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2021 Great American Rivalry Series Continues Friday in Murfreesboro

The Great American Rivalry Series season continues this week in Murfreesboro on Friday, October 15. The rivalry will feature two premier teams — the Riverdale Warriors and Oakland Patriots with kickoff at 7 p.m. at Oakland High School. 

The Great American Rivalry Series® (GARS), now in its 18th year, shines the spotlight on top high school football rivalries across the nation. Since 2004, the Series has covered more than 930 elite high school football rivalry games across 44 states, highlighting exceptional athletes and decades of competition. Later this 2021 season, GARS will celebrate its 1000th rivalry game, marking a milestone for the largest and longest running marketing platform in high school sports. 

The nomination process to be a part of the Great American Rivalry Series® for the 2022 season has already begun. Each year, hundreds of nominations from high school football rivalries across the country submit their rivalry to be part of the Series.  The nomination form can be completed at

Follow the Great American Rivalry Series on ScoreStreamFacebookInstagram and Twitter to stay updated on this season’s games. For more information, visit

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Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.