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District Schools Gearing Up for 2017 Rivalry Games

iStock FootballIt’s Rivalry Week for the San Mateo Union High School District’s six comprehensive secondary schools. The week’s spirited activities center on three traditional football games scheduled on Friday and Saturday. The first two games are set for Friday, Nov. 3, when Hillsdale hosts Aragon and Mills travels to Capuchino; both games begin at 7:30 p.m. The following day, Nov. 4, Burlingame journeys to San Mateo; kickoff at the historic Little Big Game is set for 11 a.m.

  • The Aragon-Hillsdale contest was first played in 1962. Since both schools are located along Alameda de las Pulgas (literally “Avenue of the Fleas”), the game is called “The Battle of the Fleas.” Aragon leads in the series 34-18; there have been three ties.
  • The Mills-Capuchino game has been dubbed “The Battle of the Strip” because the two schools are located near one another off a section of El Camino Real in Millbrae/San Bruno. The rivalry began in 1959. Capuchino has the edge in the series, 37-21.
  • Saturday’s Little Big Game marks the 90th renewal of one of the oldest traditional contests between public schools in the Greater Bay Area. The two schools -- San Mateo High and Burlingame -- are located about a mile from one another. Burlingame leads in the series, which began in 1927, 53-32, with four ties. The two schools are the oldest in the San Mateo Union High School District.

We hope you are able to make it to these historical games!

Posted by: Sheri Costa-Batis Published:10/30/17
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