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Alta vs. Corner Canyon part of Great American Rivalry Series

The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature the first ever rivalry game between the new Corner Canyon Chargers and the Alta Hawks in the Series’ 10th weekend of games for 2015.

This fledgling rivalry will be presented by the United States Army and will be played on Friday, Oct. 23 at Alta High School. Highlighting some of the longest running rivalries in high school football, the 2015 Great American Rivalry Series will feature 100 showdowns nationwide. All of these games come with great football, hard earned sweat and a heavy dose of hometown pride.

Joshua Davis of Alta is one of the state's leading ground gainers. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

Joshua Davis of Alta is one of the state’s leading ground gainers. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

For the 12th year, the Great American Rivalry Series has selected an exclusive collection of top-notch rivalries across the country, covering 40 states and over 100 cities throughout the country. Wrapped in tradition, these annual battles excite entire communities, while celebrating the schools, their teams, and their fans. We Know Friday NightsTM

Series founder Rick Ford notes that, “With all the traditions of these games including bonfires, pep rallies, and parades, high school football has brought communities together to watch their teams compete in these classic battles for more than one hundred years.”

This will be the first meeting in this rivalry between the two schools. A split off from Alta High School, Corner Canyon has a similar pipeline of kids that Alta did all those years during its regular trips to the semifinals. It has paid immediate dividends in the school’s first two years as the Chargers are one of only two Utah schools to ever win a playoff game the year it opened.

In their second year of existence, the Chargers went a perfect 10-0 in the regular season and won their first two games in the playoffs. Their 2015 season has not been as kind to them as they come into the game with a two game losing streak. They will be hungry to get a win in this final game of the regular season for both teams. With both teams headed next to postseason play, this battle will determine playoff positioning heading into the playoffs.

An in-school Rivalry Fitness Challenge will also take place between the two schools during the week leading up to the game. The school that proves to be the fittest will be awarded a crystal trophy at halftime of the game. Microsoft Word - oakwoodfirekitchen1 instoryad cornercanyon600x1

The winning team on the field earns year-long bragging rights with the Great American Rivalry Series Champions trophy, presented by the Army. The game’s Most Valuable Player and the top student-athlete from each school are also recognized as part of the Series.

“The Great American Rivalry Series and the Rivalry Series Fitness Challenge offers both academic and physical challenges, which reflect key elements of life as a soldier,” said Kelli Bland, U.S. Army Recruiting Command’s public affairs officer. “In the Army, we build our Soldiers physically, morally and academically; we build them to be qualified for life, not just the Army. We appreciate the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of these students.”

Spencer Sorensen goes up for one of Corner Canyon's four Week 1 interceptions against Pleasant Grove. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

Spencer Sorensen goes up for one of Corner Canyon’s four Week 1 interceptions against Pleasant Grove. (Photo by Kurt Johnson)

You can find more information at GreatAmericanRivalry.com or through the Series’ Twitter (@AmericanRivalry), Facebook, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Previews and past results will be posted throughout the season with details of the teams and the history of the rivalries, and after the game. Fans can relive the excitement with photo galleries and game recaps.

 

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Fans can add to the intensity of the rivalry via Twitter, Facebook, Instagram using #GreatAmericanRivalry. The Rivalry can also be found on Pinterest (AmericanRivalry) and YouTube. Fan photos posted with this hashtag may be featured on the Great American Rivalry Series website’s new Fan Photo Gallery, Pinterest Page and promoted via our other social media outlets.

 

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