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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Plainfield-Westfield football rivalry has chance at national title -- if you help

You can help the Cardinals and Blue Devils win
this national title.

The 109-year-old Plainfield-Westfield football rivalry has a chance at the national title in the contest sponsored by USAToday, but to succeed, fans of the two teams will have to roll up their sleeves and get to work -- voting.

Plainfield-Westfield rivalry won its regional first place designation this past Tuesday. Supporters have until next Wednesday, December 18 at noon to cast their ballots. (Yes, you can vote more than once, and no, you don't have to live in one of the two communities.)

The Cardinals and the Blue Devils have their work cut out for them. The rival teams won their divisional title with a vote of 42,013 -- besting their nearest rivals (Allegany vs. Fort Hill in Maryland) by nearly 7,000 votes.

But the Jersey duo will have their work cut out for them in the national challenge: the top voter getter in the regionals was the rivalry between Las Cruces and Mayfield in New Mexico, which logged in 220, 459 votes.

You know what to do!

Go to the USAToday contest website to vote (see here) and vote, and vote, and vote. And get your friends to vote. And your Aunt Millie and anyone else you can think of.

Over and over.

Starting now!