Perrysburg Excels On and Off Football Field Against Rival
By Chelsea Fisher
The rivalry between Perrysburg and Maumee begins on the football field, but we are competitive in many aspects of athletic and academic life. Even just between the two cities, tensions rise around the time of the annual game.
Perrysburg High School’s 96% graduation rate is higher than the state average of 89%; Maumee’s is 93%. Perrysburg was also named a Blue Ribbon school in 2014.
We have had the bell since 2011, which means that no student-athlete currently enrolled has lost the bell. “This game dates back to 1928 and continues to be a very competitive rivalry game between the two schools,” said former athletic director for Perrysburg and current board member Ray Pohlman. The over all record is Perrysburg 53 and Maumee 40 with 5 ties.
According to greatschools.org, a website that ranks schools based on state and district averages, Maumee High School scored a three out of ten whereas Perrysburg scored a nine. On a statewide scale, Maumee was named the 121’s best school in the state, we were named the 60th.
Even in an annual fishing tournament between the two cities, Perrysburg beat Maumee for the third year in a row.
In 1986, we unfortunately lost the bell to Maumee and apparently the senior class was not very pleased about that:
according to several 1987 graduates, Perrysburg students broke into Maumee and stole the bell back to put it in its rightful place. On Friday this year, October 29th, Perrysburg defeated Maumee 48-21.
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