The sports rivalry between Phillips Academy and Phillips Exeter Academy is more than just a typical high school rivalry. It's a rivalry of historic proportions. The two schools boast of having the longest-running football rivalry of any high school in the nation, having first met on the field of battle back in 1878.
Today, the rivalry extends beyond football to all the other various sports teams sponsored by the two schools. Each November, the teams come together in competition for Andover-Exeter Weekend, creating an event that is one of the highlights of the year. The annual battle between Big Blue and Big Red creates a spectacle that is exciting and fun for all involved,inevitably drawing alumni from both schools back to campus by the hundreds to enjoy the spirit of the day.