Bone
Sunrise Champions - 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, & 2008
Nevada 4A State Champions 2001. 2005, & 2006

Las Vegas High School
versus
Rancho High School

Bone

     The oldest tradition in Nevada High School football is the rivalry between Rancho High School Rams and the Las Vegas High School Wildcats.   The annual game is played for “Herkimers Bone” also known as “Sir Herk.” When the Wildcats won the first game of the series in 1957, the Herkimer Bone tradition began.

    The “Bone” is actually a large cow bone proposed by the Rancho Lettermen’s Club as the annual trophy for the Rancho-Las Vegas football game.  The father of a Rancho player owned a butcher shop and several members of the lettermen’s club 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 boiling, so they glued it back on and one of the guys 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.  Each school agreed to keep “The Bone” for one semester; however, some Rancho students stole “The Bone” from Las Vegas during the semester they were supposed to keep it.  Since then it has been agreed that the “Bone” trophy is kept by the winning school for one year.

All time Records for the "THE BONE GAME"

The Wildcats have kept the "Bone Home" 17 straight years!

Overall Record
Wildcats 31 wins  25 losses  1 tie

Year
Las Vegas
Score
Rancho
Score
1957
Wildcats
21
Rams
12
1958
Wildcats
13
Rams
13
1959
Wildcats
7
Rams
0
1960
Wildcats
0
Rams
20
1961
Wildcats
0
Rams
7
1962
Wildcats
14
Rams
16
1963
Wildcats
21
Rams
12
1964
Wildcats
6
Rams
27
1965
Wildcats
18
Rams
6
1966
Wildcats
26
Rams
6
1967
Wildcats
47
Rams
19
1968
Wildcats
14
Rams
40
1969
Wildcats
18
Rams
27
1970
Wildcats
8
Rams
34
1971
Wildcats
2
Rams
36
1972
Wildcats
10
Rams
7
1973
Wildcats
13
Rams
20
1974
Wildcats
14
Rams
29
1975
Wildcats
6
Rams
28
1976
Wildcats
19
Rams
14
1977
Wildcats
31
Rams
6
1978
Wildcats
20
Rams
0
1979
Wildcats
20
Rams
16
1980
Wildcats
26
Rams
0
1981
Wildcats
10
Rams
12
1982
Wildcats
21
Rams
30
1983
Wildcats
0
Rams
21
1984
Wildcats
9
Rams
14
1985
Wildcats
19
Rams
39
1986
Wildcats
21
Rams
32
1987
Wildcats
17
Rams
24
1988
Wildcats
24
Rams
15
1989
Wildcats
18
Rams
3
1990
Wildcats
17
Rams
28
1991
Wildcats
7
Rams
34
1992
Wildcats
28
Rams
32
1993
Wildcats
6
Rams
33
1994
Wildcats
0
Rams
22
1995
Wildcats
10
Rams
13
1996
Wildcats
21
Rams
0
1997
Wildcats
16
Rams
14
1998
Wildcats
41
Rams
7
1999
Wildcats
65
Rams
13
2000
Wildcats
31
Rams
0
2001
Wildcats
17
Rams
14
2002
Wildcats
34
Rams
14
2003
Wildcats
41
Rams
6
2004
Wildcats
49
Rams
14
2005
Wildcats
55
Rams
12
2006
Wildcats
49
Rams
14
2007
Wildcats
32
Rams
0
2008
Wildcats
63
Rams
42
2009
Wildcats
44
Rams
0
2010
Wildcats
64
Rams
12
2011
Wildcats
49
Rams
12
2012
Wildcats
45
Rams
0
2013
Wildcats
70
Rams
6
2014
Wildcats
Rams

 

 

 

 

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