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1933 Radnor/Lower Merion Program

This program is from the 1933 game, when the two teams faced off at Villanova Stadium before a crowd of about 10,000 spectators.

 

This past Sunday Radnor defeated Lower Merion in the 116th meeting of the local high school football rivals. The first game between the two neighboring schools took place on North Wayne Field in 1897.

It has not been played each year continuously since then, as there were no games in 1901 or 1905 according to "Radnor High School: A Century of Spirit."

The game does make Wikipedia's list of 100+ Year High School Football Rivalries though it is uncertain how the Radnor/Lower Merion rivalry compares in consecutive games to the older rivalries on that list.

This program is from the 1933 game, when the two teams faced off at Villanova Stadium before a crowd of about 10,000 spectators. Though the numbers are far less today, spirit has in no way lessened on either side. For a list of all scores from the beginning of the rivalry, visit this page.

- Greg Prichard, Radnor Historical Society

Annie Webb November 08, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Wouldn't it be great to play it at Villanova again? To have the players get to play in a college stadium, have the bands and color guards perform there? It would be great to see the whole Radnor/Lower Merion communities come together at that bigger venue!

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