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The 48th Cannon Game is this week

South High School Alumni Foundation

PUEBLO, Colo. (KRDO) -- The 48th Cannon Game between Pueblo South and Pueblo East takes place this Friday at Dutch Clark Stadium.

RELATED: The Cannon Game: A look at the rivalry through the decades

East and South's football teams meet annually in The Cannon Game, a rivalry that began in 1959 and has morphed into an annual showdown with the victor taking home "The Cannon," a real, working Civil War-era cannon that was donated by the Steel City Kiwanis in 1976, along with the Key Clubs from both schools, according to Pueblo School District 60.

The 47th Cannon Game ended early following a fight between the teams. The game was called and East won 23-0.

According to the district, the Cannon Game upwards of 15,000 fans annually to Dutch Clark Stadium. South leads the all-time series 41-19-1. From 1997-2011, South won the game 15 years in a row.

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