Jake and Luke began their rivalry in Say It Ain't So (1), because Luke refused to recycle a soda can.
In Say It Ain't So (1), Luke walks past Jake in the main hallway and tosses his soda can in the trash bin. Jake tells him to pick it up and Luke takes it out, tosses it at him, and begins to walk away when Jake pushes him. The two start to fight when Ms. Oh breaks them up and gives them both detention. In detention, he flirts with Katie and she claims that Jake is her boyfriend to shut him up.
In Never Ever (2), the hockey team destroys the school's garden as revenge for Katie blowing off Luke's friend, Dallas, leaving Jake furious. Luke gloats to Jake about how fresh the tomatoes in the garden are before taking a bite.
- Luke is rivals with Clare Edwards, Eli Goldsworthy, and Katie Matlin, who are rather close to Jake while Jake has a conflict with Luke's friend Mike Dallas.
- They have both been attracted to Katie Matlin, but only Jake has dated her.
- Jake has since graduated and left Degrassi, leaving the conflict unresolved.