When the Churchill Chargers take on the Reagan Rattlers, it is a huge district rivalry game.
This year, however, there is more to the rivalry that just a football game.
The two schools decided to participate in different events between each other and at their respective campuses to raise money for the Make A Wish Foundation.
“Everybody thinks that Churchill and Reagan are huge rivals, but on the flip side of it, we love each other and we like each and we are able to do fundraisers together," said Daniel Tran, a Reagan senior.
One of the competitions was a taco-eating contest between the schools.
“During the taco-eating contest, we were sharing text messages,” said Evita Lescano, a Reagan senior. "It was all friendly competition."
“It’s a love-hate cause. Yes, we are out there for the competition, but at the same time, at the end of the day, we are all friends and we are all going towards a common goal,” said Sammy Nguyen, a Churchill senior.
Even this rivalry had a different twist.
The Churchill JROTC sponsors an annual blood drive. This year, they decided to donate to a Reagan student.
Three weeks ago, Reagan senior Dylan Smoot was injured in a terrible automobile accident. He used some 600 units of blood and the blood drive was to help replace those units.
"We were able to replace 159 of them, which, you know, that is a lot of money, and that is stuff he doesn't have to pay for. That’s for him to get better and that is what we are hoping for," said Franchesca McCray, a Churchill senior.
“Every life is important. Every student, every person is important," Nguyen said.