Incorrect. Shelby vs Kings Mountain is the states longest "running" rivalry. They have played every year since 1926 (the first meeting being in 1923) with the exception of 1943. The reason they didn't play that year was because Kings Mountain could not field a football team due to all the young men electing to fight in WW II. We feel that deserves a pass.
Shelby vs Crest = Me vs my wife. It gets very personal for a whole lot of people. The schools are only 4 miles apart. Usually over 10,000 in attendance some years closer to 15,000.
Shelby has played Gaffney 16 times since 1921. The series record is 5-9-2. We had a 4 game stretch from 1993-1996 and Gaffney had our number every time but the games were very competitive with two being 27-24 and 20-13.
Then why come the internet says Concord/Kannopolis been playing "every" year since 1924?
Longest running means it ain't ever stopped right?
Don't care either way just wanted some clarification on what longest running means.
Both rivalries been around forever.