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List of high school football rivalries less than 100 years old

Calvert Hall vs. Loyola, Md. 2005

High school American football rivalries in the United States less than 100 years old:

For a list of other long-standing rivalries see: List of high school football rivalries more than 100 years old
Series Leader Series Rival Series Record Series Began Notes References
Lancaster High School (Lancaster, New York) Depew High School (Depew, New York) 48-32-6 1919 The rivalry was ranked one of the top 15 in the nation by USA Today in 1993. The series took an eight-year break in the 1930s when the series got so intense fan safety was a concern. While the two schools today vary greatly in student population, the games remain competitive.[1] [2]

Albion High School (Albion, New York) Medina High School (New York) 51-39-4 1920 One of the oldest rivalries in Western New York. The last regular season game for both schools, thousands attend from each town located only ten miles apart. [3]

Loyola Blakefield (Baltimore, Maryland) Calvert Hall College High School (Baltimore, Maryland) 49-39-8 1920 Annual Thanksgiving football game. The rivalry is one of the oldest between two Catholic high schools in the U.S. The "Turkey Bowl" is played in the Baltimore Ravens' M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. [4]

Milton High School (Milton, Massachusetts) Braintree High School (Braintree, Massachusetts) 44-39-1 1920 The rivalry on Thanksgiving began in 1920. The few records are missing between 1923-30 and there was no game in 1938 and 1940. [5]

North Attleborough High School (North Attleborough, Massachusetts) Attleboro High School (Attleboro, Massachusetts)record=55-27-8 1921 Eighty-nine of the 90 games have been played on the holiday, with one game played as a state divisional Super Bowl. North Attleborough has been dominant over the past 20 years, but the game has grown closer and is now a league game with Attleboro's recent membership in the Hockomock League. [6]

Watertown High School (Watertown, Massachusetts) Belmont High School (Belmont, Massachusetts) 42-41-4 1921 This rivalry has been back and forth over the last 89 years. The game in 1940 was cancelled due to snow. [7]

St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (Kenmore, New York) Canisius High School (Buffalo, New York) 47-39-3 1921 The schools, less than 4 miles from each other, are the premier private, Catholic schools in western New York. The series was suspended from 1932 and 1947 due to the vicious physicality of the games (a brawl even broke out after the 1931 game), but Bishop John Francis O'Hara, known for his role in helping to elevate the University of Notre Dame's football team to national notoriety, later required the rivalry to be reinstated when a Catholic league was formed. As the most anticipated and attended game in WNY and included as one of The Buffalo News' 100 Must-See Things in Buffalo,[8] the attendance is always strong; the record currently stands at 28,009. Canisius has won 9 straight and 14 of the last 18 games. [9]

Haverford High School (Havertown, Pennsylvania) Upper Darby High School (Upper Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania) 45-44-6 1921 One of the oldest Thanksgiving Day rivalry games in Pennsylvania; the schools are just 2.5 miles apart. [10]

Ravenna High School (Ravenna, Ohio) Theodore Roosevelt High School (Kent, Ohio) 44-43-2 1921 Ravenna and Kent have always been rival towns, but the high schools' rivalry is especially harsh. The schools have been completing for the millennium trophy (retired to Ravenna in 2009) since 1999. The two schools now compete for "Big R", a glass trophy that annually travels to the winning school. [11]

Hardee High School (Wauchula, Florida) DeSoto County High School (Arcadia, Florida) 61-34-5 1921 Oldest rivalry in the state of Florida. [12]

Jesuit High School (New Orleans, Louisiana) Holy Cross School (New Orleans, Louisiana) 57-40-1[13] (not including a 1937 JHS win later ruled "no contest" by the LHSAA)[14] 1922 JHS and HCS, both longtime members of the New Orleans-area "Catholic League" district of the LHSAA, compete annually[15] in Louisiana's second-oldest high school football rivalry. It is also "the fifth oldest continuously played prep rivalry in the country."[16] The most notable game in the series was for the 1963 3A state title; HCS won.[17] Since 2006 the game has been played for the Golden Football.[16] In 2008 the rivalry was recognized as a "Great American Rivalry Series."[18] Through 2018, JHS holds a one-game winning streak.[19]

Oakdale High School (Oakdale, California) Sonora High School (Sonora, California) 48-36-6 1922 Single-high school rivals that always play the last game of the Valley Oak League season against each other, often drawing crowds of 10,000 or more. With Sonora dropping down to the Mother Lode League (Division 5) and Oakdale staying in the Valley Oak League (Division 3), it is unclear if this rivalry will continue. As for now, Oakdale and Sonora have decided to continue the annual rivalry as part of the teams' Week 1 preseason openers. [20]

St. Augustine High School (St. Augustine, Florida) Palatka High School (Palatka, Florida) 46-42-3 1922 There's no big trophy to be won in this rivalry, just a district title and good, old-fashioned hate. It is the second-oldest rivalry in Florida. [21]

Pen Argyl Area High School (Pen Argyl, Pennsylvania) Bangor Area High School (Bangor, Pennsylvania) 50-44-4 1922 First meeting was on Armistice Day in 1922. The teams play for the Slate Belt Trophy, a trophy featuring a large piece of slate (The region that these schools are located in once featured many slate quarries). Formerly a Thanksgiving Day rivalry, they haven't played on Thanksgiving since the mid 1970's. It is now the regular season finale for both teams. As of 2016, Pen Argyl has won 16 of the last 19 meetings. The 2019 season will feature the 100th game between these two high schools. [22]

Easley High School (Easley, South Carolina) Pickens High School (Pickens, South Carolina) 36-19-1 1923 The annual Sam Wyche Food Fight Bowl pits the Easley Green Wave against the Pickens Blue Flame in a game that attracts around 11,000 fans. The schools compete for two trophies: the "Ultimate Food Fight Trophy" goes to the school who raises the most money for the Pickens County Meals-on-Wheels program, and the "Food Fight Bowl Trophy" goes to the team that wins the football game. [23][24]

Concord High School (Concord, North Carolina) A. L. Brown High School (Kannapolis, North Carolina) 42-38-4 1924 Dubbed the "Battle for the Bell," the two high schools face off for bragging rights and a coveted 1940s Southern Railway Bell, donated to promote sportsmanship in the series for the 1950 game. The Bell is painted in transom of the winner's colors, a tribute to the textile heritage of Kannapolis and Concord. [25]

Osceola High School (Kissimmee, Florida) St. Cloud High School (St. Cloud, Florida) 63-27-4 1925 Annual 96th game between the crosstown rivalries. Only 9 miles separate the two cities. The game is Florida’s fifth-oldest football rivalry, has been played since 1925, except for a one year break due to WWII in the state of Florida. [26][27]

Mansfield High School (Mansfield, Massachusetts) Foxborough High School (Foxborough, Massachusetts) 44-32-3 1925 Neighboring towns in southeastern Massachusetts with deep ties played each other for the first time in 1925, but did not play on Thanksgiving until 1947. The game was played four times in Schaefer Stadium, home of the New England Patriots, in the 1970s before returning to home schools' fields. [6]

Northampton High School (Northampton, Pennsylvania) Catasauqua High School (Catasauqua, Pennsylvania) 54-31-4 1925 These two high schools from neighboring towns first played each other in 1925. Beginning in 1927, the game was agreed to be played on Thanksgiving Day from the onset of the season. [28][29]

Theodore Roosevelt High School (Los Angeles) Garfield High School (Los Angeles County, California) 40-29-6 1926 This game, officially called the "East Los Angeles Classic" since 1972, matches two high schools from East Los Angeles, California. Played at East Los Angeles College, it regularly draws attendance in excess of 20,000. [30]

Burlingame High School (Burlingame, California) San Mateo High School (San Mateo, California) 50-32-4 1927 The rivalry, known as "The Little Big Game", started in 1927 and is one of the oldest in northern California. It was inspired by the Stanford-Cal game, which is commonly called "The Big Game." Burlingame won "The Paw" for the ninth time in the last 10 seasons, beating San Mateo 48-0. Burlingame leads the all-time series 50-32-4. [31]

Chelmsford High School (Chelmsford, Massachusetts) Billerica Memorial High School (Billerica, Massachusetts) 59-27-5 1927 Annual Thanksgiving football game. One of the oldest in the Greater Lowell suburban area of Massachusetts. The "Police Chiefs Trophy" is awarded to the winning team each year. The 2017 game was won by Billerica, 22-14. First time Billerica has won 4 years in a row since 1946 to 1949. [32]


Maryville High School (Maryville, Tennessee) Alcoa High School (Alcoa, Tennessee) 56-23-3 1927 The biggest football game in the state of Tennessee. Historically known as "Clash of the Champions" Alcoa (3A) and Maryville (6A) lead the state in most State Championships won. (12 each) [34]

Bristol Warriors (Bristol, Pennsylvania) Morrisville Bulldogs (Morrisville, Pennsylvania) 44-35-4 1928 The Thanksgiving gridiron rivalry between the two schools goes back to 1928 when the Warriors notched the first of nine straight wins over the Bulldogs. Bristol has won the last 11 battles with Morrisville dating back to 2000 including last year's 40-0 shutout.[35]

Park Panthers (Racine, Wisconsin) Horlick Rebels (Racine, Wisconsin) 52-30-6 1928 Cross town rivals since the founding of both schools by splitting Racine High School in 1928/1929. It is said to be one of the oldest prep football rivalries in Wisconsin.[36] [37]

Palmyra High School (Palmyra, New Jersey) Riverside High School (Riverside Township, New Jersey} 59-23-3 1928 The towns separated by less than five miles, Riverside was a sending district to Palmyra prior to 1928. Palmyra has dominated the series. [38]

Clear Lake High School (Lakeport, California) Kelseyville High School (Kelseyville, California) 37-33-7 1930 Oldest, most contentious rivalry in Lake County, California. Most recently the game has been deemed the "Bass Bowl" as the schools are near Clear Lake. A carved wooden trophy of a big mouth bass goes to the winning school for the year. [39]

Glendale High School (Glendale, California) Herbert Hoover High School (Glendale, California) 51-35-2 1930 Began after students protested the ban on the two high schools versing against each other that the Glendale Unified School District placed shortly after Herbert Hoover High School was built. It is the only high school rivalry in Glendale, California. Each year it takes place at Glendale High's Moyse Field. [40][41]

Pennridge High School (Perkasie, Pennsylvania) Quakertown High School (Quakertown, Pennsylvania) 52-26-5 1930 Alternating between towns on Thanksgiving day each yeah, the 84th annual game between the crosstown rivalries pits two towns only 6 miles apart against one another. It is one of the oldest high school football rivalry games in the State of Pennsylvania. [42]

Taunton High School (Taunton, Massachusetts) Coyle and Cassidy High School (Taunton, Massachusetts) 48-36-2 1931 "The Game" between Taunton High School and Coyle and Cassidy High School dates back to 1931. The first two games in the rivalry were contested between Taunton High School and St. Mary's High School, a predecessor institution to Coyle and Cassidy. The rivalry continued when the male students at St. Mary's High School were moved to the new, all-boys Monsignor Coyle High School in 1933. "The Game" was first contested on Thanksgiving Day in 1953. In 1971, with the merger of the all-boys Monsignor Coyle High School and the all-girls Bishop Cassidy High School forming the co-educational Coyle and Cassidy High School, the rivalry game took on its current form. Thanksgiving play was suspended from 1982 through 1996, though the two schools continued to face each other on another date during the season. "The Game" was reinstated as a Thanksgiving Day tradition beginning in 1997. [43]

Barstow High School (Barstow, California) Victor Valley High School (Victorville, California) 45-41-4 1932 Dubbed the "Axe Game," the two high schools in the High Desert of Southern California, play for bragging rights and, until the 1950s, an old fireman's axe. In the 1950s, the fireman's axe was stolen from Barstow High School's trophy case and replaced with the current axe. [44]

Trion High School (Trion, Georgia) Gordon Lee High School (Chickamauga, Georgia) 56-21 1933 This game is the oldest continuous series in the state of Georgia. The two teams met for the very first time in 1933, skipping the 1943 and 1945 seasons during World War II, and have been playing annually since 1946 where Trion holds a significant edge in the series. [45][46]

Hatboro-Horsham High School (Hatboro, Pennsylvania) Upper Moreland High School (Willow Grove, Pennsylvania) 49-20-5 1935 With the first three shows in this rivalry ending in a win, a loss, and a tie, the Golden Bears and the Hatters have competed on every Thanksgiving ever since the depressed 1930s. Though now in different divisions, the two teams continue to light up the annual game. [47]

Murphy High School (Mobile, Alabama) McGill-Toolen Catholic High School (Mobile, Alabama) 46-30-1 1935 One of the oldest rivalries in the state of Alabama, the McGill–Murphy game is traditionally played the Thursday or Friday before Halloween. Though bragging rights and school pride are a major part of the game, both schools compete for the right to "paint the cannon". This is a long-running tradition in which the students of the winning school paint the Cannon in Mobile with the colors of the victorious school (orange for a McGill victory, blue for a Murphy victory). One of the most heated matches in the area, the rivalry has been dubbed the Cannon Bowl by residents. [48]

Fort Hill High School (Cumberland, Maryland) Allegany High School (Cumberland, Maryland) 44-29-4 1936 Game serves as Homecoming for both schools, including the presentation of each school's Homecoming Queen and court at halftime. It is played at Greenway Avenue Stadium in Cumberland, which serves as the home field for both schools. Locally known simply as "Homecoming", the game routinely draws 10 to 14 thousand fans, in a town of about 20,000 people. The winner keeps "The Black Kettle", a traveling trophy with the scores from all the previous games engraved. Subject of a one-hour NFL Films documentary on Versus. [49][50]

Warren Central High School (Indianapolis, Indiana) Ben Davis High School (Indianapolis, Indiana) 55-34-3 1937 "The Circle City Showdown ". This annual rivalry game takes place halfway through the season. The Warren Central Warriors and the Ben Davis Giants play for community and bragging rights. Warren Central leads the overall series 55-34-3.

Soddy Daisy High School (Soddy Daisy, Tennessee) Red Bank High School (Chattanooga, Tennessee) 42-39-1 1940 In 1940, Red Bank and Soddy-Daisy football teams met for the first time ever and the Red Bank Lions earned their first rivalry win over the Trojans. Despite the matchup’s very early beginnings, the rivalry became ever-present in the mid-80s when Soddy-Daisy High School moved to its current location on Sequoyah Access Road and has picked up steam ever since. [51]

Abraham Lincoln High School (San Jose, California) San Jose High Academy 38-24-0 1943 "Big Bone Game," it is the only Thanksgiving-Day high school football rivalry game that is held west of Missouri. Lincoln once passed up a postseason playoff bid so that it could play the Big Bone Game on Thanksgiving. The trophy that is passed to the winner is a cow femur that was found by a Lincoln student in his uncle's butcher shop. The rivalry has been recognized as one of the most unusual and intense in the country by Sporting News and [52][53][54]

Jenks High School (Jenks, Oklahoma) Union High School (Tulsa, Oklahoma) 32-19 1946 Known as the "Backyard Bowl," the rivalry has received coverage by Sporting News and is the subject of a Versus documentary produced by NFL Films. The annual game is played at the University of Tulsa and has drawn crowds of over 40,000. The annual rivalry game was presented on the Great American Rivalry Series internet broadcast in 2007. One of these two teams won Oklahoma's Class 6A (large school) title every year from 1996 to 2016. [49][52][53][55][56][57][58][59]

John Burroughs High School (Burbank, California) Burbank High School (Burbank, California) 41-22 1949 The annual "Big Game" between cross town rivals the Burbank High School Bulldogs and the John Burroughs High School Indians is the last regular season game, and last league game, for both schools. Its takes place at Memorial Field located on the campus of John Burroughs High School and draws an average attendance close to 10,000 people. [60][61][62]

Friendship Capitol High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) McKinley High School (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) 36–32–3 1950 MHS, the oldest high school for African Americans in Louisiana,[63] and FCHS, which was later carved out of MHS' attendance zone, compete annually in the "Downtown Showdown."[64] Originally billed as the city's black title,[65] MHS led 15–4–2 from 1950–69 but then went 5–26–1 from 1970–99[66] as it integrated with a G/T program. FCHS has similarly struggled since downsizing[67] into a charter school;[68] MHS went 12–6 from 2000–18.[66][69][70]

Notre Dame High School (West Haven, Connecticut) Hamden High School (Hamden, Connecticut) 37-22-2 1951 Notre Dame High School maintains a long-standing football rivalry with Hamden High School. Since 1951, Notre Dame's Green Knights and Hamden's Green Dragons have met in the annual "Green Bowl" game on Thanksgiving Day. [71]

St. Edward High School (Lakewood, Ohio) Saint Ignatius High School (Cleveland, Ohio) 27-21-1 1952 Commonly referred to as 'Eds-Ignatius game' or the 'Holy War', these two all-boys schools are only 6 miles apart, but have won 12 OHSAA Division I state football titles in the last 25 years, 18 football final four appearances (i.e., Greater Cleveland champions) and 69 Division I titles in various sports. The rivalry stems from the fact that the vast majority of students come from Cleveland's west side Catholic grade schools and as such, players playing against one another formerly played together in grade school. The rivalry is noted as being one of top ten high school football rivalries in the country by [72]

Martha's Vineyard High School (Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts) Nantucket High School (Nantucket, Massachusetts) 35-28-3 1953 Dubbed "The Island Cup", the winner of the annual game receives the "Island Cup Trophy", which sits on display in the respective winners' school for the duration of the year. The schools alternate playing the game at each others respective home fields each year. The visiting team travels via ferry or plane to the home-team island (Martha's Vineyard or Nantucket), as do all the parents and fans attending the game. [73]


Ogden High School (Ogden, Utah) Ben Lomond High School (Ogden, Utah) 45-21 1953 It is a rivalry between the two high schools in the Ogden City School District in Ogden. Called the "Iron Horse", the winner of the two schools gets the trophy of the same name. The trophy has two trains facing each other on top, one train for each school. Starting in 2015, the game has been held at Stewart Stadium at Weber State University because of how big of a rivalry it is.

Redwood High School (Visalia, California) Mount Whitney High School (Visalia, California) 31-24-0 1955 The Cowhide game is fierce cross-town rivalry game held annually between Redwood and Mt. Whitney High. Every year, Redwood Rangers and Mt. Whitney Pioneers fight it out on the field for the Cowhide trophy, an actual cowhide. It has been a tradition between the two schools since 1955, and is the biggest sporting event in Visalia. People who never attended either of the rival high schools show up due to the intensity of the game and environment. The matchup is well covered in local newspapers as well as radio and television programs. It regularly draws a crowd of 9,000+. [75]

Trinity High School (Louisville, Kentucky) St. Xavier High School (Louisville, Kentucky) 41-37-2 1956 Dubbed the "St. X/Trinity Game", it is one of the five biggest high school rivalries in the nation, according to USA Today and has been labeled the "best prep school rivalry in the country" by Sporting News. Played at Cardinal Stadium, it has drawn more than 35,000 spectators in each of the last ten matchups. [52][53][58][76][77][78]

Las Vegas High School (Las Vegas, Nevada) Rancho High School (North Las Vegas, Nevada) 28-25-1 1957 The oldest high school football rivalry in Nevada, The Bone Game, is the annual contest between the two oldest schools in Las Vegas. The winner of the game takes possession of "Sir Herkimer's Bone," a large cow bone that is preserved in bronze, until the following year. [79][80]

Naples High School (Naples, Florida) Immokalee High School (Immokalee, Florida) 24-22 1959 The series dates back to 1959, when Naples and Immokalee were the only high school football teams in Collier County. Lely, the third high school in the county and second in Naples, didn’t open until 1974.

St. Francis de Sales High School (Toledo, Ohio) Central Catholic High School (Toledo, Ohio) 33–29–1 1959 The Irish Knight is awarded to the winner of the Central Catholic High School and St. Francis de Sales High School football game. The winning school receives and hosts the Irish Knight in their school, along with bragging rights. [81]

Permian High School (Odessa, Texas) Lee High School (Midland, Texas) 29-19-1 1961 The Permian-Lee rivalry is featured in the H. G. Bissinger book Friday Night Lights and in the movie and the TV series, and featured in the documentary, Friday Nights in America. The 2004 matchup between the schools is believed to be the first live telecast of a regular-season high school football game in Texas. The station pre-empted the National League baseball playoff game scheduled to be broadcast in order to carry the rivalry game. [52][82][83][84][85][86]
Boston College High School (Boston, Massachusetts) Catholic Memorial School (Boston, Massachusetts) 37-17-1 1962

Warner Robins High School (Warner Robins, Georgia) Northside High School (Warner Robins, Georgia) 33-20-0 1964 One of the Peach State's most heated rivalry games, this matchup features two programs with great histories. The interest in the rivalry is supplemented by the city's proximity to Robins Air Force Base: Georgia's Largest Employer. The series is currently known as "The Showdown at the MAC." The rivalry traditionally splits the town of Warner Robins in half, and they often play host to 20,000+ spectators in the stands and surrounding grounds of McConnell-Talbert Stadium. Between 1967 and 2005, WRHS and NHS were in the same region. Only five times did both schools not finish in the top three of the region. [87][88][89][90]

Clinton-Massie High School (Clarksville, Ohio) Blanchester High School (Blanchester, Ohio) 25-18-0 1964 Dubbed the Cider Keg Game, this game is played for a red, white, and blue keg. It is the oldest rivalry in Ohio involving a traveling trophy. [91]

Rock Hill High School (Rock Hill, South Carolina) Northwestern High School (Rock Hill, South Carolina) 22-21-0 1964 One of the Carolinas' biggest high school rivalries and ranked by a top high school football rivalries by Sporting News and The annual game was the first in the area to have its video broadcast live over the internet. The audio of the game has also been broadcast over the internet by the Great American Rivalry Series. [52][53][58][92][93]

Decatur High School (Decatur, Alabama) Austin High School (Decatur, Alabama) 30-14-0 1965 This rivalry is considered the most heated in North Alabama high school football. The game is held in Ogle Stadium on the campus of Decatur High and consistently draws crowds of 12,000 to 13,000 each year. [94][95][96]

Cathedral Catholic High School (formerly University of San Diego High School) (San Diego, California) St. Augustine High School (San Diego, California) 32-17-0 1966 Since 1966, the University of San Diego High School (now Cathedral Catholic) Dons and the St. Augustine Saints have assembled at least once a year to compete in the highly anticipated "Holy Bowl," formerly known as the Charity Bowl. Holy Bowl games are hosted at San Diego Mesa College and Southwestern College when St. Augustine is the home team in order to accommodate the large crowd. [97][98]

Apple Valley High School (Apple Valley, California) Victor Valley High School (Victorville, California) 32-15-0 1968 Known as "The Bell Game," the rivalry is the biggest in the High Desert (California) and has been featured on the Great American Rivalry Series. [99][100]

Valdosta High School (Valdosta, Georgia) Lowndes High School (Valdosta, Georgia) 33-12-0 1968 Known as "The Winnersville Classic," the rivalry game currently attracts around 14,000 spectators. [52][101][102]

Flagstaff High School Coconino High School 24-22 1969 The annual meeting between the Coconino Panthers and the Flagstaff Eagles is the best high school rivalry in Arizona. It is a crosstown matchup between the two public high schools in Flagstaff, Arizona. The game is played at the Walkup Skydome at Northern Arizona University; its original seating in 1977 was 15,000, with the game regularly meeting capacity. Since the rivalry began in 1969, the teams have combined for thirteen division titles, 39 playoff berths, and six state championships. [103]

Napa High School (Napa, California) Vintage High School (Napa, California) 28-17-2 1971 Known as "The Big Game," pitting cross town rivals against each other at Napa's Memorial Stadium. In 2008, an ESPN article ranked the venue where the game is played #4 in a list of best high school stadiums.[104] The 6400 seat stadium was remodeled in 2010.[105] [106][107][108][109][110][111][112]

Robinson Secondary School (Fairfax, Virginia) Lake Braddock Secondary School (Burke, Virginia) 21-20-0 1971 Often considered one of the most intense high school rivalry in Northern Virginia.[113]

Brookstone High School (Columbus, Georgia) Pacelli High School (Columbus, Georgia) 26-14-1 1972 This rivalry, known as the "Battle for the Jug," is played between the largest private schools in Columbus, Georgia. The winner receives the "Broocelli Jug", a blue and red milk jug with the scores of the last 10 games painted on it, as a trophy. [114]

Manatee High School (Bradenton, Florida) Southeast High School (Bradenton, Florida) 16-14-0 1974 The Manatee Hurricanes vs. the Southeast Seminoles is a crosstown rivalry that usually declares county supremacy. The game is part of the "Great American Rivalry Series" sponsored by the Air Force. The two teams have clashed 30 times, with Manatee holding a slight edge (16-14). The game is one that the whole community looks forward to in September. The game attracts an audience of about 6,000. [115]

Gainesville High School (Gainesville, Georgia) North Hall High School (Gainesville, Georgia) 18-4-0 1974 "North Hall-GHS" usually takes place in early to mid September and draws an annual crowd of over 10,000 and received national attention on September 14, 1990 when the game was broadcast live nationwide by the ESPN network. The game played was a 19-13 thriller win for North Hall, their 2nd in the series. The winner of this game has been crowned GHSA Region 7-AAA Champion each season since 2002 with the exception of 2006 when the Elephants of Gainesville pulled out a dramatic 29-28 win over the Trojans of North Hall but suffered down the stretch thus allowing the Trojans to take sole possession of first place. [116]

North Hunterdon High School (Clinton Township, New Jersey) Voorhees High School (Glen Gardner, New Jersey) 23-12-1 1976 The annual Milk Can Game is their last game of the season. After the conclusion of the game, a gold colored milk can is awarded to the winner. This school receives bragging rights and ownership of the can until the next year's game. [117][118][119][120][121]

The Westminster Schools (Atlanta, Georgia) The Lovett School (Atlanta, Georgia) 14-8-0 1976 Dubbed "The Battle of Buckhead", often regarded as one of the biggest high school football games in the Atlanta area. Sportsmanship has been known to be poor during these games, as the game was discontinued from 1981 to 1994. [122][123][124]

Glencoe High School (Hillsboro, Oregon) Hillsboro High School (Hillsboro, Oregon) 21-6-0 1980 Cross-town rivals schools with winner getting bragging rights to Hare Field, the stadium is shared between the two schools and the "home" school rotates every year. The annual rivalry game was presented on the Great American Rivalry Series internet broadcast in 2007. [58][125]

Mullen High School (Denver, CO) Cherry Creek High School (Greenwood Village, CO) 22-18-0 1983 Cherry Creek and Mullen both reside in the Denver-Metro Area and are super powers with a Combined 22 state championships. The series was tied going into 2008 before Mullen broke the tie in the state title game. To even add more fuel to the fire, the former Mullen coach and CU great Dave Logan soon became the head coach of Cherry Creek to start the 2012 season. [126] This rivalry is noted to be one of the most competitive and meaningful rivalry in Colorado. With the Emergence of Valor High School it could become more of a three team battle for the 5A state title, rather the past couple of years where it has been Mullen or Creek. [127]

Tarpon Springs High School (Tarpon Springs, Florida) East Lake High School (Tarpon Springs, Florida) 14-8-0 1987 The Tarpon Springs Spongers were the dominant force in the Tarpon area, making it to the state championship game in 1986. East Lake High School opened the following year, only 15 miles away from the Tarpon campus, and thus driving many would-be Tarpon players to East Lake. Because many of the players and students went to middle school together, animosity was formed from both sides, with the game being the most attended of the year for both schools. Attendance usually ranges from 4,000 to 10,000, almost certain to be a sellout. [128]

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