English–Latin rivalry

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Since 1887, two of the oldest public schools in the United States, the Boston Latin School and English High School of Boston, have faced off in an annual football rivalry which now takes place on Thanksgiving day at Harvard Stadium. The rivalry is the oldest continuous high school football rivalry in the U.S, and fourth longest all time behind Phillips Academy versus Phillips Exeter Academy, Wellesley, Massachusetts versus Needham, Massachusetts, New London, Connecticut versus Norwich Free Academy in Norwich, Connecticut, and Lawrenceville School vs. Blair Academy.

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The series began with both teams' formation in 1887. Prior to 1887, English and Latin had fielded a unified team.[1]

Until the late 1960s, the rivalry was fairly even. Since that time, Latin has dominated the series, leading all time 78–36–13, and winning 47 of the last 50 contests as of July of 2014.

Latin's dominance could be considered at its zenith in the 1970s when they held English to only 28 points for the entire decade.

Ten of the games ended in scoreless ties, a rare feat in modern Football at any level, although the last instance of this came in 1945. The implementation of overtime has dramatically reduced the number of tie games throughout the game of football.

Lopsidedness[edit]

Much of the series has been decided in blowout victories by one side or the other, with 63 of the 127 games being decided by shutouts and 38 of the contests ending in 20 point or more victories.

Game results[edit]

Year Latin English Winner
1887 16 0 Latin
1888 38 0 Latin
1889 4 10 English
1890 0 22 English
1891 14 10 Latin
1892 10 12 English
1893 0 6 English
1894 4 0 Latin
1895 0 4 English
1896 0 6 English
1897 6 44 English
1898 5 0 Latin
1899 0 23 English
1900 12 0 Latin
1901 6 5 Latin
1902 25 0 Latin
1903 5 0 Latin
1904 5 5 Tie
1905 0 0 Tie
1906 0 10 English
1907 0 5 English
1908 6 6 Tie
1909 0 0 Tie
1910 9 0 Latin
1911 0 0 Tie
1912 7 6 Latin
1913 0 21 English
1914 3 3 Tie
1915 14 13 Latin
1916 0 13 English
1917 0 13 English
1918 28 0 Latin
1919 0 0 Tie
1920 6 7 English
1921 0 0 Tie
1922 20 6 Latin
1923 0 0 Tie
1924 7 0 Latin
1925 0 7 English
1926 0 6 English
1927 13 20 English
1928 0 18 English
1929 13 6 Latin
1930 13 14 English
1931 6 0 Latin
1932 18 7 Latin
1933 7 20 English
1934 13 12 Latin
1935 0 14 English
1936 13 0 Latin
1937 0 0 Tie
1938 0 6 English
1939 0 0 Tie
1940 19 12 Latin
1941 19 0 Latin
1942 0 19 English
1943 0 0 Tie
1944 6 13 English
1945 0 0 Tie
1946 0 19 English
1947 13 26 English
1948 19 0 Latin
1949 19 0 Latin
1950 30 41 English
1951 0 30 English
1952 30 12 Latin
1953 31 25 Latin
1954 20 6 Latin
1955 14 20 English
1956 19 12 Latin
1957 20 26 English
1958 26 24 Latin
1959 22 6 Latin
1960 20 16 Latin
1961 0 39 English
1962 6 32 English
1963 12 18 English
1964 24 22 Latin
1965 24 12 Latin
1966 40 0 Latin
1967 14 0 Latin
1968 33 12 Latin
1969 40 0 Latin
1970 12 8 Latin
1971 6 0 Latin
1972 40 0 Latin
1973 35 8 Latin
1974 42 0 Latin
1975 24 6 Latin
1976 11 6 Latin
1977 23 0 Latin
1978 34 0 Latin
1979 22 0 Latin
1980 20 0 Latin
1981 2 14 English
1982 15 6 Latin
1983 21 6 Latin
1984 43 0 Latin
1985 10 6 Latin
1986 40 6 Latin
1987 14 6 Latin
1988 20 13 Latin
1989 22 6 Latin
1990 14 6 Latin
1991 19 0 Latin
1992 41 0 Latin
1993 7 6 Latin
1994 41 0 Latin
1995 36 12 Latin
1996 31 6 Latin
1997 6 8 English
1998 34 6 Latin
1999 42 20 Latin
2000 14 0 Latin
2001 46 6 Latin
2002 38 7 Latin
2003 36 7 Latin
2004 44 0 Latin
2005 36 12 Latin
2006 14 0 Latin
2007 33 6 Latin
2008 36 0 Latin
2009 27 16 Latin
2010 54 12 Latin
2011 [2] 50 0 Latin
2012 44 15 Latin
2013 12 14 English

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