Last year, the Carson-Douglas football rivalry overwhelmingly won the first round of USA Today Best High School Football Rivalry competition, earning the distinction of Best Rivalry in the State of Nevada.
The Tigers and Senators fell short in the regional round, but have a shot again this year as the second annual contest opened this week.
The two schools have been playing each other since Douglas began playing football in 1923. Carson won the latest meeting earlier this month 19-13 in overtime. Carson leads the all-time series 47-22-3. The last four matchups have been decided by six points or less (three times by three points or less) with two games ending in overtime.
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The other Nevada rivalries in the competition this year are Basic-Green Valley, Bishop Gorman-Palo Verde, Chaparral-Eldorado, and Moapa Valley-Virgin Valley.
This year, USA TODAY High School Sports selected five high school football rivalries in each state and Washington, D.C. after more than a month of conversations with local media and other state/school officials with high school football expertise. From there, the fans now decide which rivalry emerges from a list of 255 – more than 100 more rivalries overall than a year ago.
Last year’s national contest was won by Brookfield vs. Marceline in Missouri. The teams celebrated their national title rivalry on Sept. 13 in Brookfield.
This year’s best rivalry competition will end Dec. 18 after three rounds of voting. The 51 state winners – each state plus D.C. – advance to one of eight regionals. The winners of the eight regions, along with two wild cards, move onto a final round of 10.
The winner receives $5,000 to be split evenly between the two schools, with other prizes going to all of the national finalists.