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Carbondale & Murphysboro Celebrate 100th Football Game

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Photo by Ryan Michalesko courtesy of the Southern Illinoisan

On Friday, August 25, 2017, Carbondale High School and Murphysboro High School met for their historic 100th football contest between the two rival high schools who are separated by 11 miles.

For more on the history of the rivalry and pageantry of the centennial game, which Muprhysboro won 21-6, read the stories below from the Southern Illinoisan:

Carbondale-Murphysboro 100th Game Preview

Carbondale-Murphysboro 100th Game Story