Strawn vs Gordon 2017 game players battling

Strawn Greyhound defenders swarm a Gordon Longhorns ball carrier during the 2017 edition of the annual Strawn/Gordon six-man rivalry.

On Friday night, one of the most storied six-man rivalries will reach new heights as the Gordon Longhorns (4-5, 2-0) make the nine-mile trek to Greyhound territory where No. 1-ranked Strawn (7-2, 2-0) will be waiting in a game that decides the 1A-2 District 10 title.

Both 2-0 and unbeaten in district play, when the Greyhounds and Longhorns do meet this Friday, it will be the 69th time the two teams have faced off according to series records that date back to 1923.

The Greyhounds currently hold the series edge at 34-31-3 and have won the most consecutive match ups with eight from 1923-1957.

The Longhorns' longest run of seven victories came in the early '90s (1991-1997) in a six-man rivalry game that has taken place every year for the last six decades.

For the 2018 season, the 14th-ranked Longhorns are riding their second two-game winning streak following a tough loss to Gorman (69-73) in week seven.

The two teams' only common opponent this season, the Greyhounds defeated the Gorman Panthers, 53-6, on Sept. 7.

Meanwhile, the Hounds' only two losses of the year came against the No. 1 (McLean) and No. 2 (Garden City) ranked teams in Division I.

Looking to pull off the upset and notch their first series win since 2015, the Gordon Longhorns will face the Strawn Greyhounds in Strawn this Friday, Nov. 9, at 7:30 p.m.