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Artesia, N.M.
Roswell, N.M.
Total votes for this Rivalry: 17

Battling for success makes the rivalry between Artesia and Goddard so intense. Artesia won back-to-back 4A state championships in 2006 and 2007. Goodard won back-to-back 4A titles in 2008 and 2009.

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Belen, N.M.
Los Lunas
Los Lunas, N.M.
Total votes for this Rivalry: 11

Two of the biggest communities in Valencia County, just south of Albuquerque, these rivals are approximately 13 miles apart. The annual game is one of the most-attended events in the area, drawing a crowd of approximately 3,000.

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La Cueva
Albuquerque, N.M.
Albuquerque, N.M.
Total votes for this Rivalry: 9

In this city rivalry, these two schools are serious about beating each other in every sport. This year's football game was a classic. La Cueva beat Eldorado 31-28 at Eldorado. La Cueva leads the series 60-40.

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Las Cruces
Las Cruces, N.M.
Las Cruces, N.M.
Total votes for this Rivalry: 3,345

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. Every year a food drive and parade is planned around the game, called Rivals United to Fight Hunger. There is also a chili cook-off between those that love Red Chili (cruces school color) and Green Chili (Mayfield school color). Since 1995 Cruces and Mayfield have won a combined 13 state championships. This year they both played each other twice, once for the district championship and again at the end of the season for the state championship, with Mayfield winning the district championship 28-20 while Las Cruces came back to defeat Mayfield in the state championship 27-26 on a last minute blocked extra point.

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Las Vegas, N.M.
West Las Vegas
Las Vegas, N.M.
Total votes for this Rivalry: 10

These teams have played since 1943. From 1943-62, West Las Vegas dominated Robertson, but Robertson flipped the series and starting in 1986, rattled off 12 consecutive wins. The rivalry is as intense between the fans as it is between the teams. In fact, the game used to be scheduled for mid-day to curb fan altercations.