The two schools are embroiled in a fierce rivalry that has a long standing history that both communities are passionately involved in and have at times divided households. The last 50 years, the winner of the rivalry game took home a valued trophy in the form of a authentic, 100 pound steel bell that sat atop a local Victorville church that burned down.
Apple Valley and Victor Valley High School football stadiums are only 10 miles apart from each other. Both schools are nestled in an area of Southern California that most folks blow past on their way to Las Vegas. Both schools’ mascots are appropriately name with Apple Valley being the ‘Sun Devils’, and Victor Valley being the ‘Jackrabbits.’
This is where the similarities between the two schools ends as Apple Valley has owned the bell for the last six years claiming victory in the last six meetings between the two rivals. Apple Valley makes the short trip down the road to Victor Valley to defend the bell once again this Friday, September 15 – 7:00 PM (PST) kickoff. Apple Valley is loaded with talent and lead by the dynamic and explosive senior receiver and defensive back, Kashan Griffin. Griffin is a Top 15 Stealth-Rated athlete and is committed to Nevada-Reno.
Apple Valley Head Coach Matt Rohrbaugh will be the first to attest that in a rivalry game, you can never take anything for granted. Rohrbaugh knows first hand because he is a graduate of Apple Valley and played in this rivalry game years ago. He will not allow his team to underestimate, or under prepare for the Victor Valley ‘Jackrabbits.’
HSPN Sports West is excited to bring you highlights and post-game follow-up from this exciting rivalry with sideline correspondent David Hill.