List/Trivia/Quote: Trion-Gordon Lee is state’s longest-running active continuous rivalry

LIST

Lincoln County and Washington-Wilkes will play for the 76th time this week in a rivalry that started in 1922. They’ve played each season since 1958. Here are Georgia’s longest-running active continuous rivalries:

1946 – Trion-Gordon Lee

1950 – Valdosta-Colquitt Co.*

1951 – Commerce-Jefferson

1951 – Ringgold-Lakeview Ft. Oglethorpe

1952 – Seminole Co.-Terrell Co.

1954 – Bowdon-Bremen

1954 – Fitzgerald-Irwin County

1958 – Miller Co.-Seminole Co.

1958 – Lincoln County-Washington Wilkes**

*Includes games between Valdosta and Moultrie.

**Includes games between Washington-Wilkes and Lincolnton.

TRIVIA

Which Georgia schools have played each other the most times? (Answer Friday)

Answer to Wednesday’s question: The only Savannah school with a victory over a Jeff Herron-coached team is Benedictine, which beat Herron’s Camden County team 9-7 in 2000. Herron is 69-1 against Savannah teams. Now at Prince Avenue Christian, Herron faces Savannah Christian on Friday. Both teams are ranked.

COACH SPEAK

“Success is uncommon and not to be enjoyed by the common man. I’m looking for uncommon because we want to be successful, not average.” (Cal Stoll)

- Henry County coach Morris Starr

GHSF Daily asked coaches during the offseason if they have a favorite quote, saying or motto. We’ll run a different one each day. Coaches are invited to add to our list.

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3 comments Add your comment

mizunoman

September 5th, 2013
9:02 am

The Trion-Gordon Lee rivalry actually goes back to 1933. In ‘43 and ‘45 the games were cancelled, even though they were scheduled, because of WWII. Most boys were away defending our country. Trion holds a 56-21-1 lead in the series.

Todd Holcomb

September 5th, 2013
10:10 am

Thanks, Mizuno. … A lot of these rivalries and others date back much further. These are those that have been played the longest without interruption, which I think you understood but were just making a good point. There’s something neat about playing every year since 1946. Most schools today weren’t open or weren’t playing football in 1946.

SGT CHRIS

September 10th, 2013
3:08 pm

I know you said continuous, but LaGrange-Newnan goes back to 1909.