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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
Wins

 43
Losses

 6
Ties

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, 01/31/2015
Indoor Track
  vs. Thetford Academy
vs. Lake Region Union High School
vs. Lyndon Institute
vs. Oxbow High School
more info
Nordic Skiing
  Craftsbury Ski Center - Classical
Wrestling
  Phillips Exeter Invitational
Ice Hockey
  vs. Hartford High School
L   |  STJ 4, Hartford 5
Friday, 01/30/2015
Basketball - Boys' JV
  vs. Mt. Mansfield High School
L   |  STJ 41, Mt. Mansfield 43
Basketball - Girls' JV
  vs. Burlington High School
W   |  STJ 47, Burlington 19
Gymnastics
  vs. South Burlington High School
more info
Basketball - Boys' Varsity
  vs. Mt. Mansfield High School
L   |  STJ 38, Mt. mansfield 40
Basketball - Girls' Varsity
  vs. Burlington High School
L   |  STJ 35, Burlington 45
Thursday, 01/29/2015
Basketball - Boys' Freshman
  Twinfield U.H.S.
CANCELLED

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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