THE CELTICS VS. THE LAKERS. ARMY VS. NAVY. YANKEES VS. RED SOX.
For generations, sports fans have kept track of these storied rivalries, marking the time not by seasons but by the W-L tally.
And so it is with Andover-Exeter. A high school sports rivalry unmatched by its longevity and fervor. For 145 years (with a few pauses interspersed), this friendly rivalry between New England’s two Phillipses has prevailed through wars, the Great Depression, Prohibition, the Civil Rights movement, and on and on and on.
Could Samuel Phillips and his uncle, John Phillips, ever have imagined that the schools they founded would create such a longstanding and beloved tradition?
Whether you don red or blue, focus on volleyball or football, or attend as an athlete or fan, the same love of sportsmanship, competition, and respect for tradition endures. No matter the outcome, this historic contest brings out the best in our schools.
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