Football fans, get ready for a historic showdown as the Great American Rivalry Series celebrates its 20th season with a legendary clash – “Woodbridge vs. Gar-Field.” On Friday, November 3rd, 2023, the stage is set at the Woodbridge High School Football Field for a game that defines the essence of high school football rivalries.
Since its inception in 1965, this rivalry has been a cherished tradition that brings communities together. As the Gar-Field Red Wolves and the Woodbridge Vikings prepare for their 58th meeting, the excitement is palpable.
With Gar-Field leading the all-time series 30-27-1, this rivalry is characterized by its fierce competition and a history of closely contested battles. In their most recent matchup, the Red Wolves secured a 26-6 victory over the Vikings.
Rick Ford, Founder and CEO of the Great American Rivalry Series, spoke about the significance of this rivalry, stating, “Woodbridge vs. Gar-Field epitomizes what high school football is all about. As we celebrate our 20th season, this game embodies the heart and soul of the Great American Rivalry Series.”
One of the intriguing aspects of this rivalry is the memory of the longest game in its history, which took place in 2010. Woodbridge defeated Gar-Field 37-34 in six overtimes, a testament to the determination and tenacity of both teams.
With a crowd size of 1,500 fans expected to fill the stands at Woodbridge High School Football Field, the atmosphere will be electric, creating the perfect backdrop for both teams to leave their mark on this storied rivalry.
On Friday, November 3rd, 2023, as the Gar-Field Red Wolves take on the Woodbridge Vikings, the echoes of the past and the intensity of the present will converge in a battle that encapsulates the essence of the Great American Rivalry Series and the tradition of Friday night football.
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As the first week of November enters the football scene, so does the crisp air in central Virginia. It was the perfect weather and setting for the epic showdown between the Woodbridge Vikings and the Gar-field Red Wolves. The Red Wolves emerge on the field with heat and power, getting on the board first with a 5-yard run. They battle at the line of scrimmage, pushing the Vikings back. Their power is overtaken by Woodbridge, right before halftime, by their quarterback. The crowd began roaring. Soon after, the Vikings came with another scoop and scored, passing the Red Wolves on the board. All eyes were on the star of the evening, MVP and Woodbridge Scholar Athlete Dominic Williams, with his epic moves that brought his team the victory, with a final score of 14-7.