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Your vote counts: Is Carson-Douglas rivalry among best in U.S.?

12:00 AM, Nov. 20, 2012 EST

The Douglas Tigers play the Carson Senators on Oct. 25 at Carson High. / Tom Smedes/Special to RGJ

USA Today is looking for the best high school football rivalry in the country and Carson-Douglas is among the nominees.

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

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

Here is what USA Today had to say about the Carson-Douglas rivalry: "Carson and Douglas are the only football-playing schools from nearby small towns just south of Reno, so there's a natural animosity between them. They've been playing each other in football since 1923 (Carson leads the all-time series with Douglas 46-22-3) but the rivalry extends well behind the gridiron. The rivalry has been close as of late with the past three games being decided by a total of seven points."

Also nominated from Nevada is Bishop Gorman-Palo Verde and Moapa Valley-Virgin Valley.




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