Rivalry moves on to regionals

Published 11:03am Wednesday, December 5, 2012

After winning in the first round of voting for the best rivalry in the state of Alabama, the Battle of Murder Creek rivalry between T.R. Miller and W.S. Neal is now in the regional round of voting.
The regional contest began last Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. with the 51 state winners being divided among four regions. Voting ends at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 12. The four regional finalists will then advance to the championship round. Vote as many times as you want.
The Battle of Murder Creek is one of 13 rivalries in this contest and is up against schools from Tennessee, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Texas, Arkansas, Kentucky and Virginia.
An online contest sponsored by USA Today seeks the Alabama’s — and the nation’s — best high school football rivalry.
In Alabama, the Battle of Murder Creek between Neal and Miller defeated the McGill-Toolen and Murphy rivalry in Mobile and Hoover-Vestavia Hills rivalry in Birmingham..
The overall national winning rivalry schools will win $10,000, to be split evenly.
To vote in the contest, click http://contest.usatodayhss.com/vote/south
The Battle of Murder Creek rivalry is option “L”.
Voting for the best national rivalry among the four regional winners will begin at 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 13, and will end at 11 a.m. EST on Wednesday, Dec. 19. The nation’s best high school rivalry will be crowned. Vote as many times as you want.
The overall national champion rivalry will receive $10,000 to be divided equally between the athletic departments of the two schools. In addition, USA TODAY Sports will report live on that rivalry game in 2013, and will present the schools with a trophy that will be kept each year by the winning team.

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