz- Cardinals received the ball, scoring the first touchdown of the night. Watsonville Wildcatz countered with three big strikes to find the end zone, but it missed the extra point. The first half comes to a close, teams are tied 22-all late in the second quarter, but Watsonville scored another touchdown before the halftime. Watsonville comes out of the locker room ready to take home a trophy and a win for their first game of the season. Watsonville scores a big touchdown at the beginning of the second quarter. Now Santa Cruz has the ball but, it is intercepted with yet another touchdown by the Wildcatz. Watsonville proved to be the better team as they kept up the pace through the second half of the game. The game ended with the score at 44-30.