THE RIVALRY

Eagles, Vikings get ready for another backyard brawl

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  • Records: Stratford: 5-2  FPD: 5-3
  • Series Record: Stratford leads 23-20-1
  • Distance: There is about 2.6 miles between the two schools.
  • Former FPD, Stratford players on roster:
    • Former FPD — Brigg White(11), Hampton  Yarbrough(10), Micah Takac (11)
    • Former Stratford — Jordan Jones (12), Eli Gree r(12), Guy Neal (12), Matthew Hurt(12)
  • Coach Mark Farriba coached at FPD, His wife, Ellie, is an FPD graduate.
  • Number of seniors each roster:
    • 19 for Stratford, 21 for FPD
    • The fence is not coming down. You’re not going to touch the fence. You’re not going to climb over the fence. You’re not going to push the fence down, In fact, if I see any of you even looking at the fence, I’m going to suspend you. And I’m not kidding,.”

      — Mrs. Theresa Ferrari, Head of Upper School

  • De-Fence: Two out of the three games played at FPD since Stratford joined the GHSA, the fence on the visitor side has been torn down  by the Stratford student section
  • Comparative Scores:
    • FPD v. Calvary: 17-42  Stratford v. Calvary: 28-21
    • FPD v. Tattnall: 22-7 Stratford v. Tattnall: 36-28
    • FPD v. MDS: 35-0 Stratford v. MDS: 14-17

“It’s just some clean old fashioned hate, we don’t like them and they don’t like us. The five-year win streak got broken last year so now it just means more to take back the bragging rights.” – Ben Jamison, senior

“Playing FPD is always a big deal. I missed playing against FPD when I was not on the team.” — -Jay Lee

“I’m very excited to play FPD because I want revenge from last year’s loss.”  — Waldon Davis, senior

“FPD is always the biggest game of the year in my opinion but it means even more this year after last year’s game.” — Hunter Hogan, senior 

“The fence is not coming down. You’re not going to touch the fence. You’re not going to climb over the fence. You’re not going to push the fence down,. In fact, if I see any of you even looking at the fence, I’m going to suspend you. And I’m not kidding,.” — Head of Upper School Mrs. Theresa Ferrari