Results for Top Rivalry 2012
A 30-pound brass bell has been awarded to the winner of this game since 1937, although the series dates back to Oct. 23, 1909. Nine miles of farm fields separate Brookfield and Marceline, but the entire area nearly rioted in 2004 when the Bell Game was temporarily canceled because of a scheduling snafu created when Marceline dropped down a classification, meaning it could no longer meet Brookfield in the districts. The issue consumed both towns for seven weeks until the Tri-Rivers Conference voted to allow Brookfield out of a league game, giving it a date to play a non-conference game against Marceline.
This rivalry began in 1906, when Bisbee defeated Douglas 7-6. The coveted Copper Pick has been awarded to the winner of the game since 1945. Until 1955, the teams met twice a season; once before Thanksgiving and once on the Friday after Thanksgiving. This year's meeting marked the 142nd game in the series.
St. Johnsbury, Vt.
Lyndon Center, Vt.
These teams have met 107 times since 1894 in a matchup known simply as The Game. St. Johnsbury holds a 58-43-6 advantage in the series.
This matchup is known as the Battle of Murder Creek. The schools were built by two lumber pioneers, Miller and Neal. Neal and Miller have played 70 games with Neal winning 21 games and Miller winning the other 49.