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          Auburn and Opelika first met on the football field in 1917 with the more experienced team from Auburn coming out ahead by a score of 57-0. The Tigers had fielded a team for a few seasons while Opelika was just beginning to play the sport.

          The game was usually played in late October or early November for many years. Recently they have switched to an early season meeting.

          Between 1974 and 2013, this game was more than just a rivalry. The two teams resided in the same region and many times the game resulted in only the winner qualifying for a playoff spot or homefield advantage in the post season. In 2014 Auburn moved up to Class 7A while Opelika remained in 6A but the series has continued.

          The two teams have played every year since 1930. A total of 90 game shave been played and the series is almost even with Opelika holding a slim 45-42-3 edge. As recently as 2012, Auburn won during the regular season but was eliminated by the Bulldogs in the playoffs.

          Someone once called it the "hate-the-other-side-but-respect-them" rivalry, thanks to the residents in both cities living in one place and working in the other. They are just two small towns in Alabama that live through their teams. Oddly neither team has a winning record on their home field.

          One of the biggest upsets came in the last game of the 1956 season. Auburn traveled to Opelika with a 6-3 record while the Bulldogs entered the contest with a dismal 1-7 mark. The Tigers pulled off the upset of sorts by leaving with a 6-6 tie.

         



Total Meetings:  90
Series Record:  Opelika leads 45-42-3
Home Record: Opelika: 21-24-2
                        Auburn: 18-24-0
First Meeting:  12/6/1917, Auburn 57, Opelika, 0
Last Meeting:  8/28/2015, Opelika 31, Auburn, 30
Longest Winning Streak:  Auburn 7 (1967-1973), Opelika 9 (1996-2004)
Biggest Wins:  Auburn 57-0 (1917), Opelika 41-3 (2002)

Biggest Upsets:  1926 - Opelika (2-5-1) tied Auburn (7-1-1) 0-0
                         2005 - Auburn (7-4) upset Opelika (12-2) 14-7
                         1956 - Opelika (1-7-1) tied Auburn (6-3-1) 6-6



Auburn vs. Opelika
2015 Opelika 31-30 Auburn
2014 Opelika 20-17 Auburn
2013 Auburn 21-14 Opelika
2012 Auburn 32-23 Opelika
2012 # Opelika 8-7 Auburn
2011 Auburn 24-16 Opelika
2010 Auburn 19-14 Opelika
2009 Auburn 41-15 Opelika
2008 Auburn 26-22 Opelika
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2007 Opelika 27-3 Auburn
2006 Opelika 51-16 Auburn
2005 Auburn 14-7 Opelika
2004 Opelika 17-14 Auburn
2003 Opelika 17-3 Auburn
2002 Opelika 41-3 Auburn
2001 Opelika 31-7 Auburn
2000 Opelika 31-0 Auburn
1999 Opelika 28-14 Auburn
1998 Opelika 31-0 Auburn
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1997 Opelika 37-0 Auburn
1996 Opelika 37-0 Auburn
1995 Auburn 23-0 Opelika
1994 Opelika 20-10 Auburn
1993 Opelika 21-0 Auburn
1992 Opelika 21-6 Auburn
1991 Opelika 21-0 Auburn
1990 Auburn 10-7 Opelika
1989 Auburn 13-7 Opelika
1988 Opelika 42-21 Auburn
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1987 Auburn 14-7 Opelika
1986 Opelika 24-21 Auburn
1985 Opelika 35-10 Auburn
1984 Opelika 28-9 Auburn
1983 Opelika 20-3 Auburn
1982 Auburn 26-21 Opelika
1981 Auburn 41-34 Opelika
1980 Auburn 28-3 Opelika
1979 Auburn 29-0 Opelika
1978 Auburn 26-8 Opelika
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1977 Auburn 21-13 Opelika
1976 Auburn 3-0 Opelika
1975 Opelika 13-12 Auburn
1974 Opelika 6-0 Auburn
1973 Auburn 24-3 Opelika
1972 Auburn 35-14 Opelika
1971 Auburn 17-0 Opelika
1970 Auburn 24-7 Opelika
1969 Auburn 6-0 Opelika
1968 Auburn 41-0 Opelika
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1967 Auburn 27-7 Opelika
1966 Opelika 21-7 Auburn
1965 Opelika 20-0 Auburn
1964 Opelika 9-7 Auburn
1963 Auburn 20-7 Opelika
1962 Auburn 41-13 Opelika
1961 Auburn 37-6 Opelika
1960 Opelika 13-12 Auburn
1959 Auburn 12-7 Opelika
1958 Opelika 29-7 Auburn
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1957 Opelika 21-14 Auburn
1956 Opelika 6-6 Auburn
1955 Auburn 38-14 Opelika
1954 Opelika 19-0 Auburn
1953 Opelika 26-14 Auburn
1952 Auburn 26-13 Opelika
1951 Opelika 20-6 Auburn
1950 Opelika 33-19 Auburn
1949 Auburn 22-20 Opelika
1948 Auburn 20-12 Opelika
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1947 Opelika 12-6 Auburn
1946 Auburn 7-6 Opelika
1945 Opelika 26-14 Auburn
1944 Opelika 0-0 Auburn
1943 Auburn 26-0 Opelika
1942 Opelika 20-19 Auburn
1941 Auburn 12-6 Opelika
1940 Auburn 7-0 Opelika
1939 Opelika 19-12 Auburn
1938 Opelika 28-0 Auburn
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1937 Auburn 7-0 Opelika
1936 Opelika 7-6 Auburn
1935 Opelika 7-0 Auburn
1934 Auburn 6-0 Opelika
1933 Opelika 25-0 Auburn
1931 Opelika 6-0 Auburn
1930 Opelika 19-7 Auburn
1927 Auburn 19-0 Opelika
1926 Opelika 0-0 Auburn
1925 Auburn 21-6 Opelika
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1917 Auburn 57-0 Opelika

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David Parker
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