The school my son attended opened a few years ago. A neighboring town also opened a new high school that same year. The two schools automatically became rivals. Our school has a stellar athletic program across the board and have already won state titles in several sports. This is unheard of for a new school. The other school, like any other new school is still carving out their athletic program. Every year, in every sport our school has beat them.
This has really intensified the rivalry. It reached a boiling point the year my son was a senior. The week of the rivalry football game, our team found an eviscerated lynx (our mascot) on the practice football field with a bit of the rival schools colors spray painted on the fur.
Of course this infuriated the student body as a whole. Over the course of the last few years, the rivalry has only intensified even though we are no longer in the same district, our teams still play eachother in non district games.
That football game is this coming weekend and already the game is sold out. It really has kind of become a community rivalry as well.
Do your teens schools have a rivalry with another school?
How serious do their schools take rivalries?