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The St. Johnsbury Academy vs. Lyndon Institute Football Rivalry - 121 years of history!

2014 Game score:   SJA 46 : LI 0

Since the fall of 1894, St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Institute have played out their football rivalry, making it one of the oldest football rivalries in the nation.

The first game was won by the Academy with a score of 28-0. The Academy’s second team played Lyndon Institute’s regular squad. It was the first time LI had lined up against an opponent. There was no write-up of the inaugural game but it has continued as a tradition for both schools ever since.

“The Game” has featured 110 contests between the schools, with St. Johnsbury Academy holding the upper hand with 60 wins to LI’s 44. There have been six ties. (Games were suspended in 1897, 1898, from 1900 to 1904, from 1906 to 1907, 1909, 1911, from 1914 to 1918, 1922, and 1927.)

The latest edition of “The Game” saw the Academy win 46 – 0. The 111th edition of “The Game” will be played October 17, 2015 on the campus of Lyndon Institute.

In 2013, USA Today conducted an online poll to determine the greatest rivalry in the nation. “The Game” easily won the Vermont, New England, and Eastern regions, before finishing fourth in the nation.

During the week before The Game, the Academy campus, and the entire St. Johnsbury community, prepare for The Game with dedications to football players in the local media, Pep Chapel, a parade with class floats, and a bonfire—all building the anticipation for the great game. An Alumni gathering is held Friday evening to welcome everyone back to town and rally around “The Game”.

Athletics Results
Tuesday, 05/31/2016
Boys' Golf
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Track & Field
  vs. North Country Union High School
vs. Montpelier High School
vs. Lyndon Institute
Last chance qualifying meet
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Lacrosse--Boys' Varsity
  vs. U-32 High School
Playdown: #10 Union 32 @ #7 STJ
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  vs. Mt. Anthony Union High School
Playdown: #15 Mt. Anthony @ #2 STJ
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  vs. Mt. Anthony Union High School
Playdown: #15 STJ @ #2 Mt. Anthony
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Saturday, 05/28/2016
Track & Field
  New England Qualifier
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Lacrosse--Girls' Varsity
  vs. Rice Memorial High School
L   |  STJ 2, Rice 12
Tennis--Boys' Varsity
  vs. Middlebury Union High School
Quarterfinal: #7 STJ @ #2 Middlebury at Middlebury Rec. Ctr. near hockey rink
W   |  STJ 5, Middlebury 2
Lacrosse--Girls' JV
  vs. Rice Memorial High School
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Friday, 05/27/2016
Girls' Golf
  Orleans Golf Club

Note: If you can't find an event for a JV team, check that sports varsity team's schedule, or that JV team's web page for information on their schedule. Many JV teams play during or immediately following varsity games. 

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