Best DEAD Rivalries (or rivalries of the past...)

OutlawAngel

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Seem like it was a great preseason discussion for the best rivalries across the state, but which ones used to be king, but no longer exist due to being too lopsided, or simply, the schools grew apart from one another, or perhaps even worse, closed.

Feel like in Columbus, discussion seems to highlight Brookhaven had a lot of great rivalries as they were very good year in, year out in the past and could the same be said about Trotwood or some of those teams at Wayne? Only reason anyone had haters was because they were that good, right?

Go ahead, take a trip down memory lane on this one.
 
 
In the early days Toledo Scott vs. Toledo Waite was quite possibly the biggest match up in the state in the 1910's through 1930's. For 10 years they were the only two public schools in the entire city. Scott's stadium used to hold 20,000 and the game was played on Thanksgiving.

Margaretta vs. Huron before Margaretta became too small, could see this change in the future with Huron also becoming smaller.
Bellevue vs. Willard until Willard became drastically smaller in comparison.
Lima Central vs. Lima South was a huge rivalry until the schools consolidated to make Lima Senior.
Fostoria St. Wendelin vs. Tiffin Calvert and Fremont St. Joseph before it closed.
 
The original Olentangy vs Sunbury Big Walnut was pure hatred. Now they are in different divisions of the OCC.

Westerville South vs Westerville North was very bitter too
 
In the early days Toledo Scott vs. Toledo Waite was quite possibly the biggest match up in the state in the 1910's through 1930's. For 10 years they were the only two public schools in the entire city. Scott's stadium used to hold 20,000 and the game was played on Thanksgiving.

Margaretta vs. Huron before Margaretta became too small, could see this change in the future with Huron also becoming smaller.
Bellevue vs. Willard until Willard became drastically smaller in comparison.
Lima Central vs. Lima South was a huge rivalry until the schools consolidated to make Lima Senior.
Fostoria St. Wendelin vs. Tiffin Calvert and Fremont St. Joseph before it closed.
In the very early days, Scott-Waite was a nationally known rivalry.
The South-Central rivalry in Lima was a big one too.
 
In the early days Toledo Scott vs. Toledo Waite was quite possibly the biggest match up in the state in the 1910's through 1930's. For 10 years they were the only two public schools in the entire city. Scott's stadium used to hold 20,000 and the game was played on Thanksgiving.

Margaretta vs. Huron before Margaretta became too small, could see this change in the future with Huron also becoming smaller.
Bellevue vs. Willard until Willard became drastically smaller in comparison.
Lima Central vs. Lima South was a huge rivalry until the schools consolidated to make Lima Senior.
Fostoria St. Wendelin vs. Tiffin Calvert and Fremont St. Joseph before it closed.
Back in the day Toledo Waite traveled by train to play out-of-state opponents all over the country. And the Scott-Waite football game was the appetizer for thousands of Toledoans before sitting down for a Thanksgiving dinner.
 
As mentioned Scott-Waite. Photos of both original stadiums floating around in various threads. East vs. West remained an event even into the 70s. Practicing in Waite bowl, the original stadium across from the Mollenkopf stadium surrounded by cop cars, our coach, would warn us we were to go straight home and NOT to cross the street which of course were code words for as soon as he's not looking, head for the trees outside the stadium you could shinny up to see the game.

In basketball though, Scott-Libbey, no one close. It was worth going just for the crowds that didn't seem to give a crap about the court when they could spend the whole game hurling insults back and forth and chant Libbey-Libbey-Libbey, Woof-Woof-Woof. Ear splitting. If you were really paying attention, you come to realize both stands cared for every kid on that court, either team as they were all from the shared neighborhoods and families. The crowd was all about trolling whoever in the opposite stands that they played against 5-10-20 years before. And that's not even talking about the cheer-leader battles...

As neighborhoods changed, more moved from the Eastside to the southern border and county, it was Waite-Oregon Clay that could still put numbers in those massive stands. Family against family. Alum against alum. Wives against husbands. Last names known for decades being added by new generation of immigrants and migrants from other parts of town. Now that too, is gone.
 
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Princeton v Moeller
Winton Woods v Colerain (match up never happened for whatever reason)
Second Princeton v Moeller

Too bad the GMC and ECC are both nine game conference schedules because Princeton v Winton Woods could be a GREAT rivalry. The Princeton fanbase seems to care about Moeller and Winton Woods games when they do play more than any other GMC team. At least they make the matchup happen in hoops.
 
Princeton v Moeller
Winton Woods v Colerain (match up never happened for whatever reason)
WW vs. Colerain would have been epic all throughout the 2000's. The fact those two powerhouses never met is a shame. Especially during the Coombs and Everheart Eras both running the triple option. Speed all over the field and nasty defenses.
 
Some other Mahoning Valley rivals.....
Struthers vs Campbell ( the only 2 games I watched were the most entertaining games ive watched on any level)
Warren JFK vs Campbell - the smallest teams in the MVC with a lot of victories over their bigger conference foes
Rayen vs South.... Ytown if youre reading- whats that record? Couldnt find anything on Vindy archives during 1992 prior to South closing
Fitch- Chaney. Even though they played in '21 this could be back to a week 1 annual event
While perusing thru Vindy archives it was mention Harding and Niles goes back to the 1890s. Last played early 90s
 
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