Brace yourselves for a showdown of epic proportions as we kick off the 20th season of the Great American Rivalry Series with a historic clash between the Tri-West Bruins and the Danville Warriors. On Friday, September 15th, 2023, the State Bank Stadium will be the battleground for these fierce rivals.

The roots of this rivalry trace back to October 19th, 1983, and since then, the Tri-West Bruins and the Danville Warriors have been battling it out on the football field with unwavering passion and pride. This season’s game marks the 52nd meeting between these two titans, and the rivalry has never been more intense.

With a razor-thin margin, the all-time series record stands at 26 wins for Danville and 25 wins for Tri-West. These numbers illustrate the competitive balance and the sheer excitement this rivalry brings year after year.

In their last encounter, Danville secured a convincing 40-21 victory over Tri-West. The Warriors displayed their dominance throughout the game, featuring highlights like a spectacular 43-yard touchdown pass and an exhilarating interception return for another touchdown.

Rick Ford, Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, expressed his anticipation for this thrilling matchup, stating, “For two storied programs like this, every game counts, and the passion from the players and the fans makes this a must-watch event in our 20th season.”

The Tri-West Bruins boast a unique history, as they were formed in 1975, bringing together three previous high schools into one formidable force on the football field. This legacy adds an extra layer of significance to this rivalry, showcasing the unity and strength that comes from combining traditions.

With an anticipated crowd size of 5,000 fans ready to pack State Bank Stadium, the energy and excitement will be palpable. Both teams will leave no stone unturned as they battle for supremacy and bragging rights in this historic matchup.

Mark your calendars for Friday, September 15th, 2023, as the Tri-West Bruins clash with the Danville Warriors in a battle that will undoubtedly be etched in the annals of the Great American Rivalry Series.

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Malachi Walden


Brady Hamstra


Brady is a very dedicated and hardworking student-athlete. He has excelled in the classroom and on the football field while at Tri-West HS. Brady is a great teammate, friend, and role-model. The future is bright for Senior, Brady Hamstra!
Garrett Hayse


Garrett is a model student both in the classroom and on the gridiron. Garrett is a four-year member of the football program. He has participated in track for three years as well. He was named academic all-conference as a junior. He is a member of Business Professionals of America, the Science Academic Team, the Rotary Interact Club, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and the National Honor Society. After graduating, he plans to pursue a higher education at Purdue or Michigan to study engineering.


From the corn fields of central Indiana, a booming rivalry is and continues to shake the community of the Tri-West Bruins and the Danville Warriors. In a battle for “the Tri-ville Helmet”, these two teams save the big action for the start of the 3rd quarter. A touchdown by Tri-West is celebrated, but not to be overshined by Danville making a huge stop on 4th & goal, forcing a turnover. A fake punt along with that gives Danville a first down, but it is not used for the Bruins offense. One rushing touchdown by Tri-West puts them on the board. A passing touchdown for the Bruins at 20-yard line brought them to a 21-0 final score.