Weekly Feature

2010-10-21 / Sports

Lancaster-Depew game selected as part of ‘Great American Rivalry Series’

The Lancaster-Depew football game was selected as part of the Great American Rivalry Series for 2010. Sixty-six games from 28 states throughout the country have been selected for this event for 2010.

The Great American Rivalry Series is for “every player” who will go on to become the town's pharmacist, councilman, or business owner. Select schools from around the nation are invited to participate in the Rivalry Series. These schools have always had “their game” - a traditional rivalry going back many years.

Thousands of players have participated in this memorable event and every year the rivalry creates its own special memories. It is “the game” the one the whole community looks forward to and talks about all year long.

The Rivalry Series not only celebrates high school football, it embraces its excitement, traditions and history. A donation is given to the host team for their football program as well as two college scholarships awarded to a player from each team in the rivalry.

Two Lancaster Redskins were presented with awards at halftime of the Lancaster-Depew game on Friday night.

The 2010 Senior Scholar Athlete award winner was senior running back Kyle Taylor. Taylor has a 98.5 cumulative average this year.

The 2010 Great American Rivalry Hall of Fame recipient is Tom Necci. Necci represents the Redskin Football Alumni association as its founding president. A former Redskin football player, Necci played in two Depew vs Lancaster contests and was awarded the coveted “Tomahawk Award” as a senior.

The Great American Rivalry Series strives to preserve the integrity of amateur sports and to bring “every player” something to remember for the rest of their life.

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