Every year during the final game of the regular season, 12,000+ fans pack the Reitz Bowl to watch two rivals battle it out in an environment many college teams would be happy for. While Reitz has played Mater Dei every year since 1952, it wasn’t until 1970 that the first trophy game for the West Side Nut Club’s Golden Acorn Trophy was played.
The Panthers lead the series, 44 games to 20, but the Wildcats have won the past three, and this rivalry is always a highlight of any West Sider’s calendar.
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