ONE OF THE NATIONS MOST INTENSE RECORD BREAKING RIVALRIES!!
Woodbury vs. Paulsboro
They played to the smell of fresh cut grass, or in the bitter freezing cold. A sea of scarlet red, and a wave of blue and gold.
The saga of this great football rivalry is recorded in the history books of each of these fine high schools. This rich storied tradition of spirit and competition between two great warrior nations. The Paulsboro Red Raiders. The Woodbury Thundering Herd.
Rivalry is the most critical motivating force in all of sports competition. Medals will fade and trophies will tarnish, but the truth of victory is the written ledger that can never be erased nor faded.
Rivalry is what wills a man to push himself beyond what he imagined possible, for the chance to snatch victory from the clenched fists of his mortal enemy. Rivalry is what fuels a man to bring himself to the brink of collapse in order to avoid the humiliation of defeat.
One can only be measured a great champion if he has indeed triumphed over a great champion. So just as Ali needed Frazier, Paulsboro High School needs Woodbury, and Woodbury needs Paulsboro.
You may think that you have never heard of the Woodbury -- Paulsboro rivalry … but think again. Somewhere around the globe at this very moment, in some third-world country, Woodbury is battling Paulsboro in legendary dramatic fashion. The team names may be different, and the sport may be different, but it is that intensity, that nervous electricity in the air, and the spirit of competition that is the same. It’s the rivalry that you know from your very own youth. It is that very same, Paulsboro vs. Woodbury.
This is story of the young men, coaches, parents, and friends who put it all on the line to be a part of this great sports rivalry.