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          This is the oldest rivalry in the state of Alabama. The first game was played in 1914 and the two have met every year except 1919, 1918, 1924 and 1925. The two have met every season since 1926. With a streak of 90 consecutive seasons having played each other, this rivalry trails only the Jackson-Clarke County rivalry and ties the Clay Bowl for the longest continuous rivalry.

          Guntersville has dominated the series recently winning eleven of the last twelve meetings to take a 50-45-6 lead in the storied series. Most years the game was played on Thanksgiving Day prior to the beginning of the state playoffs.

          The game was generally the final game of each season and played on Thanksgiving Day in front of a packed stadium. Fights between the two teams were common during the game in the early years but have been few in recent times. A fight broke out during the 1971 game and both schools were placed on probation by the AHSAA.

         Apparently there was an incident involving the kidnapping of a goat that led to a brawl and games between the two schools not being played in 1924 and 1925. T.J. Carnes states in his book "Out of the Sand" that Guntersville began putting an Aggie helmet on a goat and bringing it to the annual matchup.

          Teams and fans rode a train from Guntersville in 1923 to the game in Albertville along with this goat. The Aggies pulled out a 13-0 victory when some of the fans decided it a good idea to kidnap this prized goat. After a melee, the Wildcats rescued their mascot and left town with the goat on the roof of the train.

          Guntersville capped off its first perfect 10-0 regular season since 1955 when the topped the Aggies 21-16 in the 100th meeting of the rivals in 2014. That game ironically was played on Halloween night.

          The school annuals called the game a rivalry as early as the 1920s. In 1927 Guntersville (9-0) capped off a perfect season with a 6-0 victory over the Aggies. It was the only loss of the season for Albertville.

          The first game was played on October 24, 1914 between the two schools that are separated by less than eight miles along highway 431.

          One odd fact is that in 2004 Guntersville defeated the Aggies 39-7. It was the only win for either team the entire season. In 1927 Guntersville (9-0) defeated Albertville (8-1) in a battle of undefeated teams. It happened again in 1931 and once again the Wildcats beat the Aggies 26-0.
         



Total Meetings:  101
Series Record:  Guntersville leads 50-45-6
Home Record: Albertville: 14-21-1
                        Guntersville: 20-15-2
First Meeting:  1914, Albertville 27, Guntersville, 0
Last Meeting:  10/30/2015, Guntersville 37, Albertville, 0
Longest Winning Streak:  Albertville 6 (1919-1926), Guntersville 7 (2004-2010)
Biggest Wins:  Albertville 35-0 (1961), Guntersville 38-0 (1938)

Biggest Upsets:  1960 - Albertville (2-7) tied Guntersville (7-2) 7-7



Albertville vs. Guntersville
2015 Guntersville 37-0 Albertville
2014 Guntersville 21-16 Albertville
2013 Guntersville 25-22 Albertville
2012 Guntersville 28-9 Albertville
2011 Albertville 27-20 Guntersville
2010 Guntersville 27-21 Albertville
2009 Guntersville 35-7 Albertville
2008 Guntersville 21-6 Albertville
2007 Guntersville 33-6 Albertville
2006 Guntersville 31-16 Albertville
2005 Guntersville 37-0 Albertville
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2004 Guntersville 39-7 Albertville
2003 Albertville 27-24 Guntersville
2002 Albertville 28-9 Guntersville
2001 Guntersville 28-0 Albertville
2000 Guntersville 30-12 Albertville
1999 Guntersville 42-7 Albertville
1998 Albertville 14-0 Guntersville
1997 Albertville 13-0 Guntersville
1996 Albertville 33-7 Guntersville
1995 Guntersville 28-27 Albertville
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1994 Guntersville 31-28 Albertville
1993 Albertville 21-10 Guntersville
1993 # Guntersville 28-15 Albertville
1992 Guntersville 30-7 Albertville
1991 Guntersville 22-13 Albertville
1990 Guntersville 35-24 Albertville
1989 Albertville 24-0 Guntersville
1988 Guntersville 35-20 Albertville
1987 Albertville 21-20 Guntersville
1986 Guntersville 27-14 Albertville
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1985 Albertville 24-7 Guntersville
1984 Albertville 28-14 Guntersville
1983 Albertville 21-15 Guntersville
1982 Guntersville 35-10 Albertville
1981 Albertville 21-19 Guntersville
1980 Albertville 21-7 Guntersville
1979 Guntersville 20-3 Albertville
1978 Albertville 23-8 Guntersville
1977 Guntersville 27-14 Albertville
1976 Albertville 17-7 Guntersville
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1975 Albertville 7-6 Guntersville
1974 Guntersville 20-6 Albertville
1973 Albertville 35-16 Guntersville
1972 Guntersville 29-7 Albertville
1971 Guntersville 14-14 Albertville
1970 Guntersville 23-8 Albertville
1969 Guntersville 13-12 Albertville
1968 Guntersville 14-6 Albertville
1967 Guntersville 42-19 Albertville
1966 Guntersville 26-20 Albertville
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1965 Albertville 28-19 Guntersville
1964 Albertville 19-13 Guntersville
1963 Albertville 31-7 Guntersville
1962 Albertville 33-0 Guntersville
1961 Albertville 35-0 Guntersville
1960 Guntersville 7-7 Albertville
1959 Guntersville 20-14 Albertville
1958 Albertville 20-7 Guntersville
1957 Guntersville 29-13 Albertville
1956 Guntersville 25-14 Albertville
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1955 Guntersville 33-7 Albertville
1954 Albertville 12-7 Guntersville
1953 Albertville 21-0 Guntersville
1952 Guntersville 7-7 Albertville
1951 Guntersville 26-6 Albertville
1950 Albertville 40-19 Guntersville
1949 Albertville 34-6 Guntersville
1948 Albertville 7-0 Guntersville
1947 Guntersville 18-12 Albertville
1946 Guntersville 6-6 Albertville
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1945 Albertville 13-7 Guntersville
1944 Guntersville 19-6 Albertville
1944 Guntersville 20-6 Albertville
1943 Albertville 6-0 Guntersville
1943 Albertville 19-18 Guntersville
1942 Guntersville 25-7 Albertville
1941 Albertville 12-0 Guntersville
1940 Guntersville 6-0 Albertville
1939 Guntersville 26-0 Albertville
1938 Guntersville 38-0 Albertville
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1937 Guntersville 13-6 Albertville
1936 Guntersville 7-0 Albertville
1935 Albertville 12-0 Guntersville
1934 Guntersville 7-0 Albertville
1933 Guntersville 12-6 Albertville
1932 Guntersville 0-0 Albertville
1931 Guntersville 26-0 Albertville
1930 Albertville 6-0 Guntersville
1929 Albertville 13-0 Guntersville
1928 Albertville 13-12 Guntersville
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1927 Guntersville 6-0 Albertville
1926 Albertville 19-6 Guntersville
1923 Albertville 13-0 Guntersville
1922 Albertville 19-7 Guntersville
1921 Albertville 35-0 Guntersville
1920 Albertville 21-0 Guntersville
1919 Albertville 17-0 Guntersville
1916 Guntersville 0-0 Albertville
1915 Albertville 7-0 Guntersville
1914 Albertville 27-0 Guntersville

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David Parker
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