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2017 Rivalries of the Week

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(Sept. 11, 2017)

          Each week we will look at some of the longest running and most heated rivalries on the football schedule for this week. With the beginning of region play, there are not a lot of long running rivalries on the schedule this week.

          Cedar Bluff vs. Gaylesville - Cedar Bluff leads with a record of 59-20-2 in a series that began in 1930 with Gaylesville taking a 62-0 victory. The two teams have met every season since 1954. Cedar Bluff has dominated by winning 27 of the last 29 games played between the two teams. The last win by Gaylesville was in 2013 when they squeaked by with a 40-39 win.

          Geneva vs. Slocomb - Slocomb is on their longest winning streak in this series with a seven game streak including a 21-14 victory last season. Geneva leads the series with a record of 48-28-3 and the teams first met back in 1926. This will be the 80th meeting between the two teams in southeast Alabama.

          Woodland at Ranburne - Ranburne has won the last six games in a series that they lead with a record of 43-33-1. The teams first met in 1926 and have played every year since 1953. Ranburne took the victory last year by a score of 24-0. Prior to the current winning streak by Ranburne, Woodland had won the previous eight consecutive games.

          Escambia County vs. Monroe County - Escambia County leads the series with a record of 44-27-1 but lost last year by a score of 24-18 and have lost the last two games. The teams first met back in 1916 in a contest that ended in a stalemate 7-7 tie.

          Hoover vs. Spain Park - While this is not a long running rivalry, it is definitely a game to be considered when discussions about intense games in the state occur. Hoover leads with a 13-3 record and 14-2 on the football field. Since the beginning of the 200 football season, one of these two school's represented the north in the AHSAA state champions game. Hoover has been there fifteen times and Spain Park the other two in 2007 and 2015. Hoover's only losses on the field came in 2015 when Spain Park took a regular season game 17-0 and won a rematch in the playoffs by a score of 7-6.

David Parker

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