Thursday, June 24, 2010

High School Football America Profiles America's Oldest High School Football Game

by Jeff Fisher
High School Football America

It's a known fact that Princeton and Rutgers played the first-ever college football game on November 6, 1869...and that fact is what sent me searching for which teams played the first-ever high school football game.

After a little research, I discovered that the distinction belongs to two Connecticut schools.  Norwich Free Academy and Bulkeley School for Boys (now New London High School) played the first-ever high school football game on May 12, 1875.

So with that info in-hand, High School Football America winged its way to southern Connecticut last Thanksgiving to check-out America's oldest high school football game.

That trip resulted in a two-part video series on the rivalry that can be viewed at High School Football America @

In Part 1, High School Football America co-host Trisha Hoffman takes you to New London's pep rally to celebrate the historic battle.  Part 2 of the series will be released on June 30th.

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