The rivalry between the Springs Valley Blackhawks and Paoli Rams dates back almost 60 years. Both football teams bring their best, aiming to take home the Orange Bowl trophy each year.
The overall record of the Orange Bowl is 25-32, with Springs Valley taking 32 wins and Paoli receiving 25. Most would be shocked to see the Blackhawks as the most frequent Orange Bowl winners. However, Springs Valley won many games consecutively in the 1970s and 1980s, boosting their overall record. However, the Paoli Rams have an astounding 9-1 record in the Orange Bowl since 2008.
“It’s a classic county rivalry. Everyone always shows up to play. It’s always fun to watch,” said Athletic Director Darek Newkirk.
Come out and support the boys as they compete in the fifty-eighth annual Orange Bowl at Springs Valley this Friday at 7 p.m.
Story by Jace Ingle