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9th region Basketball Holy Cross-Holmes.  Most of the kids all grew up together and some went to grade school together.  For high school some chose public, some chose catholic.  There have been some great battles.  

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Mayfield vs. Paducah-Tilghman Football

Series dates back to 1911. Depending on which team you talk to, you're going to get a different result on what the series record stands at. Tilghman's record book says Mayfield leads the series 51-47-10, while Mayfield's record book says Mayfield is leading the series 53-46-9.

Record keeping from the early days of the rivalry was suspect. Tilghman records show the very first game between the two in 1911 ended in a 0-0 tie, while Mayfield’s records show a 22-0 Mayfield win. Then in 1912, Tilghman records show the game as a 26-0 Tornado win, while Mayfield records show a 22-0 win for the Cardinals.

@snakesnot_2000 @Toothpick @Mayfieldsportsfan @PTHSalumni @TilghmanPride may have some good input on this rivalry.

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Bowling Green/Warren Central basketball is definitely up there for best in the state.  It really hit it heights in the 2010-2011 years when the Chane Behanan vs. George Fant games drew 5-6k at Diddle both years for the region finals.  Both programs have 5 region titles, 3 final fours, and a state runner-up A PIECE in the last decade alone with BG cutting down the nets in 2017.  Just unreal basketball in the 14th district. 

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Most people are going to reference a rivalry they're familiar with or closely associated to.  But if I'm looking at statewide in basketball, Warren Central & Bowling Green has to be near the top.  

Perry Central/Hazard has been mentioned, and I know that one is pretty fierce.

I would possibly have guessed Ballard & Male, but maybe it's not as intense as I might perceive.

For my Region, I would guess Campbell County/Bishop Brossart holds the top spot.

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Covington Catholic vs. Highlands Football

Highlands is among the oldest football programs in the state and had virtually ruled the roost in Northern Kentucky, with the exception of occasionally being challenged by Dayton or Newport Catholic. Then Cov Cath started their varsity football program in 1967, and it was only two seasons later when the Bluebirds and the Colonels played their second game when Cov Cath tallied its first win against Highlands. And from that moment, it was on.

First-ever football game between Cov Cath & Highlands. Sep 20, 1968. Bluebirds won 14-0.
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Cov Cath and Highlands have always played in the same district, even when it meant Highlands playing up in classification, as they are currently. That means since 1968 neither team has ever won a state championship without having to get through the other team first.

There was a stretch between 1987 and 2000 where either Cov Cath or Highlands appeared in 12 of the 14 state finals games for Class 3A, and either Cov Cath or Highlands won 11 of the 14 Class 3A titles.

Highlands had a dominant 15-game win streak over Cov Cath between 2007 and 2015, but since then Cov Cath has had it's own 9-game win streak. In Northern Kentucky, this game has all the "good old fashion, down to earth clean hate" you could ask for.



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  • Colonels_Wear_Blue changed the title to Kentucky's Biggest High School Rivalries In Any/All Sports - Help

Here are some more of the bigger football rivalries. I tried to tag some of the folks who tend to comment in threads involving the schools mentioned.


Graves County vs. Mayfield - Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County, so the rivalry comes naturally. GCHS opened in 1985 after 6 schools were consolidated into 1. Mayfield has always generally ruled the rivalry when it comes to football, but Graves tends to rule the rivalry when it comes to hoops.

Boyle County vs. Danville - Danville is the county seat of Boyle County, and has a football program that is one of the oldest in the state (1912). Boyle County High School opened in 1963. This has been a major rivalry in all sports between the two schools, but especially on the football field. @Rebel @Rebelstat @BEChargers @DanvilleFan @Shaquille_Oatmeal might be able to help out with details on this one.

St. Xavier vs. Flaget @Tigerpride94 @Tigercat @Xtiger69 @LongTimeReader @Tigers20-22 @Tigers88

St. Xavier vs. Trinity @SHAMROCK69 @NLTanker1 @JIM SEYMOUR # 85
Played since 1956. Trinity leads 48-39-2.

Lexington Catholic vs. Lexington Christian @Big Things Kentucky @Johnny_Utah @Tigerallamerican

Hoptown vs. Madisonville-North Hopkins @Big Fletch @Region2 Hype Man @Westernside @TylerDurden @WKY_Football @KingDeuce @tackle trap

Scott County vs. Frederick Douglass - This one is new, but heated. @16thBBall Fan amirite?

Feels like a program as old as Owensboro has to have a pretty major rival there around Owensboro/Daviess County...or maybe is their rival Henderson County? @Brown @Devils Fan @ApolloFan98 @zoneblitz2 any input here?
 

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In terms of football in far West Ky 


Mayfield - Graves is a special game. Mayfield has been dominant over the last decade in this series, like they have in every series the past 10 years, but the game is still just as special. Almost 1/4 of the entire county is at the game. Moving it to first game of the year makes it that much more special. McCracken and Paducah play theres on Saturday on week 1 and I wish we’d play a different day too to get even more people to the game.

There have been many years where people were turned away at the gate.

 

Marshall and Graves is also a good one, deemed the pumpkin bowl. (Is always played last Friday of October) There use to be a traveling pumpkin trophy for that game. Not sure what has happened to it. Graves has dominated this one over the last decade, but always draws one of the bigger crowds.

 

People sleep on the Murray-Calloway game at Murray State. I have only been able to attend it once, but it is a very fun atmosphere and brings out a large crowd.

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4 hours ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

Covington Catholic vs. Highlands Football

Highlands is among the oldest football programs in the state and had virtually ruled the roost in Northern Kentucky, with the exception of occasionally being challenged by Dayton or Newport Catholic. Then Cov Cath started their varsity football program in 1968, and it was only one season before the Colonels tallied their first win against the Bluebirds. And in that moment, it was on.

First-ever football game between Cov Cath & Highlands. Sep 20, 1968. Bluebirds won 14-0.
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Cov Cath and Highlands have always played in the same district, even when it meant Highlands playing up in classification, as they are currently. That means since 1968 neither team has ever won a state championship without having to get through the other team first.

There was a stretch between 1987 and 2000 where either Cov Cath or Highlands appeared in 12 of the 14 state finals games for Class 3A, and either Cov Cath or Highlands won 11 of the 14 Class 3A titles.

Highlands had a dominant 15-game win streak over Cov Cath between 2007 and 2015, but since then Cov Cath has had it's own 9-game win streak. In Northern Kentucky, this game has all the "good old fashion, down to earth clean hate" you could ask for.



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3 hours ago, Colonels_Wear_Blue said:

Here are some more of the bigger football rivalries. I tried to tag some of the folks who tend to comment in threads involving the schools mentioned.


Graves County vs. Mayfield - Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County, so the rivalry comes naturally. GCHS opened in 1985 after 6 schools were consolidated into 1. Mayfield has always generally ruled the rivalry when it comes to football, but Graves tends to rule the rivalry when it comes to hoops.

Boyle County vs. Danville - Danville is the county seat of Boyle County, and has a football program that is one of the oldest in the state (1912). Boyle County High School opened in 1963. This has been a major rivalry in all sports between the two schools, but especially on the football field. @Rebel @Rebelstat @BEChargers @DanvilleFan @Shaquille_Oatmeal might be able to help out with details on this one.

St. Xavier vs. Flaget @Tigerpride94 @Tigercat @Xtiger69 @LongTimeReader @Tigers20-22 @Tigers88

St. Xavier vs. Trinity @SHAMROCK69 @NLTanker1 @JIM SEYMOUR # 85
Played since 1956. Trinity leads 48-39-2.

Lexington Catholic vs. Lexington Christian @Big Things Kentucky @Johnny_Utah @Tigerallamerican

Hoptown vs. Madisonville-North Hopkins @Big Fletch @Region2 Hype Man @Westernside @TylerDurden @WKY_Football @KingDeuce @tackle trap

Scott County vs. Frederick Douglass - This one is new, but heated. @16thBBall Fan amirite?

Feels like a program as old as Owensboro has to have a pretty major rival there around Owensboro/Daviess County...or maybe is their rival Henderson County? @Brown @Devils Fan @ApolloFan98 @zoneblitz2 any input here?
 

@Hatzknows the details of the rivalry as good as anyone.  At one point it wasn't a rivalry as only one team was winning.  Danville ran off 19 straight over a 17 year period (two seasons with regular season and also a playoff game).  To my knowledge the '08-'11 Boyle teams were the only class that never lost to Danville. 

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