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2017 Rivalries of the Week


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   ALABAMA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

AHSFHS.org Report
(August 27, 2017)

          Each week we will look at some of the longest running and most heated rivalries on the football schedule for that week.

          Auburn vs. Opelika - These two teams have been playing each other since 1917 when they first met on the football field. The Opelika Bulldogs hold a 46-42-3 advantage in the series with Opelika winning the last three games including 28-0 last year. Prior to that, Auburn had won six of seven. This is the 92nd meeting between the two programs from east Alabama.

          Arab at Albertville - Albertville holds a 46-30-4 advantage in this series including a 45-7 win last season. The two teams have met every year since 1947 after having first encountered each other way back in 1925. This will be the 81st meeting between the two programs on the football field.

          Clarke County vs. Jackson - This game features one of the oldest rivalries in the state at 101 games. It matches teams who first met back in 1917 and have played every year since 1925. The Jackson Aggies have dominated the series and have a 65-29-7 advantage in exactly 100 games over the past 100 years. The Aggies defeated the Bulldogs 33-14 last year and have won the last nine games in the series. Jackson won fourteen straight between 1979-1992.

          Deshler vs. Russellville - Although Deshler holds a 46-40-4 advantage in the series, Russellville has closed the gap by winning ten of the last twelve contests between the two storied football programs including last year by a score of 31-15. This will be the 81st meeting between the two programs in northwest Alabama.

          Fairhope vs. Foley - The "Battle for the Blue & Gold Trophy" was an season ending game for much of the series until being moved to earlier on the season some time ago. The Foley Lions have a 52-38-4 advantage in the series that began in 1932 and the teams have played every years since. The Lions have won the past two games including a close 17-13 victory last season. This will be the 95th meeting between the two south Alabama programs.

          Cherokee County at Piedmont - The Warriors of Cherokee County have a slight 37-35-3 advantage in a very close series with the Bulldogs. Piedmont has tightened the numbers by winning the last seven games including a 35-21 victory last year. This will be the 76th meeting between the schools wince they first met each other in 1925.



David Parker
  AHSFHS.org
  dparker@ahsfhs.org





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