Results for Top Rivalry 2012
West, which opened in the 1960s, has experienced more on-field success than its older rival - winning the last five and 15 of the past 20, and holding an overall 35-19-1 lead in the series. The Daylis Bowl - which goes to the city champion and is named after Daylis Stadium, the home field for both teams - normally is on the line when the teams meet.
Capital became Helena's second high school back in 1973-74. but it has experienced far more success - 11 state titles - than the town's original high school, which naturally adds a little extra spice to the rivalry. Capital has won four of the last seven big-class titles in Montana, and had a 36-game winning streak from 2008-10. Capital beat Helena High in last year's state semifinals en route to another title.
This is one of the most unconventional rivalries, as the schools are eight hours apart and don't play annually. But the 550-Mile Showdown ignited through high-stake postseason meetings in Class C (8-man). The 2012 semifinal marked the sixth time in nine years that they've met in the postseason - all but one played at Wibaux. "You're not gonna make that kind of trip and not give your best effort," Drummond coach Jim Oberweiser said. Wibaux has played in the state finals seven times since 2000, winning twice. Drummond has won the state title five times since 2003, including once over Wibaux.