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The oldest tradition in Nevada high school football is the rivalry between Rancho High School Rams and Las Vegas High Wildcats.

The annual game is played for "HERKIMERS BONE" also known as "Sir Herk" Rancho tied Las Vegas in the first meeting of the series in 1958, The Herkimer tradition began.

The "Bone" is actually a large cow bone proposed by the Rancho LETTERMANS'S CLUB as the annual trophy for the Rancho-Vegas Football game. The father of a Rancho player (Russel Munson) owned a butcher shop and several members of the LETTERMAN's CLUB including Buddy Munson and Mike Prince went to the butcher shop got the bone and boiled it in water for a full day. One end of the bone fell off during the boiling process, so they glued it back on and painted it silver to hide the crack. Since then, it has been preserved in Bronze. The first "Bone Game" ended in a 13-13 tie so each school agreed to keep "The Bone" a semester. However, some Rancho students stole "The Bone" from Vegas during the semester, where they were supposed to keep it at Vegas, and after that administrations agreed to Keep "The Bone" at the winning school for that year until the next year's game for bragging rights.


SCORES FOR "THE BONE GAME"

YEAR   SCORE RHS TOTAL   SCORE LVHS TOTAL
1958 RAMS
13
TIE WILDCATS
13
TIE
1959 RAMS
0
0 WILDCATS
7
1
1960 RAMS
20
1 WILDCATS
0
1
1961 RAMS
7
2 WILDCATS
0
1
1962 RAMS
16
3 WILDCATS
14
1
1963 RAMS
12
3 WILDCATS
21
2
1964 RAMS
27
4 WILDCATS
6
2
1965 RAMS
6
4 WILDCATS
18
3
1966 RAMS
6
4 WILDCATS
26
4
1967 RAMS
19
4 WILDCATS
47
5
1968 RAMS
40
5 WILDCATS
14
5
1969 RAMS
27
6 WILDCATS
18
5
1970 RAMS
34
7 WILDCATS
8
5
1971 RAMS
36
8 WILDCATS
2
5
1972 RAMS
7
8 WILDCATS
10
6
1973 RAMS
20
9 WILDCATS
13
6
1974 RAMS
29
10 WILDCATS
14
6
1975 RAMS
28
11 WILDCATS
6
6
1976 RAMS
14
11 WILDCATS
19
7
1977 RAMS
6
11 WILDCATS
31
8
1978 RAMS
0
11 WILDCATS
20
9
1979 RAMS
16
11 WILDCATS
20
10
1980 RAMS
0
11 WILDCATS
26
11
1981 RAMS
12
12 WILDCATS
10
11
1982 RAMS
30
13 WILDCATS
21
11
1983 RAMS
20
14 WILDCATS
0
11
1984 RAMS
14
15 WILDCATS
9
11
1985 RAMS
39
16 WILDCATS
19
11
1986 RAMS
32
17 WILDCATS
21
11
1987 RAMS
24
18 WILDCATS
17
11
1988 RAMS
15
18 WILDCATS
24
12
1989 RAMS
3
18 WILDCATS
18
13
1990 RAMS
28
19 WILDCATS
17
13
1991 RAMS
34
20 WILDCATS
7
13
1992 RAMS
32
21 WILDCATS
28
13
1993 RAMS
33
22 WILDCATS
6
13
1994 RAMS
22
23 WILDCATS
0
13
1995 RAMS
13
24 WILDCATS
10
13
1996 RAMS
0
24 WILDCATS
21
14
1997 RAMS
14
24 WILDCATS
16
15
1998 RAMS
7
24 WILDCATS
41
16
1999 RAMS
13
24 WILDCATS
65
17
2000 RAMS
0
24 WILDCATS
31
18
2001 RAMS
14
24 WILDCATS
17
19
2002 RAMS
14
24 WILDCATS
34
20
2003 RAMS
6
24 WILDCATS
41
21
2004 RAMS
14
24 WILDCATS
49
22
2005 RAMS
14
24 WILDCATS
56
23
2006 RAMS
14
24 WILDCATS
49
24
2007 RAMS
0
24 WILDCATS
32
25
2008 RAMS
42
24 WILDCATS
63
26
2009 RAMS
0
24 WILDCATS
44
27
2010 RAMS
12
24 WILDCATS
64
28
2011 RAMS
12
24 WILDCATS
49
29
2012 RAMS
0
24 WILDCATS
45
30
2013 RAMS
6
24 WILDCATS
70
31
2014 RAMS
7
24 WILDCATS
60
32
2015 RAMS 0 24 WILDCATS 49 33
2016 RAMS 0 24 WILDCATS 51 34
2016 RAMS 0 24 WILDCATS 51 35
Ram Wins
24 Wildcat Wins
35
Ram Ties
1 Wildcat Ties
1

 


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