116 years later: If ever 0-2 (Fresno) vs. 2-0 (Selma) season records were insignificant, it's tonight at Staley Stadium, home of the Selma Bears.
This is a series, albeit virtually in hibernation since 1942 (Fresno won 34-2), that was launched on Christmas Day 1894 at Selma's Athletic Park, a contest won 10-0 by the Bears in what is believed to be the Valley's first high school football game, Selma historian Randy McFarland said.
In 1929, McFarland says, the schools played the first night prep football game in the western U.S., Fresno winning 25-0 on Selma's Rose Avenue (now part of Brentlinger park). The only game since 1942 was won 6-0 by the Bears in 1991 on a Saturday night at a sold-out Staley Stadium.
Series advantage: Selma 14-13-3.
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