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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
Monday, 01/26/2015
Alpine Skiing
  Cochrans Ski Area - Slalom
Saturday, 01/24/2015
Indoor Track
 
Girls 1st, Boys 3rd   |  recap
Basketball - Boys' Freshman
  vs. Lyndon Institute
W   |  STJ 42, Lyndon Institute 30
Gymnastics
  vs. Essex High School
vs. South Burlington High School
3rd   |  recap
Basketball - Girls' JV
  vs. Rutland High School
W   |  STJ 46, Rutland 16
Basketball - Girls' Varsity
  vs. Rutland High School
W   |  STJ 32, Rutland 30
Friday, 01/23/2015
Alpine Skiing
  Jay Peak - Giant Slalom
Girls 4th, Boys 5th out of 10 teams   |  recap
Nordic Skiing
  The Range- Pursuit
Boys 4th, Girls Inc.   |  recap
Basketball - Boys' JV
  vs. Champlain Valley High School
L   |  STJ 41, CVU 54
Basketball - Boys' Varsity
  vs. Champlain Valley High School
W   |  STJ 59, CVU 53   |  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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