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Which Athens-area high school football rivalry game will be the highlight of 2024?

Which Athens-area high school football rivalry game will be the highlight of 2024?

With football starting in the Peach State in five weeks, the Athens Banner-Herald is curious: Which of these 14 high school rivalry games in the region are you most looking forward to?

Be it a long-standing rivalry that hides decades of tension beneath the surface, like between Clarke Central and Cedar Shoals; a rivalry that has been dug out of the grave, like between Oconee County and Loganville; or a rivalry between familiar faces meeting on new ground, like between George Walton and Athens Christian.

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The list of games is below and the poll is open until 5pm on Thursday 18 July.

Athens Banner-Herald Poll: Which Athens-area high school football rivalry games are you most looking forward to?

Clarke Central vs. Cedar Shoals (August 15)

Oconee County vs. North Oconee (August 16)

North Oconee vs. Madison County (Oct. 4)

Jefferson v. North Oconee (September 13)

Clarke Central vs. Oconee County (August 23)

Commerce v Athens Academy (September 20)

Winder-Barrow vs. Apalachee (September 13)

Oconee County v. Jefferson (November 1)

Jefferson v. Stephens County (September 6)

Oconee County vs. Loganville (September 6)

Commerce v. Banks County (Oct. 25)

Oglethorpe County v. Social Circle (September 16)

Athens Christian vs. George Walton (September 20)

Banks County vs. Athens Academy (Oct. 4)

This article originally appeared in the Athens Banner-Herald: 2024 Readers’ Poll on Athens High School Football Rivalry Game