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High school sports community shares favorite football rivalries

9:34 AM, Oct. 26, 2012 EDT

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For Northeast Ohio high school football players and fans, there is nothing quite like the last weekend in October.

It marks the end of the regular season and a gridiron battle with your archrival.

It's the one game a year that matters to even the most casual high school sports fan. In some communities, it's the only game of the season that matters.

It marks the final time most members of that year's high school graduating class will play organized football.

Each rivalry game has its own nickname, history and tradition. Each is unique and evokes unmatched pride and passion in communities of every size.

To capture the magic and mystique of high school football rivalry week in Northeast Ohio, the staffs at usatodayhss.com/Cleveland and WKYC-TV Channel 3 asked their respective social media followers to share their favorite rivalry and what makes it special.

The responses received are as varied as the matchups themselves and demonstrate the excitement and long-lasting memories they create each year.

Read the responses that have already been submitted below. Then, connect with usatodayhss.com/Cleveland through Facebook and/or Twitter to share your favorite area high school football rivalry. Your social media comments will be added to the story.