Results for Top Rivalry 2012

A
Total Votes: 1,439
Barstow
Barstow, Calif.
VS
Victor Valley
Victorville, Calif.

The Axe Game began in 1932. Barstow and Victor Valley used to play for a fireman's axe, which was painted the winning school's colors. The original fireman's axe was stolen from Barstow's trophy case in the 1950s.

B
Total Votes: 5,454
Garfield
Los Angeles, Calif.
VS
Roosevelt
Los Angeles, Calif.

One of the longest standing rivalries west of the Mississippi, Garfield and Roosevelt have met every year since 1925. The game has been known as the East L.A. Classic since 1972 and regularly draws a crowd of at least 20,000.

C
Total Votes: 13,283
Lincoln
San Jose, Calif.
VS
San Jose Academy
San Jose, Calif.

These San Jose rivals have met on Thanksgiving Day since 1945. The schools compete for a cow femur mounted on a wooden block, which gives the contest its iconic name; The Big Bone Game.