A hundred years worth of memories will be completed Friday night when Chambersburg hosts Carlisle in a high school football game.

It was 100 years ago that the two schools met on the gridiron for the first time. A lot has happened since that first meeting when a rivalry was born. Here are a few facts:

• The Herd-Trojan rivalry is the longest running series, with the most games played, in District 3.

• This will also be the team's 100th meeting, though those have not come in consecutive years.

• Several years were missed in the early period, but the teams made up for that by playing two games in a season four different times – 1916, 1966, 1967 and 1975. They've never met in a playoff game.

• In 99 meetings so far, the only tie was a 12-12 stalemate in 1961.

• Carlisle holds the series lead, 54-44-1.

• It has been a series of streaks, with one team gaining the upper hand for a stretch, then the other taking over.

• The Trojans won the first encounter 12-6, but the Herd won each of the next 11 times.

• Chambersburg won 13 of 15 games between 1931 to 1946, but Carlisle ripped off 14 straight wins from 1969-82.

• The longest winning streak for the Trojans is six, done twice – 1987-92 and 2008-13.

• Just before that last streak, Carlisle had taken nine consecutive wins (1999-2007).

• Between 1987 and 98, Chambersburg won 11 of 12. The only loss came in 1993 when the Herd's Aaron McManus kicked a 19-yard field goal with 0:03 on the clock.

• One of Chambersburg's best performances in recent years came in 1990, when Don Houser scored six touchdowns in a 60-12 victory. He ran for 209 yards on 17 carries and returned the opening kickoff for a score.

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