I like the "Titletown Showdown." This rivalry game was first played in October 1965 at Centre College and ended in a 0 - 0 tie. Danville currently owns a series advantage of 35-21-1. Through 1979, Danville owned a series lead of 9-5-1; however, after Boyle won in 1979 on a last second touchdown, the series took a decided turn for the Admirals. Danville won the next 19 consecutive games from 1980 through 1996. During this stretch the teams played three times in the playoffs, being in the same class and district. Boyle regained the win column in the 1996 playoff game, winning 12 - 0, after losing the regular season game 35 - 20. Many of the games during the Danville streak of 19 straight wins were very lopsided. With the Boyle win in the 1996 playoffs, the tide turned for the Rebels in the series, making it a true rivalry again. Since that playoff win, the Rebels hold a 16 - 7 series advantage, with the 2018 score of 34 - 17. During that stretch, Boyle has had win streaks of 3, 3, 4 and 3.
Clay Clevenger took over as the Admirals head coach in 2013, and is 2 - 4 against the Rebels, winning in 2016 and 2017. Chuck Smith took over as head coach of the Rebels in 1992 and coached through 2004, eventually taking over again in 2014 through the current year. During his two-term tenure with the Rebels, Smith holds a 10 - 11 record against the Admirals. It was a slow start in the rivalry for Smith, going 0 - 7 to start the series; however, he finished his first tenure with a record of 7 - 9 against the Admirals. In his second stint, Smith is 3 - 2. Smith is also 3 - 2 versus Clevenger, head to head.
Rivalry games are often unpredictable; however, I will take the Rebels in the 2019 version of the "Titletown Showdown."