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Got an old rivalry game you miss and wouldn't mind seeing rekindled?

Who?  and why?

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Hey Bub!  Just a heads up....If LoboFan07 tells you it's Christmas, go decorate the tree. The guy knows his stuff and does more research then the rest of us all added together.

Can't think of a single "rivalry" game that Longview isn't still playing. Obviously we've had a lot of rivalry type games through the years. Gilmer was a very big rival in the early, early d

Their ability to only score one or two offensive touchdowns total in the last 3-4 years, maybe?

I would love to see Celina and Pilot Point renew things again. We hated each other when I was in school. We grew up learning to despise the Bearcats. Pilot Point week was intense all around, and things would get pretty nasty between us and them leading up to the game. But it was a blast. It was always the "blackout" pep rally too, and the cheerleaders/band/drill team, everybody would always go all out. Hell, to this day, I still hate the look of orange and black and refuse the combination.

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Carthage versus Henderson

Why’d the Lions get scared and run away from the rivalry game?!

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2 hours ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

Carthage versus Henderson

Why’d the Lions get scared and run away from the rivalry game?!

Their ability to only score one or two offensive touchdowns total in the last 3-4 years, maybe?

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9 hours ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

Carthage versus Henderson

Why’d the Lions get scared and run away from the rivalry game?!

Not competitive enough for sure. Shame but you they were probably waiting for the day where Carthage  dropped out of classification.

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I want see PG vs Texas High time settle things bunch talk in town for years let's put on field I think it's time we played Arkansas High and LE is in district just imagine them two play Texarkana again show up would love it Hopefully near future can happen 

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14 hours ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

Carthage versus Henderson

Why’d the Lions get scared and run away from the rivalry game?!

Y’all didn’t go 0-10 or 1-9 the year before. That’s how they roll. 

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San Augustine  vs Center.   Use to be a war, 18 miles apart.  Center had an upperhand in most of the football games in the 60s 70s 80s , wish they would have played each other tje last 10 years. SA would have been a good matchup vs Center. Miss them days. 

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17 hours ago, HearEmaGrowlin said:

Carthage versus Henderson

Why’d the Lions get scared and run away from the rivalry game?!

Don't live there anymore but the fact is it came down to one man. Castles. So I wouldn't include the "Lions" in it. 

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1 hour ago, JR88 said:

Kilgore - Marshall

Was brief, but intense

Was a fantastic series from 2002-2012-ish.

District titles, must-win-to-get-in games, playoff games.....

Was generally a close game more often than not.

I agree...was a great series.  Always a big crowd.

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Marshall Vs. Monroe Neville-  Was a GREAT series.  Mucho respect for the Neville program, one of the best in Louisiana 5A.  Games were intense and a good prep for district.

Marshall Vs. Kilgore- see above post.  Was one of East Texas' most fierce rivalries from 2002-2012.  

Marshall Vs. Ouachita- I don't think the Lions are where they once were....but I think they are still respectable.  Was a fantastic series in the 90's.  Had a brief renewal in the last decade.

Marshall Vs. Lufkin-  I'm a traditionalist.  This was a fantastic rivalry in the 80's and 90's.  Haven't played since 2003.  I'd like to see if we can hang with LP.  I'd like to think we could....but considering our struggles Vs. Longview....it's a tough call.

Marshall Vs. John Tyler- Same reason I picked LP.... tradition.  JT is Marshall's second oldest rival outside of Longview.  We breifly reunited as district mates in the early 2010's....but unfortunately it was an all-time low time for the Mav program.  I'd like to see where things stand these days.  I think it would be a tight series more often than not.  

 

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Can't think of a single "rivalry" game that Longview isn't still playing.

Obviously we've had a lot of rivalry type games through the years.

Gilmer was a very big rival in the early, early days. Kilgore and Gladewater were huge rivals in the 30s to the 50s. We still play Marshall, Lufkin, John Tyler and I guess you could throw Lee in there but they never were on the level of the other 3 aside of maybe two or three years. Pine Tree obviously has the city rivalry aspect, but it was only competitive in the 80s. The four times we've played since are been complete blow outs.

I wish we would play Texas High more, glad we still have them as a scrimmage. Have always had great battles with the Tigers, but again, it's not a huge rivalry and hasn't been in 30 something years.

We've had some great battles with Mesquite Horn and Rockwall in district, but it's still not Lufkin or John Tyler level. Evangel was a fantastic rival in the early 200s, but they're no where near what they use to be. If we played West Monroe more regularly, maybe that could turn into something...but the three games we've played since King got here have been more respectful than anything (other than the fight song and flags they wave all game long).

Depending on how long we're in a district with Highland Park with, that would no doubt have to be up there in terms in budding rivalry. But right now it's just based off names and not actual games since we haven't played since '86.

Definitely a weird things for a Lobo to have to think about, but eh.

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10 hours ago, Raiderfan7000 said:

Not competitive enough for sure. Shame but you they were probably waiting for the day where Carthage  dropped out of classification.

They? You have always boasted yourself as the "#1 fan of the Lions!"

C'mon Lion70, stop the dam lying!

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Not really a rivalry because we dont play often enough but Aledo/Ennis are 2-2 overall. Ennis has won 2 non-district games while Aledo has won 2 playoff games. 

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Joaquin vs Logansport, LA. We’ve scrimmaged them the last several years, but a game would be much better. Not playing Tenaha for two years is gonna be lame. Shelbyville vs Tenaha deserves another look. Timpson vs Shelbyville will happen this year for the first time in years. Because Center has almost 4x the enrollment of any of the other four Shelby county schools, they don’t have a natural rival. SA is the same size as those, and for some reason, Center has never developed a rivalry with Nacogdoches. I think they’ve beaten Carthage once in the past 20 years. 

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48 minutes ago, trueblue82 said:

Joaquin vs Logansport, LA. We’ve scrimmaged them the last several years, but a game would be much better. Not playing Tenaha for two years is gonna be lame. Shelbyville vs Tenaha deserves another look. Timpson vs Shelbyville will happen this year for the first time in years. Because Center has almost 4x the enrollment of any of the other four Shelby county schools, they don’t have a natural rival. SA is the same size as those, and for some reason, Center has never developed a rivalry with Nacogdoches. I think they’ve beaten Carthage once in the past 20 years. 

Always thought it was odd Joaquin didn’t play logansport. Nac played center a few years ago but unfortunately I believe wasn’t much of a game. I think around mid 2000s. 

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I think State rivals or citywide rivals are the most unique rivals. Arkansas high vs Texas High

John Tyler vs Lee

lot of geographic close games are neat unless its a obvious mismatch (PT vs Longview for ex:)

 

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1 hour ago, Raiderfan7000 said:

Always thought it was odd Joaquin didn’t play logansport. Nac played center a few years ago but unfortunately I believe wasn’t much of a game. I think around mid 2000s. 

We played center a few times I know my senior year in 2006 and two more times after that.

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13 hours ago, nacdragon07 said:

We played center a few times I know my senior year in 2006 and two more times after that.

Would be interesting to play Center since ex-Nac coaches are there. 

Nac holds the series lead with Center-29-1-1.

Have not played Center since 2009, That series wasn't doing anyone any good. Center has not beaten Nac since 1933.

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16 hours ago, Raiderfan7000 said:

Always thought it was odd Joaquin didn’t play logansport. Nac played center a few years ago but unfortunately I believe wasn’t much of a game. I think around mid 2000s. 

We stopped playing games against them after ‘03. I’m not real clear on the reasons why. I know both current coaches well, and they would love to resume the series, but there are several things across the state line that make it difficult. To start with, their new realignment starts in odd years, ours in even. So one team would either have to settle for a nine game season or find someone willing to play only once. Also, Louisiana playoff seeding is based on power points, and they get no points for playing out of state teams. With them being 1A, it would be extremely difficult to make up for a week where they get no points. They could beat a Texas state champion by 50 and it would cost them 2-3 playoff seeds, which would mean the difference in hosting 4 playoff games or having to travel. So I guess we’ll stick to the current scrimmage format for now. 

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18 minutes ago, trueblue82 said:

We stopped playing games against them after ‘03. I’m not real clear on the reasons why. I know both current coaches well, and they would love to resume the series, but there are several things across the state line that make it difficult. To start with, their new realignment starts in odd years, ours in even. So one team would either have to settle for a nine game season or find someone willing to play only once. Also, Louisiana playoff seeding is based on power points, and they get no points for playing out of state teams. With them being 1A, it would be extremely difficult to make up for a week where they get no points. They could beat a Texas state champion by 50 and it would cost them 2-3 playoff seeds, which would mean the difference in hosting 4 playoff games or having to travel. So I guess we’ll stick to the current scrimmage format for now. 

Dang that is terrible way of doing the postseason. I won’t take Texas for granted anymore 

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