Exeter, Andover ready to renew rivalry

Join us on Nov. 9 for the next installment of a feud that dates to the 19th century. Games streamed at Exeter Live.

November 8, 2019
Exeter football players tackle an Andover player.

Exeter and Andover meet again Saturday in a sports feud that dates back to 1878. 

When do they play?

Fans from both schools will flood Exeter's campus on Nov. 9 for a packed schedule of games and spirit. 

10:30 a.m.: Girls Varsity Soccer

11:00 a.m.: Girls Varsity Volleyball

12:00 p.m.: Varsity Field Hockey

12:30 p.m.: Boys Varsity Soccer

3:30 p.m.: Varsity Football

How can I watch?

Can't be on campus? Don't worry, you can follow all the action on Exeter Live.

What's happened so far?

So far, so very good for Big Red against their old rivals. Beyond the annual season-ending clash, the schools compete head-to-head occasionally throughout the fall — and Exeter has won every meeting.

Exeter boys water polo swept two matches against Andover this year, but it took a combined eight overtimes to do it. A first meeting at Andover went five OTs before Big Red won it, 13-12. The rematch lasted only three OTs, with Exeter snaring a 10-9 win.

The cross-country dual meet was just as close. Sophie Cohen '22 nipped Andover’s Natalia Muromcew by one second to win the girls race, helping Exeter to an eight-point team victory. The boys race was an instant replay, with Varun Oberai '21 edging Andover’s Christopher Ratliffe by one second as Big Red won by 13 points.

In the only other varsity head-to-head with Big Blue, Exeter’s unbeaten girls volleyball team won 3-1, with set scores of 25-12, 25-22, 14-25 and 25-18. The rematch comes Saturday.

What about Interschols?

While Big Red and Big Blue collide in Exeter, three Academy teams will be vying for New England championships starting Saturday.

Boys water polo, a finalist in 2016 and 2017, will compete for an Interschols title at Greenwich, Connecticut. Big Red is 11-3 this season and is the third seed in the tournament. They face second-seeded Loomis Chafee at 4 p.m. in a semifinal.

The boys and girls cross country teams, both unbeaten this fall, will run for a championship at Northfield Mt. Hermon. The Exeter girls are defending champs; the boys last won the crown in 2016. 


E/A Games watch parties

Join friends at a party near you, including: Bay Area, Silver Spring, New York, Philadelphia and Toronto.

Check the calendar to discover locations and register online.

Go to the page titled E/A Games watch parties

Sports schedule

Check the online schedule for times, locations and notifications. 

Go to the page titled Sports schedule