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The Academy vs. Lyndon Institute Football Rivalry—118 years of history!

2012 Game score:   SJA 20 : LI 6

http://www.stjacademy.org/uploaded/photos/Athletics/Football/SJA-FootballCover-200.jpgThe football rivalry between St. Johnsbury Academy and Lyndon Institute dates back to 1894 and is one of the oldest football rivalries in New England. 

The first game was held in 1894 and the Academy won 28-0; the Academy's second team played Lyndon Institute's regular squad and it was the first time LI had ever lined up against an opponent.  There was no write-up available of the inaugural game but it has continued as a tradition for both schools ever since. 

"The Game" spans 118 years with 108 games played to date. (Games were suspended in 1897, 1898, from 1900 to 1904, from 1906 to 1907, 1909, 1911, from 1914 to 1918, 1922, and 1927.) Total wins/loses for the Academy are:

St. Johnsbury Academy   59



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.

Athletics Results
Saturday, 02/28/2015
  Vermont Championships
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Friday, 02/27/2015
Indoor Track
  High School New England Championships
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  Vermont Championships
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Ice Hockey
  vs. U-32 High School
#9 STJ v. #5 U-32
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Thursday, 02/26/2015
Alpine Skiing
  Hardack Ski Area - Slalom
CHANGED: This event has changed. Rescheduled from 2/19.
Nordic Skiing
  Craftsbury Ski Center - Freestyle Championships
Wednesday, 02/25/2015
Ice Hockey
  vs. Harwood Union High School
#9 STJ v. #1 Harwood
W   |  STJ 4, Harwood 1
Tuesday, 02/24/2015
Alpine Skiing
  Middlebury Snow Bowl - Giant Slalom NVAC Districts
Girls 7th of 13, Boys 9th of 14 teams   |  recap
Basketball - Boys' Varsity
  vs. Burlington High School
#15 STJ v. #2 Burlington
L   |  STJ 56, Burlington 60   |  recap

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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