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New Philadelphia, Ohio
The second-oldest rivalry in Ohio, Dover and New Philadelphia have been beating up on each other since 1896. The all-time record between these two bitter rivals is super close, at 49-48-2, with Dover leading. The two schools are only separated by three miles.
Liberty Center, Ohio
It has been one of the top rivalries in Northwest Ohio because of the winning tradition of both schools. The rivalry really took hold in 1996 when Patrick Henry won 22-20 on the way to a 10-0 regular season. It was Liberty Center's only loss and prevented the Tigers from reaching the playoffs despite a 9-1 record. Liberty Center won the state title the following year even though it lost to Patrick Henry again in that season.
Since 1999, Ravenna and Roosevelt have competed for the millennium trophy - which was retired to Ravenna in 2009. The two schools now compete for the "Big R" glass trophy. The trophy is now with Roosevelt, after they beat Ravenna this season.
Commonly referred to as the Holy War, these teams have been battling since 1952, marking this year as their 50th all-time meeting. St. Ignatius leads the all-time record of 28-22-1.
Massillon-McKinley is the oldest rivalry in the state of Ohio. These teams have played every year since 1894 and the game has received national attention over the years as the best rivalry in all of high school football. Washington (Massillon) currently controls the series 66-52-5.