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USA TODAY High School Sports Gives Fans A Chance To Vote On The Nation's Best High School Football Rivalry With $10,000 Up For

USA TODAY High School Sports Gives Fans A Chance To Vote On The Nation's Best
            High School Football Rivalry With $10,000 Up For Grabs

Voting for top rivalry in each state open now at usatodayhss.com; Overall
national winning rivalry will earn $5,000 for each school

PR Newswire

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 19, 2012

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --USA TODAY  High School Sports, the
nation's leading source for high school sports news and information, today
kicks off a month-long online vote for fans to determine the most deep-seated
high school football rivalry in the U.S.

Beginning today and running through Dec. 19, USA TODAY High School Sports will
feature the biggest rivalries in each state online at www.usatodayhss.com, as
determined by the editorial staff of USA TODAY High School Sports.

The two teams to comprise America's best high school football rivalry will
earn $10,000 ($5,000 to each school) in athletic department funding, as well
as national coverage of the game by USA TODAY and a specially-designed trophy
to be held by the rivalry's winner each year going forward.

"High school football is more defined by passionate rivalries than probably
any other sport," said Derek Samson, Director of Content for USA TODAY High
School Sports. "There are so many great and long-standing rivalries—from East
Coast states like New Jersey's Don Bosco Prep and Bergen Catholic, to Permian
and Lee in Texas, which has inspired books and Hollywood movies—and just as
many opinions on which one is the most intense. We may not settle the
argument, but we can at least give schools and football fans across the
country a chance to make their case."

Beginning today and running through Dec. 3, the three biggest rivalries in
each state and the District of Columbia will be featured online at
www.usatodayhss.com. The rivalries with the most online votes for each state
will move onto a regional round which begins Dec. 5. Online voting for that
round will end on Dec. 12.

The top four rivalries in each region will then be showcased on USA TODAY High
School Sports for one final week of voting through Dec. 19 when the nation's
top high school football rivalry is crowned.

For more information, visit USA TODAY High School Sports.

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