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Andover Football
November 17, 2021

A-E Weekend 2021

The historic rivalry renews

If the prolonged pause of the fall edition of the nation's oldest prep rivalry had any effect on either school's spirits, it was in the form of increased enthusiasm.

The excitement of the fall athletes, fans, families, and alumni from both schools seemed heightened after the hiatus as raucous crowds were seen, and heard, at all five of Saturday's varsity contests.

Big Blue came away with two victories at Exeter as girls' varsity soccer and field hockey defeated the Big Red. While the Andover football had their seven-game rivalry winning streak snapped, Big Blue field hockey extended their dominance of the rivalry as their 7-3 triumph was the squad's seventh straight win over Exeter.

Back at Andover on Saturday, girls' and boys' cross-country served as both hosts and competitors in this year's New England Division 1 Cross-Country Championships (a.k.a. "Interschols"). Girls' varsity cross-country finished in third place and boys' varsity in fifth place. Both junior varsity squads finished second.

Spirit Week

Leading up to the rivalry weekend, Andover students showed their Big Blue Spirit with themes for each day of the week. Highlights included generations, decades, geek day, and true blue day. On Friday night at the pep rally, students hyped up the crowd with fun dances and routines led by the Blue Key Heads.

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