Former Casa Grande High School football player Weston Bryan did some extensive research on the Egg Bowl following the announcement that the game would be “put on hold” at the end of the 2011 contest.
Among his findings:
The first game between Casa Grande and Petaluma was played in 1974 and won by Casa Grande, 9-0, but Petaluma won 14 of the next 18 games through 1992.
In 1993, the game was first called the Egg Bowl. It was won by Petaluma, 27-13.
From 1988 through 1997, Petaluma won 10 straight games, including five straight after it was officially titled the Egg Bowl.
Casa Grande won five straight games from 2003 through 2007, and the Gauchos won the last two before the game was put on hold.
The first four games between the two teams were all shutouts, with Petaluma following Casa Grande’s initial 9-0 win with 27-0, 16-0 and 28-0 victories.
The most lopsided Egg Bowl occurred in 1996 when Petaluma beat Casa Grande, 57-0. The closest game was Casa Grande’s 3-0 win over Petaluma in 2004.