The warrior vs. tiger has been a match-up since the beginning of time. Historically it may have been considered a classic competition between a hunter and exotic prey, however the concept has an entirely different meaning to Wilton and Ridgefield high school students alike.
This rivalry has defined both towns for as long as I can remember. I am always on guard in public when I see a student sporting orange and black sports apparel, as I am sure the Warrior blue and white inflicts upon Ridgefield students as well. I have heard many rumors about the origin of the rivalry: whether it dates back to a 1990s hockey fight, or simply a hyped-up competition between two strong sports programs. I even believe that at one point, Wilton and Ridgefield held a national record for the longest high school hockey game — a 1996 FCIAC quarterfinal tallying in 125 minutes of contest, including 10 eight-minute overtime periods.