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You’ve probably heard the stories before from alums of my era (late 60’s early 70’s). “The Game” involved taunting, goading during the game, and physical violence as mobs of freshman from each school tried to get a piece of the wooden goal posts afterwards. Sometimes the police held them off until the game’s end. Sometimes they didn’t. My sophomore year the fourth period was played without goalpost, but with mace wielding police trying to break up the riot over who would take some post. Not pretty. Nor were the broken bones and hospital stays. Apparently this had been going on for years. I believe sanity finally, slowly came in the early 80’s with increased police presence and strong action by both administrations. In retrospect I’m not proud of those years. At the time though you rooted for you freshmen to get their chunk.