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2017 Rivalries of the Week


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   ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

AHSFHS.org Report
(August 22, 2017)

          Each week we will look at some of the longest running and most heated rivalries on the football schedule for that week. While it is odd for teams to begin a season against a rival, the opening week of the 2017 season finds a few long running rivalries between schools.

          Foley at Robertsdale - While this may be the most lopsided rivalry in the state it is no less heated. Foley has owned the Golden Bears with a record of 76-15-6 in a game that will be the 98th in a long running series. The Lions have won the past twelve games with the last victory by Robertsdale coming in 2004.

          Cullman vs. Hartselle - Hartselle has won the last three games and seven of the last eight against Cullman. The series is very tight with Hartselle holding a slight edge with a 46-45-4 advantage. The two teams first met in 1916 with Cullman winning by a score of 53-0. Since then neither team has a winning streak in the series longer than six games. Hartselle won last year by a score of 27-17.

          Enterprise vs. Dothan - The Enterprise Wildcats have taken a five game (44-39-3) advantage in the series by winning the past five contests between the two programs. They have also won fourteen of the last fifteen games in the series. Enterprise won the game last year by a score of 38-12. The teams first played each other in 1913 and have met every year since 1961.

          Valley vs. Lanett - Valley leads the series 53-30-2 but Lanett won the contest last year by a score of 26-0. Prior to last season, Valley had won the previous six games and 17 of the past 19 games between the two teams.

          Lee at Sidney Lanier - Lee of Montgomery leads the series 41-19-2 between two schools that dominated the football scene in the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s. The teams have met every season since 1958 when Lee first opened it's doors in Montgomery. Sidney Lanier won last year's game by a score of 48-30 but later forfeited the game breaking their seven game winning streak against the Poets.

         

David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org





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