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North and South teams vie Friday for Gridiron trophy

November 03, 2004|by GREGORY T. SIMMONS

The North Hagerstown Hubs and the South Hagerstown Rebels on Friday will vie again for the Hagerstown Gridiron Championship Classic trophy, city officials said Monday.

This will be the third year the trophy will be awarded to the winner of the annual high school football game, said Karen Giffin, spokeswoman for the City of Hagerstown.

"The game is very important to us because we feel the schools are very important to the city" and it helps build community pride, Giffin said.

The city's involvement began in 2002, when the city began promoting the game and commissioned the trophy, which was won in 2002 by the Rebels and in 2003 by the Hubs.

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Mayor William Breichner on Friday will present the trophy to the winner of the game.

Giffin said each of the players for both teams will receive commemorative medallions for participating in the game.

"Hopefully, (the game) brings a lot of enthusiasm to both schools and the teams as well," City Administrator Bruce Zimmerman said.

The game begins at 7 p.m. at South High's School Stadium.

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