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Active Trophy Rivalries

The Battle of 119th Street

Teams: Hammond Clark (35 wins) vs Whiting (32 wins) & 6 ties Trophy: "The "
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game: 1934
Further information: As the name implies, the game is played for one stationary trophy, 119th Street. The trophy is acually traveled upon. The main drag in downtown Whiting is coveted by both schools with bragging right lasting for a year, maybe more if you can keep winning. It is the second oldest continuous rivalry in northern Indiana, and it does not have the amount of games as some rivalries because the schools are Class 1A and Class 3A so they won't meet in the playoffs. Once a year and then the waiting starts all over again.[1]

Updated: 2006

The Battle of the Bridge

Teams: Highland (?# wins) vs Munster (?# wins) Trophy: "The "
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [2]

Updated: Never

The Bell (Cathedral vs Roncalli)

Teams: Indianapolis Cathedral (?# wins) vs Indianapolis Roncalli (?# wins) Trophy: "The Bell"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: It started when Indianapolis Roncalli was called Sacred Heart. The trophy, which is from the church tower at the old Cathedral off of Meridian street, disappeared for many years before mysteriously being dropped off at the front of Cathedral's door with a poem attached to it. There was a newspaper article written about the bell in the Indy Star I believe around 2001 or 2002.[3]

The rivalry started in 1944 between cathedral and Sacred Heart. It has lived on since the merger of Sacred Heart, Kennedy, and Chartrand. It has had it's fair share of stories including a 40 year disappearance and stints where Indianpolis Roncalli and Indianapolis Cathedral have not played each other.[4]

BellArticle2001.jpg

Updated: Never

The Bell (Rochester vs Tippecanoe Valley)

Teams: Rochester(11 wins) vs Tippecanoe Valley(8 wins) Trophy: "The Bell"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game: 1987
Further Information: It started in 1986 when a guy from Rochester thought the two teams should play for a trophy. He bought if from some farm in Kentucky. Not sure if the first "bell" game was in 1986, or in 1987 (when Rochester became a member of the TRC.) Starting in 1987 the series is led by Rochester 11-8.[5]

It is a large bell on a stand that is about 5.5 ft. high. The winning team gets to paint in their school colors, and put their names on it.[6]

Updated: 2006

The Bishop's Cannon

Teams: Guerin Catholic (?# wins) vs Lafayette Central Catholic (?# wins) Trophy: "The Bishop's Cannon"
Current Holder: Lafayette Central Catholic Inagural Game: 2006
Further information: Possibly the newest traveling trophy of the state (unconfirmed) began last season between Guerin Catholic and Lafayette Central Catholic . The Bishop's Cannon is the traveling trophy between the Lafayette Dicoese's two catholic high schools. Currently it resides in Lafayette with LCC gaining the first and only win. Obviously, the match up between these two teams will become very interesting in the years to come given not only the regular season perrenial match-up but now potential rematches in Sectional 36.[7]

Updated: 2006

The Boundary Rail

Teams: Mount Vernon Fortville(0 wins) vs New Palestine(2 wins) Trophy: "The Boudary Rail"
Current Holder: New Palestine Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further Information: The Boundry Rail is a 15" piece of rail from the old Interurban Line that once ran south of U.S. 40, painted red and black...created and donated by the GID's own jshort74.[8][9]
Boundaryrail.jpg

Updated: 2006

The Bronze Helmet

Teams: South Vermillion (34 wins) vs Sullivan (41 wins) & 1 tie Trophy: "The Bronze Helmet "
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [10]

Updated: 2006

The Bull

Teams: Midwest Conference Trophy: "The Bull"
Current Holder: Pioneer Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The Bull trophy stands about 18" tall and has a wooden base with a gold colored "Bull" on top. It has a wooden box that it travels in.

[11]

Updated: 2008

The Copper Kettle

Teams: Carmel (?# wins) vs Center Grove (?# wins) Trophy: "The Copper Kettle"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [12]

Updated: Never

The Covered Bridge

Teams: Rockville (?# wins) vs Turkey Run (?# wins) Trophy: "The Covered Bridge Trophy"
Current Holder: Rockville Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The Covered Bridge trophy is a model of a covered bridge mounted on a piece of oak.[13]

Updated: January 4th, 2008

The Cracker Barrell

Teams: Kankakee Valley (?? wins) vs Rensselaer Central (?# wins) Trophy: "The Cracker Barrell"
Current Holder: Kankakee Valley Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The Cracker Barrell is in similar shape of the Ole Oaken Bucket.[14]

Updated: Never

The Goal Post

Teams: Jasper (?# wins) vs Southridge (?# wins) Trophy: "The Goal Post"
Current Holder: Jasper Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The goal-post! it was brought back after being put away for a while.[15]

Updated: 2007

The Golden Acorn

Teams: Evansville Mater Dei (13 wins) vs Evansville Reitz (24 wins) Trophy: "The Golden Acorn"
Current Holder: Reitz Inagural Game: 1970
Further information:
Goldenacorn.jpg
[16]

Updated: 10/5/07

The Golden Workboot

Teams: Franklin (?# wins) vs Whiteland (?# wins) Trophy: "The Golden Workboot"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [17]

Updated: Never

The Hammer

Teams: Hamilton Heights (?# wins) vs Tipton (?# wins) Trophy: "The Hammer"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [18]

Updated: Never

The Helmet

Teams: Danville (10 wins) vs Tri-West (6 wins) Trophy: "The Helmet"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game: 1991
Further information: "The Helmet" is half red and half gold and a pretty ugly looking thing.[19]

Updated: 2006

The Hickory Stick

Teams: Plymouth(?? wins) vs Rochester(?? wins) Trophy: "The Hickory Stick"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further Information: The Hickory Stick is a paddle that is 3 ft. long and it has each win plated on it. It goes back to the seventies and early eighties when RHS was still part of the Northern Lakes Conference.[20]

Updated: Never

The Highway 57 Helmet

Teams: North Daviess (?# wins) vs Washington (?# wins) Trophy: "The Highway 57 Helmet"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [21]

Updated: Never

Hoosier Heritage Conference Helmet

Teams: Hoosier Heritage Conference Trophy: "The Hoosier Heritage Conference Helmet"
Current Holder: Delta Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: A leather helmet inside a clear plastic case that travels between HHC schools. A "challenge" trophy that rests in the winner's hands until it loses a conference game.[22]

Updated: 2008

Linton vs. Sullivan

Teams: Linton(43 ties) vs. Sullivan(48 wins) Trophy: None
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game: 1904
Further information: Started in 1904(they played 11 times up to 1926). They have played every year since 1926. Linton has won 10 of the last 14 games. The game used to be held every year on the afternoon of Armistice Day (now Veterans Day), November 11. Both communities have ties to coal mining. Sullivan has always been a little bigger than Linton. Supposedly many of the richer folks in the coal mining business originally lived in Sullivan. This gave it a David vs. Goliath/The Haves vs. The have-nots feel to the game.[23]

Updated: 2007

The Mangy Lion

Teams: Elkhart Central (?# wins) vs Elkhart Memorial (?# wins) Trophy: "The Mangy Lion"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The Mangy Lion was derived long ago, and isn't exactly the prettiest trophy around, actually it's pretty darn ugly.[24]

In the early 70's Elkhart High School divided into Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial High Schools. A rivalry ensued as expected, and to honor the winner of the cross-town contest, a local woodcarver and teacher at West Side Junior HS Jim Holland carved the Mangy Lion. I actually had Mr. Holland for a teacher at West Side in the late 70's. Mr. Holland has since died of cancer. He also carved a trophy for the basketball teams as well that is still passed to this day.[25]

Updated: Never

The Milk Can (Kankakee Valley vs Lowell)

Teams: Kankakee Valley (?# wins) vs Lowell (?# wins) Trophy: "The Milk Can"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The Milk Can is a 3 ft. high replica of a milk can with the scores of the teams’ games on them.[26]

Updated: Never

The Milk Can (LaPorte vs. New Prairie)

Teams: LaPorte (1 win) vs New Prairie (2 wins *)

* - LaPorte forfeited a 35-14 victory in 2008.

Trophy: "The Milk Can"
Current Holder: New Prairie Inagural Game: 2006
Further information: New Prairie won the inaugural game for the milk can in 2006 39-33. LaPorte won the second game 35-7. LaPorte leads the overall series against New Prairie 22-6. The game in 2008 was played to a 35-14 victory by the Slicers, but the game was later forfeited by LaPorte due to a player eligibility issue. [IMG]http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l133/csd72/Football/Slicers/2007%20Slicers%20vs%20New%20Prairie/IMG_8127-Copy.jpg[/IMG]

Updated: 10/10/2007

The Milk Can (Lakeland vs Prairie Heights)

Teams: Lakeland (?# wins) vs Prairie Heights (?# wins) Trophy: "The Milk Can"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [27]

Updated: Never

The Minnow Bucket

Teams: River Forest (?? wins) vs South Central (?# wins) Trophy: "The Minnow Bucket""
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: [28]

Updated: Never

The Old Leather Helmet

Teams: Crown Point (58 wins) vs Lowell (37 wins) & 2 ties Trophy: "The Old Leather Helmet"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: Lowell and Crown Point have the longest running rivalry in Indiana high school football.[29]

Updated: 2006

The Orange Bowl

Teams: Paoli (16 wins) vs Springs Valley (30 wins) Trophy: "The Orange Bowl Trophy"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The Orange Bowl trophy is a gold football on a wooden stand with an Orange plate on it.[30] The biggest defeat was the 2005 game by Paoli when the defeated Springs Valley by 44 points 50-6.[31]

Updated: 2006

The Plow Share and Anvil

Teams: Eastern Hancock (1 win) vs Knightstown (0 wins) Trophy: "The Plow Share and Anvil"
Current Holder: Eastern Hancock Inagural Game: 2006
Further information: The Plow Share and Anvil trophy is a plow share painted red and blue mounted on top of a hollow replica anvil, celebrating the agricultural roots of the two communities.[32]

Updated: 2006

The Power Bowl

Teams: Heritage Hills (3 wins) vs South Spencer (0 wins) Trophy: "The ??"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game: 2004
Further information:

Updated: 2006

Putnam County Bucket

Teams: Cloverdale(?? wins) vs Green Castle (?# wins) vs North Putnam (?# wins) vs South Putnam (?# wins) Trophy: "The Putnam County Bucket"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: A small wooden bucket (like the one IU & PU play for), with each quadrant painted in a school's color (orange & blue for North Putnam, red & blue for South Putnam, purple for Greencastle and green for Cloverdale). A traveling "challenge" trophy that rests in the winner's hands until it is beaten by a county school. It also is used during basketball season.[33]

Updated: Never

The Tomahawk

Teams: West Central (?? wins) vs Winamac (?# wins) Trophy: "The Tomahawk"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: It is a traveling trophy that contains the scores of both basketball and football dating back to the 70's.[34]

Updated: Never

The War On 44

Teams: Connersville (1 wins) vs Rushville (2 wins) Trophy: "The ??"
Current Holder: Rushville Inagural Game: 2006
Further information: Connersville and Rushville have a long standing rivalry that has been very heated over the years. "The War On 44" is named after State Road 44 which connects the two towns. A traveling trophy will go to the current winner. Rushville won the first annual war, 19-9. Connersville won the second game 28-26. Rushville won the 2008 game 58-28. Every game thus far has been won by the visiting team.[35]

Updated: 2008

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Teams: Lawrence Central (?# wins) vs Lawrence North (?# wins) Trophy: "The "
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: The rivalry in tribute to longtime Lawrence Township employee Dwaine C. Bell; the winner receives a bell.

Updated: Never

Inactive Trophy Rivalries

The Wing T

Teams: Pioneer (?? wins) & West Central (?# wins) Trophy: "The Wing T"
Current Holder:  ?Team? Inagural Game:  ?Year?
Further information: A few years ago, West Central and Pioneer had a "WING T" license plate that they played for. That no longer happens as West Central no longer runs the wing T.[36]


Updated: Never

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