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Results for Best Rivalry 2013

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Total Votes: 81,240
Douglas
Douglas, Ariz.
VS
Bisbee
Bisbee, Ariz.

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 Tha...

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Total Votes: 684,654
Las Cruces
Las Cruces, N.M.
VS
Mayfield
Las Cruces, N.M.

Dating back to 1967, the popularity of the state's most intense high school rivalry inspired a documentary, "Cruces Divided". The annual matchup is played in November at New Mexico State and draws a crowd pushing 30,000....

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Total Votes: 34,241
Leominster
Leominster, Mass.
VS
Fitchburg
Fitchburg, Mass.

Representing neighboring towns in the North Central part of the state, the Blue Devils and Red Raiders have played on Thanksgiving 107 times. Overall, the series is remarkably competitive with Leominster winning 62 times, Fitchburg 58 times...

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Total Votes: 823,907
Louisburg
Louisburg, N.C.
VS
Bunn
Bunn, N.C.

This rivalry began back in the 1960s and is one of the most heated in the state. When Bunn and Louisburg meet up, the host school typically triples its police presence to keep rowdy fans and players in check. After this last year's game, th...

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Total Votes: 76,401
Mater Dei
Santa Ana, Calif.
VS
Servite
Anaheim, Calif.

Often called the Holy War of Orange County, this game matches the two oldest Catholic schools in the county. Mater Dei holds a 36-15-2 lead in the series which started in 1961. It often draws huge crowds, particularly when it is held at Ana...

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Total Votes: 5,405
Norfolk Catholic
Norfolk, Neb.
VS
Pierce
Pierce, Neb.

Pierce is basically a small suburb of Norfolk, a city of 25,000 that serves as the hub for Northeastern Nebraska. The schools play in Class C-1, the third-highest classification, and the history of success fuels the rivalry as much as proxi...

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Total Votes: 10,041
Upsala and Swanville
Upsala and Swanville, Minn.
VS
Royalton
Royalton, Minn.

Upsala and Swanville combine forces to form the USA (Upsala-Swanville Area) Patriots, who compete in a heated rivalry with nearby Royalton. Several of the recent showdowns - annually one of the most attended games in the area - have been es...

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Total Votes: 78,012
Warner Robins
Warner Robins, Ga.
VS
Northside
Warner Robins, Ga.

This series started in 1964 with Warner Robins holding a 33-22 advantage. They are just three miles apart and both play in the same class. The game has drawn as many as 18,000 fans. The two teams have six state titles between both of them....

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Total Votes: 107,190
Wausau East
Wausau, Wis.
VS
Wausau West
Wausau, Wis.

Simply known as "The Log Game" because of the Wausau Log trophy given to the winner, this inter-town rivalry started in 1970. West holds a 27-15-1 advantage....

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J
Total Votes: 16,426
Westfield
Westfield, N.J.
VS
Plainfield
Plainfield, N.J.

This rivalry game has over 100 years of history. Westfield and Plainfield play each other every Thanksgiving. This year is no exception. Both teams have over two weeks off before they face each other. In the 100-year anniversary game in 200...

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