The Game


The annual football game between Woodberry Forest School and Episcopal High School is the South’s oldest continuous high school football rivalry—a fierce but friendly struggle that has consumed students, players and alums of the two boarding schools since 1901. 

Woodberry Headmaster Dr. Byron Hulsey '86 and Episcopal Headmaster Mr. Charley Stilwell announced the new date Saturday, March 6, 2021, for the 120th playing of The Game to their schools the second week in November, at the start of what is traditionally the week leading up to the Woodberry-Episcopal game. 
Rules on fan attendance will be announced closer to the date of The Game in accordance with state guidelines and in consultation with health authorities. Woodberry will provide a livestreamed broadcast of the contest for fans of both schools. 
"We agree that we should do everything we can to preserve The Game. Along with the coaches and athletic directors of both schools, Mr. Stillwell and I will agree in advance on how both teams will prepare so that The Game can be played as safely and as fairly as possible," Dr. Hulsey said in an email earlier today to students and faculty. "We agree that from a health and safety perspective, we are not in a position to play The Game as scheduled on Saturday, November 14."
The new date for The Game also will mark the beginning of both schools' spring break.
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